Tournament Results · Updates

Final Awards and Rankings for 2011-2012

With the upcoming start of a new season, we are taking the opportunity to archive last year’s accomplishments for posterity in this post. The AWARDS tab above will feature this year’s awards from now on…


The iconic end-of-year shot for 2011-2012 with formal Banquet attendees. Left to right: Thomas O’Rourke, Quinn Maingi, Deepta Janardhan, Asher Wasserman, Henry Phipps, Corey Girard, Rachel Cusumano, Russell Potter, Adam Bomeisl, Kurt Falk, Ashley Novak, Storey Clayton, Daimler Vadlamuri, Amanda Gaetano, Chris Bergman, Stephen Yellin, Bhargavi Sriram, Dave Reiss, Alex Jubb, Nisha Kumar, Arbi Llaveshi, Jason Boyle, Shireen Hamza, and Cathy Guo.

Final Awards and Rankings – Rutgers University Debate Union 2011-2012


2011-2012 Annual Rankings

College of the Year (COTY)
Rutgers University: 9th overall

Team of the Year (TOTY)
Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak: 22nd team (tie)
Kyle Bomeisl & Stephen Yellin: 55th team (tie)
Adam Bomeisl & Russell Potter: 67th team (tie)
Kyle Bomeisl & Quinn Maingi: 92nd team (tie)
Kyle Bomeisl & Adam Bomeisl: 101st team (tie)
Bhargavi Sriram & Arbi Llaveshi: 130th team (tie)
Ashley Novak & Arbi Llaveshi: 130th team (tie)

Speaker of the Year (SOTY)
Chris Bergman: 23rd speaker
Ashley Novak: 35th speaker
Kyle Bomeisl: 49th speaker
Arbi Llaveshi: 75th speaker (tie)

Novice of the Year (NOTY)
Quinn Maingi: 3rd novice (tie)
Kurt Falk: 10th novice
Alex Jubb: 29th novice
Henry Phipps: 42nd novice (tie)
Nick Guida: 48th novice (tie)
Russell Potter: 54th novice (tie)
Shireen Hamza: 93rd novice (tie)
Asher Wasserman: 96th novice (tie)

Debaters Qualified for National Championships
Rutgers University: 4 (tied for 4th)
(Chris Bergman, Quinn Maingi, Ashley Novak, & Kyle Bomeisl)

APDA’s full standings for this year can be found here.

APDA’s overall school rankings for the year can be found here.


2012 National Championships

Team Results
Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak – 20th Team

Novice Speaker Results
Quinn Maingi – 10th Novice Speaker

APDA’s full National Championship results can be found here.


2011-2012 Tournament Awards

Tournament Finalists
Chris Bergman & Quinn Maingi – American University Pro-Ams 2011
Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak – University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2011
Ashley Novak & Reid Bagwell [Columbia University] – Williams College 2012

Tournament Semifinalists
Kyle Bomeisl & Stephen Yellin – 3rd, Byrn Mawr College 2012
Adam Bomeisl & Russell Potter – 4th, The College of New Jersey 2012
Kyle Bomeisl & Stephen Yellin – 4th, Franklin and Marshall College 2012

Tournament Quarterfinalists
Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak – 5th, West Point 2012
Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak – 5th, College of William and Mary (I) 2011
Kyle Bomeisl & Adam Bomeisl – 5th, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2011
David Reiss & Kyle Bomeisl – 6th, North American Championships 2012
Kyle Bomeisl & Adam Bomeisl – 6th, College of William and Mary (I) 2011
Ashley Novak & Arbi Llaveshi – 6th, Franklin and Marshall College 2012
Arbi Llaveshi & Adam Bomeisl – 6th, Syracuse University 2011
Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak – 7th, The College of New Jersey 2012
Chris Bergman & Nisha Kumar – 7th, Syracuse University 2011
Kyle Bomeisl & Quinn Maingi – 8th, George Washington University (II) 2012
Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak – 8th, University of Maryland, College Park 2011
Kyle Bomeisl & Quinn Maingi – 8th, Williams College 2012
Arbi Llaveshi & Bhargavi Sriram – 8th, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2011
Dave Reiss & Kyle Bomeisl – 15th, Yale University Inter-Varsity 2011 (British Parliamentary 4-team style)

