The Race for the MDTA Cup: Week 4/5

It's been two weeks and six Minnesota tournaments since the last MDTA Cup update, so plenty of motion in all events.

Policy Teams
1. Wayzata - Luke Plutowski and Johanni Thunstrom (8)
1. Wayzata - Mariah Donnelly & Devon Manley (8)
3. Bloomington - Ali Goodrum & Gracie Kroner (7)
3. Wayzata - Miranda Ehrlich and Meghna Sohoni (7)
5. Wayzata - Alex Aronovich and Carlee Nelson (6)
5. Bloomington - Devin Long and Tom Zimmer (6)
5. Sibley - Danny Bernick and Anna Koelsch (6)

LD Debaters
1. Coon Rapids - Robyn Sellman (17)
2. Apple Valley - Jon Slater (13)
3. Lakeville South - Dylan Slinger (11)
4. Lakeville North - Jayant Tripathy (10)
5. Eagan - Kunal Patel (9)

Public Forum Teams
1. Eagan - Rachel Markon & Iaan Reynolds (13)
2. Eagan - Haben Ghebregergish and Weronika Janczuk (11)
3. Eagan - Anne Beck & Matthew Burian (9)
4. Eastview - Bryan Larson & Anthony Stagner (7)
5. Eagan - Miles Norman and Emily Dallager (6)
5. Anoka - Sam Hughes & Lucia Martin (6)

Classic Teams
1. MPA - Greta Stacy & Eric Baudry (7)
2. Eastview - Mark Besonen & Kristine Hiedeman (5)
2. Eastview - C. Chang & L. Ramroop (5)
4. Eastview - Raghav Julakanti & Paige Kelly (4)
4. Eastview - Katie Baldwin & Caitlin Moran (4)
4. Rochester Century - Taylor Williams & Courtney White (4)

Policy Schools
1. Wayzata 28
2. Bloomington 18
3. Sibley 15
4. Eagan 14
4. Edina 14

LD Schools
1. Coon Rapids 24
2. Apple Valley 21
3. Lakeville South 18
4. Eagan 17
5. Lakeville North 16

PF Schools
1. Eagan 27
2. Eastview 14
3. Apple Valley 12
4. Lakeville South 12
5. Forest Lake 12

Classic Schools
1. Eastview 13
2. MPA 10
3. Stillwater 9
4. Rochester Century 6
5. Minnehaha 4
5. South St. Paul 4
5. Roseville 4

Overall Schools
1. Eagan 58
2. Apple Valley 33
3. Lakeville South 30
4. Wayzata 28
4. Coon Rapids 28

And more hard-hitting analysis
Debaters from Bloomington and Sibley are climbing up the policy scoreboard, which is still dominated by Wayzata despite some partner shake-ups and a trip to the Iowa Caucus. The W.E. Lillo is historically a turning point in the MN policy season, and it will be an important chance for teams to jump up the scoreboard. The policy race is still wide open.

Robyn Sellman from Coon Rapids has pulled forward in the LD race by grabbing the top honors at her last two tournaments, but the Minneapple offers a chance for big gains from multiple debaters, so she'll have to fight hard to keep the top slot. The LD schools race remains intensely competitive.

In PF, Brian and Anthony from Eastview have broken into the Wildcat wall at the top of the scoreboard. From what I can tell the two schools have not yet attended the same tournament, but if both are present at Apple Valley then it might be a turning point in the PF race.

The Classic cup race is still taking shape, but it looks like Greta and Eric from Mounds Park Academy are going to be the team to beat. If Eagan takes the overall schools cup (as they are currently well-positioned to do), Eastview would be in a position to take home both the Public Forum and Classic school awards, which I'm sure would look rather prestigious sitting next to each other.

Good luck at Lillo, the Minneapple, White Bear Lake, and Champlin Park.


Weronika Janczuk said...


After the 3rd week, Haben and I were at 5 points and, after 4th and 5th, we are @ 6. How does that work, since we competed and broke to semis @ Coon Rapids, and then competed and placed in the top 8 @ Mankato/Austin?

Anonymous said...

Robyn has rocked the last 4 tournaments being champion, with 2 tournaments featuring elims.

Ryan Ricard said...


You and Haben got entered as "Eagan GJ" at some tournaments and "Eagan JG" at others. I've been trying to catch these errors as I go along, but obviously some have slipped by me. It's corrected now.

The same thing had happened to Eagan MR, so I fixed that too while I was at it.

I actually plan on releasing my full data in the next week or so to give people a chance to proof it and check for errors like this. Thanks for checking up on me.

Weronika Janczuk said...

I figured it was something like that, Ryan. Thanks!