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6. Lars Noah, FL (High School Policy, Coral Gables High)

 

5. Emily Howden, FL (High School LD, Twin Lakes High)

 

4. David Yalof, NY (High School LD, Bronx High School of Science)

 

3. Mark West, IL (College CEDA, SIU)

 

2. James Kincade, OK (High School LD, forgot the school but he won NFL in '83)

 

1. Alan Pelchovich, FL (won the first Emory Univ/Barkley Forum LD tourney)

 

Others can chime in with their lists, but for quals on my list...

 

#6 won The Florida State Championship

 

#5 won NCFL

 

#4 won NFL LD

 

#3 won CEDA Nats

 

#2 won NFL nats

 

#1 beat me to win the Inaugural Barkley Forum

 

This is a great idea to try to decide "Who's Who!"

 

It will never be definative, but I'm interested in seeing others nomination lists!

 

 

Marna

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2. James Kincade, OK (High School LD, forgot the school but he won NFL in '83)

 

 

James Kincaid, Booker T Washington HS in Tulsa. One could say it was in his genes; his parents met while debating against each other at NFL Nats while they were in HS. His father went on to take 2nd at the NDT debating for Harvard, and then coached Larry Tribe to an NDT championship while in law school at Harvard.

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James Brandt and Mark Werner, Brookings, SD; graduated in 2004.

Anyone heard of them?

 

Yeah, not as good as the best SDer of all time...Matthew Paulson.

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Maybe, but I think Singh and Shalmon were better than him and I only picked the top five (n no order of course)

yusuf beats all of them because he's a badass.

 

But, in seriousness, yeah, Singh would be my #1 pick without looking at NDT stuff from, like, 10 years ago.

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Screw that.

 

Screw what? Paulson sweeped the SD debate world by storm when he was debating. At least I am not partison to one school (Brookings), ya fuckass.

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i am better

 

i sweeped the entire west coast by torrential thunderstorm

we are in the northwest, we've got rain

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Maybe, but I think Singh and Shalmon were better than him and I only picked the top five (n no order of course)

 

Shalmon may have won the Copeland twice, but so did Tristan -- and Tristan won the national championhsip both times. There's my vote for best recent policy debater. (the way in which policy debate has drastically changed over time renders an absolute ranking impossible.)

 

However, since the competition isn't limited to policy debate, I'd have to vote for Cicero as the best debater of all time. Followed closely by Socrates and, according to a recent issue of Time, Dick Durbin.

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I think that gottlieb/Matheson/Regnier/Klinger/Morales/Shalmon/Ghali/Strauss/Stahl/Singh/Tarloff/Carson/Brasheers

 

all of those have to make my list

 

love

jamie

nhs 2006

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I think that some more have to be added to that list

 

 

Klinger/Tarloff

Matheson/Carson

Stahl/Strauss

Singh/Shalman(sp?)

phillips/partner(he has been on like 3 great teams)

 

 

there are more that is all for now

 

 

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jamie

nhs 2006

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oh yeah

 

Klinger/Nathan(GBN circa 2k1)

Ziering/Rosencrans(GBN circa 2k4)

I think that Craig Wickersham is also a pretty BAMF of a guy and his partner Michael Burstheyn is a HUGE BAMF for a sophmore

 

 

love

jamie

nhs 2006

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