Arvind Veluvali Wins the 2015 Minnesota State Tournament



Minneapolis, MN — Congratulations to Roseville’s Dean Doneen and Edina’s Arvind Veluvali for making it to the final round of the 113th annual Minnesota State High School League State Debate Tournament. We are currently awaiting a decision in the final round.


Blaine HPR def Apple Valley GH (Grace Hoffa)

Edina AV def Visitation SK (Sophia Kuriscak)

Mahtomedi SK def Brainerd JK (Jordan Kleist)

Roseville DD def Rosemount WL (William Lai)


Edina AV def Blaine HPR (Hayley Pierce-Ramsdell)

Roseville DD def Mahtomedi SK (Sophie Krohn)


Roseville DD (Aff) v Edina AV


Debaters qualify for the State Tournament by placing in the top six at one of the four section tournaments (numbered 3-6 for some reason) held last weekend. Teams are only permitted to bring a maximum of two debaters to their section tournament. The 2015 State Tournament participants are:

Section 3:

  1. Claire Hoffa (Apple Valley)
  2. Grace Hoffa (Apple Valley)
  3. William Lai (Rosemount)
  4. David Cox (Eagan)
  5. Geeth Gutta (Rosemount)
  6. Jack Linden (Eagan)

Section 4:

  1. Sophie Krohn (Mahtomedi)
  2. Kate Totz (Maple Grove)
  3. Hannah Cowan (Robbinsdale Armstrong)
  4. David Necas (Robbinsdale Cooper)
  5. Sophia Kuriscak (Visitation)
  6. Michael White (Robbinsdale Cooper)

 Section 5:

  1. Hayley Pierce-Ramsdell (Blaine)
  2. Jordan Kleist (Brainerd)
  3. Dean Doneen (Roseville)
  4. Nathan Meyer (Roseville)
  5. Camryn Schmidt (Brainerd)
  6. Sara DeSobrino (Forest Lake)

 Section 6:

  1. Arvind Veluvali (Edina)
  2. Kyle Loomis (Chanhassen)
  3. Rae Akinsanya (Hopkins)
  4. Kendrick Walton (Champlin park)
  5. Kiley Eichelberger (Chanhassen)
  6. Andrew Salmon (Minnetonka)