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  1. The 2007 Mid America Cup at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa will be held Saturday, September 29th through Monday, October 1st. We offer competition in Policy and Lincoln-Douglas with a TOC bid at Semis in policy and at Quarters in LD. 6 prelim rounds and clearing to Double-Octos. Hotel information to follow with the invitation available on Joy of Tournaments. We guarantee fabulous judging and tab management. Hope to see you in September. Dave McGinnis Director of Speech & Debate Ernie Rose Assistant Director in Lincoln Douglas Stephen Renzi Assistant Director in Policy
  2. Will there be a policy round robin at this year's tournament?
  3. Octos: 16. Eagan GZ d. 1. Winfield Cook/Gill 2. Marquette BW d. 15. Wichita East Duong/Petersen 3. Shawnee Mission East KM d. 14. Rufus King Asad/Asad 4. Iowa City LR d. 13. Edina Gschniedner/Chin 12. Olathe Northwest EP d. 5. Wayzata Swenson/Nikolic 6. Homewood Flossmor GG d. 11. Oak Park Libgober/Gregg 7. Highland Park GO d. 10. Shawnee Mission East Crist/Perbeck 9. St. Stephen's Episcopal VP d. 8. Dowling Catholic Kruse/Nelson Quarters: 9. St. Stephen's Episcopal VP d. 16. Eagan Gardner/Zi 2. Marquette BW d. 7. Highland Park Garcia/Olson 3. Shawnee Mission East KM d. 6. Homewood Flossmor Greenberg/Glass 12. Olathe Northwest EP d. 4. Iowa City Ludwig/Rocklin Semis: 9. St. Stephen's Episcopal VP d. 12. Olathe Northwest Egan/Parkinson 2. Marquette BW d. 3. Shawnee Mission East Kennedy/Mapes Finals: 2. Marquette BW d. 9. St. Stephen's Episcopal VanMiddlesworth/Patrick Champion: Marquette Gaurav Bhatnagar and Nolan Wanecke Speakers: 1. Gaurav Bhatnagar (Marquette BW) 2. Maddie Gardner (Eagan GZ) 3. Doug Gschniedner (Edina CG) 4. John Cook (Winfield CG) 5. Ana Nikolic (Wayzata NS) 6. Danny Mapes (Shawnee Mission East KM) 7. Matthew Petersen (Wichita East PD) 8. Rob Ludwig (Iowa City LR) 9. Sean Kennedy (Shawnee Mission East KM) 10. Juan Garcia (Highland Park GO)
  4. Ummm, well, two boys from CR Wash won the tournament. The runner-ups were two girls from Iowa City City. Is that what you were curious about?
  5. Dixie Waldo is the new Director of Forensics at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. Dixie formerly worked in Texas at South Carrol High School I believe and held the office of presidency for Texas Forensics Association. Her background is in IEs and Congress but has had competitive teams in policy and Lincoln Douglas. Valley is very excited to have her and looks forward to an excellent season. Additionally, the dates for the 2006 Mid-America Cup are: Friday September 29 - Sunday October 1. The format is changing slightly this year. Events will be: JV Policy Varsity Policy Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Congress Public Forum (new this year!) A formal tournament invitation is still being decided and is forthcoming. Stephen Renzi Valley Debate
  6. Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa will have a full time teaching position for debate next year. This person will also serve as the Director of the debate program for the district. The school board and administrators have been very supportive in the creation of this position. Please consider applying or passing this information on to any qualified applicant that you may be aware of in the debate community. Applications are now being accepted and can be filled out online. Please visit http://www.wdmcs.org 1) click on job openings 2) click on the teaching tab 3) click on the debate/public speaking listing The program is in a great stage and ready for someone who wants to focus completely on debate. Booster club with supportive parents Will meet with all debaters daily in class Time for individual lessons with debaters during the school day – modeled after the band/choir programs Supportive superintendent and principal Host of a TOC bid LD and Policy tournament in October School district is flexible with travel and debate calendar Excellent students to work with Assistant coaching positions funded by the district If you have questions, please feel free to email Sonja Hansen at hansenso@wdmcs.org
  7. Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa will have a full time teaching position for debate next year. This person will also serve as the Director of the debate program for the district. The school board and administrators have been very supportive in the creation of this position. Please consider applying or passing this information on to any qualified applicant that you may be aware of in the debate community. Applications are now being accepted and can be filled out online. Please visit http://www.wdmcs.org 1) click on job openings 2) click on the teaching tab 3) click on the debate/public speaking listing The program is in a great stage and ready for someone who wants to focus completely on debate. Booster club with supportive parents Will meet with all debaters daily in class Time for individual lessons with debaters during the school day – modeled after the band/choir programs Supportive superintendent and principal Host of a TOC bid LD and Policy tournament in October School district is flexible with travel and debate calendar Excellent students to work with Assistant coaching positions funded by the district If you have questions, please feel free to email Sonja Hansen at hansenso@wdmcs.org
