Debate Information Meeting – Debate Camp

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Debate Information Meeting

The summer is winding down, the state fair is less than a month away and that means the school year and debate is right around the corner.  To help students and parents with their activity planning, the Robbinsdale Debate team will be hosted three information meetings.

August 17th, 6:30 PM – Robbinsdale Cooper High School

August 21st, 5:30 PM – Robbinsdale Armstrong High School – Room 224

August 21st, 7:00 PM – Robbinsdale Armstrong High School – Room 224

The content for each meeting is the same so it is perfectly reasonable for students/parents to attend a meeting at the high school which they will not be attending in the fall.  Whatever meeting works best in your schedule.  During the meeting we will review what is debate, how to join and why you should join.

Parents and students are encouraged to attend the meeting together.

Debate Camp

Students who are interested or know they are going to join the debate team, there is an optional debate camp for new and returning students.

The debate camp will occur on August 22nd to 24th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Robbinsdale Cooper High School.  There is no cost for this camp for Robbinsdale students.

Registration Website For Camp Coming Soon!!!


Armstrong, Cooper students heading to the 2017 MSHSL State Debate Tournament

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Armstrong Debate

Juniors Helen Radovic and Hailey Imbach will represent Armstring in Public Forum debate.  Radovic and Imbach earned Section 6AA Public Forum Runner-up honors.  This will be Helen’s second trip to the MSHSL State Tournament.  Last year she finished as a Quarter-Finalist in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.  This will be Hailey’s first apperance.  This is the first time Robbinsdale Armstrong has ever qualified to the MSHSL in Public Forum debate.  Joining her teammates, Sophomore Maggie Wuollet will debate in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.  This is Maggie’s first appearance to the state tournament.  This will mark the sixth year in a row Robbinsdale Armstrong has qualified to the State Tournament.


Cooper Debate

Senior Michael White and Junior David Necas will represent Robbinsdale Cooper.  This will be the third consecutive year Michael and David have qualified to the MSHSL State Debate Tournament.  David and Michael finished in 3rd and 5th place respectfully to qualify to the state tournament.  This is Cooper’s 13th consecutive trip to the MSHSL State Tournament.

“Qualifying five students to the state tournament is an amazing accomplishment for both schools.  Our success has only been possible because of the hard work of all the students and coaches working together and pulling for each other.” said Head Debate Coach DJ Brynteson.

The state tournament will be held on the campus of the University of Minnesota on January 13th and 14th.  The MSHSL State Debate Tournament is the oldest state tournament in Minnesota, first held in 1902.  The Robbinsdale Debate team is coached by DJ Brynteson, Chyenne Thibodo, Rob Cegla, Celisia Stanton and Andrew Urevig.

For more information about the State Debate Tournament or Robbinsdale Debate please contact Head Debate Coach DJ Brynteson, 763-458-4702.

CANCELLED: Tournament Info: University of MN

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The tournament has been cancelled due to weather.  More updates coming.


Here are the important details for this weekends tournament.

Date: December 17th
Where: U of M / Blegen Hall
Leave Time: 7:20 AM, Return: 4:30 PM

AHS: Nadrat, Maggie, Austin, Ellie, Michael, Helen, Hailey, Harvest, Luis

CHS: David, Michael, Gwen, Cam, Abby, Bethany

The University of MN has informed us that they will not be closing due to snow.  Since it is finals weeks, they cannot reschedule, so they will have extra staff clearing sideways, roads, etc.


Debate Information Meeting

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We are searching for new members to join the award-winning Robbinsdale debate team.  Start by attending the informational meeting.  Coming to the meeting doesn’t obligate you to join the team.  Students who will be in grades 8-12 in the Fall of 2016 are welcome to join.  You may attend either meeting, regardless of which high school you are attending.

Parents are encouraged to come!


August 18th, 2016 at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School | 7:30 PM | North Gym


August 22nd, 2016 at Robbinsdale Cooper High School | 6:30 PM


Students can attend either meetings, regardless of which High School they are attending in the fall, as the content at both meetings will be the same.  Registration isn’t required, just helps us determine how many copies of information to have for the meeting.


Debate Camp 2016

Students interested in joining the Robbinsdale Debate Team can attend a free four day camp at Robbinsdale Cooper High School (this is open to both Armstrong and Cooper students).

Date: August 23rd to August 26th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This is a great experience to meet existing students in debate, learn how debate works and meet new friends.  All grades are welcome!

Register Online:


Meeting Handout

Banquet Information

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When: Feburary 8th, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Where: Benihana, Golden Valley (850 Louisiana Avenue Golden Valley, MN 55426)

Please RSVP by e-mailing DJ at  See everyone there.