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We all remember how entertaining last years was, so why not? Post your thoughts

 

Best judge:

Best coach:

Best squad/school:

Best team:

Best aff team:

Best neg team:

Best kritik debater:

Best straight-up policy debater:

Most persuasive speaker:

Most helpful person:

Most hardworking debater:

Fastest debater:

Best debater overall:

Novice to watch out for next year:

The best team next year:

Funniest debater:

Most fun debater to judge/watch:

Rookie team of the year:

Most underrated team:

Most underrated debater:

Most improved debater:

Most improved team:

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This is mainly for east idaho, i dont know about the west well enough to comment

 

Best judge: Jake Marriot, nobody makes rounds more fun

Best coach: Debbie Greko(Greco?) - Highland was dang good this year

Best squad/school: Hillcrest

Best team: This is really hard. I say Phillips/bird, Johnston/Wittrock, or Larsen/Hammer

 

Best aff team: Hunter and lindsey - rock that JROTC

Best neg team: Wittrock/Johnston

Best kritik debater: Austin Hammer

Best straight-up policy debater: Hunter Phillips

Most persuasive speaker: Koozer

Most helpful person: Hphillips

Most hardworking debater: Max Johnston

Fastest debater: Hmmm...probably Kaiser

Best debater overall: Kaiser or Hunter

Novice to watch out for next year: Dont really know, i've heard alot about Mike's sister though

 

The best team next year: Wittrock/Johnston

Funniest debater: Burtosky

Most fun debater to judge/watch: Eric Agnew

Rookie team of the year: Reynolds/Wilson

Most underrated team: Colton Randall/Jessica Nelson

Most underrated debater: Mike Burtosky

Most improved debater: Considering i didnt even know what a disad was last year, i think i got alot better

 

Most improved team: Highland as a whole

 

feel free to disagree, these are just my opinions. It was a really good, competitive year. I'm going to miss all the Seniors!

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mine will also mostly be limited to the East Side

 

Best judge:any of the ISU debaters who take the time to commit a weekend to judge, many thanks to them

Best coach: Greco, she's lead Highland to an especially good season, and provided some balance to our team

Best squad/school: Hillcrest

Best team: either Johnston/Wittrock or Phillips/Bird. (I leave Larsen/Hammer out only because they weren't together for the majority of tournaments)

Best aff team: Johnston/Wittrock

Best neg team:Johnston/Wittrock

Best kritik debater:Az

Best straight-up policy debater:Hunter

Most persuasive speaker:Kaiser

Most helpful person:Peter Eckert

Most hardworking debater:Max for sure, he was a driving force behind alot of Highland homecut stuff this year

Fastest debater: idk

Best debater overall:Hunter

Novice to watch out for next year: Sam Bollinger of Highland, in elim rounds while partnering w/ myself and Max

The best team next year: Max and Wittrock

Funniest debater: Wittrock

Most fun debater to judge/watch: Marissa

Rookie team of the year: Bonnevile

Most underrated team: Jessica and Colten

Most underrated debater: Jakob

Most improved debater: Jakob

Most improved team:Highland improved alot this year, with consistent appearances in outrounds at invitational and state, plus a team qualed to nats

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I missed out on everything out west this year, or else I'm sure this list would consist almost entirely of kids from the Eagle squad. But here's my east list...

 

Best judge: Anyone from ISU

Best coach: Debbie Greco

Best squad/school: Hillcrest

Best team: Hillcrest LH, Blackfoot PB, and Highland JW

Best aff team: Highland JW

Best neg team: Hillcrest LH

Best kritik debater: Az Hammer

Best straight-up policy debater: Screw humility- me.

Most persuasive speaker: Kaiser Larsen

Most helpful person: Max Johnston

Most hardworking debater: Max Johnston or Lindsey Bird

Fastest debater: eh...none of us are particularly quick.

Best debater overall: Kaiser Larsen or Max Johnston

Novice to watch out for next year: Sam

The best team next year: Highland JW

Funniest debater: The collective whole that is the extemp room

Most fun debater to judge/watch: Mike Burtosky

Rookie team of the year: Meng/Nielson (face it, you didn't exist last year)

Most underrated team: Pocatello

Most underrated debater: Jakob Meng

Most improved debater: Max Johnston

Most improved team: Highland

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I think its pretty sweet that so far all of us agree on about 75% of these things. And hunter is right, if i knew more about the west i'm sure most of my list would be about eagle.

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Best judge: Paul Montrial/Lindsey Vanluvane {Sp?)

Best coach: Debbie Greco

Best squad/school: Highland/Hillcrest

Best team: Either

A) Phillips-Bird

B) Hockensmith-Robinson

Best aff team: Bird=Phillips

Best neg team: Hockensmith/Robinson or Moselle/Pham

Best kritik debater: Peter Eckert

Best straight-up policy debater: Hunter Danger Phillips

Most persuasive speaker: Kaiser Larsen

Most helpful person: Jesus

Most hardworking debater: All of us, seriously now

Fastest debater: Matthew Wittrock

Best debater overall: Hockensmith/Robinson/Moselle/Pham/Phillips

Novice to watch out for next year: Sam Bollinger, if you still think she is a novice

The best team next year: I will go out and say wittrock and i stand a good chance

Funniest debater: Hunter Danger Phillips

Most fun debater to judge/watch: Hunter Danger Phillips

Rookie team of the year: Meng-Neilson

Most underrated team: Burtousky/Whoever he debated with

Most underrated debater: Michael Burtousky

Most improved debater: Mike/Wittrock/Me

Most improved team: Wittrock/Johnston

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Strictly South East Idaho:

