Adam Symonds is one of the smartest and most dedicated coaches in debate. Adam has worked at the GDI from the the very beginning and has witnessed what makes GDI a great camp. This conversation covers what it takes to have a great camp experience, Adam’s thoughts on the topic, Adam’s style as a lab leader, and what keeps bringing Adam back to the GDI every summer.
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Gonzaga University’s Director of Debate Glen Frappier’s record speaks for itself. Mr. Frappier has consistently shown an ability to harness and marshal the nation’s top debate talent into success. Glen has been the director of the Gonzaga Debate Institute for 13 years and has shown throughout this endeavor that he is committed to provide elite-level learning at an affordable price. Glen is our fearless leader. This conversation touches on some of the exciting changes being implemented at this year’s GDI, his thoughts on the infrastructure topic, and Glen’s tips for having your best camp experience.
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Leah Moczulski is one of the best debaters of her generation. During this past season Leah earned another first round at large bid to the NDT, including being ranked 4th overall. To see a full break down of Leah’s achievements over the past year follow this link. This conversation focuses on why Leah is excited for the 2012 GDI and what great things she has in store for the Sophomores Lab. Thanks Leah!
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Scott Odekirk and Michael Hester are the lab leaders of the two week varsity lab named Icarus. After their first lab meeting they decided go to Odekirk’s mobile podcast studio here at the GDI and started talking. This discussion covers some of the unique possibilities created by the space topic and some unique challenges presented by space policy.
In this discussion Izak Dunn, Gonzaga coach and Eastern Washington director, explains some of the exciting Krititk possibilities on the upcoming space topic, praises the Wrath of Kahn, describes leading his 4-week lab with Malcom Gordon, and previews the much anticipated “Non-Traditional Showdown.” (See last year’s showdown here).
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Leah Moculzski is an amazing college debater at Gonzaga who specializes in beating people down on politics and advantage counterplanning people’s cases. She also runs the 5 Week Sophomores Lab at the GDI with her high school debate partner, Eric Lanning. This conversation covers the breadth of the space topic on the aff, intriguing possiblities for the upcoming topic on the neg, who’s lab she would most like to be in at the GDI, previews of the files the sophomores lab will produce, why she likes going negative, and some trash talk concerning the upcoming Hegemony Throwdown with Eric Lanning that will take place on July 4th.
Glen Frappier is the Director of the Gonzaga University Debate team, a senior lecturer in the Communication Arts Department at Gonzaga University. He has been coaching at Gonzaga since the 1998-99 season and throughout his time Gonzaga has consistently performed well at the national level including multiple wins in the outrounds of the NDT and major college tournaments. In the latest college season Glen coached a team who received a first round at large bid to the NDT. Glen is also the director of the GDI and has helped build the institute into one of the best debate camps in the country.
Scott Odekirk coaches the Idaho State debate team, who have enjoyed much national level success over the 7 years he has coached the team. He is also the creator and main author of Putting the K in Debate, a website with articles, round videos, and podcasts for all levels of debaters. Scott will be the host of the MyGDI podcast series and the webmaster for MyGDI.net.