September 6, 2013 – The West Des Moines Valley High School Debate Team has released the field for the 3rd annual Sophomore Throw-Down. The Throw-Down will be held on Friday, September 27 at the West Des Moines Marriott.
The 18 invitees will be divided into 3 pods of 6 debaters each. Each competitor will debate five times with two-judge panels. The top debater from each pod will advance to semifinals, along with a fourth debater with the next highest overall record.
The champion and runner-up will receive crystal loving cups. The other participants will receive glass commemorative awards.
Jonathan Beavers, St. Thomas HS (TX)
Jackie Chu, WDM Valley
Dino De La O, Law Magnet HS
Claire Hoffa, Apple Valley
Carson Horky, Brentwood
Xinlan Emily Hu, duPont Manual
Samantha Koreman, University School
Oliver Korten, Bronx Science
Neal Kapoor, Lake Highland
Nathan Lam, San Marino
Rock Morille, Strake Jesuit
James Naumovski, Los Altos HS
Sreya Pinnamaneni, Lake Highland
Jacob Ronkin, University School
Jake Steirn, Cypress Bay HS
Devon Turner, Brentwood
Nalin Vattigunta, Oxbridge Academy
Gage Whitehead, Strake Jesuit