Here, you can find the standings for the 2022-2023 National Points Race, which will begin with the University of Kentucky Speech and Debate Season Opener on September 12, 2022 and conclude with the NSDA National Tournament on June 17, 2023. Standings will be updated at the end of every month, featuring the tournament news of the month.
While we acknowledge that plenty of extraordinarily talented extempers may not travel frequently, the National Points Race seeks to identify the “best” extemper across a series of widely-recognized tournaments in the United States. Our scoring system heavily values consistency and attendance at major circuit events.
You can find information on the methodology behind the National Points Race for the 2022-23 season here. We are always open to feedback on ways we can improve our scoring, including the addition or removal of tournaments and/or changes in point values across tiers. Feel free to send us suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com; however, no tournaments will be added/removed once competition begins.
Unfortunately, because the National Points Race is a volunteer project without a budget, there are no prizes given to the winners (other than recognition from your fellow competitors!).
Due to time constraints, there will not be a short description of each month’s happenings on the National Points Race page this season. If you’re interested in tracking how competitors are doing over time, go check out our Monthly Updates which review tournament results!
Current Standings (last updated after Cal Invitational):
|1st||McKinley Paltzik, Phoenix Country Day (AZ)||5700|
|2nd||Sruti Peddi, BASIS Scottsdale (AZ)||3800|
|3rd||Theodore Gercken, College Prep (CA)||3625|
|4th||Kyle Letterer, Plano West (TX)||3450|
|5th||Gabriel Bo, Plano West (TX)||3100|
|6th||Phoena Lin, Plano West (TX)||2825|
|7th||Amy Cao, Ridge (NJ)||2400|
|8th||Kevin Li, Ridge (NJ)||2375|
|9th||Taylor Burris, Potomac (VA)||2000|
|10th||Rohit Vakkalagadda, Bellarmine College Prep (CA)||1700|
|T-11th||Jack Ververis, Trinity Prep (FL)|
Jonathan Tubb, St Mary’s Hall (TX)
|13th||Charlotte Reitman, NSU (FL)||1350|
|T-14th||Pierce McDade, University (IL)|
Dev Ahuja, Solon (OH)
|16th||Siddharth Sudhakar, Nova (FL)||1150|
|17th||Brandon Cheng, Flintridge Prep (CA)||1075|
|18th||Raghav Ramki, Plano East (TX)||1050|
|19th||Gordy Sun, Harker (CA)||1025|
|20th||Vikram Sundaram, Solon (OH)||1000|
|T-21st||Katherine Lee, Plano West (TX)|
Isaiah Sohn, Redlands (CA)
|23rd||Tyler Crivella, Seven Lakes (TX)||925|
|24th||Nathan Cai, Brophy (AZ)||775|
|T-25th||Abraham Zhang, Jasper (TX)|
Nirja Trivedi, Westview (CA)
2021-2022 National Points Race
- Champion: Daniel Kind (Lake Highland Prep, FL)
2020-2021 National Points Race
- Champion: Mukta Dharmapurikar (Durham Academy, NC)