Last weekend, your Fairmont Prep debate team competed at the 32nd annual MinneApple Debate Tournament in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ten of our Fairmont Prep debaters traveled to this octofinal bid tournament, which awards Tournament of Champions (ToC) bids to the top 16 teams.

Traditionally, tournaments that distribute bids to teams that advance to octofinals boast the stiffest competition in the country, and MinneApple did not disappoint. Some of the best teams in the country, including Fairmont Prep, were in attendance.

The team of Gurveer Singh and Adnan Ismail advanced to double-octafinals before elimination, securing themselves a bid to the Silver Division of the ToC. In an impressive feat, sophomores and first-time partners Alexander Kim and Numair Razzak advanced to the octofinal round. For their accomplishment, the pair were awarded a bid to the Gold Division of the ToC. This was Kim’s and Razzak’s first bids ever and the fourth gold bid of the year for Fairmont Prep.