2016-2017 Season Results

Our team has been extraordinarily proud of our successes this year. The American Parliamentary Debate Association calculates year-end cumulative totals for clubs (CODY), teams (TOTY), and individual speakers (SOTY), based on performance at tournaments throughout the season. To earn points for CODY and TOTY, team members must break to out-rounds, and earn more points the closer to finals they get. SOTY ratings are based on in-round performance; points are awarded to the top speakers of the tournament.

American University ended the year as the 9th best club in the nation(!), due to point contributions by Frankie Orrico, Julie Scott, Zoe Morgan, Jared Stone, Nena Gallegos, Isaac Klipstein, Amanda McDermott, and Jacob Atkins.

Team President Frankie Orrico ended the year as the 5th best speaker in the nation! Zoe Morgan and Julie Scott also ranked in the top 30 speakers. Jared Stone ranked as the 6th best novice speaker in the nation.

Frankie Orrico and Julie Scott had a fruitful partnership throughout the year, ending as the 13th best team in the nation, despite limited ability to compete with one another. No less than nine permutations of team partnerships broke to out-rounds this year. Congratulations everyone!

Full tournament placings can be found below, but first, we say a bittersweet goodbye to our graduating varsity, Frankie Orrico, Julie Scott, and Steve Reitz. We are so proud of you. Best of luck in your post-undergraduate pursuits; we know you’ll do great things.

Full list of tournament successes, listed chronologically:

Johns Hopkins: Isaac Klipstein and Zoe Morgan finished in 6th place. Zoe won 10th best speaker.

William and Mary I: Julie Scott and Frankie Orrico finished in 6th place. Frankie won 5th best speaker. Amanda McDermott and Connor Kipp finished as the 4th best novice team. Amanda won 5th best novice speaker.

Columbia: Frankie Orrico and Nena Gallegos finished in 11th place.

University of Pittsburgh: Amanda McDermott and Jared Stone won novice finals! Jared won 10th best speaker and 2nd best novice speaker. Amanda won 6th novice speaker. Dimitri Nilov won 10th novice speaker.

George Washington I: Frankie Orrico and Julie Scott finished in 9th place, and Zoe Morgan and Isaac Klipstein finished in 10th place. Frankie won top speaker! Julie won 3rd best speaker, and Zoe Morgan won 6th best speaker. Jared Stone won 3rd best novice speaker.

University of North Carolina: Isaac Klipstein and Nena Gallegos finished in 2nd place. Isaac and Nena won 3rd and 4th best speaker, respectively. Jacob Atkins won 4th best novice speaker.

The College of New Jersey I: Amanda McDermott and Jared Stone finished as the 4th best novice team. Jared won 2nd best novice speaker.

Yale IV: This was a British Parliamentary tournament. Frankie Orrico and Zoe Morgan finished in 13th place.

City University of New York: Frankie Orrico and Zoe Morgan finished in 5th place. Frankie and Zoe won 3rd and 4th best speaker, respectively.

Fordham: Frankie Orrico and Julie Scott finished in 10th place. Frankie won 7th best speaker. Jared Stone and Doug Dubrowski of UNC finished as the 3rd best novice team.

Brandeis IV: Frankie Orrico and Zoe Morgan finished in 5th place.

University of Chicago: Jared Stone and Katie Haynes of Georgetown won the tournament! Frankie Orrico and Julie Scott finished in 7th place. Frankie won 6th best speaker. Jared won 3rd best novice speaker.

Carnegie Mellon: Frankie Orrico and Zoe Morgan finished in 2nd place. Julie Scott and Jared Stone finished in 6th place. Frankie won top speaker! Zoe won 4th speaker, and Julie won 7th speaker. Jared won top novice speaker!

Rutgers: Frankie Orrico and Julie Scott finished in 7th place. Jared Stone won 7th best novice speaker.

Franklin and Marshall: Frankie Orrico and Andrew Bowles of GW won the tournament! Zoe Morgan and Nena Gallegos finished in 4th place. Frankie Orrico won top speaker! Isaac Klipstein and Zoe Morgan won 7th and 10th speaker, respectively. Sergio Valente won 4th best novice speaker.

NYU ProAms: Frankie Orrico and Amanda McDermott finished in 6th place. Zoe Morgan and Jacob Atkins finished in 8th place. Frankie won 3rd varsity speaker, Zoe Morgan won 6th speaker, and Isaac Klipstein won 10th best varsity speaker. Jared Stone won 10th novice speaker.

The College of New Jersey II: Frankie Orrico and Julie Scott finished in 3rd place. Zoe Morgan and Nena Gallegos finished in 6th place. Julie Scott, Frankie Orrico, and Zoe Morgan won 3rd, 4th, and 5th top speaker, respectively. Jared Stone and Lucia Yang from Georgetown finished as the 3rd best novice team. Jared won 4th best novice speaker.

Brown II: Isaac Klipstein and Julie Scott finished in 6th place.

Georgetown: Zoe Morgan and Julie Scott finished in 2nd place. Zoe Morgan won 6th best speaker. Jared Stone and Tiffany Yuan from Johns Hopkins finished as the 2nd best novice team. Jared Stone won top novice speaker!

Temple: Jared Stone and Annie Abruzzo from Swarthmore finished as the 4th best varsity team, and the top novice team at the tournament. Frankie Orrico won top speaker! Zoe Morgan and Isaac Klipstein won 5th and 10th varsity speakers, respectively. Jared won top novice speaker!

Princeton: Frankie Orrico and Jerusalem Demsas from William and Mary finished as the 8th best varsity team.

Swarthmore: Isaac Klipstein and Julie Scott finished in 10th place. Jared Stone and Sergio Valente finished as the 2nd best novice team. Jared and Sergio both won novice speaker awards, 2nd and 9th, respectively.

William and Mary II: Frankie Orrico and Julie Scott finished in 2nd place. Julie and Frankie both earned varsity speaker awards, at 3rd and 4th, respectively. Jared Stone and Lucia Yang from Georgetown finished as the 2nd best novice team. Jared was 2nd best novice speaker.

Nationals: Frankie Orrico and Julie Scott finished in 7th place, dropping to Swarthmore’s Will Meyer and Miriam Pierson, who would go on to win the tournament. Frankie Orrico won 8th varsity speaker.