Gabe was a 3 time qualifier to the Tournament of Champions in policy debate at Minneapolis South. As a senior, he was the champion of the Blake tournament and the California Round Robin, in finals of the New Trier tournament, semifinals of the Glenbrooks, Kentucky and St Marks tournaments and quarterfinals of the Cal Berkeley tournament. He received 3rd place at the prestigious Pace Round Robin. He was ranked second in the Baker Award, based on NDCA points. He was the top speaker at the St Marks Heart of Texas tournament and the New Trier tournament.