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How are CDC debaters doing so far in 2018-2019?
On February 9-11, at the Stanford Invitational, the Public Forum team of Daniel Yan and Sai Karnati and the team of Anish Ganesh and Abraham Paik both advanced to the octa-final round and earned their second bids to the Tournament of Champions. The team of Nate Mayor and Sukhm Kang advanced to the final round and won 2nd place out of 198 teams.Thanks to everyone who attended the third annual Classic Debate Camp Winter Workshop and Reunion on Saturday, December 28, 2019. Altogether we welcomed 28 students from 11 different schools. We were especially thankful for the students who were willing to drive long distances to attend - students who came from as far away as Edgerton (west of Toledo), Oakwood (Dayton area), and Olentangy (Columbus area). It was also great to reunite with old staff members Will Frankel (2017) and Andrew Gilmore (2017, 2018) as well as current staff members Jen Gonda, Isaiah Paik, Zach Paganini, Nick Protasiewicz, Kiran Krishnamurthi, and David Lyons. A surprise appearance was also made by CDC co-founder James Lewis!
On February 8-9, at the Bethel Park Invitational near Pittsburgh, in Lincoln-Douglas debate, Clare Abboud, Nehal Chigurupati, and Zach Paganini advanced to the octafinals. Nick Protasiewicz advanced to the final round of LD and won 1st place. In Public Forum debate, the team of Varun Tamaskar and Suhas Cingireddi advanced to the octa-final round and the team of Ananth Menon and Zak Quereshy reached the quarterfinals. The team of Szofi Wiksell and Emily Fischer made it to the finals and won 1st place.
On January 29, at Liberty, five of the six LD finalists were CDC alumni: Robert Duncan won 1st, Bryce Edison won 2nd, Matthew Rossi won 4th, Julia Scott won 5th, and Saavan Patel won 6th. And in PF, the team of Abraham Paik and Arthur Li won 1st place, Ananth Menon and James Cullers won 4th, and Varun Tamaskar and Stefan Radjenovic won 5th.
Classic Debate Camp (TM) prepares you to succeed at tournaments:
So far 13 CDC debaters have qualified for the 2019 NSDA national tournament
43 CDC debaters qualified for the 2019 Ohio state tournament
So far this season, CDC debaters have won 1st place in LD at 31 tournaments and 1st place in PF at 16 tournaments
Last spring, CDC LD debaters won 1st place at the Ohio state tournament, the California state tournament, and the NCFL grand national tournament
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What do the 2018 Ohio state champion, the California state champion, and the NCFL national champion have in common?
ALL THREE ATTENDED CDC!
In March 2018, Nick Protasiewicz won 1st place in Lincoln-Douglas at the Ohio Speech and Debate Association state tournament. In April, Tim Huang won 1st place in LD at the California High School Speech Association state tournament. And in May, Eva Lamberson won 1st place in LD at the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament. Nick, Tim, and Eva all attended Classic Debate Camp in the summer of 2017. Eva will be an LD instructor next summer. Watch Tim's testimonial and Eva's testimonial.
George Sdregas and Dylan Fitz-Patrick, Cardinal Mooney
Maggie Mills and Sasha Haines, Chagrin Falls
Krishna Mukunda and Ben Cohen, Hawken
Alex Ye and Amey Haridhas, Mason
Anish Ganesh and Abraham Paik, University
Arthur Li and Varun Tamaskar, University
Bryce Edison, Boardman
Matthew Rossi, Cardinal Mooney
Soren Polencik, Hawken
Mourad Zeynalov, Hawken
Robert Duncan, Louisville
Tony Liu, Mason
Audrey Owens, Oakwood
Nehal Chigurupati, University