2020 State Debate Results
February 11, 2020 4:15 pm
The 107th Annual North Dakota High School Activities Association Debate Tournament was held at Fargo Davies High School on Friday and Saturday, February 7-8, 2020. Fargo Davies was crowned champion with 55 points. Shanley/Oak Grove received Runner-Up award with 33 points.
The CSTAND coach of the year as elected by her peers was Annette Bender, coach at Mandan High School.
Individual place winners in each division are as follows:
Division I Lincoln-Douglas Debate --1st Place – Galilee Mengesha, Mandan; 2nd Place – Forrest Weintraub, Fargo Davies; Semi-finalists – Gabrielle McGarvey, Fargo South; Oliver Dalmi, Grand Forks Central; Quarterfinalists – Joshua Gronneberg, Fargo Davies; Allen Wu, Fargo Davies; Anika Arifin, Fargo North, Jacob Dosch, Shanley/Oak Grove.
Division II Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- 1st Place – Yaoyi Ma, Fargo North; 2nd Place – Daniel Buol, Bismarck Public Schools; Semi-finalists – Athalia Haughton, Bismarck Public Schools; Sadie Bovkoon, West Fargo Sheyenne; Quarterfinalists – Rachel Day, Fargo Davies; Lauren Michel, Mandan; Sameer Colbert, Fargo Davies; Zachary Peterson, Fargo Davies.
Division III Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- 1st Place – Riley Meester, West Fargo Sheyenne; 2nd Place – Hannah Heidenreich, Fargo Davies; Semi-finalists – Bruce Lin, Fargo Davies; Sarah Cai, Fargo Davies; Quarterfinalists – Katie Uhlir, Grand Forks Central; Hannah Sleath, West Fargo; Sheridan Hagen, West Fargo; Kaylie Beito, West Fargo.
Division I Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Rose Grimestad/Lexi Ochsner, Shanley/Oak Grove; 2nd Place Team – Josh Ward/Mitchell Krings, Shanley/Oak Grove; Semi-finalists – Jacob Angus/Aryaman Sharma, West Fargo Sheyenne; Tate Schloesser/Philip Dowdell, Fargo North; Quarterfinalists –Josephine Bowden/Mason Winkelman, Shanley/Oak Grove; Teegan Nordstrom/Cindy Wang; Fargo North; Laila Kantarevic/Madeline Robinson, Fargo South; Ryan Prusak/Collin Polasky, Grand Forks Red River.
Division II Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Gabrielle Linder/Sarah Hong, Red River; 2nd Place Team – Hannah Oberg/Caelan Randall, Fargo Davies; Semi-finalists – Eric Bender/Reagan Spomer, Bismarck Public Schools; Erika Spanjer/Aarya Panwalkar, Fargo North; Quarterfinalists – James Lin/Pablo Nunez-Perez, Fargo Davies; Hieu Le /Abrar Sharfi, Fargo South; Quincy Ochsner/Jeremiah Moore, Fargo Shanley; Om Panda/Curtis-John Masa, Grand Forks Red River.
Division III Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Jordan Sievert/Navisha Soni, Bismarck Public Schools; 2nd Place Team – Carter Schmisek/Dylan Kiley, Grand Forks Central; Semi-finalists – Korbin Flynn/Shelby Hagel, Mandan; Cooper Gray/Elijah Hedahl, Fargo Davies; Quarterfinalists – Melody Jiang/Amanda Li, Fargo Davies; Neesa Phadke/Lydia Picotte, Fargo Davies; Anusha Yadav/Cady Wang, Fargo Davies; Nyssa Haslerud/Victoria Dorscher, West Fargo.
Participating schools included: Bismarck Public Schools, Fargo Davies, Fargo North, Fargo South, Grand Forks Central, Grand Forks Red River, Mandan, Minto, Shanley/Oak Grove, West Fargo and West Fargo Sheyenne.