WDM Valley announces Round Robin and Throw-Down participants

West Des Moines Valley Debate is happy to announce the line-ups for this year’s Sophomore Throw-Down and Valley Round Robin. We are awaiting one more verification for the Throw-Down, and the Valley Round Robin is fully subscribed.

Participants: Please review the information below and send any corrections (spelling, etc.) to Dave McGinnis at:


Last year, we had an error in the advertising materials for this event and we would like to avoid that this year. Thanks in advance for your help.

The Fourth Annual Sophomore Throw-Down

Dotan Applbaum – St. Louis Park

Melissa Chau – Lake Highland

Richard Cook – Strake Jesuit

TJ Foley – Valley

Trent Gilbert – Valley

Kate Keough – Hockaday

Priya Kukreja – Millard North

Jonas Le Barillec – PV Peninsula

Elizabeth Lively – Needham

Gabriel Manak – Bronx Science

Evan McKinney – Valley

Joie Otting – Dowling

Krupali Patel – Lake Highland

Vandita Pendse – MVLA

Nina Potischman – Hunter College

Xavier Roberts-Gaal – Walt Whitman

Sam Serber – Brentwood

Kirk Wu – San Marino

Karen Xia – MVLA

Jason Yang – Kinkaid

Neeki Zand – Brentwood

Alex Zhao – La Canada

Matt Zinnman – Harrison


The Second Annual Valley Round Robin

Varun Bhave – Torrey Pines

Sophia Caldera – Walt Whitman

Abbey Chapman – Woodlands

Rahul Gosain – Scarsdale

Anne-Marie Hwang – Hockaday

Nalin Vattigunta – Oxbridge Academy

Jared Paul – Brentwood

Ruchir Rastogi – LAMP

Gina Scorpiniti – Valley

Adam Tomasi – Sacred Heart

Anisha Vora – Annie Wright

Emma Weddle – Des Moines Roosevelt