Best judge: Same- or really any ISU judge that comes to help us

Best coach: Greco rocked this year

Best squad/school: Hillcrest/Highland

Best team: Johnston/Wittrock Phillips/Bird Larson/Hammer

Best aff team: Phillips/Bird

Best neg team: Johnston/Wittrock (ban ftw)

Best kritik debater: Hammer or Witty

Best straight-up policy debater: Hunter

Most persuasive speaker: Kaiser/Cammy

Most helpful person: Peter Eckert

Most hardworking debater: Lindsey, Peter, and those otehr peoples

Fastest debater: Wittrock

Best debater overall: Hunter, Wittrock

Novice to watch out for next year: Sam Bollinger

The best team next year: Wittrock/Johnston

Funniest debater: Hammerz, Hunter

Most fun debater to judge/watch: Hunter

Rookie team of the year: Meng/Nelson, Randall/Jessica

Most underrated team: Burtosky/Whoever

Most underrated debater: Michael Burtosky

Most improved debater: Mike/Matthew/Max

Most improved team: Wittrock/Johnston, Meng/Nelson

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Rookie team of the year: Meng/Nielson (face it, you didn't exist last year)

 

Haha this is true. We thought we existed but looking back now its like wow, how in the hell did we win a round?

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Haha this is true. We thought we existed but looking back now its like wow, how in the hell did we win a round?

 

dude, I still remember how mad I was dropping to your bullshit NASCAR aff.

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This whole thread should be revived. I miss this website badly.

 

Best judge: Lindsey Van LuVanee. Definition of a straight-up honest, blunt, and good tab judge.

Best coach: Amy Walker. We'll miss her tons :(

Best squad/school: Highland Policy squad. Was freakin unbeatable.

Best team: Johnston/Wittrock

Best aff team: Johnson/Wittrock

Best neg team: Agnew/Walline. Lost 3 neg rounds as partners

Best kritik debater: Max Johnston

Best straight-up policy debater: Jacob Howell

Most persuasive speaker: Jakob Meng

Most helpful person: Did LD, but Ted Ellsworth

Most hardworking debater: Jakob Meng

Fastest debater: Frank Walline or Mike Burtosky

Best debater overall: Max Johnston

Novice to watch out for next year: Don't know don't care.

The best team next year: Love/Randall

Funniest debater: Eric Agnew

Most fun debater to judge/watch: Don't really know, but Johnston/Wittrock's case had an insanely awesome narrative

Rookie team of the year: Richards/Bronson

Most underrated team: Walline/Rynders

Most underrated debater: Micheal Rynders

Most improved debater: Mike Burtosky

Most improved team: Agnew/Walline

 

Call me biased but this seems pretty accurate to me...

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yeah and we steam-rolled every team we hit from there.

 

O really? What school are you from? And what tournament was this?

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I don't know what all of you are talking about but Austin Brittenham and his partner Paige are really good.

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Austin and Paige are easily the best team in the state right now - however last year eastern-Idaho teams had a tendency to do very well at the few west-side tournaments our region attended. At state, mainly because of judging, a lot of very, very good teams didn't do very well. However, the team that won I felt did deserve to win (Johnston/Wittrock; Highland).

Patriot Policy - You're from centennial right? were you the dude with the headphones/rainbow beanie or the other one?

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Austin and Paige are good, yes, but I don't know if they can be declared the absolute best in the state. There are other good debaters in their circuit - Dallas Nan and Jeremy Feldman in particular - who have done quite well this year. All in all, it's a good crop of senior debaters this year, and it's only halfway through the year.

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Austin and Paige are good, yes, but I don't know if they can be declared the absolute best in the state. There are other good debaters in their circuit - Dallas Nan and Jeremy Feldman in particular - who have done quite well this year. All in all, it's a good crop of senior debaters this year, and it's only halfway through the year.

Nan and Feldman are good. But, if they ever hit paige and austin with an even somewhat legit judge, they would lose.

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Austin and Paige are easily the best team in the state right now - however last year eastern-Idaho teams had a tendency to do very well at the few west-side tournaments our region attended. At state, mainly because of judging, a lot of very, very good teams didn't do very well. However, the team that won I felt did deserve to win (Johnston/Wittrock; Highland).

Patriot Policy - You're from centennial right? were you the dude with the headphones/rainbow beanie or the other one?

Neither of those. I didnt make it to state because a certain hilcrest judge dropped me at districts after a team conceded in round. Derp

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Im not from Idaho, nor do I know anything about Idaho debate, but Feldman/Nan and Austin/Paige both were substantial threats at Whitman, and so was the other Timberline team, who I thought was very good.

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Nan and Feldman are good. But, if they ever hit paige and austin with an even somewhat legit judge, they would lose.

 

That would be a debate I'd like to see.

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This debate is over, Paige and Austin have done better in the national circuit/bid tournaments than any other Idaho team has done. That accomplishment stomps any local tournament you guys feel is important, because they are more competitive.

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I agree with LilMax, Jeremy and Dallas are good, but I've debated them every year and just following the tournaments Paige and Austin are the best - they might have trouble picking up ballots from lay judges at state (but don't we all? and thats arbitrary shit anyways) but like it was said earlier, any decent judge would pick them up without hesitation. PatriotPolicy/Zach - well I don't know you then, sorry, not all Hillcrest judges are ex-policy debaters. I don't see how you're going to snub east-Idaho teams if you haven't even debated at the tournaments we attend? The east/west division shouldn't even be a problem because our circuits are so small that we can't help but at least try and get along.

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