In a special Middle School town hall, eighth-grader Tom Qiu defeated reigning ESD faculty and staff ping pong champions Scott Goetsch and Renee Phillips. Tom also beat faculty silver medalist Davis Felder ‘06.
"I love the variety of interests and passions that students at ESD have, and I love that they share them with their classmates," said Scott Goetsch. "Tom has an amazing talent, and I was just happy to stay in the match with him for as long as I did."
Tom is ranked in the top 50 boys under the age of 13 in the United States (#40) and is ranked #95 in Cadet Boys (U15). Following the matches, he fielded questions from Middle School friends, like how long he’s been playing (six years) and how many tournaments he has competed (20).
Great job, Eagle!