Recently the Syracuse Creme de la Kremlin team, consisting of David Kopel and Samm Costello, won in the Franklin and Marshall tournament in Lancaster, PA on March 10, 2012. The judging panel for finals consisted of 5 judges and all 5 voted for them. Their case was about Vladimir Putin dueling Tupac Shakur, and was written in the 15 minutes before the round (usually people bring cases they’ve spent a lot of time on to such important rounds). This win places David and Samm in 15th place in the Team of the Year competition and makes Syracuse 14th in the Club of the Year competition.
Nationals will take place on April 20-22 at Wesleyan University located in Middletown, Connecticut.