Middle School Urban Debate National Tournament


WUDL Middle School Debaters from 2019: National Champions Maya and Aisha, Finalists Chloe and Isabel, and Semi-Finalists Christione and Lexi after the tournament with their awards

The Urban Debate Middle School National Tournament was born from a recognition that the younger scholars in Urban Debate work just as hard as their older compatriots and deserve a high quality, national, end of season competition to recognize excellence.


This tournament is designed around the middle school students, giving them the best judges, tournament staff, and competitive experience just like their older counterparts, instead of as an after-thought like at other competitions. 

2021: Remote, COVID Crisis

2020: Remote, COVID Crisis

2019: Hardy Middle School, Washington D.C.