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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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2013 Harvard Round Robin Field

The field for this year’s Harvard LD Round Robin has been announced.  The round robin will take place on February 14th and 15th. Travis Chen – Palo Alto (CA) Danny DeBois – Harrison (NY) Adam Hoffman – Lexington (MA) Eli Hymson – Stoneman Douglas (FL) Annie Kors – Harvard Westlake …

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Richard Shmikler Wins Blake

  Minneapolis, MN – Congratulations to St. Louis Park’s Richard Shmikler for defeating West Des Moines Valley’s Lucy Korsakov to win the 2012 Blake Edie Holiday Classic. Richard is coached by Charles McClung, Christian Tarsney, Graham Tierney, and Geoffrey Kristof. Lucy is coached by Dave McGinnis, Alex Kramer, and Sophie …

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Field for the Montgomery Bell Academy Round Robin XXIX

Montgomery Bell Academy has released the pool for the XXIX iteration of its eponymous round robin. In 2010, MBA named the tournament to honor the memory of long time Battle Ground Academy (TN) coach Sandra W. Davis. Sandra passed away in the Summer of 2009 and they aspire to hold …

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Daniel Selman Wins Isidore Newman

New Orleans, LA–Congratulations to Vestavia Hills’s Daniel Selman for defeating Cypress Woods’s Shawn Xiong to win Newman. Daniel is coached by Garett Jackson and Moses Sloven; Shawn is coached by Heath Martin, Jared Woods, and Sean Tiffee. Octas: Cypress Woods JD advances over Cypress Woods GJ (Grant James) CyWoods XX …

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Grant Reiter Wins Ridge

Basking Ridge, NJ – Congratulations to Scarsdale’s Grant Reiter and Stuyvesant’s Samantha Hom for advancing to the final round of this year’s installment of the Ridge Debates.  On a 3-0 decision, Grant bested Samantha in the final round.  Grant is coached by Joe Vaughan, Oliver Roth, Andrew Eckholm, Nikhil Nag, …

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Richard Shmikler Wins The Dowling Catholic Paradigm

Des Moines, IA – Congratulations to Richard Shmikler of St. Louis Park for defeating Eli Hymson of Stoneman Douglas to win the 2012 Dowling Catholic Paradigm! Richard is coached by Charles McClung, Christian Tarsney, Graham Tierney, and Geoffrey Kristof. Eli is coached by Ryan Cole. Partial Doubles University DB def. …

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Joseph Millman Takes Princeton

Princeton, NJ–In a rematch of last year’s Princeton Classic final round, Carpe Diem’s Joseph Millman, a homeschooled debater, avenged his 2011 2nd place finish and defeated Millburn’s Yang Yi on a unanimous decision. Larry Liu coaches both debaters, and Yang is also coached by Regan Grishaber. Partial Triples 22. Scarsdale …

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James Callison Wins Alta

Congratulations to Kent Denver’s James Callison for defeating Lynbrook’s Dhruv Walia to win the Silver and Black Invitational. James is coached by Kurt Macdonald; Dhruv is coached by Todd Newkirk and Viveka Jagadeesan. Double-Octafinals Bingham BJ def. Wood River GK (Gus Kimball) Bingham TP Advances Without Debating Brophy College SR …

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Tillman Huett Wins Texas

Austin, TX–Congratulations to Pflugerville’s Tillman Huett for defeating Strake Jesuit’s Jeremy Dang to win the University of Teaxs Longhorn Classic. Tillman is coached by Martin Sigalow, Zac Calhoun, and Elizabeth Waldrop; Jeremy is coached by Jerry Crist, Chris Castillo, and Daniel Imas. Please send finalist photo! Quarters: Strake JD def. …

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Rebecca Kuang Wins The Glenbrooks

Glenview, IL–Congratulations to the Greenhill School’s Rebecca Kuang for defeating Palos Verdes Peninsula’s Henry Zhang to win The Glenbrooks. Rebecca is by coached Aaron Timmons, Bekah Boyer, Jake Nebel, Noah Star and Lyall Stuart; Henry is coached by Sam Weiss and Chris Theis. For prelims results, see joyoftournaments.com warm room: …

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Play Dodgeball at The Glenbrooks

It’s not too late to register for the fourth-annual Glenbrooks charity dodgeball tournament! The single-elimination tournament will be held on Saturday evening after the last round of the day—round 4—and the competition will be held at Glenbrook South, which is hosting LD this year. Email cubsman3@gmail.com to register. 100% of …

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Michael Harris Wins Memorial

Houston, TX–Congratulations to Marcus High School’s Michael Harris for defeating Kinkaid’s John Lewis to win Memorial. Thanks to Jared Woods for covering the tournament. If you have additional elim results, please comment. Octas: Kinkaid JL def. Cedar Ridge SD 3-0 (Davidson, Hollis, Imas Dulles JW def. Clear Brook AR 3-0 …

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