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2014 Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association State Speech Tournament: Greydanus and Michevich Win State Their School’s First State Extemp Titles in the Twenty-First Century

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Two weeks ago, the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association held its 2014 state speech tournament. The state divides teams into two classes: Class A and Class BCD. The tournament is cumulatively tabbed. In Class A, Matt Greydanus of Grand Rapids Christian School won the state title by four ranks over teammate Johan Lee. Kendall Hitch of Seaholm High School finished third. Greydanus is the first Grand Rapids Christian School extemper to win a state title in the twenty-first century.

In Class BCD, Jason Michevich of Mason County Central High School defeated Justin Dolkowski of Divine Child High School by one rank to capture his first state championship. Alex Reeves of Greenhills High School placed third. Like Greydanus, Michevich is the first extemper from his school to win a state championship since 2000.

All underclassmen in the final rounds of their respective class earned automatic qualificatons to the 2015 Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC) at Northwestern University. One extemper, Greydanus, met this qualification and will be added to the 2015 TOC qual board. Extemp Central could not gather all of the information on whether other finalists were non-seniors, so if you happen to have this information, please let us know and we will modify our qual list.

Here are the results of the 2014 Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association State Speech Tournament (Click here for tab sheets):

2014 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Speech Tournament: Sapadin Completes Historic Three-Peat in Class 4A; Clark Beats Teammate Mathers in 3A

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Last month, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Speech Tournament took place on the campus of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. The highlight of the tournament was Alex Sapadin of Snohomish High School winning his third consecutive Class 4A state championship. Sapadin’s historic victory was not easy, though, as Heather Selby of Gig Harbor High School tied him in the tournament’s final round and won a majority of the judges, but lost on reciprocals. Austin Jang of Union High School placed third.

In Class 3A, Calvin Clark of Mountain View High School won his school’s first state extemp championship of this century by two ranks over teammate Grant Mathers. Maddie Lee of Seattle Academy was the third place finisher.

Here are the results of the 2014 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Speech Tournament (Click here for tab sheet):

2014 Oregon School Activities Association State Speech Tournament: Sharma Brings Another Championship to Westview; Five Qualify for the 2015 TOC

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Westview High School returned to the winner’s circle at this year’s Oregon School Activities Association State Speech Tournament when Suyash Sharma edged McKinley Rodriguez of Lincoln High School by judges’ preference to capture the state title. Sharma’s victory is the first by a Westview extemper since Nima Ahmadi, an NFL finalist in International Extemp, won in 2008. Edward Szczepanski of Wilson High School palced third.

Underclassmen extempers dominated the final round, as five of the six earned automatic qualifications to next year’s Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC) at Northwestern University. Those who automatically qualified are indicated in italics below.

Here are the results of the 2014 Oregon School Activities Association State Speech Tournament (Click here for tab sheet):

2014 North Dakota High School Activities Association Class B State Speech Tournament: Muscha Repeats; Hazen High School Takes Second and Third Place

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North Dakota divides its state competitions into two classes and these classes traditionally hold their state championship competitions on different dates. The Class B North Dakota High School Activities Association State Speech Tournament took place last week at Mandan High School. Gavin Muscha of Richland High School successfully defended his tournament title and gives Richland its third extemporaneous speaking state title in at least the last four years. Brandt Vernon and Dakota Degenstein of Hazen High School finished second and third, respectively.

Two extempers earned an automatic qualification to next year’s Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC) at Northwestern University based on their non-senior status and reaching the final round of the tournament. These individuals are indicated in italics in the results listing. However, other students may have qualified since the graduation year status of all of the final round competitiors could not be verified. If you notice an underclassmen not italicized below, please let us know.

Here are the results of the 2014 North Dakota High School Activities Association Class B State Speech Tournament:

2014 Missouri High School Activities Association State Speech Championship: Splitter and Menkhus Claim Their First State Titles

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Missouri, the “Show-Me” state, crowned two new state champions last week when it hosted its 2014 state tournament on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia. The state divides extemp into United States and International categories, a split that began last season. In International Extemp, Brandon Splitter of Carthage High School became the second extemper from his school to win a state extemp title in three years. Splitter defeated Raj Patel of Liberty North High School by two ranks. Benjamin Anderson of Nixa High School took third.

In United States Extemp, Michael Menkhus of Oakville High School won a sizable victory, beating Matthew Estes of Seneca High School by four ranks. Alexis Jackson of Nixa High School placed third.

The non-senior extempers in each of the final rounds earned automatic qualifications to the 2015 Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC) at Northwestern University. Six extempers met this criteria and they are indicated in italics below.

Here are the results of the 2014 Missouri High School Activities Association State Championship (Click here for tab sheet):

2014 Mississippi High School Activities Association State Speech Tournament: Liu Wins Her First State Championship Over Nabiullin

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The Mississippi High School Activities Association held its 2014 state tournament last week at Ridgeland High School. Elizabeth Liu of Madison Central High School won the cumulative tournament and her first state championship by five ranks over Albert Nabiullin of Sacred Heart Catholic School. John Pearce Robertson of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, a school that had won the last two state titles, finished third. Madison Central and St. Andrew’s Episcopal had two finalists at the tournament, which was more than any other school.

