Varun Bhave Wins the 2015 USC Trojan Championships

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Los Angeles, CA — Congratulations to Del Mar’s Varun Bhave for winning the 2015 USC David Damus Trojan Championships, held at the University of Southern California! In finals, Varun defeated Harvard-Westlake’s Nick Steele on a 2-1 decision (Bistagne, Lucas-Bolin*, Placido). Congratulations to both debaters!

USC is a semifinals bid qualifier to the Tournament of Champions. USC ran six preliminary rounds, before breaks to a partial octafinals round.

 

Partial Octafinals

Loyola RAg def Interlake AL (Alisa Liu) 3-0 (Grigsby, Hunt, Alderete)

Loyola NR def Miramonte TK (Tom Kadie) 2-1 (Helali*, Damerdji, Walton)

Del Mar SS over Del Mar KK (Kevin Krotz)

Harvard-Westlake NS advances without debating

Del Mar VB advances without debating

John Marshall DD advances without debating

La Canada AZ advances without debating

Harvard-Westlake CC advances without debating

 

Quarterfinals

Harvard-Westlake NS def Del Mar SS (Sujay Singh) 3-0 (Placido, Bistagne, Torson)

La Canada AZ def John Marshall DD (David Dosch) 3-0 (Bistagne, Helali*, Placido)

Del Mar VB def Loyola NR (Nicholas Rogers) 3-0 (Hunt, Miyamoto, Walton)

Harvard-Westlake CC def Loyola RAg (Reece Aguilar) 2-1 (Conrad, Torson, Walton*)

 

Semifinals (bid)

Harvard-Westlake NS def La Canada AZ (Alex Zhao) 2-1 (Helali, Pena, Govari*)

Del Mar VB def Harvard-Westlake CC (Cameron Cohen) 2-1 (Torson*, Bistagne, Placido)

 

Finals

Del Mar VB def Harvard-Westlake NS (Nick Steele) 2-1 (Bistagne, Lucas-Bolin*, Placido)

 

Champion

Del Mar VB (Varun Bhave)