  8. Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa will have a full time teaching position for debate next year. This person will also serve as the Director of the debate program for the district. The school board and administrators have been very supportive in the creation of this position. Please consider applying or passing this information on to any qualified applicant that you may be aware of in the debate community. Applications are now being accepted and can be filled out online. Please visit http://www.wdmcs.org 1) click on job openings 2) click on the teaching tab 3) click on the debate/public speaking listing The program is in a great stage and ready for someone who wants to focus completely on debate. Booster club with supportive parents Will meet with all debaters daily in class Time for individual lessons with debaters during the school day – modeled after the band/choir programs Supportive superintendent and principal Host of a TOC bid LD and Policy tournament in October School district is flexible with travel and debate calendar Excellent students to work with Assistant coaching positions funded by the district If you have questions, please feel free to email Sonja Hansen at hansenso@wdmcs.org
  9. steverenzi

    Iowa 05-06

    Best Debate Partner- Kyle/Matthew, Travis/David, Dan/Rob. Most Dialed Phone Number at a Debate Tournament- Neal! Scariest moment- Waiting for Doubles decision at Glenbrooks. Nicest People- Jordan Campbell, Anna. Most Famous Quote- "Why are you judging people you coach?" from me. "I didn't know Wayzata was at this tournament." Matthew at Michigan. Best Tournaments- The Glenbrooks, Michigan, IHSSA/MBA. Best Disad on the topic this year- There weren't any that I liked. Best Facebook profile- Alex Smith, it's so detailed. Best LiveJournal- LJ isn't as fun as it used to be. Best Coach- Neav/Stele team-up at Glenbrooks. We functioned at top capacity. Biggest Man Boobs- Best Person to ask if you have an Question - Neal and Jordan. Mostly like team to win the TOC- Valley or Wash or LeMars. Hottest Male Debater: Hottest Female Debater: Best Judge- Someone not from Iowa, and if they're from Iowa, they're preferably not me. I am kurupt. Best Upcoming Team- Dan/Rob and Corey/Patrick. Best Helper in the World- Joe Ellerbrook. Best beat box/free style duo- Kyle/Matthew Most Technology in the State- David Weirdest Affirmative at IFL- There weren't any this year. Best Topicality Argument- The ones that people thought worked on HIV X, and the one that did work on HIV X. Good work Dan/Rob. Funniest Coach/ Person- Kyle/Matthew at Michigan. Kyle set up the freestyle, Matthew executed it. And watching MTV for hours on end during the day was fun. A person who doesn’t allows get the credit s/he deserves - David. Best shirt/tie worn by Stephen Renzi- Light pink shirt/dark red tie at Blake with the brown trousers. Least Fav. Tourney: IHSFL Fall Conference, who was there for me to rep for? Scariest Debater: Matthew, he's really serious. Scariest Judge: Any of the ones associated with Iowa debate. Funniest Debater: Corey. Funniest Judge: Any of the ones associated with Iowa debate. Funniest Coach: Probably not me. Worst Strategic Choice: Preffing me as a judge. Most Likely to be a Debate Coach:Kyle Vint. Most Likely to Judge all the time: Kyle Vint. Senior(s) you'll miss the most: Kyle, Matthew, Meggie, and Travis. Best novices: I'm partial to Abesheik/Alexa, the Dowling kids are cool too. Best dressed: Myself at The Glenbrooks. The pink pinstripes matched the pink shirt I had on.
  10. LeMars CM is actually LeMars GM. They're just one team. LeMars Groetken/Mapes has 2 bids.
  11. Could someone post the link to the camp website? Thank you.
  12. I'm not gonna lie, I was a little surprised when David Gobberdiel got announced as the 2nd speaker. There were some very strong speakers in the pool and from talking to people, it seemed as though higher points were given out than what David had got. I gave Justin a 29 when I judged him because I thought he was awesome. Let me know when it gets sorted out. Other than that, the round robin was a lot of fun. Congratulations to GBS for closing out finals.
  13. Is that what we run? I don't even know.
  14. That's true, and then you asked me to cut updates, and I was like "come again? I work at Valley, what is this "updates" you speak of?"
  15. Dude, anyone gets "ape stomped" in a walk off with Yuska. I was like .5 seconds into my walk off and he was all like "gurllll! let me show you how it's done!" Kinda like "Me Plus One". The only reason I stole covers is because you all are like "hmmm, 1030PM, time for bed!"
  16. Regardless of stealing covers, not liking Annie (you think you're chocolate when you're chewing gum) and being a horrible Duo partner. He is an alright person. And I do heart him. Do you heart me Kyle?
  17. Bistra/CC go to Iowa City High and are not attending the Round Robin. Iowa City West is, but I'm not sure which team. I'll send you a full 1AC outline with tags, cites, and portions of the cards. If you send yours to stephen.renzi@gmail.com that'd be great. Where do I send the outline to?
  18. I know Matthew, Kyle, David, Travis. Where did the Wayzata thugs go to camp?
  19. Octos: 1. CR Washington JV d. 16. Iowa City City RL 2. Wayzata HK d. 15. CR Washington AR 3. Valley GH d. 14. Millard South LV 4. LeMars MC d. 13. Jefferson HG 5. Wayzata LS d. 12. Maine East PA 6. KC Central MS d. 11. Lincoln College Prep GR 7. Fullerton Union GG d. 10. Maine East AH 8. Homewood-Flossmoor MG d. 9. Maine East BL Quarters: 1. CR Washington JV d. 8. Homewood Flossmoor MG 2. Wayzata HK d. 7. Fullerton Union GG 3. Valley GH d. 6. KC Central MS 5. Wayzata LS d. 4. LeMars MC Speakers: 1. Matthew Jarvey (CR Washington JV) 2. Kyle Vint (CR Washington JV) 3. Meggie Mapes (LeMars MC) 4. Boris Kessler (Wayzata HK) 5. Travis Henderson (Valley GH) Can't remember the rest. Semis/Finals start at 10:00AM.
  20. 2nd verse, it gets worse It gets no better than this
  21. I'm ready for some debatin'. I'm representin' the tournament in policy, than I gotta bounce over to the LD Round Robin. The 2005 Paradigm is so legit!
  22. This is a really fun tournament everyone... no jk.
  23. Quarters: LeMars GM d. Madison West KCC d. KAMIT Wichita East QW d. Valley HG Wayzata HK d. Shawnee Mission East RS Semis: Wichita East QW d. KCC LeMars GM d. Wayzata HK Finals: LeMars GM d. Wichita East QW on a 2-1. Renzi, N. Johnson, Pomeranz*
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