Author: Benjamin Koh

Head 2 Head Returns: Fairness First

After a three year hiatus, NSD Update’s Head to Head Series Returns! Two people will argue back and forth on a controversial debate topic. They are presented with word restrictions and limits on time for when they must submit their responses. The winner will be declared upon the posting of the next “Head to Head.” Vote and let us know who you thought won! In a rematch of R1 at the 2014 Glenbrooks, Adam Brown and Wesley Hu go head to head on the topic (recreated below as given to them) Is “debate fairness” a useful means to create...

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Hendrick Hudson’s Matt Gofman Wins the 2016 Wake Forest Early Bird Classic

Winston-Salem, NC– Congratulations to Hendrick Hudson’s Matt Gofman and Cary’s Grace Jin for making it to the final round of the 2016 Wake Forest Early Bird Classic. On a 2-1 decision, Matt was declared the champion. Congrats to both! Matt is coached by Varad Agarwala.   Finals (Most results and panel decisions unreleased) Hendrick Hudson MG def. Cary GJ (Grace Jin)   Semifinals Cary GJ over Cary OS (Oonagh Stevans) Hendrick Hudson MG def. Thomas Jefferson SK (Kallati, Cloud, Cabana)   Quarterfinals Cary OS over Cary SM (Sullivan Morgus) Thomas Jefferson SK over Thomas Jeferson AK (Amitesh Kotwal) Cary...

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Jack Wareham Wins the 2016 Loyola Invitational

Los Angeles, CA- Congratulations to Oakwood’s Jack Wareham and La Canada’s Alex Zhao for making it to the final round of the 2016 Loyola Invitational. Jack was declared the champion. Congrats to both! Jack is coached by Sergio Martinez. Alex is coached by Scott Wheeler, Arjun Tambe, Marcel Roman, Akhil Jalan, Akash Gogate, Susan Moore, and Varad Agarwala   Triples (Full Panel decisions not announced yet) (1) Crossroads NS (2) Oakwood JW (3) Peninsula JL (4) La Canada AZ (5) West Ranch JW (6) HW EE (7) Immaculate Heart DD (8) Mountain View DZ (9) Oakwood AB (10) Lynbrook VV (11) Oakwood AW (12) Palo Alto FZ (13) Brentwood...

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Raffi Piliero Wins the Byram Hills Invitational 2016

Armonk, NY- Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero and Success Academy’s Sekou Cisse for making it to the final round of the 2016 Byram Hills Invitational. On a 3-0 decision (Chace, Alston, Staunton), Raffi was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Raffi is coached by Chetan Hertzig, Christian Quiroz, and Bennett Eckert. Sekou is coached by Joshua Wurzman, Carolyn Lau, Amit Kukreja and Chris Vincent.   Run-Off (1) Harrison RP (2) Success Academy SC (3) Newark Science BA (4) Scarsdale NI (5) Bronx Science GM def. (12) Scarsdale SB (Sanjana Bhatnagar) (Cancro, Kuzmenko, Wayne) (11) Scarsdale AW def. (6) Millburn AJ...

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Greenhill’s Shruthi Krishnan Wins the Grapevine Classic

Grapevine, TX- Congratulations to Woodland College Park’s Jessica Zhang and Greenhill’s Shruthi Krishnan for making it to the final round of the 2016 Grapevine Classic. On a 2-1 decision (Wright, Hsun, *McConway), Shruthi was declared the champion. Congrats to both!   Doubles 1) Strake Jesuit RC def. (32) Kinkaid VL (Vivian Lu) (Jenn Melin, Hsun, Gravley) (2) Collegiate DM def. (31) LC Anderson BD (Bailey Dettmer) (White, Sullivan, James) (3) Cedar Park MT def. (30) Lake Travis KE (Katya Ehresman) (McConway, Harwood, *Chapman) (29) Flower Mound MF def.(4) Harker EM (Emmiee Malyugina) (James, *Jacobson, Cavanaugh) (5) Cypress Woods LC...

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