With the new season underway, we are taking the opportunity to archive last year’s accomplishments for posterity in this post. The AWARDS tab above will feature this year’s awards from now on…


The annual closing picture for the RUDU year at the conclusion of the Senior Banquet in 2013. Left to right: Kai Rau, Quinn Maingi, Kyle Bomeisl, Nick Hansen, Sean Leonard, Jason Boyle, Nisha Kumar, Leland Perice, Kurt Falk, Rachel Moon, George Alukal, Ashley Novak, Archana Babu, Russell Potter, Chris Bergman, Arbi Llaveshi, Gordon Morrisette, Katerina Dimitrusheva, Alex Jubb, Daimler Vadlamuri, Maxwell Williams, Chris Baia, Bhargavi Sriram, Jamie DiVito, Henry Phipps, Gabi Cozzolino, Storey Clayton, Deepta Janardhan, and Becky Ratero.
The annual closing picture for the RUDU year at the conclusion of the Senior Banquet in 2013. Left to right: Kai Rau, Quinn Maingi, Kyle Bomeisl, Nick Hansen, Sean Leonard, Jason Boyle, Nisha Kumar, Leland Perice, Kurt Falk, Rachel Moon, George Alukal, Ashley Novak, Archana Babu, Russell Potter, Chris Bergman, Arbi Llaveshi, Gordon Morrisette, Katerina Dimitrusheva, Alex Jubb, Daimler Vadlamuri, Maxwell Williams, Chris Baia, Bhargavi Sriram, Jamie DiVito, Henry Phipps, Gabi Cozzolino, Storey Clayton, Deepta Janardhan, and Becky Ratero.

Awards and Rankings – Rutgers University Debate Union 2012-2013


2012-2013 Annual Rankings

College of the Year (COTY)
Rutgers University: 3rd overall

Team of the Year (TOTY)
Adam Bomeisl & Russell Potter: 16th team (tie)
Quinn Maingi & Alex Jubb: 30th team
Chris Bergman & Quinn Maingi: 34th team (tie)
Ashley Novak & Gordon Morrisette: 38th team (tie)
Kurt Falk & Alex Jubb: 38th team (tie)
Chris Bergman & Sean Leonard: 45th team (tie)
Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak: 62nd team (tie)
Ashley Novak & Russell Potter: 75th team (tie)
Chris Bergman & Gordon Morrisette: 96th team (tie)
Alex Jubb & Henry Phipps: 96th team (tie)
Henry Phipps & Deepta Janardhan: 114th team (tie)
Arbi Llaveshi & Bhargavi Sriram: 134th team (tie)
Nisha Kumar & Sean Leonard: 134th team (tie)
Ashley Novak & Kurt Falk: 134th team (tie)

Speaker of the Year (SOTY)
Ashley Novak: 18th speaker
Sean Leonard: 32nd speaker (tie)
Chris Bergman: 36th speaker (tie)
Quinn Maingi: 40th speaker
Russell Potter: 50th speaker (tie)
Alex Jubb: 65th speaker (tie)
Henry Phipps: 65th speaker (tie)
Kurt Falk: 69th speaker
Adam Bomeisl: 70th speaker

Novice of the Year (NOTY)
Sean Leonard: 4th novice (tie)
Sahil Bambulkar: 43rd novice (tie)

Debaters Qualified for National Championships
Rutgers University: 7 (tied for 3rd)
(Ashley Novak, Adam Bomeisl, Russell Potter, Chris Bergman, Quinn Maingi, Alex Jubb, and Sean Leonard)

APDA’s full standings for this year can be found here.


2013 National Championships

Team Results
Ashley Novak & Chris Bergman – 9th Team
Quinn Maingi & Alex Jubb – 23rd Team

Speaker Results
Ashley Novak – 11th Speaker
Chris Bergman – 24th Speaker

Novice Speaker Results
Sean Leonard – 5th Novice Speaker

APDA’s full National Championship results can be found here.


