Elliot Minceberg (WCAS74)

Elliot Minceberg of Chicago joined the Northwestern debate team in school year 1970-71. As juniors, he and his partner Ron Marmer were the top two-person team. They won the 1973 National Debate tournament where Elliot was named top speaker.

As sophomores, Minceberg and Marmer regularly qualified for elimination rounds in major tournaments. They won the Ohio State tournament and were fourth at the Northern Illinois tournament (Minceburg was top speaker), reached the quarters at UCLA (Minceberg was fifth speaker) and Butler (Minceberg was fifth speaker) and the octa-finals at MIT (Minceberg was ninth speaker), Oberlin (Minceberg was sixth speaker), Harvard, and the National Debate Tournament.

As juniors in the 1972-73 school year, they won the University of North Carolina tournament (Minceberg was third speaker), the Marietta round robin (where they were undefeated and Minceberg was top speaker), UCLA (Minceberg was top speaker) and the National Debate Tournament. They also were second at Emory (Minceberg was sixth speaker) and Southern California (Minceberg was third speaker), reached the semi-finals at Georgetown, and were quarter-finalists at MIT (Minceberg was sixth speaker), Harvard (Minceberg was third speaker), Dartmouth, and the University of Kansas Heart of America tournament.

Minceberg and Marmer did not debate as seniors.