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Andrew O’Donohue Wins the 2014 Columbia Invitational

New York, NY- Congratulations to Collegiate’s Andrew O’Donohue for defeating Scarsdale’s Noah Thaler to win the 2014 Columbia Invitational. Andrew is coached by Aracelis Biel and Mark Gorthey. Noah is coached by Joe Vaughan, Joseph Millman, Sam Mathews, and Coach Doug.   Doubles Scarsdale NT def. Bronx JS (John Staunton) …

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Akhil Jalan Wins the 2014 Barkley Forum

Atlanta, Georgia- Congratulations to PV Peninsula’s Akhil Jalan for winning the 2014 Barkley Forum. Cypress Bay’s Jake Steirn had to catch a flight. Akhil is coached by Scott Wheeler, Akash Gogate, and Chris Theis. Jake is coached by  Megan West, Grant Reiter, Martin Sigalow, Robbie Steirn, and Coach Doug   Full panel …

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Adam Tomasi Wins 2014 Lexington Round Robin

Lexington, MA- Congratulations to Sacred Heart’s Adam Tomasi for defeating Collegiate’s Andrew O’Donohue to take the 2014 Lexington Round Robin. This is Adam’s second finals appearance (was a finalist last year). Adam is coached by Dan Sapir and Jacob Nails. Andrew is coached by Aracelis Biel and Mark Gorthey.   Pod …

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Madeline Otto Wins Federal Way 2014

Washington, USA- Congratulations to Gig Harbor’s Madeline Otto for defeating Tahoma’s Jayaram Ravi to win the 2014 Federal Way Tournament! Full results will be posted once released. Thanks to Max Stephens for results and the photo!

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Andrew O’Donohue Wins the 2014 Lexington Tournament

Lexington, MA- Congratulations to Collegiate’s Andrew O’Donohue for defeating Harrison’s Danny DeBois (final round at Columbia) to win the 2014 Lexington Tournament. Andrew is coached by Aracelis Biel and Mark Gorthey. Danny is coached by Chetan Hertzig and Henry Zhang. Full panel decisions will be posted once released   Doubles …

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Cati Kalinoski Wins Iowa State (IHSSA)

Iowa, USA- Congratulations to Dowling Catholic’s Cati Kalinoski for defeating Des Moines Roosevelt’s Emma Weddle to win Iowa State on a 2-1 decision (Power, Mayes, *Howe). Cati is coached by Timothy Sheaff, Krishna Agrawal, Eli Hymson, and Kristina Maude. Emma is coached by Harry Strong and Jon Langel.

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Arun Sharma Wins the 2014 Churchill Classic

San Antonio, TX- Congratulations to Travis’s Arun Sharma for defeating Clements’ Rebecca Gelfer to win the 2014 Churchill Classic. Arun is coached by Laura Kennedy.   Octas Clements FT def. St. Thomas JB (Jonathon Beavers) (Babb, *Joyner, Chandler) Travis AS def. Dulles NB (Nolan Burdett) (Hagney, Sun, Wakim) Clements RG …

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Jessica Levy Wins the 2014 Sunvitational

Florida, USA- Congratulations to Walt Whitman’s Jessica Levy for defeating Scarsdale’s Ben Ulene to win the 2014 Sunvitational. Jessica along with winning the tournament, being top speaker, and being top seed also did not drop a ballot.  Jessica is coached by Emily Massey, Eric Palmer, Jeremy Dang, and Michael Harris. Scarsdale …

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Gina Scorpiniti Wins 2014 Westside Warrior Invitational

Omaha, NE- Congratulations to WDM Valley’s Gina Scorpiniti for defeating  St. Louis Park’s Dana Councilman to win the 2014 edition of the Omaha Westside Warrior Invitational. Gina is coached by Lucy Korsakov, Alex Kramer, Adam Hoffman and Dave McGinnis. Dana is coached by Charles McClung, Christian Tarsney, Graham Tierney and …

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Sarah McDonagh Wins the 2014 University of Puget Sound Invitational

Washington, USA- Congratulations to Centennial’s Sarah McDonagh for defeating Brentwood’s Carson Horky to win the 2014 UPS Invitational. The tournament is a semis bid. Sarah is coached by Paul Montreuil and Joe Allen. Carson is coached by Victor Jih, Mollie Cowger, Naila Dharani, Erik Legried, Dylan Scher, and Richard Shmikler. Full …

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David Branse Wins the 2014 Sunvitational Round Robin

Florida, USA- Congratulations to University’s David Branse for defeating Cypress Bay’s Jake Steirn to win the 2014 Sunvitational Round Robin on a 5-0 decision (Kawahara, Eastlund, Elrich, Student Vote, Castillo). David is coached by Steven Schappaugh and Tom Evnen. Jake is coached by  Megan West, Grant Reiter, Robbie Steirn, and Martin Sigalow. Jake …

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Value Debate: Why Not?

Article by Ty Joplin When I first started debating in the national circuit, pre-standards were all the rage. I didn’t get much out of Texas, but in the Wild West of debate, they were ran furiously; often piled 10-high above the standard. Then came the wave of theory, and now …

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Parth Kalaria Wins Laird Lewis

Charlotte, NC- Congratulations to Trinity Valley’s Parth Kalaria for defeating Wren’s Jamie Hintson on a 3-2 decision to win Myers Park. Parth is coached by Nathan Johnston, Steven Adler, Yang Yi, and Stephanie Allen. Jamie is coached by Matthew Truesdale   Doubles BYE1 Delbarton Scho RT Ryan Teehan 17 Southside High RR …

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Nathan Cha Wins the 2014 Newark Invitational

Newark, NJ- Congratulations to Randolph’s Nathan Cha for winning the 2014 Newark Invitational. Nathan was declared champion due to being the higher seed. Nathan is coached by Kathy Qiu, Sam Natbony, Ben Horwitz, and was assisted by Yang Yi throughout the weekend. Arianna is coached by David Yastremski. Full results …

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