The Winston Cup

 

 

 

 

 

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The Winston Cup honors the top two Policy debaters on the Whitman debate team. Each recipient has their name engraved on the trophy and wins a cash award.

 

The Cup is named in honor of James Albert and Bertha May Steers Winston, grandparents of David Allard, a Whitman debater who graduated in 1951. David, along with his wife Hildred, generously endowed the Winston Cup to inspire new generations of Whitman debaters.

 

Background on the Cup   

 

David Allard's Debate Clippings

 

 

 

 

Ben Menzies

Jonathan Barsky

2012-13 Winners

 

Ben is a junior; Jonathan is a sophomore. They finished the season with a record of 11-11 together (Ben with a different partner 22-16; Jonathan with a different partner 18-18). They placed 17th at the CEDA National Championship. Ben is a Religion major and Jonathan is a Politics major.

 

 

 

Allison Humble

Alex Zendeh

2011-12 Winners

 

Allison and Alex are seniors. They finished the season with a record of 56-27. They placed 2nd at the CEDA National Championship and were in the top 35 teams at the National Debate Tournament. Allison is a Biology major and Alex is an Economics major.

 

 

 

Allison Humble

Alex Zendeh

2010-11 Winners

 

Allison and Alex are juniors. They finished the season with a record of 51-33. They placed 5th at the CEDA National Championship and were in the top 33 teams at the National Debate Tournament. Allison is a Biology major and Alex is an Economics major.

 

 

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Nate Cohn

Daniel Straus

2009-10 Winners

 

Nate and Daniel are seniors (Daniel graduates in 3 years). They finished the season with a record of 75-26 and were ranked 5th in the nation. They placed 2nd at the CEDA National Championship and 17th at the National Debate Tournament. Nate graduated with honors as a politics major and Daniel graduated as a history major.

 

 

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Nate Cohn

Daniel Straus

2008-09 Winners

 

Nate is a junior and Daniel is a sophomore. They finished the season with a 71-32  record and were ranked 15th in the nation by the NDT First Round Committee. They tied for 5th at CEDA Nationals, placed 1st at Northwest CEDA Champs, and were tied for 17th at the National Debate Tournament. Both are excellent students. Nate is a politics major and Daniel is still giving his major thought.

 

 

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Eric Chalfant

Mike Meredith

2007-08 Winners

 

Both are seniors. They finished the season with a 53-32 (Mike) and 46-26 (Eric) record and were ranked 27th in the nation. They tied for 17th at CEDA Nationals, placed 2nd at Northwest CEDA Champs, and were 31st at the National Debate Tournament. Both are excellent students. Eric received honors in the religion department. Mike received honors in the sociology department.