My last remaining former BNCC competitor, D1 is in one of his last three national championships... and his last NPTE.
He's down one round in a double-elim format -- so, he has to win out to win the thing.
I'm so proud of him and what he's accomplished in life -- and I'm proud to have been his first college debate coach as well. I really didn't intend to have a team at BNCC, but D1 kind of insisted and so I did it. He had a rough semester or two, but then the debate-light bulb went off in his head and he's been really successful ever since.
So -- the round that's going on could be his last, or it could be just one of a series until finals. This is where the drama really heats up.... so think good thoughts for D1.