My daughter applied for this a few years ago. IMO, it was more competetive than QB and Gates. She did get to the semi round which was about 63/5600, but no further. There is a parent poster on this board who's kid made it to D.C. Maybe they will chime in. I know it is a cliche to say it is all in the essays, but for the RB, it is SO true. Be authentic and tell your story.