Giovanni Cutri is a rising sophomore at Duke University and assistant LD debate coach for Isidore Newman. This season, his students have won a national bid tournament and qualified to States, NSDA Nationals, and the TOC. As a debater, Gio was captain of Harrison High School’s team, qualifying twice to the TOC and earning 13 career bids. He won the Glenbrooks, Isidore Newman, Princeton, and Newark (becoming the first Harrison debater to win that tournament twice), and reached elimination rounds at Greenhill, Bronx, Apple Valley, Scarsdale, Blake, Lexington, Emory, and Harvard, among other tournaments. Additionally, Gio was the top speaker at Blake, Lexington (twice), Isidore Newman, and Ridge, and was 5th speaker at the 2020 TOC and 9th speaker at the 2021 TOC. He was also the National Speech and Debate Association's #1-ranked Lincoln-Douglas debater both nationally and in New York State. In his free time, Gio is an avid follower of politics and enjoys watching TikTok videos.