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KY DEBATE STATE CHAMPIONS

A letter from longtime debate coach Dan Omlor, coach at 1972-1992 at Lafayette and Sayre Schools, explains that "Debate Sweepstakes" as we now know them began in 1975. However, the debate championship dates back to the first year of what we now consider KHSSL, 1921. When KHSSL Debate began, debate was a three-person team event (soon changed to two, much like our current Policy Debate.)

Many of our lists of champions are being revealed as part of

the 100 Fun Facts Twitter feed in early 2020, so stay tuned! 

CONGRESS

LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE (LD)

POLICY DEBATE

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2019 Sam Merritt / Abby Gottesman (Henry Clay)
2018  Rebekah George / Valerie Pallos (Henry Clay)
2017  Maverick Dziadkoviec / Brian Hinkle (Ryle)
2016   Noah Fischer/Hunter Rice (Henry Clay)
2014   Logan Crum/Spencer Henderson (Highlands Latin)
2009 - Amanda Davis/Anna Leatherbee (Ryle High School)
2008 - Jacob DeLong/Andrew Muscha (Scott Co.)
2007 – Derek McMahan/Harrison Holcomb (North Oldham)
1996 - Javaheri / Langlitz (Covington Latin)
1993 – Dalton Lyon / Ellen Lord  (Henry Clay)
1992 – Tinsley / Jeffries (Pleasure Ridge Park)
1991 – Mason Miller / David Arnett (Lafayette)
1990 - Chad Hurley / Trevor Wells (Sayre)
1989 - Chad Hurley / Trevor Wells (Sayre)
1988 - Chad Hurley / Trevor Wells (Sayre)
1987 - Chad Hurley / John Weathers (Sayre) 
1986 - Chuck McKee / John Ogden (Sayre)
1985 - Chuck McKee / Mark Endicott (Sayre)
1984 - Chuck McKee / Mark Endicott (Sayre)
1983 – Ted McCullough / Earl Wienbrenner (St. Xavier)
1982 – Ted McCullough / Earl Wienbrenner (St. Xavier)
1980 - Bill Campbell / Joe Ellis (Scott County) 
1978 – Jim Carchedi / John Loheid (Covington Latin)
1977 – Steve Hawke/ Bryon Thompson (LaRue County)
1976 – LaRue County
1975 - LaRue County 
1974 - Middlesboro 
1973 - Union County 
1972 - Waggener 
1971 – Carol Snider/Pam Todd (Madisonville North Hopkins)
1970 - Madisonville North Hopkins 
1969 – Jeff Lankford/Gary Scharff (St. Xavier) 
1968 - Saint Xavier (Louisville) 
1967 - Sacred Heart (Louisville) 
1966 - Harrodsburg 
1965 - Breckenridge Training 
1964 - Bowling Green 
1963 - Bowling Green 
1962 - Paducah Tilghman 
1961 - Bowling Green 
1960 - Paducah Tilghman 
1959 - College High ( Bowling Green) 
1958 - Middlesboro 
1957 - Paducah Tilghman 
1956 - Hopkinsville 
1955 - Mayfield 
1954 - Madisonville 
1953 - Harrodsburg 
1952 - Frankfort 
1951 - Winchester 
1950 - Winchester 
1949 - Winchester 
1948 - Winchester 
1947 - Madisonville 
1946 - Madisonville 
1945 - Louisville (Saint Xavier)
 
1944 - Shelbyville (Shelby County) 
1943 - Maysville (Mason County) 
1942 - Corbin 
1941 - Lexington (Henry Clay) 
1940 - Winchester 
1939 - Lexington (Henry Clay) 
1938 - Shepherdsville 
1937 - Middlesboro 
1936 - Augusta Tilghman (Paducah) 
1935 - Louisville (Saint Xavier) 
1934 - Lone Oak 
1933 - Reidland 
1932 - Covington Holmes 
1931 - Berea College Academy 
1930 - Bellevue 
1929 - Clarkson 
1928 - Lexington

1927 - Benton (Marshall County) 
1926 - Somerset (Pulaski County) 
1925 - Paris 
1924 - Hopkinsville 

1923 - Dry Ridge 
1922 - Madisonville 

1921 - Lexington 

 

PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE (PF)

DISCUSSION

Many of our lists of champions are being revealed as part of the 100 Fun Facts Twitter feed in early 2020, so stay tuned! 

NOVICE LD

Many of our lists of champions are being revealed as part of the 100 Fun Facts Twitter feed in early 2020, so stay tuned! 

NOVICE POLICY

(not always held)


2016 –Yesmina Townsley and Breland Finch (Henry Clay)  
2009 - Nelli Noel/Cody Murphy (Grant Co.)
2008 - Caitlin Lacey/Carly Lacey (Grant Co.)
1996 - Kohn / Majid (Covington Latin)
1993 – Holly King / Sara Reece (Louisville Eastern)
1992 – Folk / Lyon (Henry Clay)
1987 - Tiffany Triplett / Trevor Wells (Sayre)
1986 - Chad Hurley / Trevor Wells (Sayre)
1985 - Chad Hurley / Trevor Wells (Sayre) 

NOVICE PF

Many of our lists of champions are being revealed as part of the 100 Fun Facts Twitter feed in early 2020, so stay tuned!