Category: Final Round Analysis

2014 NSDA Nationals: IX Final Round Analysis

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NFL Overland ParkThe International Extemp final round has concluded. Here is Extemp Central’s analysis of this year’s final round. Awards will take place at 6:00 p.m. CST tonight. They will be streamed at this link.

Note: Notable judges for the final round include MBA tournament director Adam Johnson; Maria Casa, the director of national programming and outreach administration for the Council on Foreign Relations; and Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander.

Note #2: This year’s national tournament saw 236 students compete in International Extemp.

2014 NSDA Nationals: USX Final Round Analysis

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The United States Extemp final round has concluded. Here is Extemp Central’s analysis of this year’s final round. Awards will take place at 6:00 p.m. CST tonight. They will be streamed at this link.

Note: Notables judges for the final round include Lisa Miller of Nova High School, coach of the 2011 NFL USX national champion; 1988 and 1989 NFL USX national champion David Kensinger; MBA tournament director Adam Johnson; and Sharon Volpe of North Allegheny Senior High School, coach of the 2009 NFL IX national champion.

Note #2: 247 competitors squared off in USX at this year’s national tournament.

2013 NFL Nationals: International Extemp Final Round Analysis

The International Extemp final round has concluded. Here is Extemp Central’s analysis of the final round. Extemp Central provides a quick breakdown of the speeches and ranks the round. Awards will take place tonight at 7:00 EST and when the results are made official, we will bring them to you here at Extemp Central.

Notable Fact: “The World Next Week” is the topic area for this round.

Notable Fact #2: Robert McMahon, editor of cfr.org, is on the judging panel.

2013 NFL Nationals: United States Extemp Final Round Analysis

The United States Extemp final round has concluded. Here is Extemp Central’s analysis of the final round. Extemp Central provides a quick breakdown of the speeches and ranks the round. Awards will take place tonight at 7:00 EST and when the results are made official, we will bring them to you here at Extemp Central.

Notable Fact: “The U.S. Next Week” is the topic area for this round.

Notable Fact #2: 244 contestants were in USX at this year’s national tournament.

Notable Fact #3: Lisa Honeyman of Newton South High School, coach of the 2008 USX national champion, is on the judging panel.

Notable Fact #4: All of the finalists are underclassmen, which is very impressive!  Congratulations to all six of these underclassmen for making the final round.

2012 NFL National Tournament: International Extemp Final Round Analysis

The International Extemp final round has concluded. Here is Extemp Central’s analysis of the final round. Extemp Central provides a quick breakdown of the speeches and ranks the round. Awards will take place tonight and when the results are made official, we will bring them to you here at Extemp Central.

Notable Fact: Dr. Steve Moss, national circuit judge, and Jason Mehta, founder of forensicsonline.net is on this judging panel. Also, Robert McMahon of the Council on Foreign Relations is on this judging panel, which is really cool.

Notable Fact #2: 235 extempers competed in International Extemp this year at the NFL National Tournament.

Notable Fact #3:  If you didn’t stop by the Livestream chat you missed out.  Two-time NFL national champion and former CFL national champion Kevin Troy was there, as was Kevin Yi, runner-up in U.S. Extemp last year, and Forrest Richardson, a past semi-finalist in USX and MBA participant.

2012 NFL National Tournament: United States Extemp Final Round Analysis

The United States Extemp final round has wrapped up. Here is Extemp Central’s analysis of the final round. Extemp Central provides a quick breakdown of the speeches and ranks the round. Awards will take place tonight and when the results are made official, we will bring them to you here at Extemp Central.

Random Observation:  That Ronald Reagan video was quite ominous. A more fitting ending to it might’ve been the detonation of Tsar Bomba.

Notable Fact: Lisa Miller of Nova High School, who coached last year’s U.S. Extemp national champion Jared Odessky is on the judging panel.

Notable Fact #2: 248 competitors entered U.S. Extemp this year at the NFL National Tournament.

2011 NFL National Tournament: International Extemp Final Round Analysis

The International Extemp final round has just concluded.  Here is Extemp Central’s analysis of the final round.  Extemp Central provides a quick breakdown of the speeches and ranks the round.  A video will be posted this afternoon where more detail will be provided on the rounds and why they were ranked as such.  Awards will take place tonight and when the results are made official, we will bring them to you here at Extemp Central.

2011 NFL National Tournament: United States Extemp Final Round Analysis

The final round of United States Extemporaneous Speaking has just concluded at the 2011 National Forensic League National Tournament.  Extemp Central provides a quick breakdown of the speeches and ranks the round.  A video will be posted this afternoon where more detail will be provided on the rounds and why they were ranked as such.  This was posted in haste, so I apologize for any grammatical errors.

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