Nikhil Nandu wins FFL State

The Florida Forensic League varsity state tournament was held at Wharton High School on March 1-2. In the final round, Lake Highland’s Nikhil Nandu defeated The University School’s Brandon Hopen on a 2-1 decision.

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Nikhil is coached by George Clemens, Martin Sigalow, Bryan Wilder and Michelle Jiang.

Brandon is coached by Steve Schappaugh, Tom Evnen, Becca Traber, Ross brown, ernie Rose, Josh Tupler, Josh Sherman, and Bradley Hicks.

Full results:

Octofinals

University BH defeats Columbus AB (Alexander Bornote)

Trinity Prep SD defeats Fort Lauderdale ES (Ethan Singer)

Columbus CL defeats La Salle MT (Marianna Troia)

University SJ defeats Trinity Prep AR (Arvind Raju)

University DB over University JR (Jacob Ronkin)

Lake Highland MC defeats Fort Lauderdale TT (Troy Thisler)

Lake Highland NN defeats Stoneman JG (Jeffrey Greenberg)

Timber Creek XO defeats Cypress Bay RS (Robert Steirn)

Quarterfinals

University BH defeats Trinity SD (Sebastian De Armas)

University SJ defeats Columbus CL (Christian Llop)

University DB defeats Lake Highland MC (Michael Corder)

Lake Highland NN defeats Timber Creek XO (Xavier Ortega)

Semifinals

Lake Highland NN defeats University DB (David Branse)

University BH over University SJ (Saahil Jain)

Finals

Lake Highland NN defeats University BH (Brandon Hopen)

Champion

Lake Highland NN (Nikhil Nandu)

  • 9gag army

    why did they let a 8 year old compete

  • Sam_Azbel

    Lil Nikki’s skillz wit dem mommy judges are unparalleled! Right now it is just Florida States, but one day, it will be the prestigious Catholic Forensics League National Championship. I see a bright future in this young warrior.