Debate Season Summaries

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Season summaries include titles won (and the class they were won in), final place in state, final won-lost record, and head coach for all seasons submitted by the school or gathered from IHSA records.

A few titles are missing (complete list of missing titles). Changes and additions to these records may be made by school personnel through the IHSA Schools Center.

Key to titles: D–district, R–regional, S–sectional, U–super-sectional, Q–team qualifier for state finals, P–Chicago Public League champion (only when an automatic qualifier to the state finals).

1950-51

School Titles Place Won Lost Tied Coach
Winnetka (New Trier)   1        
Rockford (East)   2        
Aurora (West Aurora)   3        
Elgin (H.S.) S 3        
Freeport (H.S.)   3        
LaGrange (Lyons) S 3        
Rockford (West)   3        
DuQuoin (H.S.) S          
Galesburg (H.S.) S          
Mattoon S          
Petersburg S          

1951-52

School Titles Place Won Lost Tied Coach
LaGrange (Lyons)   1        
Downers Grove (H.S.) S 2        
Granite City S 3        
DeKalb S 4        
Freeport (H.S.)   4        
Rock Island (H.S.)   4        
Rockford (East)   4        
Champaign (H.S.) S          
Kewanee (H.S.) S          
Lincoln S          

1952-53

School Titles Place Won Lost Tied Coach
LaGrange (Lyons)   1        
Peoria (Woodruff)   2        
Winnetka (New Trier)   2        
Champaign (H.S.) S 4        
Rockford (East) S 4        
Aurora (West Aurora) S          
Carbondale (University) S          
Jacksonville (H.S.) S          
Rock Island (H.S.) S          

1953-54

School Titles Place Won Lost Tied Coach
Pekin   1        
Freeport (H.S.)   2        
Aurora (West Aurora) S 3        
Granite City S 3        
Peoria (Woodruff) S 3        
Rock Island (H.S.)   3        
Bloomington (H.S.) S          
Carbondale (University) S          
Elgin (H.S.) S          
Lincoln S          
West Frankfort (Frankfort) S          

1954-55

School Titles Place Won Lost Tied Coach
Elgin (H.S.) S 1        
East Moline (United)   2        
Granite City S 2        
Rockford (East)   2        
Champaign (H.S.) S 5        
Downers Grove (H.S.) S 5        
Galesburg (H.S.) S 5        
Lincoln S 5        
Normal (University)   5        
Winnetka (New Trier)   5        
Normal (Community) S          

1955-56

School Titles Place Won Lost Tied Coach
Freeport (H.S.)   1        
Peoria (Woodruff)   2        
Winnetka (New Trier) S 2        
Lincoln S 4        
Aurora (West Aurora)   4        
Granite City   4        
Downers Grove (H.S.) S          
DuQuoin (H.S.) S          
Geneseo (Darnall) S          
Mattoon S          

1956-57

School Titles Place Won Lost Tied Coach
LaGrange (Lyons)   1        
Elgin (H.S.)   2        
Freeport (H.S.)   2        
Downers Grove (H.S.) S 4        
Peoria (Woodruff) S 4        
DuQuoin (H.S.) S          
Normal (University) S          
Rockford (East) S          
Roodhouse S          

1957-58

School Titles Place Won Lost Tied Coach
Elgin (H.S.)   1        
Calumet City (Thornton Fractional) S 2        
Pekin S 2        
Arlington Heights (Arlington) S 4        
Champaign (H.S.)   4        
DuQuoin (H.S.)   4        
Peoria (Woodruff)   4        
East Peoria S          
Granite City S          
Jacksonville (Routt) S          
Kewanee (H.S.) S          
Normal (University) S          
Springfield (Lanphier) S          

1958-59

School Titles Place Won Lost Tied Coach
Arlington Heights (Arlington)   1        
Aurora (West Aurora)   2        
Elgin (H.S.)   2        
Freeport (H.S.)   2        
Winnetka (New Trier) S 2        
Bloomington (H.S.) S          
Carbondale (University) S          
Galesburg (H.S.) S          
LaGrange (Lyons) S          
Springfield (Lanphier) S          

1959-60

School Titles Place Won Lost Tied Coach
Aurora (West Aurora) S 1        
Rockford (West)   1        
Sterling (H.S.) S 1        
Freeport (H.S.) S 4        
Granite City S 5        
Champaign (H.S.)   5        
Elmhurst (York)   5        
Hillside (Proviso West) S          
Lincoln S          
Normal (University) S