For those not advancing in their main events the option is given to compete in supplemental events, one of which is extemporaneous debate. Extemp debate is essentially a condensed LD round that is 16 minutes long and the topic changes after each debate. This year, over 600 debaters competed in extemp debate and only the top 6 made it on stage.
In finals, Rishi Suresh of Clear Brook HS (TX) defeated Shania Hunt of Northland Christian School (TX) on a 4-1 decision. Congratulations to both debaters!
3rd – Joel Kwartler, Lake Oswego HS (OR)
4th – James Callison, Kent Denver School (CO)
5th – Abhi Kuhlgod, North Mecklenburg HS (NC)
Tied for 6th:
6th – Matthew Proffitt, Seven Lakes HS (TX)
6th – Joseph McAdams, St. Mary’s HS (CO)