Varun Bhave Wins the Valley Round Robin; Richard Cook Wins the Sophomore Throw-Down

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West Des Moines, IA – Congratulations to Torrey Pine’s Varun Bhave for winning the 2nd Annual Valley Round Robin. In finals, Varun defeated Sacred Heart’s Adam Tomasi. Varun is coached by Marshall Thompson; Adam is coached by Jacob Nails.

 

Congratulations also to Strake Jesuit’s Richard Cook for winning the 4th Annual Valley Sophomore Throw-Down. In finals, Richard defeated Hunter College’s Nina Potischman. Richard is coached by Chris Castillo; Nina is coached by Danny Li.

 

Stay tuned for live coverage of the 2014 Valley Varsity Round Robin and Sophomore Throw-Down! This is the 2nd annual installment of the round robin in the Varsity LD division and the 4th annual round robin for the nation’s top sophomore LD debaters. The Varsity Round Robin consists of two pods of six debaters and breaks to finals; the Sophomore Throw-Down consists of four pods of six and breaks to semifinals.

 

Varsity Round Robin

Finals

Torrey Pines VB (Varun Bhave) def. Sacred Heart AT (Adam Tomasi)

 

Sophomore Throw-Down

Semifinals

Hunter College NP def. Lake Highland KP (Krupali Patel) 3-0

Strake Jesuit RC def. Dowling Catholic JO (Joie Otting) 2-1

 

Finals

Strake Jesuit RC (Richard Cook) def. Hunter College NP (Nina Potischman) 2-1

 

Participants

The Second Annual Valley Round Robin

Varun Bhave – Torrey Pines

Sophia Caldera – Walt Whitman

Abbey Chapman – Woodlands

Rahul Gosain – Scarsdale

Anne-Marie Hwang – Hockaday

Nalin Vattigunta – Oxbridge Academy

Jared Paul – Brentwood

Ruchir Rastogi – LAMP

Gina Scorpiniti – Valley

Adam Tomasi – Sacred Heart

Anisha Vora – Annie Wright

Emma Weddle – Des Moines Roosevelt

 

The Fourth Annual Sophomore Throw-Down

Dotan Appelbaum – St. Louis Park

Melissa Chau – Lake Highland

Richard Cook – Strake Jesuit

TJ Foley – Valley

Trent Gilbert – Valley

Kate Keough – Hockaday

Priya Kukreja – Millard North

Jonas Le Barillec – PV Peninsula

Elizabeth Lively – Needham

Gabriel Manak – Bronx Science

Evan McKinney – Valley

Joie Otting – Dowling

Krupali Patel – Lake Highland

Vandita Pendse – MVLA

Nina Potischman – Hunter College

Xavier Roberts-Gaal – Walt Whitman

Sam Serber – Brentwood

Kirk Wu – San Marino

Karen Xia – MVLA

Jason Yang – Kinkaid

Neeki Zand – Brentwood

Alex Zhao – La Canada

Matt Zinnman – Harrison

Suhas Raja – Whitefish Bay

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