Congratulations to everyone on an incredible run at Georgetown this weekend! I hope you all had a great time and learned a lot about world politics and the particularly sticky issue of Article 9.
This was the first major tournament for a lot you, and you did an outstanding job — we were all impressed with the hard work and competitive spirit you brought to every round. Most importantly, you finished strong at the hardest tournament you’ll ever attend: the first one.
Congrats as well to all of this weekend’s award winners! As many of you have already heard, our Varsity teams of Joseph & Andrew and Rina & Joseph closed out finals to finish as Co-Champions of the tournament! HUGE congrats on such a dominant finish and for picking up the 7th (Rina) and 8th (Joseph) speaker awards as well!
In JV, Will & Jaslynn finished atop the pack in Semifinals, with Adam & Aiden making quarters, and Owen & Nikki octos in their first JV tournament ever! A very well-earned congratulations as well to 6th speaker Adam, 8th speaker Nikki, and 10th speaker Daniel.
Our powerhouse Novice squad had a remarkable weekend, too, with Marek & Eric finishing top 8 in quarters, and Amanda & Mary and Celina & Rebecca top 16 in octs. Eric also finished as the 3rd speaker overall, Aella 4th, and Marek 8th. Really outstanding work!
In Middle School, amazing job to Selina & Serena, who made it to the top 8 in open, as well as Alvin & Zena, who made top 16 in novice. Below is a list of all this weekend’s awards in full, as well as anyone who made the top 30 speakers in their division. Again, thanks for another excellent tournament and let’s keep working toward constant growth and improvement. See you all soon!
Varsity Co-Champions Johnson Wu & Andrew Zhang Varsity Co-Champions Rina Song & Joseph Mai Junior Varsity Semifinalists Jaslynn Zhao & Will Wu Junior Varsity Octofinalists Nikki Zheng & Owen Chen Junior Varsity Quarterfinalists Aiden Han & Adam Han Middle School Novice Octofinalists Zena Su & Alvin Cheng Middle School Open Quarterfinalists Serena Zhang & Selina Zhou Novice Octofinalists Mary Tian & Amanda Jiang Novice Octofinalists Celina Qu & Rebecca Sun Novice Quarterfinalists Marek Cai & Eric Tao