Five of the six finalists in the tournament were non-seniors, so those extempers have earned an automatic qualification to next year’s Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC) at Northwestern University. Those earning qualifications are indicated in italics below.

Here are the results of the 2014 Mississippi High School Activities Association State Speech Tournament (Click here for tab sheet):

2014 California High School Speech Association State Tournament: Deskmukh Puts Carlsbad in the Winner’s Circle in IX; Berkeley Champion Yu Repeats in USX

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James Enochs High School hosted the 2014 California High School Speech Association (CHSSA) State Tournament on April 25 through April 27 at James Enochs High School in Modesto. The tournament was cumulative. In International Extemp, Rohan Deskmukh of Carlsbad High School won his school’s first extemp state championship since at least 2003 by defeating Asher Kalman by three ranks. Alex Ye of Gabrielino High School , who won International Extemp at this year’s James Logan High School MLK Invitational (a TOC qualifier), placed third. Defending champion Rohan Dhoopar of Bellarmine College Preparatory, who was a participant at this year’s Montgomery Bell Academy Extemp Round Robin, was knocked out in the semi-finals.

In United States Extemp, Brian Yu of Monte Vista High School successfully defended his state championship, and won the tournament by four ranks over Ankur Mahesh of Bellarmine College Preparatory. Yu was this year’s California Invitational winner and he becomes the third California extemper since 2003 to win the United States Extemp category twice. Jonas Trevethan of Turlock High School finished third.

Six of the extempers in the final rounds of the tournament were non-seniors, and have earned automatic qualifications to next year’s Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC) at Northwestern University. They are indicated in italics in the results listing.

Here are the results of the 2014 California High School Speech Association State Tournament (Click here for tab sheet):

2014 Minnesota High School League State Speech Tournament: Erhardt Defends Class A Title; Adelman Outduels Stromme in Class AA

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The Minnesota High School League State Speech Tournament usually attracts attention due to the state’s success over the last decade at the CFL and NSDA national tournaments. The tournament divides its schools into two classes: Class A and Class AA. This year saw Sydney Erhardt of Cannon Falls High School repeat as the Class A state champion and she won the final round by three ranks over Shane Price of Mankato Loyola Catholic School. Nicole Riegert of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School took third place.

In Class AA, two prominent competitors at last year’s NSDA National Tournament faced off in the final round. Dylan Adelman of Lakeville South High School, a semi-finalist in last year’s NSDA International Extemp category, defeated last year’s U.S. Extemp finalist Adam Stromme of Eagan High School by two ranks. Adelman’s win is the first by an extemper from Lakeville South since Dylan Slinger won consecutive state championships in 2010 and 2011. Andrew Urevig of Robbinsdale Armstrong High School finished third and Haley Brahmbhatt of Chanhassen High School, who won the Chanhassen High School Tournament (a TOC qualifier held a few months ago), finished fifth.

The finals of both classes were dominated by seniors as evidenced by only four underclassmen extempers earning bids to next year’s Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC) at Northwestern University. They are indicated in italics below.

Here are the results of the 2014 Minnesota High School League State Tournament (Click here for tab sheets):

2014 North Dakota High School Activities Association Class A State Speech Tournament: Startz Gives Fargo Shanley Another Title; Four Qualify for the 2015 TOC

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North Dakota classes its state speech competitions and the North Dakota High School Activities Association Class A State Speech Tournament took place at Jamestown High School on April 12. Thomas Startz continued Fargo Shanley High School’s dominance in extemporaneous speaking, winning the state championship over William Fleck of Mandan High School. Since 2009, Fargo Shanley has won the state extemporaneous speaking title. Kelsey Becker of Jamestown High School took third place.

Four underclassmen made the final round of the state tournament and have earned their qualifications to the 2015 Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions at Northwestern University. They are indicated in italics in the results listing.

Here are the results of the 2014 North Dakota High School Activities Association Class A State Speech Tournament:

2014 Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association State Tournament: Rende and Hobbs Repeat; Six New Champions Crowned

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Oklahoma divides its state tournament competition into four groups (3A-6A) and then separates those groups into International and United States Extemporaneous Speaking categories. In 6A, Booker T. Washington High School had a great run as Arel Rende, this year’s Harvard winner and last year’s NFL national champion in U.S. Extemp, won his third straight state championship in U.S. Extemp. Rende’s teammate Patrick Wilson won International Extemp. In 5A, Josh Yoo of Metro Christian Academy won International Extemp and Peter Simmons of Bishop Kelley High School won United States Extemp. Muldrow High School swept the 4A categories as Taylor Putnam won International Extemp and Jessie Hearn won United States Extemp. And in 3A, Eli Hobbs of Haskell High School won International Extemp for the second straight year and Tom Crews of Okarche High School won United States Extemp.

All of the underclassmen that made the final round in their respective extemp category earned an automatic qualification to the 2015 Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC) at Northwestern University. Nineteen extempers qualified to next year’s TOC through this avenue and they are indicated in italics below.

