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2019 Putnam Competition Results

The results from the 2019 Willliam Lowell Putnam Competition have been announced.

The eightieth Putnam Competition was held on December 7, 2019, and Stanford students performed admirably. Twenty-eight Stanford undergraduates participated in the competition.

The Stanford Team of David Kewei Lin, John Mistele, Hanzhi Zheng, and Yifan Zhu was ranked 3rd out of 488 institutions. This is the best team result in Stanford’s history since 2013 when the Stanford team also came in third place.


9th Place Overall:

  • David Kewei Lin

Elizabeth Lowell Putnam Prize:

  • Anita Hanzhi Zheng

Honorable Mentions:

  • John Mistele
  • Anita Hanzhi Zheng
  • Yifan Zhu

Placed in the Top 500:

  • Pengda Liu
  • Ian Rhuohoniemi
  • Siah Yong Tan
  • Tai Vu
  • William Vang
  • William Xi

See the full Stanford News article here.

For more information on the Putnam Competition, including access to the 2019 Announcement of Winners, please visit their website.