MDTA Cup & All State Update

The Minnesota Debate Teachers Association is excited to release the first update for the MDTA Cup and All-State Awards. Each year the MDTA recognizes the top school and eight students in each activity. All results are unofficial until the end of the season:

Public Forum

In a tight race Blaine and Edina HS are tied with 10 points. Chanhassen and Eagan are only 1 point back with four others only 2 points back. Our top students are Hayes & Brachio (Apple Valley), Benson (Blaine) and Salnikov & Yang (East Ridge).


Tied for first is a host of schools: Apple Valley, Robbinsdale Armstrong, Chanhassen and Robbinsdale Cooper. Followed by another four schools one point back. Our top students are Wuollet (Armstrong), Necas (Cooper), Wagenfeld (Blaine) and Williamson (Chanhassen).

Policy Debate

NOTE: University of MN Results are not yet posted.

Continuing a tradition, Eagan High School has jumped out to an early lead with 9 points. Close behind is Wayzata high school with 8 points and Rosemount with 6. In the individual race, Krueger & Shih (Eagan) lead with Hathaway & Huang (Rosemount) close behind.

Classic Debate

Eastview has jumped out to a quick lead with 9 points. Stillwater and Minnetonka are close behind with 7 points. In the individual race Abram & Nair (Eastview), Johnson & Montie (Stillwater) and Christen & Park (Minnetonka) are leading the pack.

Congressional Debate

Eagan has a slight 12 to 11 lead over Maple Grove in the first few weeks of the season.  Close behind is Blaine, Chanhassen and East Ridge.  In the individual race, Kevin Jacobson (Maple Grove) and Branden Johnson (Chanhassen) lead the way.  Right behind them is Joshua Groven and Raunak Pandey (Eagan).

MDTA General Membership Meeting

Reminder that our general membership meeting for CTAM will occur on Saturday, September 16th at 9:00 AM in the Viking room at CTAM.  There we will discuss a variety of items that can be found in the agenda here:


Congress @ State Proposal

Congress Proposal Video/Conference Call

Look forward to seeing everyone there.  If you simply cannot get to St. Cloud we are again going to try a remote option.  Assuming we can get internet in the room:



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Congress / State Tournament Meeting Info

Meeting Date/Time: July 13th @ 8:00 PM Central

For those interested, the MDTA is hosting a virtual meeting to discuss the addition of Congressional Debate as a MSHSL State Tournament Event.  During this meeting we will discuss the proposed qualifying (Section) and state tournament formats.  Gather feedback and revise based on community feedback.

We will record the meeting and post it as well for those who cannot attend.

Proposal Deck:!Ap-DVaUGsnvXz-4mBmIMyDyK1_eKJQ


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