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Colton Smith Earns Federal Way Title

FEDERAL WAY, WA—Congratulations to Wenatchee’s Colton Smith on winning the title of the Federal Way Invitational, having defeated Kamiak’s Jamis Barcott in the final round. The tournament is a finals bid to the TOC. Colton is coached by Dave Carlson and Steven Adler; Jamis is coached by Steve Helman and …

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Adam Hoffman Seizes Lexington Round Robin

Lexington, MA–Finals of The Lexington Round Robin featured a crosstown throwdown: Sacred Heart’s Adam Tomasi, winner of the retribution pod, faced hometown heart throb Adam Hoffman, first-place finisher in the rehab pod and top speaker overall. On a 3-2 decision, Hoffman emerged victorious. Adam H is coached by Sara Sanchez, …

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Terrence Lonam Wins Lexington

  Lexington, MA–Terrence Lonam of Lake Highland Prep is the champion of the 2013 edition of the Lexington Winter Invitational. Terrence defeated Danny Debois in the final round. Terrence is coached by George Clemens, Bryan Wilder, Martin Sigalow and Michelle Jiang. Danny is coached by Chetan Hertzig. Special thanks to …

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Jordan Durrani Takes Churchill

San Antonio, TX–Congratulations to Cypress Woods’s Jordan Durrani for defeating Westlake’s Mark Gorthey to win Churchill! Jordan is coached by Heath Martin, Jared Woods, and Sean Tiffee. Mark is coached by Tyler Sullivan and Kris Wright. Special thanks to Jared Woods for providing @NSD_Update Twitter coverage. Octas: Westlake MG def. …

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Victor Mezacapa Wins Laird Lewis

Congratulations to the University School’s Victor Mezacapa (OH) on winning this year’s Laird Lewis Invitational at Myers Park, the second year of the tournament’s being a finals bid. Victor defeated Durham Academy’s Raghav Bansal in the final round to win the tournament. (Raghav also appeared in the final round last …

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Colton Smith Captures UPS

Congratulations to Wenatchee’s Colton Smith on capturing the title at the University of Puget Sound tournament, a semis-bid. Colton defeated Snohomish’s Shannon Carroll in the final round. Colton is coached by Dave Carlson and Steven Adler; Shannon is coached by William Nicolay and Jacob Pritt. Complete results can be found …

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Colton Smith Wins Northwest Round Robin

Colton Smith of Wenatchee has won the fifth Northwest Round Robin, having defeated Sammamish’s Ella Kuzmenko on a 4-1 decision in the final round. (This was the only ballot that Colton dropped throughout the competition.) This was a rematch of the final round of Whitman College, which Colton also won. …

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Richard Shmikler is 2013 VBT Champion

Los Angeles, CA–The VBT warm room: http://tinyurl.com/a8cs4f6 Congratulations to St. Louis Park’s Richard Shmikler for defeating PV Peninsula’s Daniel Tartakovksy in the final round to win the 2013 Victory Briefs Tournament! Richard is coached by Charles McClung, Christian Tarsney, Graham Tierney, and Geoffrey Kristof. Daniel is coached by Samantha Weiss …

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Megan Nubel wins Omaha Westside

Megan Nubel of of West Des Moines Valley is the champion of the 2013 edition of the Omaha Westside Warrior invitational. Megan defeated Sarah DiMagno of Lincoln (NE) High School. Megan is coached by Dave McGinnis, Sophie Ruff and Alex Kramer. Full results: Octofinals WDM Valley MN advances without debating …

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Yang Yi Surfs The Sunvitational

Ft. Lauderdale, FL–Steve Renzi will provide live results from The Sunvitational, which starts with a round robin today, using hashtag #sunvite13 Doubles Lake Highland TL def. Bronx TB (Thomas Berutti) 3-0 (Eastlund, Melin, Tarsney) Pflugerville TH def. Hockaday SZ (Shirley Zhang) 3-0 (Traber, Kever, Maude) Scarsdale GR def. Trinity Prep …

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Travis Chen Wins Montgomery Bell Academy Round Robin

Nashville, TN–Congratulations to Palo Alto’s Travis Chen for winning the 29th annual Sandra Davis Round Robin held at Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA). Travis is coached by Jennie Savage, Alex Kennedy, Nadia Arid, Sam King, Matt DeLateur, and Alex Carter. MBA uses a unique format; each debater competes against the entire …

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Dukes & Bailey Standings

The Dukes and Bailey Cup is an annual award given to the LD debater at the NDCA Championship Tournament who has amassed the most NDCA qualifying points over the course of the season.  The past three winners are Jordan Lamothe (’09 and ’10), Steven Adler (’11), and Noah Star (’12). …

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Michael Harris Takes College Prep

Oakland, CA – Nikhil Nag & Jeff Liu will provide live updates from the 11th Annual College Preparatory School Invitational, now featuring a quarters bid due to USC’s cancellation. There is no warm room, but for #cps12 elimination pairings and results follow @NSD_Update. Double Octafinals: Harker SP def. La Costa Canyon …

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NSD Video Chat: Jan/Feb Topic Discussion

Bethesda, MD/Birmingham, AL/Chicago, IL–Emily Massey, assistant coach at Walt Whitman and 2009 Bronx Champion, and 2011 TOC co-champions Jeff & Larry Liu chat with Ari Parker on the new January/February Lincoln-Douglas Resolution:  Rehabilitation ought to be valued above retribution in the United States criminal justice system. Topic Analysis: 00:26-15:06 Grant’s Question …

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Jon Cruz Wins Blake Outstanding Coach Award

  Minneapolis, MN–A belated congratulations to Jon Cruz, director of forensics at The Bronx High School of Science, and the winner of this year’s John Edie Holiday Debate Tournament Outstanding Coach Award in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the debate community. In addition to running the largest high school-sponsored speech & debate …

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