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Strong weekend numbers and a surge of voting on Monday morning has powered an elite group of SEMs into the 2013 quarterfinals — and ensured that we’ll have a new champion and new runner-up this year!

We bid adieu to some worthy competitors, including Google’s Sergey Brin, defending champion Brad Geddes, and  2012 runner-up Joe Kerschbaum. The quarterfinal matchups, which run through Wednesday at noon PT, are as follows:

Andrew Goodman vs. Danny Sullivan

Dhiren D’Souza vs. Greg Sterling

– Lisa Raehsler vs. Marc Poirier

– Mona Elesseily vs. Tim Mayer

Happy voting, and best of luck to all!

– Hillary Read