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With the work of Emory alums Scott Segal and Ana Nikolic, the debate community chose Energy policy for the 2012-2013 debate topic. The specific topic wording is:
Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially reduce restrictions on, and/or substantially increase financial incentives for, energy production in the United States of one or more of the following: coal, crude oil, natural gas, nuclear power, solar power, wind power.
Emory sent three teams to Harvard joining 69 other teams in one of the most competitive tournaments of the season.
|Matthew Pesce (Junior) and Jason Sigalos (First Year)||6-2||Quarterfinalis|
|John Holland (Senior) and Fayzan Rab (Senior)||4-4|
|Dave Mullins (Junior) and Reuben Lack (First Year)||3-5|
Matthew Pesce and Jason Sigalos were named 16th and 17th speaker at the tournament.
Emory sent five teams to Vanderbilt where 26 varsity teams, 8 junior varsity teams, and 10 novice teams competed. All four Emory varsity teams reached the elimination rounds.
|Rajesh Jegadeesh (Senior) and Nicole Van Dermeer (First Year||4-2||Tournament Champions|
|Ben Dean (First Year) and Martin Sigalo (Sophomore)||4-2||Octafinals|
|Greg Adler (Sophomore) and Nikhil Bontha (Sophomore)||3-3||Octafinals|
|Lisa Li (Junior) and Neil Sethi (Junior)||3-3||Octafinals|
First year novice debater, Kevin Williams, was named tenth speaker in the novice division.
And, Rajesh Jegadeesh, was the top speaker in the varsity division.
University of Kentucky
Over 130 teams attended the tournament including five from Emory. All five Emory teams finished with .500 or above.
|Matthew Pesce (Junior) and Jason Sigalos (First Year)||7-1||Quarterfinalists|
|Megan Cambre (Junior) and Julia Marshall (Sophomore)||6-2||Double-octafinalists|
Junior David Mullins and First Year Reuben Lack and Seniors John Holland and First Year Ben Dean finished with 5-3 records.
Season Opener at Georgia State
Seven Emory teams debate at the season opener at Georgia State, still the largest opening tournament in the nation and hosted by BF alumnus, Joe Bellon.
All of the debaters that cleared were Georgia High School Debaters.
Four teams finished with winning records. Results:
|Matthew Pesce (Junior) and Jason Sigalos (First Year)||6-2||Semifinalists|
|Megan Cambre (Junior) and Julia Marshall (Sophomore)||5-3||Double-octafinalists|
|John Holland (Senior) and Fayzan Rab (Senior)||5-3||Double-octafinalists|
Sophomores Greg Adler and Nikhil Bontha finished with a winning record but failed to clear on points.