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First Round Bid Winners

Emory holds a unique record for qualifying teams for the NDT. Each year the top sixteen teams are selected by a panel of national coaches for at-large bids. No more than two teams per school can receive such bids. From 1996 through 2009, for fourteen straight years, Emory received two first round at-large bids for a national debate record. During that time, 31 Emory debaters received this honor. The second longest streak is a five-year streak from one school, two other schools have four-year streaks, and no other college or university has ever received two first round bids more than two years in a row.

Year

Debaters

Rank

NDT Finish

1976-77

David Klimchak and Joe Tankersley

9

Octafinals

1981-82

Bill Brewster and Mike Hancock

12

4-4

1982-83

Bill Brewster and Mike Hancock

12

Octafinals

Rich Robins and Lee Gregory

14

Octafinals

1983-84

Bill Brewster and Rich Robins

3

Quarterfinals

1984-85

Scott Segal and Doug Arney

7

Octafinals

1985-86

Scott Segal and Mike Weiss

5

Octafinals

1987-88

Frank Lowrey and Gus Puryear

11

4-4

1988-89

Frank Lowrey and Gus Puryear

6

Semifinals

1989-90

Jim Archibald and D. Summerville

13

Octafinals

Jason Bergman and Jeff Richardson

12

4-4

1990-91

D. Summerville and J. Richardson

15

Quarterfinals

1993-94

Charlie Henn and Jon Sharp

3

Octafinals

1994-95

Charlie Henn and Jamie McKown

6

Doubles

1995-96

David Heidt and Kate Shuster

8

Winner

Ronna Landy and Anjan Sahni

15

Doubles

1996-97

Dan Fitzmeier and Stephen Heidt

13

Quarterfinals

Ronna Landy and Anjan Sahni

12

Quarterfinals

1997-98

Dan Fitzmeier and Stephen Heidt

9

Octafinals

George Kouros and Anjan Sahni

1

Finals

1998-99

Stephen Bailey and Kamal Ghali

2

Finals

Mike Horowitz and Jon Paul Lupo

4 (Tie)

Doubles

Larry Heftman and Jeff McNabb

4 (Tie)

Semifinals

1999-00

Stephen Bailey and Kamal Ghali

2

Semifinals

Mike Horowitz and Jon Paul Lupo

4

Winner

Larry Heftman and Jeff McNabb

3

Octafinals

2000-01

Stephen Bailey and Kamal Ghali

5

Finals

Josh Lynn and John Rains

12

Doubles

2001-02

Adam Goldstein and Josh Lynn

15

Doubles

John Rains and Kacey Wolmer

8

Octafinals

2002-03

Mike Beckley and Henry Liu

15

Octafinals

Josh Lynn and Scott Phillips

2

Quarterfinals

Nermin Ghali and Kacey Wolmer

16

Did not attend

2003-04

Mike Beckley and Henry Liu

7

Doubles

Scott Phillips and Kacey Wolmer

3

Octafinals

Bob Allen and Mike Greenstein

12

Octafinals

2004-05

Stephen Chaudoin and Cyrus Ghavi

10

Doubles

Mike Greenstein and Vicki Palomo

11

Octafinals

2005-06

Stephen Chaudoin and Roy Levkovitz

8

Doubles

Scott Phillips and Cyrus Ghavi

6

Semifinals

2006-07

Julie Hoehn and Aimi Hamraie

6

Winner

Nick Miller and Pradeep Pramanick

16

Doubles

2007-08

Julie Hoehn and Stephen Weil

2

Quarterfinals

Nick Miller and Chipp Schwab

10

Doubles

2008-09

Nick Miller and Chipp Schwab

5

Doubles

Stephen Weil and Matt Senghas

6

Octafinals

2009-10

Stephen Weil and Ovais Inamullah

1

Quarterfinals

2010-11

Stephen Weil and Ovais Inamullah

1

Finals

2012-13

Matthew Pesce and Jason Sigalos

10

Octafinals

2014-15

Viveth Karthikeyan and Jason Sigalos

5

Octafinals