The Best Academic Games Players of the 20th Century and Beyond

Welcome to AGLOA's presentation of the best academic games players of the 20th century. The year 2000 was the 35th year of academic games national tournaments. In celebration of that anniversary, AGLOA is remembering the most outstanding individual, coaching, and team performances of the 20th century.

What follows is a compilation of the records of the top academic games players of the 20th century and beyond. For each player, we have listed each team and individual national championship, as well as Outstanding Senior Awards. We have tried to contact each of them, to find out what they're doing now, and to get updated pictures. We hope to have a current picture and a 'playing days' picture of each player. For many, we have included comments from former teachers. We were  able to spend extra time with two of our honorees,  Don Bagert and Cedric Small. Check out their feature articles.

The Greatest Individual Careers

of All Time

Justin Branley, Brother Martin

Maurice White, Renaissance

Update Jack Torres

Adrian Prather 

Detroit, MI 

1991-1997 

2 Individual Titles 

1997 Outstanding Sr. 

3 Total Titles

David Voisin 

New Orleans, LA 

1977-1980 

3 Individual Titles  

Mike Steigerwald 

Ann Arbor, MI 

1975-1979 

2 Individual Titles 

1979 Outstanding Sr

3 Total Titles 

Joshua Solomon 

Palm Beach, FL

1995-2001 

3 Individual Titles 

Cedric Small

Detroit, MI

1985-1989 

1 Individual Title 

2 Sweepstakes 

3 Total Titles 

Steve Kliman 

Ann Arbor, MI 

1979-1983 

3 Individual Titles

Jeff Hoorn 

South Lyon, MI 

1982-1986 

3 Individual Titles 

Bill Hargest 

Allegheny Valley, PA

1969-1974 

2 Individual Titles 

1974 Outstanding Sr. 

3 Total Titles 

Jim Ferrell

Mt. Lebanon, PA

1969-1972 

3 Individual Titles 

Andy Christian 

Ann Arbor, MI 

1979-1983 

3 Individual Titles 

Lynne Calvert 

Allegheny Valley, PA

1967-1973 

3 Individual Titles 

Russ Ayres 

Fox Chapel, PA

1967-1969 

3 Individual Titles

Jennifer Walk 

Palm Beach, FL 

1995-2000 

3 Individual Titles 

1 Sweepstakes 

4 Total Titles

Joey Olivier 

New Orleans, LA

1988-1991 

4 Individual Titles 

Allen Barry 

RESA II, WV 

1998-2001 

2 Individual Titles

2001 Outstanding Sr.

3 Total Titles

Geetha Lakshimnaray 

Ann Arbor, MI 

1997-2000

3 Individual Titles

Ian Buchanan

Detroit, MI 

1986-1989 

4 Individual Titles

David Bornside 

New Orleans, LA

1975-1978 

4 Individual Titles 

Monique Wonderly

Detroit, MI 

1993-1995 

4 Individual Titles

Adam Hanlon 

Ann Arbor, MI 

1998-2003

3 Individual Titles 

1 Sweepstakes 

4 Total Titles

Jonathan Bennett 

Jefferson Parrish, LA 

2001-

2 Sweepstakes

2 Individual Titles 

4 Total Titles 

Matt McCall

Ann Arbor, MI 

1994-2000

5 Individual Titles

Jason Bumiller 

Palm Beach, FL

1989-1995 

4 Individual Titles 

Kurt Wilson 

New Orleans, LA

1994-1998 

4 Individual Titles 

1 Sweepstakes 

5 Total Titles 

David Senior 

Ann Arbor, MI 

1974-1978 

4 Individual Titles 

1978 Outstanding Sr 

5 Total Titles 

Peter Moran 

New Orleans, LA

1977-1980 

5 Individual Titles 

William Lee 

Indian River, FL 

1984-1988 

5 Individual Titles 

Mark Cobb 

Detroit, MI 

1986-1989 

4 Individual Titles 

1 Sweepstakes 

5 Total Titles

Rob Curtiss 

South Lyon, MI 

1982-1986 

4 Individual Titles 

1  Sweepstakes 