Tournament Octofinalists
Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak – 10th, Harvard University 2011
Kyle Bomeisl & Adam Bomeisl – 10th, George Washington University (I) 2011
Ashley Novak & Ashley Woods [Northeastern University] – 11th, Princeton University 2012
Kyle Bomeisl & Adam Bomeisl – 12th, Columbia University 2011
Kyle Bomeisl & Ashley Novak – 12th, Dartmouth College 2012
Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak – 14th, George Washington University (I) 2011

Tournament Top Ten Teams
Kyle Bomeisl & Adam Bomeisl – 9th, University of Maryland, College Park 2011
Kyle Bomeisl & Stephen Yellin – 9th, The College of New Jersey 2012
Alex Jubb & Henry Phipps – 9th, Byrn Mawr College 2012
Bhargavi Sriram & Quinn Maingi – 9th, Middlebury College 2012
Quinn Maingi & Kurt Falk – 9th, Syracuse University 2011
Adam Bomeisl & Quinn Maingi – 10th, Stanford University 2012
Arbi Llaveshi & Kurt Falk – 10th, Middlebury College 2012

Tournament Top Speakers
Chris Bergman – West Point 2012

Tournament Top Ten Speakers
Ashley Novak – 2nd, West Point 2012
Chris Bergman – 2nd, The College of New Jersey 2012
Kyle Bomeisl – 3rd, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2011
Ashley Novak – 5th, Franklin and Marshall College 2012
Arbi Llaveshi – 5th, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2011
Kyle Bomeisl – 5th, Byrn Mawr College 2012
Ashley Novak – 6th, University of Maryland, College Park 2011
Chris Bergman – 6th, Syracuse University 2011
Kyle Bomeisl – 7th, College of William and Mary (I) 2011
Kyle Bomeisl – 7th, The College of New Jersey 2012
Stephen Yellin – 7th, Franklin and Marshall College 2012
Stephen Yellin – 8th, Byrn Mawr College 2012
Arbi Llaveshi – 8th, College of William and Mary (II) 2012
Kyle Bomeisl – 8th, Middlebury College 2012
Ashley Novak – 9th, College of William and Mary (I) 2011
Stephen Yellin – 9th, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2011
Chris Bergman – 10th, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2011
Alex Jubb – 10th, Byrn Mawr College 2012

Tournament Novice Champions
Quinn Maingi & Kurt Falk – Boston University 2012
Quinn Maingi & Kurt Falk – College of William and Mary (II) 2012
Alex Jubb & Henry Phipps – Middlebury College 2012

Tournament Novice Final Champions and Novice Runners-Up
Alex Jubb & Henry Phipps – Franklin and Marshall College 2012 (top novice team broke to varsity quarters)

Tournament Novice Finalists
Quinn Maingi & Kurt Falk – Syracuse University 2011
Quinn Maingi & Kurt Falk – Dartmouth College 2012

