Trent Gilbert Wins the 2014 Iowa Caucus



Cedar Rapids, IA – Congratulations to West Des Moines Valley’s Trent Gilbert for winning the 2014 Iowa Caucus tournament! In finals, Trent defeated Barrington’s Sienna Nordquist on a 5-0 decision (Mayes, Smith, Laverty, Burdt, and Power). Congratulations to both debaters! Trent is coached by Dave McGinnis, Lucy Korsakov, Leah Shapiro, and Christian Tarsney. Sienna is coached by Brian Denesha and Taylor Amey. Iowa Caucus is a semifinals bid qualifier to the Tournament of Champions.


Pairings and results can be found on Joy of Tournaments:


Partial Octafinals

Theodore Roosevelt EW def. WDM Valley CT (White, Smith, Burdt)

Dowling Catholic CK def. Millard North GB (Korsakov, Power, Mayes)

Barrington SN def. New Trier LK (Sloven, Laverty, Hale)

Hopkins SG advances without debating

WDM Valley GS advances without debating

WDM Valley TG advances without debating

WDM Valley TF advances without debating

WDM Valley EM over WDM Valley SC



Barrington SN def. WDM Valley GS (Gina Scorpiniti) (McCool, Ahsan, Burdt)

WDM Valley TG def. Dowling Catholic CK (Cati Kalinoski) (Smith, Minks, Hale)

Theodore Roosevelt EW def. WDM Valley TF (White, Combs, Power)

Hopkins SG def. WDM Valley EM (Evan McKinney) (Laverty, Rankin, Mayes)


Semifinals (bid)

Barrington SN

WDM Valley TG

Theodore Roosevelt EW

Hopkins SG



WDM Valley TG def. Barrington SN (Sienna Nordquist) 5-0 (Mayes, Smith, Laverty, Burdt, and Power)



WDM Valley TG (Trent Gilbert)