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Neocon4life

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    Joel Reed
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  1. One final inaccuracy to clear up based on a gross misreading of the MSDI website. Our faculty last year included: Dr. Eric Morris (Director of Debate) Dr. Heather Walters (Assistant Director of Debate) Martin Osborn (NDT and CEDA top speaker) Mike Kearney (NDT First-Round) Jordan Foley (NDT First Round) Wes Rumbaugh (CEDA Quarterfinalist) Jace Gilmore (CEDA Quarterfinalist, 4 time NDT Qualifier) Katie Frederick (CEDA Quarterfinalist) Kristen Stout (CEDA Outrounds, Greenwood Lab School Assistant Coach) Samantha Nichols (NFL Top Speaker) Jeff Bess (Missouri State High School Champion)
  2. A final example, the top 3 or 4 Michigan 7 week labs (mixed between juniors and seniors) have won a huge number of tournaments (as evidenced by their banner), but some of their 3 or 4 week labs should be compared on a lab by lab basis to other camps. As with any camp you will get out of MSDI what you put into it. It has a very heavy emphasis on practice rounds and research. My guess is that the individual that came to MSDI and thinks it "sucks" was not very motivated and wasted a fair amount of the time that he or she spent on our campus. Also, this campus is beautiful and this town is my home. As for Nathan my guess would be that he has not attended MSDI or even met a Missouri State debater. I attended MSDI for three years as a highschooler along with numerous other highly successful debaters such as NFL semifinalist Nick Ramsey, NFL top speaker Samantha Nichols, and a wreck of people who later found themselves in the out-rounds of CEDA and the NDT . What makes us a third or fourth tier camp in the mind of Dr. Nathan_debate is that we are not so pretentious as to exclude debaters with little experience but a strong desire to learn from our camp (unlike some of the others mentioned here). I’m not sure what Nathan’s second point means but I’m going to take it as either a dig on the program that I debated for and now coach or on the institution from which I earned my degree. I want to set the record straight on both of these points. Missouri State is one of the most successful college debate programs in the country our pedigree is available on the Missouri State website but I will share some of the finer points here: We have qualified teams to the National Debate tournament every year for 18 consecutive years. I don’t know what your knowledge of college debate is but in D3 that is an impressive accomplishment. In total we have qualified 49 teams to the NDT. Missouri State has qualified teams to the out-rounds of the National Debating Tournament for 8 consecutive years. Missouri State has received 3 first-round at large bids to the NDT in recent history: 2006, 2008, and 2010. In 2008 Missouri State debater Martin Osborn was one of the few, if not only, debaters to be named top speaker at both CEDA and the NDT. We have also had 49 teams in the out-rounds of CEDA nationals. Barring death or dismemberment I expect that we will increase that number this year. These are just a few of the highlights. I haven’t mentioned things like CEDA championships and finals appearances but that information is available elsewhere. I want to talk a little bit about the quality of education at Missouri State but it has just occurred to me how much time I’ve wasted when I should be preparing for the NDT. If you are interested in attending MSDI or Missouri State I’m happy to provide you with information about what are recent alumni are doing now. I think you will be impressed. By all means go to whatever camp you want but while you are there ask your lab leaders and camp directors about all of the times they lost to Eric Morris, Jeff Jarman, Heather Walters, Tom Black, Tom Strong, LeeAnn Van Winkel, Martin Osborn, Jordan “Jumbles†Foley, Mike “At-large†Kearney, Clay Webb (gig em), Katie Frederick, Jeff Bess, and Wes Rumbaugh. The truth of the matter is that it does not matter where you go to camp. Work harder. Act like a winner. Debate like a bear.
  3. For those of you planning to attend this weekend I encourage you to look into purchasing the "Thursday File" that will be released tomorrow. The file will be written by Chris Crowe who was a very successful debater for the University of Wyoming and now an equally successful coach for the University of Texas at San Antonio. The proceeds from this week’s file will go to the Vince Binder Scholarship Fund for the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues. The scholarship is dedicated to the memory of a great debater and awarded by an excellent organization. Please take some time to check it out. We are looking forward to hosting you all this weekend. Best of luck!
  4. Yeah, I've got it over in the squad room. If you go downstairs can you pick me up today's papers?
  5. Are you all going to be in the squad room later?
  6. Ebola Aff; One giant Terrorism advantage.
  7. Is there still an arcade on here?
  8. How is it that you have 50 positive reputations? Everyone neg rep Jeff Bess. Lion King was pretty sick, way better than when I was 5. It was kind of distracting that you cried through half of the movie.
  9. I know I posted part of this twice but i have no idea how to fix that. If they still have moderators on here one of you should fix that for me since I don't understand this technology (the internets).
  10. Neocon4life

    BEARSHOCK

    Sunday, Sept 25 8:00 am Round Five start time 11:15 Round Six start time 2:00 pm Pairings released for Round Seven 2:30 pm Round Seven start time (flip within 5 minutes or team present wins flip) 6:30 pm Partial Elims in most or all divisions / Brackets released Monday, Sept 26 CLARION INN 8:00 am Pairings (flip within 5 minutes or team present wins flip) 9:00 am Elimination Round 11:30 am Awards Assembly 12:00 am Remaining Elimination Rounds. ALL ELIMINATION ROUNDS WILL BE HELD AT THE CLARION INN
  11. Neocon4life

    BEARSHOCK

    This weekend is the 2011 Virginia Craig Invitational Debate Tournament or BearShock High school debaters are welcome to come and watch rounds which will be held on the Missouri State campus Saturday and Sunday with out-rounds at the Clarion hotel on South Glenstone on Monday. If you are interested in debating in college or just happen to be in the Springfield area with nothing better to do this weekend feel free to join us. Saturday and Sunday debates will be held in Craig, Pummill, and Karls Hall. The parking lot across from Craig on Grand does not ticket on Saturday or Sunday as far as I know. Please don't eat our food. Saturday, Sept 24 8:00 am Round One start time 11:15 Round Two start time 2:00 pm Pairings released for Round Three & Four 2:45 pm Round Three start time 5:30 pm Round Four start time 8:00pm or asap Pairings Released for Rounds 5 & 6 Sunday, Sept 25 8:00 am Round Five start time 11:15 Round Six start time 2:00 pm Pairings released for Round Seven 2:30 pm Round Seven start time (flip within 5 minutes or team present wins flip) 6:30 pm Partial Elims in most or all divisions / Brackets released Monday, Sept 26 CLARION INN 8:00 am Pairings (flip within 5 minutes or team present wins flip) 9:00 am Elimination Round 11:30 am Awards Assembly 12:00 am Remaining Elimination Rounds. ALL ELIMINATION ROUNDS WILL BE HELD AT THE CLARION INN
  12. Neocon4life

    RIP Malone

    Today Missouri lost a great debater and a great friend. I had the honor to let Matt Briggs carry me through several tournaments my sophomore year and is the only reason Brynden and I won a single round our freshman year. I'm so grateful for him as a friend and as a mentor. He will be missed very much.
  13. Neocon4life

    2009 NDT

    You are right that JS was in ceda finals last year. The statement is still mostly true because Nate Johnson was a member of both ku js last year and bj this year.
  14. That's some mel carnahan shit right there.
  15. Neocon4life

    Monett

    ...and that's why people think you're creepy.
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