Rancho Cucamonga High School
|Rancho Cucamonga High School|
|Team Colors||Purple and Silver|
|Head Coach||John Nath|
|Associate/Other Head Coach(es)|
|Region/County Location||San Bernardino|
|Highest Finish||2 (County), 9 (State)|
Rancho Cucamonga High School is located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, in the western end of the Inland Empire in San Bernardino County. Since its inception, Rancho Cucamonga High School has fielded an academic decathlon team for the San Bernardino County competition. Its initial coaches were Karen Gerdes and John Nath. At that time the academic decathlon was a club, and students who wished to participate had to meet after school and on weekends. Starting slowly, Rancho’s varsity academic decathlon team eventually developed into a force to be reckoned with, vaulting into the top 5 in the region for 21 of its twenty-seven years of competition. Its initial team consisted of Sabrina Bow, Scott Shipley, Andy Wang, Manijha Kadir, Michael Mallari, Chanee Pruett, Amanda Gray and Nicole Stevens. Those students began a legacy that continues to the present. Since the 1999 – 2000 year of competition, Rancho Cucamonga High School’s Team Purple has consistently placed in the top five in the region, spending 14 of its competing seasons in the top three. Recently, they have also qualified to and competed at the State Championships several times.
Rancho Cucamonga High School has placed 2nd place at the San Bernardino County competition for the past 2 years, just short of their goal of supplanting the Chaffey High School Tigers as the champions of the San Bernardino County. Rancho Cucamonga High School’s Team Purple has most recently consisted of Dale Lu, Cameron Steger, Vatsal Jain, David Sudhakar, Martín Nuñez-Rivera, Vivek Patel, Zoe Salveson, and Julio Quinones.
|Year||Regionals Score||Score + SQ||Rank||State Score||Score + SQ||Rank|
Rancho’s Top 5 All-Time Highest Individual Scores:
|1||Jorge Villazon||Honors||Rancho Cucamonga||2017||Regionals||8,790.?|
|2||Dale Lu||Honors||Rancho Cucamonga||2018||State||8,628.1|
|3||Dale Lu||Honors||Rancho Cucamonga||2018||Regionals||8,624.9|
|4||David Sudhakar||Scholastic||Rancho Cucamonga||2018||State||8,619.9|
|5||Cameron Steger||Honors||Rancho Cucamonga||2018||Regionals||8,557.9|