Past Results & Photos

The Coolidge Cup is a national speech and debate tournament sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and held in Plymouth, Vermont. Below are resolutions, results, and photos from past tournaments.

2024 Coolidge Cup


  • First Place: Eithan Ackermann
  • Second Place: Bruce Graham
  • Third Place: Shreyan Singha
  • Fourth Place: Lauren Knudsen


“Resolved: Lockdown policy served Americans well during the Covid pandemic. “

  • Winner: Gabriel Zylstra (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Runner-Up: Emma Lo (Sammamish, WA)
  • Semi-finalists: Shawn Gregory (Wilton, CT), Nathan Chen (Woodinville, WA)
  • Full Results on
  • Video of the Championship Round

2023 Coolidge Cup


  • First Place: Jimmy Johnston
  • Second Place: Naomi Ling
  • Third Place: Gabriel Yaeger
  • Fourth Place: Daud Malik


“Resolved: Among U.S. Presidents, Calvin Coolidge should be ranked in the top 10, not 24th.”

  • Winner: Darcy Green (New York, NY)
  • Runner-Up: Zachary Stoyer (Stewart Manor, NY)
  • Semi-finalists: Cyrus Aryani (Rockwall, TX), Hannah Cavanaugh (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Full Results on
  • Video of the Championship Round

2022 Coolidge Cup


  • First Place: Mary Sannapu
  • Second Place: Nathanael Kolssak
  • Third Place: Evangeline Martin
  • Fourth Place: Angel Aquino


“Resolved: The mandate of the Federal Reserve should be amended to pursue price stability only, rather than to pursue price stability and full employment.”

2021 Coolidge Cup


Co-champions in declamation: Ashley Zeman, Lottie Doughty

  • First Place (Group A, Group B): Ashley Zeman, Lottie Doughty
  • Second Place: Amol Bhingarde, Bryce Li
  • Third Place: Angel Aquino, Elisha Gadbois
  • Fourth Place: Lola Milazzo, Juan Borrego


“Resolved: Wealthy Americans already pay their fair share of taxes.”

  • Winner: Patrick McDonald (Mashpee, MA)
  • Runner-Up: Thaddian Burson (Montgomery, AL)
  • Semi-finalists: Olivia Orren (Tyler, TX), Luke Castle (Bedias, TX)
  • Preliminary Round Results on
  • Photos on


2020 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: The benefits of the shutdown of the U.S. economy due to the coronavirus are worth the costs.”

2019 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: The United States federal government should adopt a policy of unilateral free trade.”

2018 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: For the United States, socialism would be a better economic system than capitalism for promoting the well-being of the average person.”

2017 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: The United States federal and state governments should shift the weight of their K-12 education funding in favor of vouchers.”

2016 Coolidge Cup

“Resolved: Immigrants contribute to the industry, wealth, and civic culture of the United States.”

  • Winner: Zoe Lovelace (Houston, TX)
  • Runner-Up: Aram Moghaddassi (Woodbury, NY)
  • Full results not available
  • Photos on


Debaters compete in a quarterfinal round inside the Wilder Barn at the 2018 Coolidge Cup