2012-2013 Tournament Awards

Tournament Champions
Quinn Maingi & Alex Jubb – University of Albany 2013
Adam Bomeisl & Russell Potter – Vassar College 2012

Tournament Finalists
Chris Bergman & Quinn Maingi – University of Maryland (College Park) 2012
Kurt Falk & Alex Jubb – University of Maryland Baltimore County 2012

Tournament Semifinalists
Ashley Novak & Gordon Morrisette – 3rd, Harvard University 2012
Ashley Novak & Reid Bagwell [Columbia] – 3rd, Dartmouth College 2012
Chris Bergman & Sean Leonard – 3rd, College of William and Mary (II) 2013
Chris Bergman & Ilana Rice [Columbia] – 3rd, Byrn Mawr College 2013
Ashley Novak & Sean Leonard – 4th, American University (Pro-Am) 2012
Chris Bergman & Sean Leonard – 4th, Franklin and Marshall College 2013
Chris Bergman & David Reiss – 7th, Brandeis Inter-Varsity 2012 (BP style 4-team format)

Tournament Quarterfinalists
Kurt Falk & Alex Jubb – 5th, College of William & Mary (I) 2012
Adam Bomeisl & Russell Potter – 6th, University of Maryland (College Park) 2012
Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak – 6th, George Washington University (II) 2013
Henry Phipps & Deepta Janardhan – 6th, University of Albany 2013
Nisha Kumar & Sean Leonard – 6th, Vassar College 2012
Quinn Maingi & Alex Jubb – 6th, Byrn Mawr College 2013
Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak – 7th, Brandeis University 2013
Ashley Novak & Gordon Morrisette – 7th, University of Maryland (College Park) 2012
Adam Bomeisl & Russell Potter – 7th, The College of New Jersey 2013
Adam Bomeisl & Russell Potter – 7th, University of Pittsburgh 2012
Ashley Novak & Russell Potter – 8th, Princeton University 2013
Adam Bomeisl & Russell Potter – 8th, George Washington University (I) 2012
Chris Bergman & Gordon Morrisette – 8th, Dartmouth College 2012
Adam Bomeisl & Russell Potter – 8th, University of Albany 2013
Ashley Novak & Kurt Falk – 8th, Vassar College 2012
Arbi Llaveshi & Bhargavi Sriram – 8th, University of Pittsburgh 2012
Alex Jubb & Henry Phipps – West Point 2013 (incorrectly denied break by tabulation error)

Tournament Octofinalists
Chris Bergman & Quinn Maingi – 9th, Swarthmore College 2013
Adam Bomeisl & Russell Potter – 9th, George Washington University (II) 2013
Chris Bergman & Quinn Maingi – 11th, Princeton University 2013
Quinn Maingi & Arbi Llaveshi – 11th, George Washington University (II) 2013
Ashley Novak & Gordon Morrisette – 12th, North American Championships 2013
Ashley Novak & Gordon Morrisette – 12th, Columbia University 2012
Chris Bergman & Quinn Maingi – 14th, Harvard University 2012
Chris Bergman & Quinn Maingi – 14th, Columbia University 2012
Sean Leonard & Dan Cobos [GW] – 14th, New York University 2013
Chris Bergman & Quinn Maingi – 15th, North American Championships 2013
Adam Bomeisl & Kyle Bomeisl – 15th, Princeton University 2013
Ashley Novak & Sean Leonard – 16th, Boston University 2013

Tournament Top Ten Teams
Kurt Falk & Alex Jubb – 9th, University of Maryland (College Park) 2012
Chris Bergman & Quinn Maingi – 9th, Vassar College 2012
Ashley Novak & Henry Phipps – 10th, University of Connecticut 2013
Kurt Falk & Alex Jubb – 10th, University of Pittsburgh 2012
Arbi Llaveshi & Rachel Moon – 10th, Vassar College 2012

Tournament Top Speakers
Quinn Maingi – University of Albany 2013
Sean Leonard – Vassar College 2012

