MBA Debate brought home the national championship trophy from the 2019 National Debate Coaches Association (NDCA) National Championship hosted this past weekend by Glenbrook South High School in suburban Chicago, IL. MBA BH (Aden Barton '20 & Julian Habermann '19) upon the unanimous decision of the final round judging panel, prevailed over the Greenhill School of Dallas, TX. This is the first time MBA has won the NDCA tournament and is the squad's the first varsity national title since 2005.
At the tournament awards assembly, MBA BH received the prestigious David P. Baker Cup in recognition of having the best regular season of any team in the country.
Three other MBA teams reached the elimination rounds of the tournament: MBA BG (William Bradford '19 & Atticus Glen '19); MBA FM (Sam Funk '19 & Sam Meacham '21); and MBA KK (Tanuj Koli '20 & Connor Kolstad '20).
Three MBA students also received top individual speaker honors: Aden Barton was the tournament's 2nd place speaker. Julian Habermann was the 3rd place speaker. Atticus Glen was the 5th place speaker.