Here are the results of the 2014 Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association State Tournament:

2014 New York State Forensic League State Championship Tournament: Piro Keeps the Title With Iona Preparatory; Regis HS Takes Second and Third

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Iona Preparatory School continued its hold on the New York state extemporaneous speaking championship as Graham Piro won this year’s New York State Forensic League Championship Tournament two weeks ago. The tournament, held at Delaware Academy in Delhi, New York, saw Piro win his first state championship, the second in as many years for Iona Preparatory, by one rank over Christopher Lee of Regis High School. Piro entered the final round two ranks behind, but won the final round by three ranks to win the cumulative tournament. Lee’s teammate, Michael Faucher, finished third as Regis placed more extempers in the final round than any other school.

Three underclassmen extempers earned qualifications to next year’s Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC) at Northwestern University based on their placing in the final round.

Here are the results of the 2014 New York State Forensic League Championship Tournament (Click here for tab sheet):

2014 Massachusetts Speech and Debate League State Tournament: Freshman Sloane Upsets Primack; Newton South Places Three in the Final Round

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The Massachusetts Speech and Debate League hosted its State Championship Speech and Congress Tournament on April 5th at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, Massachusetts. The tournament featured an upset as Marshall Sloane of Milton Academy, a freshman, defeated George Mason University Patriot Games winner Jasper Primack of Newton South High School. In the cumulative tournament, Sloane defeated Primack by two ranks, but Primack won the final round. Sloane becomes the first Massachusetts state extemp champion for Milton Academy since 2008. Since both competitors are underclassmen, it is very likely that Sloane and Primack will be battling again at next year’s tournament.  Newton South had three extempers in the final round, which was more than any other school. Primack’s temmate, Jason Ma, finished in third place.

The underclassmen who made the final round of the Massachusetts state tournament earned bids to the 2015 Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC). This applied to the top four finishers of the tournament and they are indicated in italics in the results listing.

Here are the results of the 2014 Massachusetts Speech and Debate League State Tournament (Click here for tab sheet):

2014 Idaho High School Activities Association State Speech Tournament: Mansfield Puts Highland High School Back in the Winner’s Circle; Three Qualify to the 2015 TOC

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Two weeks ago, the Idaho High School Activities Association State Speech Tournament was held and Josh Mansfield of Highland High School emerged as the 2014 state extemporaneous speaking champion. Mansfield triumphed in the final round by four ranks over Blake Dewveall of Blackfoot High School. Mansfield’s title is the first for Highland High School since 2011 and the school had more extempers in the final round that any other program in attendance. Mansfield’s teammate, Anurag Tripathy, took fourth.  Abby Poelstra of Lake City High School placed third.

Since Idaho held its state tournament after the 2014 Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC) deadline, all of the underclassmen who made the final round are the first qualifiers to next season’s TOC. Three extempers fit this definition, including Mansfield, and they are indicated in italics in the results listing.

Here are the results of the 2014 Idaho High School Activities Association State Speech Tournament (Click here for tab sheet):

2014 Nebraska School Activities Association State Tournament: Six New State Champions Crowned; Thirty-Four Qualify for the TOC

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Like Virginia, Nebraska has six classes for its state championship tournament and this year’s Nebraska School Activities Association State Tournament crowned six new state champions in extemporaneous speaking. Walter Paul of Creighton Preparatory School won Class A, Katlyn Martin of Omaha Marian High School won Class B, Ahinav Suresh of Omaha Brownell-Talbot High School won Class C1, Scott Smith of Nebraska Christian School won Class C2, Matthew Martin of Lourdes Central Catholic School won Class D1, and Isaiah Miller of Leigh High School won Class D2.

The six class system, combined with the fact that only two finalists at the tournament – Erin Sheehan of Millard North High School and Richard Diurba of Millard West High School in Class A – were previously qualified to this year’s TOC, led to thirty-four extempers earning an automatic qualification to this year’s Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC) at Northwestern University, which is more qualifiers from a state tournament than any other state in the 2013-2014 season. Qualifiers are indicated with italics in the results listing.

Here are the results of the 2014 Nebraska School Activities Association (Click here for tab sheet):

2014 Virginia High School League State Tournament: Wartel and Weaver Repeat; Four Other State Champions Crowned

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Prior to the 2013-2014 season, the Virginia High School League (VHSL) adopted a six division realignment and this led to six state champions being crowned at this year’s VHSL state tournament instead of three, which was the norm for the last few years. Two extempers repeated as state champions at the tournament with Josh Wartel of Lake Braddock Secondary School, the winner of 3A extemp last season, winning the 6A category and Sierra Weaver of Madison County High School, the winner of A extemp last year, winning the 2A category. Other category winners included Sean Wells of Warwick High School in 5A, Akash Raje of Midlothian High School in 4A, Tanya Hoatson of Lafayette High School in 3A, and Stephen Woolwine of Bland/Rocky Gap High School in A.

Fifteen extempers earned an automatic qualification to the Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions (TOC) at Northwestern University by virtue of making the final round in their respective class. They are indicated in italics below.

Here are the results of the 2014 Virginia High School League State Tournament:

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