Tournament Novice Semifinalists
Quinn Maingi & Kurt Falk – 3rd, George Washington University (I) 2011
Quinn Maingi & Russell Potter – 3rd, Johns Hopkins University 2011
Quinn Maingi & Kurt Falk – 3rd, University of Pennsylvania 2011
Alex Jubb & Henry Phipps – 3rd, The College of New Jersey 2012
Alex Jubb & Russell Potter – 3rd, College of William and Mary (II) 2012
Asher Wasserman & Daimler Vadlamuri – 3rd, Syracuse University 2011
Quinn Maingi & Kurt Falk – 4th, North American Championships 2012
Alex Jubb & Henry Phipps – 4th, George Washington University (I) 2011
Alex Jubb & Henry Phipps – 4th, Johns Hopkins University 2011
Quinn Maingi & Alex Jubb – 4th, University of Maryland, College Park 2011
Quinn Maingi & Kurt Falk – 4th, Franklin and Marshall College 2012
Chris Beal & Nick Guida – 4th, Syracuse University 2011
Alex Jubb & Henry Phipps – 5th, Byrn Mawr College 2012 (top two novice teams broke to varsity quarters)
Asher Wasserman & Daimler Vadlamuri – 5th, Franklin and Marshall 2012 (top novice team broke to varsity quarters)
Asher Wasserman & Daimler Vadlamuri – 6th, Byrn Mawr College 2012 (top two novice teams broke to varsity quarters)
Quinn Maingi & Kurt Falk – Fordham University 2011 (incorrectly denied break by tabulation error)

Tournament Top Novice Speakers
Kurt Falk – George Washington University (I) 2011
Nick Guida – University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2011

Tournament Top Ten Novice Speakers
Quinn Maingi – 2nd, George Washington University (I) 2011
Quinn Maingi – 2nd, George Washington University (II) 2012
Quinn Maingi – 2nd, Stanford University 2012
Alex Jubb – 2nd, Byrn Mawr College 2012
Quinn Maingi – 2nd, Franklin and Marshall College 2012
Quinn Maingi – 2nd, Syracuse University 2011
Quinn Maingi – 3rd, Boston University 2012
Quinn Maingi – 3rd, Dartmouth College 2012
Quinn Maingi – 3rd, University of Maryland, College Park 2011
Quinn Maingi – 3rd, Williams College 2012
Henry Phipps – 3rd, The College of New Jersey 2012
Kurt Falk – 3rd, Syracuse University 2011
Kurt Falk – 4th, University of Pennsylvania 2011
Kurt Falk – 4th, Swarthmore College 2012
Kurt Falk – 4th, Middlebury College 2012
Russell Potter – 4th, Williams College 2012
Quinn Maingi – 4th, The College of New Jersey 2012
Henry Phipps – 4th, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2011
Alex Jubb – 5th, Harvard University 2011
Russell Potter – 5th, New York University 2012
Kurt Falk – 5th, The College of New Jersey 2012
Kurt Falk – 5th, College of William and Mary (II) 2012
Quinn Maingi – 6th, American University Pro-Ams 2011
Asher Wasserman – 6th, Franklin and Marshall College 2012
Quinn Maingi – 6th, Middlebury College 2012
Kurt Falk – 6th, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2011
Alex Jubb – 7th, Columbia University 2011
Quinn Maingi – 7th, Fordham University 2011
Quinn Maingi – 7th, Johns Hopkins University 2011
Shireen Hamza – 7th, University of Pennsylvania 2011
Henry Phipps – 7th, Franklin and Marshall College 2012
Russell Potter – 7th, College of William and Mary (II) 2012
Russell Potter – 8th, American University Pro-Ams 2011
Alex Jubb – 8th, George Washington University (I) 2011
Kurt Falk – 8th, Dartmouth College 2012
Nick Guida – 8th, The College of New Jersey 2012
Quinn Maingi – 8th, College of William and Mary (II) 2012
Russell Potter – 9th, Princeton University 2012
Kurt Falk – 9th, Fordham University 2011
Quinn Maingi – 9th, University of Pennsylvania 2011
Russell Potter – 9th, Franklin and Marshall College 2012
Russell Potter – 9th, The College of New Jersey 2012
Alex Jubb – 9th, College of William and Mary (II) 2012
Henry Phipps – 10th, George Washington University (I) 2011
Russell Potter – 10th, Johns Hopkins University 2011
Russell Potter – 10th, West Point 2012
Alex Jubb – 10th, University of Pennsylvania 2011
Alex Jubb – 10th, Middlebury College 2012
Alex Jubb – 10th, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 2011

APDA’s full tournament results for this year can be found here.


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2010-2011

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