Jim Huang Wins the Vassar Round Robin

The Final Exhibition

Jim Huang of New Orleans Jesuit High School in Louisiana was declared the champion of the 2011 Vassar Round Robin after defeating Kathy Qiu of the Hockaday School in Texas on a 5-2 decision in the final round. Kathy affirmed; Jim negated. Sophie Ruff and Chetan Hertzig affirmed; Zack Struver ’15, Michael Arnold, Matt Dunay, Michael Hassin, and the combined student vote negated.
(The student vote was 14-5.)

The Semifinal Debates
1. Jim Huang d. 4. Regan Grishaber
2. Kathy Qiu d. 3. Shiva Malhotra
Top Speakers

1. New Orleans Jesuit High School (LA) — Jim Huang
2. Harrison High School (NY) — Danny DeBois
3. The Hockaday School (TX) — Kathy Qiu
4. The Bronx High School of Science (NY) — Tyler Morris
5. Millburn High School (NJ) — Shiv Malhotra
Rose
1. Aliso Niguel High School (CA) — Regan Grishaber
2. Harrison High School (NY) — Danny DeBois
3. Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (MD) — Elana Leone
Brentwood School  (CA) — Andrew Glantz
Collegiate School (NY) — Andrew O’Donohue
The Hockaday School (TX) — Christine Chen
Scarsdale High School (NY) — Larry Milstein
West Des Moines Valley High School (IA) — Megan Nubel
Gray
1. New Orleans Jesuit High School (LA) — Jim Huang
2. Millburn High School (NJ) — Shiv Malhotra
3. Lake Highland Preparatory School (FL) — Terrence Lonam
Brentwood School (CA) — John Soneff
The Bronx High School of Science (NY) — Tyler Morris
Byram Hills High School (NY) — Josh Altman
Fordham Preparatory School (NY) — David Joannides
Lexington High School (MA) — Paul Zhou
Sesquicentennial
1. The Hockaday School (TX) — Kathy Qiu
2. Harrison High School (NY) — Ally Brabant
3. The Bronx High School of Science (NY) — Shai Szulanski
Collegiate School (NY) — Adil Khan
Lexington High School (MA) — Adam Hoffman
Millburn High School (NJ) — Yang Yi
Suncoast Community High School (FL) — Carlton Bone
Walt Whitman High School (MD) — Katie Seevers
  • Good job everyone! Congrats

  • Good job everyone! Congrats

  • congrats jim! way to rep the lab.
    also shout out to the lex goons. congrats on repping our team at Vassar for the first time in awhile. People should be wary of the Lex LD rebirth.

  • congrats jim! way to rep the lab.
    also shout out to the lex goons. congrats on repping our team at Vassar for the first time in awhile. People should be wary of the Lex LD rebirth.

  • KATHY! JIM! Congrats. You both worked so hard at NSD this summer, and your success is much deserved.

    Thank you to J.Cruz for hosting another tremendous Vassar RR! Holding it in Manhattan was a great idea, and we were grateful to attend.

  • Jim won on a (5-2) with the student vote being (14-5)

  • Dave McGinnis

    Finalists are Hockaday Kathy Qui and New Orleans Jesuit Jim Huang. 

  • Dave McGinnis

    I apologize by the way for any misspellings or failed school attributions – typing on the fly, as it were.

  • Dave McGinnis

    Per-round results are not readily available, but after five, here are the records:
    Hockaday Christine Chen: 4-6
    Harrison Danny DeBois: 6-4
    Brentwood Andrew Glantz
    Aliso Niguel Regan Grishaber 8-2
    Charles E. Smith Elana Leone 6-4
    Scarsdale Larry Milstein 5-5
    Valley Megan Nubel 5-5
    Collegiate Andrew O’Donohue
    Byram Hills Josh Altman 3-7
    NO Jesuit Jim Huang 10-0
    Fordham David Joannides 4-6
    Lake Highland Terrance Lonam 6-4
    Millburn Shiv Malhotra 6-4
    Bronx Tyler Morris 4-6
    Brentwood Jon Soneff 1-9
    Lexington Paul Zhou 6-4
    Suncoast Community Carlton Bone 7-3
    Harrison Ally Brabont (sic?) 8-2
    Lexington Adam Hoffman 4-6
    Collegiate Adil Khan 0-10
    Hockaday Kathy Qiu 8-2
    Whitman Katie Seevers 3-7
    Bronx Shai Szulanski 5-5
    Millburn Yang Yi 5-5

  • Good Luck to Katie and Elana you guys are incredible debaters. Also good luck to Christine Chen represent the Legried/Thompson lab well and Jim Huang represent Palmer/moerner/liu/thompson lab. Good luck to you to. I hope everyone has an fun tournament.