Debate Team Historical Success

Public Forum (PF) Debate

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District Champions

2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016

State Champions

2011, 2014, 2016

Tournament of Champions (TOC) Qualifiers

2012: Ryan Mouton ’13 and Logan Williams ’12
2015: Andrew Cerise ’16 and Mako Giordano ’15

NFL Nationals Qualifiers

2009: Austin Speaker ’11 and Scott Tilton ’11
2010: Austin Speaker ’11 and Scott Tilton ’11
2012: Ryan Mouton ’13 and Logan Williams ’12
2014: Andrew Cerise ’16 and Mako Giordano ’15; Rishab Chimmanamada ’15 and Mayank Mardia ’16
2015: Rishab Chimmanamada ’15 and Mayank Mardia ’16; Andrew Cerise ’16 and Mako Giordano ’15
2016: Jaime Colon ’17 and Andrew Souther ’17

 

Lincoln Douglas (LD) Debate

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District Champions

1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016

State Champions

1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2003, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

TOC Qualifiers

1999: Jon Gegenheimer ’99; Richard Re ’00
2000: Richard Re ’00
2002: Tyler Hopkins ’02; Eugenio Labadie ’02 Karl Nazareth ’02; Josh Fulwiler ’03
2003: Josh Fulwiler ’03
2004: Jay Daigle ’04
2007: Ian Gunn ’07
2009: William Simoneaux ’09
2010: Nicholas Falba ’10; Jacob Pritt ’12
2011: Jacob Pritt ’12; Jim Huang ’14
2012: Jacob Pritt ’12; Jim Huang ’14
2013: Jim Huang ’14
2014: Jim Huang ’14

NFL/NSDA Nationals Qualifiers

2002: Tyler Hopkins ’02; Karl Nazareth ’02
2003: Josh Fulwiler ’03
2004: Jay Daigle ’04
2007: Ian Gunn ’07; Ian Jorgensen ’08
2008: William Simoneaux ’09
2010: Alex Hotard ’10; Jacob Pritt ’12
2012: Jim Huang ’14
2014: Reuben Hogan ’14
2015: Ben Gillen ’16
2016: Robert Cerise ’18

CFL Grand Nationals Qualifiers

1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

Individual Events (IE)

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District Champions

1987 (Extemporaneous Speaking)
1995 (Humorous Interpretation)
1996 (Humorous Interpretation, Prose Reading)

State Champions

1996 (Prose/Poetry Reading)

National Champions

1996 (Prose Reading)

NFL Nationals Qualifiers

1995: Patrick Quigley ’96 (Humorous Interpretation)
1996: Patrick Quigley ’96 (Humorous Interpretation and Prose Reading)

CFL Grand Nationals Qualifiers

1995: Patrick Quigley ’96 (Duo Reading)
2006: Paul Leingang ’08 and Lee Gresham ’08 (Duo Interpretation)
2007: Paul Leingang ’08 (Dramatic Performance); Lee Gresham ’08 (Oral Interpretation)

Policy (CX) Debate

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District Champions

1979, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995

State Champions

1978, 1979, 1991, 1992

National Champions

1978

TOC Qualifiers

1988: Sal Liberto ’90 and Corey Todaro ’90
1989: Sal Liberto ’90 and Corey Todaro ’90
1990: Sal Liberto ’90 and Corey Todaro ’90
1993: Kris Bonilla ’93
1998: Kevin Leftwich ’98 and Arsalan Suleman ’99
1999: John Prieur ’00 and Arsalan Suleman ’99
2000: John Prieur ’00 and Michael Wolfe ’00

NFL Nationals Qualifiers

1978: Moises Arriaga and Brett Giroir
1979: Kenneth Bec, John Hite, Joseph Basset, and Alex Peragine
1988: Sal Liberto and Corey Todaro
1989
1990: Sal Liberto and Corey Todaro;
1991, 1992, 1994, 1995

CFL Grand National Qualifiers

1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

More National Recognition

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Kentucky National Debate Institute Fellows

Michael Verderame ’95 (1994)
Kris Bonilla ’93 (1992)
Sal Liberto ’90 (1989)

The Barkley Forum’s Gold Key Society Members

Byron Arthur (1992)

2012 Walter Alan Ulrich Award (Top Speaker at the TOC)

Jacob Pritt ’12

National Speech and Debate Association Diamond Coaches

Byron Arthur
Travis Smith