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Debate National Champions

ESU is the first ever university to win both the CEDA and NDT national championships

Debate National Champions

During the 2012-2013 academic year, ESU Debate made history by being the first-ever university to win both the CEDA and NDT national championships. This page documents the team’s historic run at each of those tournaments and documents their road to victory.

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CEDA

Round
r1

r2

r3

r4

r5

r6

r7

r8

Trips
Doubs

Octas

Qrts

Semis

Finals

Side
Aff

Neg

Neg

Aff

Aff

Neg

Aff

Neg

Aff
Aff

Aff

Aff

Neg

Aff

Outcome
W

L

W

W

W

W

W

L

WWW
WWW

WWW

WWL

WWL

WWWWWLLLL

Opponent
James Madison University — Jacob Bosley and Elyssa Miller*
Wake Forest University — Erica Duff and Maddie Langr*
JCCC — Brenden Brower-Freeman and Jesse Nation
University of Central Oklahoma — Zack Bates and Greg Munday
Northern Iowa — Abbie Shew and Zach Simonson*
University of Nevada Las Vegas — Christian Bato and Alex Velto*
Oklahoma — Chris Leonardi and Michael Masterson*
San Francisco State University — Nancy Andrade and Natalie Teter*(bye/fft) Bye or closeout
Weber State University — Dillon Olson and Khalid Sharif*
Oklahoma — Dominique Baker and Kaine Cherry*
Oklahoma — Rashid Campbell and George Lee*
Oklahoma — Chris Leonardi and Michael Masterson*
West Georgia — Damiyr Davis and Miguel Feliciano*

NDT

Round
Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Rd 4

Rd 5

Rd 6

Rd 7

Rd 8

Octs

Qrtrs

Semis

Finals

Side
Neg

Aff

Neg

Aff

Neg

Aff

Aff

Neg

Aff

Aff

Aff

Aff

Outcome
WWL

WWW

WLL

WWW

WWL

WWL

WWL

WWW

WWWWW

WWWWW

WWWWW

WWWLL

Opponent
Idaho State University — Roger Copenhaver and Matea Ivanovic
Puget Sound — James Stevenson and Jack McGougan
Oklahoma — Chris Leonardi and Michael Masterson*
USC — Ideen Saiedian and Clara Purk
Emory University — Matthew Pesce and Jason Sigalos*
Harvard — Bradley Bolman and Michael Suo*
Harvard — Anna Dimitrijevic and Daniel Taylor*
Michigan State University — Evan Hebert and Kaavya Ramesh*
University of Michigan — Kyle Deming and Kevin Hirn*
Wake Forest University — Joe LeDuc and Ian Miller*
Oklahoma — Chris Leonardi and Michael Masterson*
Northwestern University — Peyton Lee and Arjun Vellayappan*