2019 NDHSAA State Debate Results


February 5, 2019 4:00 pm

The 106th Annual North Dakota High School Activities Association Debate Tournament was held at Fargo Davies High School on Friday and Saturday, February 1-2, 2019.  Fargo Davies was crowned champion with 49 points. Shanley/Oak Grove received Runner-Up award with 41 points.
 
The CSTAND coach of the year as elected by his peers was Nathan Kurtti, coach at West Fargo Sheyenne High School.

Individual place winners in each division are as follows:

Division I Lincoln-Douglas Debate --1st Place – Kristie Qiu, Fargo North; 2nd Place – Ishika Gupta, Fargo Davies; Semi-finalists – Galilee Mengesha, Mandan; Forrest Weintraub, Fargo Davies; Quarterfinalists – Dyuti Dawn, Fargo Davies; Nicholas Korom, Bismarck Public Schools; Oliver Dalmi, Grand Forks Central; Cindy Wang, Fargo North.

Division II Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- 1st Place – Claire Bailly, Shanley/Oak Grove; 2nd Place – Allen Wu, Fargo Davies; Semi-finalists – Shinjini Chakraborty, West Fargo Sheyenne; Alexander Heiser, Bismarck Public Schools; Quarterfinalists – Anika Arifin, Fargo North; Michal Kolb, Grand Forks Central;  Sameer Colbert, Fargo Davies; Joshua Gronneberg, Fargo Davies.

Division III Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- 1st Place – Philip Dowdell, Fargo North; 2nd Place – Jacob Dosch, Shanley/Oak Grove; Semi-finalists – Addison Fell, West Fargo Sheyenne; Adam Swartz, Grand Forks Central; Quarterfinalists – Sadi Bovkoon, West Fargo Sheyenne; Morgan Downs, West Fargo Sheyenne; Jacob Nistler, Bismarck Public Schools; Amro Heshmat, Fargo Davies.  

Division I Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Mitchell Krings/Joshua Ward, Shanley/Oak Grove; 2nd Place Team – Caelan Randall/Clara Conner, Fargo Davies; Semi-finalists – Lexi Ochsner/Rose Grimestad, Shanley/Oak Grove; Teegan Nordstrom/Sienna Voglewede, Fargo North; Quarterfinalists –Ryan Prusak/Collin Polasky, Grand Forks Red River; Abrar Sharfi/Madeline Robinson, Fargo South; Josephine Bowden/Mason Winkelman, Shanley/Oak Grove; Brandon Prichard/Luke Miller, Bismarck Public Schools.

Division II Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Ryan Livdahl/Gabrielle McGarvey, Fargo South; 2nd Place Team – Sumaya Ali/Kaha Mohamud, West Fargo; Semi-finalists – Solveigh Barney/Megha Bharadwaj, Bismarck Public Schools;  Erika Spanjer/Aarya Panwalkar, Fargo North; Quarterfinalists – Jacob Angus/Aryaman Sharma, West Fargo Sheyenne; Jeremiah Moore/Quincy Ochsner, Shanley/Oak Grove; Amy Hong/Xuan Le, Fargo South; Abigail Surdez/Rachel Roehrich, Bismarck Public Schools.

Division III Public Forum Debate -- 1st Place Team – Keona Munowenyu/Ritu Bajwa, West Fargo Sheyenne; 2nd Place Team – Brynne Gaebe/Reagan Spomer, Bismarck Public Schools; Semi-finalists – Sydney Ebach/Sana Kathawala, Bismarck Public Schools; Hannah Heidenreich/Elijah Hedahl, Fargo Davies; Quarterfinalists – Melody Jiang/Amanda Li, Fargo Davies; Neesa Phadke/Lydia Picotte, Fargo Davies; Christine Nwaigwe/Olivia Jones, Shanley/Oak Grove; Eric Bender/William Dobrzelecki, Bismarck Public Schools.

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.