Tournament Top Ten Speakers
Ashley Novak – 2nd, American University (Pro-Am) 2012
Ashley Novak – 2nd, University of Maryland (College Park) 2012
Ashley Novak – 3rd, Columbia University 2012
Chris Bergman – 3rd, University of Maryland Baltimore County 2012
Ashley Novak – 4th, North American Championships 2013
Chris Bergman – 4th, Franklin and Marshall College 2013
Alex Jubb – 4th, University of Maryland Baltimore County 2012
Henry Phipps – 4th, University of Albany 2013
Russell Potter – 4th, Vassar College 2012
Ashley Novak – 5th, Harvard University 2012
Sean Leonard – 5th, Franklin and Marshall College 2013
Kurt Falk – 5th, College of William & Mary (I) 2012
Adam Bomeisl – 5th, University of Albany 2013
Russell Potter – 6th, The College of New Jersey 2013
Ashley Novak – 6th, Vassar College 2012
Adam Bomeisl – 6th, University of Pittsburgh 2012
Chris Bergman – 6th, Brandeis Inter-Varsity 2012 (BP style 4-team format)
Ashley Novak – 7th, George Washington University (II) 2013
Russell Potter – 7th, University of Albany 2013
Chris Bergman – 8th, University of Maryland (College Park) 2012
Chris Bergman – 9th, Princeton University 2013
Ashley Novak – 9th, Brandeis University 2013
David Reiss – 9th, Brandeis Inter-Varsity 2012 (BP style 4-team format)
Quinn Maingi – 10th, Harvard University 2012
Gordon Morrisette – 10th, University of Maryland (College Park) 2012
Chris Bergman – 10th, Swarthmore College 2013
Quinn Maingi – 10th, The College of New Jersey 2013
Chris Bergman – 10th, West Point 2013
Ashley Novak – 10th, University of Connecticut 2013
Alex Jubb – 10th, College of William & Mary (I) 2012
Arbi Llaveshi – 10th, Vassar College 2012

Tournament Novice Champions
Sean Leonard & Meryem Uzumcu – University of Pittsburgh 2012

Tournament Novice Finalists
Sean Leonard & Meryem Uzumcu – Johns Hopkins University 2012
Sean Leonard & Sahil Bambulkar – College of William & Mary (I) 2012

Tournament Novice Semifinalists
Gabi Cozzolino & Becky Ratero – 4th, University of Connecticut 2013
Stine-Oksana Soomai & George Alukal – 5th, New York University 2013 [top two teams broke to varsity outrounds] Denise Costanzo & Daniel Takash [Johns Hopkins] – 5th, Byrn Mawr College 2013

Tournament Novice Quarterfinalists
Sean Leonard & Raynee Morris – 7th, George Washington University (I) 2012

Tournament Top Ten Novice Teams
Kira Kaur & Sahil Bambulkar – 5th, Johns Hopkins University 2012
Sean Leonard & Raynee Morris – 5th, Princeton University 2013
Gabi Cozzolino & Katerina Dimitrusheva – 8th, Boston University 2013
Sean Leonard & Sahil Bambulkar – 9th, Swarthmore College Novice 2012

Tournament Top Novice Speakers
Sean Leonard – Franklin and Marshall College 2013
Sean Leonard – Vassar College 2012
Sean Leonard – Swarthmore College Novice 2012

Tournament Top Ten Novice Speakers
Sean Leonard – 2nd, George Washington University (I) 2012
Sean Leonard – 2nd, Dartmouth College 2012
Sean Leonard – 2nd, University of Pittsburgh 2012
Sean Leonard – 2nd, College of William and Mary (II) 2013
Sahil Bambulkar – 3rd, American University (Pro-Am) 2012
Sean Leonard – 3rd, West Point 2013
Sean Leonard – 3rd, College of William & Mary (I) 2012
Sean Leonard – 4th, New York University 2013
Sean Leonard – 4th, Byrn Mawr College 2013
Sean Leonard – 4th, Brandeis Inter-Varsity 2012 (BP style 4-team format)
Sean Leonard – 5th, Johns Hopkins University 2012
Sean Leonard – 5th, Boston University 2013
Sean Leonard – 5th, Swarthmore College 2013
Sean Leonard – 7th, North American Championships 2013
Sean Leonard – 7th, Harvard University 2012
Sean Leonard – 7th, George Washington University (II) 2013
Raynee Morris – 8th, The College of New Jersey 2013
Gabi Cozzolino – 8th, University of Connecticut 2013
Stine-Oksana Soomai – 8th, New York University 2013
Sean Leonard – 9th, University of Maryland (College Park) 2012
Katerina Dimitrusheva – 10th, College of William and Mary (II) 2013

APDA’s full tournament results for this year can be found here.


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