National Points Race

Here, you can find the standings for the 2021-2022 National Points Race, which will begin with the University of Kentucky Speech and Debate Season Opener on September 11, 2021 and conclude with the NSDA National Tournament on June 17, 2022. 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 2021-22 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 and; 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:

1stDaniel Kind, Lake Highland Preparatory (FL)1550
2ndMcKinley Paltzik, Phoenix Country Day (AZ)900
3rdPeter Alisky, Smoky Hill (CO)825
4thCharles Hou, Plano West Sr. (TX)675
5thCameron Roberts, Jack C. Hays (TX)600
6thVikram Sundaram, Solon (OH)550
7thDev Ahuja, Solon (OH)400
T-8thChirag Choudhary, Unionville (PA)
Marc Zavarro, Western (FL)
10thCade Savoy, Teurlings Catholic (LA)300
T-11thJames Cullen, Chaminade (NY)
Cindy De Dianous, Scarsdale (NY)
Mukta Dharmapurikar, Durham (NC)
Michelle Park, Solon (OH)
Alex Sorgini, La Salle (PA)
T-16thDana Ko, Pine Creek (CO)
Elliot Smith, Milton (MA)
Chloe Yang, Ridge (NJ)
19thElizabeth Wong, Durham (NC)150
T-20thNatasha Banga, Coppell (TX)
Nicholas Blauz, Nova (FL)
Sydney Carroll, Battle Ground (TN)
Jason Hu, Strath Haven (PA)
Praveen Kumar, Hawken (OH)
Samarth Nagaraj, Ridge (NJ)
Isha Narang, Ardrey Kell (NC)
Sruti Peddi, BASIS Scottsdale (AZ)
Luccia Yacoub, Gabrielino (CA)

Previous Years:

2020-2021 National Points Race

  • Champion: Mukta Dharmapurikar (Durham Academy, NC)