5 Total Titles  

Christian Carranza 

Seneca Valley, PA

1989-1993 

5 Individual Titles 

Julie Becker

Detroit, MI 

1989-1991 

4 Individual Titles 

1 Sweepstakes 

5 Total Titles

Maurice Telesford

Detroit, MI 

1999-2002 

5 Individual Titles

Maggie Klein 

Ann Arbor, MI 

1998-

1 Sweepstakes

4 Individual Titles 

5 Total Titles

Matt Stockton 

Ann Arbor, MI 

1996-2000 

4 Individual Titles

2000 Outstanding Sr. 

5 Total Titles  

Barry Brunet 

New Orleans, LA 

1993-2000 

3 Individual Titles 

1 Sweepstakes

2000 Outstanding Sr 

5 Total Titles

Matt Naughton

Ann Arbor, MI 

1998-2005

4 Individual Titles 

3 Sweepstakes 

7 Total Titles

Jay Ward

Palm Beach/Broward, FL

1997-2002

5 Individual Titles 

2002 Outstanding Sr 

6 Total Titles 

Rick Ellington
Palm Beach, FL
1989-1996
5 Individual Titles
1996 Outstanding Sr
6 Total Titles

Donny Bagert
New Orleans, LA
1969-1973
5 Individual Titles
1973 Outstanding Sr
6 Total Titles

Dean Yee
Kittanning, PA
1968-1972
5 Individual Titles
1972 Outstanding Sr
6 Total Titles

Bradd Weinberg
Palm Beach, FL
1982-1987
5 Individual Titles
1987 Outstanding Sr
6 Total Titles

Jack Torres 

St. Bernard Parrish, LA 

1999-

2 Sweepstakes

7 Individual Titles 

9 Total Titles 

Alex Baker

Ann Arbor, MI 

1998-

6 Individual Titles

Paul Book
New Orleans, LA
1983 - 1987
6 Individual Titles

Steve Biernesser
Allegheny Valley, PA
1974 - 1980
5 Individual Titles
1980 Outstanding Sr
6 Total Titles

Doug Reynolds
Pine Crest, FL
1972-1975
6 Individual Titles

Erick Miggenburg
Palm Beach, FL
1984-1986
5 Individual Titles
1 Sweepstakes
6 Total Titles

Charles Lasley
Detroit, MI
1978 - 1981
6 Individual Titles
1981 Outstanding Sr
7 Total Titles

Jackie Kruszek
Allegheny Valley, PA
1977 - 1983
7 Individual Titles

Sandra Larson
Ann Arbor, MI
1995-2001
6 Individual Titles
2001 Outstanding Sr
7 Total Titles

Ellen Mendlow
Mt. Lebanon, PA
1976 - 1980
7 Individual Titles

Janet Clayton
Palm Beach, FL
1982 - 1984
7 Individual Titles

Sindhu Srinivas
Ann Arbor, MI
1992-1996
4 Individual Titles
3 Sweepstakes
7 Total Titles

Chad Hood
Palm Beach, FL
1983 - 1988
6 Individual Titles
1988 Outstanding Sr
7 Total Titles

Paul Fletcher
Pine Crest, FL
1972 - 1975
7 Individual Titles

Chris Trapani
Metarie, LA
1991 - 1996
5 Individual Titles
3  Sweepstakes
8 Total Titles

Kathryn Messner
Detroit, MI
1987 - 1993
7 Individual Titles
1993 Outstanding Sr
8 Total Titles

Roderick Hardamon
Detroit, MI
1988-1994
7 Individual Titles
1994 Outstanding Sr
8 Total Titles

Edgar Wayne
Detroit, MI
1995 - 1998
4 Individual Titles
3 Sweepstakes
1998 Outstanding Sr
8 Total Titles

Kiran Srinivas
Ann Arbor, MI
1989-1993
5 Individual Titles
3 Sweepstakes
1993 Outstanding Sr
9 Total Titles

Vic Chandhok
Mt. Lebanon, PA
1972 - 1977
9 Individual Titles

Roderick Beard
Detroit, MI
1985 - 1991
8 Individual Titles
1991 Outstanding Senior
9 Total Titles

Anthony Didlake
Detroit, MI
1999-2002
7 Individual Titles

2 Sweepstakes
2002 Outstanding Senior
10 Total Titles

Dante Crockett
Detroit, MI
1986 - 1989
9 Individual Titles
1 Sweepstakes
10 Total Titles
Todd Bruno
New Orleans, LA
1984 - 1991
10 Individual Titles
Dorian Smith
Detroit, MI
1985 - 1991
10 Individual Titles
3 Sweepstakes
13 Total Titles
Mason Smith
Detroit, MI
1988 - 1995
13 Individual Titles
4 Sweepstakes
17 Total Titles

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