National Tournament History: Speech

Below is a list of speakers in speech who advanced beyond preliminary rounds at the NSDA National Tournament. Information is taken from online records kept by the National Forensics League and the National Speech and Debate Association.

NSDA Finalists

  1. 1st: Matt Wisenden & Jordan Hartjen - Duo, 2014
  2. 2nd: Sarah Schulz - Informative, 2016
  3. 2nd: Nina Grollman - Humor, 2013
  4. 2nd: Hugh Kennedy - Drama, 2004
  5. 3rd: Ariana Grollman - Humor, 2018
  6. 3rd: Lance Morlock - Informative, 2018
  7. 3rd: Nina Grollman - Humor, 2012
  8. 3rd: Trevor Larson - Humor, 2011
  9. 4th: Anna Larson - Informative, 2018
  10. 4th: Sam Wisenden & Nina Grollman - Duo, 2011
  11. 6th: Grace Halvorson - Oratory, 2020
  12. 6th: Devon Manney - Drama, 2012

NSDA Semifinalists

  1. 7th: Anna Larson - Informative, 2019
  2. 7th: Devon Solwold & Izzy Larson - Duo, 2017
  3. 7th: Carl Hulden - Humor, 2005
  4. 8th: Drew Swenson & Karina Twedt - Duo, 2014
  5. 8th: Preston Boyd - Humor, 2004
  6. 9th: Jessica Anderson - Oratory, 2015
  7. 9th: Alison Thompson - Humor, 2008
  8. 9th: Matt Fitzgerald - Oratory, 2007
  9. 9th: Andrea Lichtsinn - Humor, 2006
  10. 10th: Anne Totten - Humor, 2013
  11. 10th: Carl Hulden - Humor, 2004
  12. 11th: Alyssa Haagenson - Storytelling (Consolation), 2019
  13. 11th: Sophia Klindt - Humor, 2019
  14. 11th: Jessica Anderson - Oratory, 2017
  15. 11th: Quinn Kupec - US Extemp. Speaking, 2016
  16. 11th: Peter Gulsvig - Humor, 2002
  17. 13th: McKensie Bedore - Informative, 2017
  18. 13th: Ariana Grollman - Humor, 2016
  19. 13th: Rebecca Gulsvig - Humor, 1999

NSDA Quarterfinalists

  1. Maret Holm - Humor, 2020
  2. Katherine Leiseth & Jack Entzion - Duo, 2019
  3. Margaret Dickey - Oratory, 2019
  4. Margaret Dickey - Drama, 2018
  5. Jessica Anderson - Oratory, 2016
  6. Delana Haglund - Drama, 2016
  7. Katie Beedy - Oratory, 2014
  8. Noah Johnson & Karina Twedt - Duo, 2013
  9. Annie Cameron - Humor, 2013
  10. Maija Lindaas - Oratory, 2012
  11. Drew Lausch - Drama, 2011
  12. Chino Farok - Drama, 2011
  13. Rachel Clausen - Humor, 2008
  14. Kelsey Langness - Oratory, 2008
  15. Sean Benedict - Humor, 2006
  16. Rae Smith - Drama, 2005
  17. Allyson Carey - Oratory, 2005
  18. Thomas Reed - Humor, 2000

NSDA Octafinalists

2020-2011

  1. Anni Yoney - Informative, 2020
  2. Thalia Christenson - Informative, 2020
  3. Stella Mehlhoff - Drama, 2020
  4. Jonah Hanson - Drama, 2020
  5. Ethan Crompton - Drama, 2020
  6. Emma Pranger - International Extemp. Speaking, 2020
  7. Greta Almlie - POI, 2020
  8. Anni Yoney - Informative, 2019
  9. Maret Holm - Humor, 2019
  10. Alyssa Haagenson - POI, 2018
  11. Bridget McManamon - US Extemp. Speaking, 2018
  12. Claire Stoltenow - International Extemp. Speaking - 2018
  13. Izzy Larson - POI, 2018
  14. Luke Seidel - Drama, 2018
  15. Abby Dahlberg & Skyler Klostriech - Duo, 2017
  16. Anna Larson - Informative, 2017
  17. Ariana Grollman - Humor, 2017
  18. Bridget McManamon - US Extemp. Speaking, 2017
  19. Kenan Stoltenow & Sophia Klindt - Duo, 2017
  20. Devon Solwold & Izzy Larson - Duo, 2016
  21. Levi Seidel & Luke Seidel - Duo, 2016
  22. Laurel Mikkelson - Drama, 2015
  23. Maddy Timm & Adam Bakken - Duo, 2015
  24. Rachel Rossen - Humor, 2015
  25. Abby Dahlberg & Skyler Klostriech - Duo, 2015
  26. Auna Lee - Humor, 2014
  27. Devon Manney - Drama, 2013
  28. Matt Wisenden - Drama, 2013
  29. Kathryn Eggert - Oratory, 2012
  30. Seiko Shastri - US Extemp. Speaking, 2011

2010-1989

  1. Mark Hanna - Drama, 2010
  2. Nick Wheeler - Drama, 2010
  3. Danny Redding - Oratory, 2009
  4. Malcom Suits-Baer - Humor, 2009
  5. Jordan Krsnak & Anna Rice - Duo, 2008
  6. Adam Christiansen & Jorie Kosel - Duo, 2007
  7. Alison Thompson - Humor, 2007
  8. Matthew Cerar & Tausha Taylor - Duo, 2007
  9. Sadie Lynn Martine Langemo - Oratory, 2007
  10. Tom Berglund - Humor, 2007
  11. Sadie Lynn Langemo & Matthew Cerar - Duo, 2006
  12. Andrea Lichtsinn - Humor, 2005
  13. Andrea Lichtsinn- Humor, 2004
  14. Chelsea Brink - Oratory, 2004
  15. Chelsea Brink & Carl Hulden - Duo, 2003
  16. Hugh Kennedy - Humor, 2003
  17. John Langdahl - Drama, 2003
  18. Peter Gulsvig - Humor, 2003
  19. Samuel Boggs - Oratory, 2001
  20. Jesse Matson - International Extemp. Speaking, 2000
  21. Rebecca Gulsvig - Drama, 2000
  22. Andrew Pezalla - Humor, 1997
  23. Andrew Knighton - US Extemp. Speaking, 1989
National Tournament History

NSDA National Tournament Hosts

  • 2023 - Phoenix, AZ
  • 2022 - Louisville, KY
  • 2021 - Des Moines, IA
  • 2020 - Online (Formerly Albuquerque, NM)
  • 2019 - Dallas, TX
  • 2018 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 2017 - Birmingham, AL
  • 2016 - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2015 - Dallas, TX
  • 2014 - Overland Park, KS
  • 2013 - Birmingham, AL
  • 2012 - Indianapolis, IN
  • 2011 - Dallas, TX
  • 2010 - Kansas City, MO
  • 2009 - Birmingham, AL
  • 2008 - Las Vegas, NV
  • 2007 - Derby/Wichita, KS
  • 2006 - Grapevine-Colleyville, TX
  • 2005 - Philadelphia, PA
  • 2004 - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2003 - Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • 2002 - Charlotte, NC
  • 2001 - University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • 2000 - Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • 1999 - Phoenix, AZ
  • 1997 - Bloomington, MN
  • 1989 - Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO