This first tournament of our debate year was HUGE with 47 schools and over 1,000 contestants from 4 states. Our 33 students rocked their preliminaries rounds, many breaking into elimination or final rounds in their events, we took 2nd PLACE OVERALL! Since most entries were 5A schools, this is phenomenal!
Each debater and each event lead who helped prepare with practice rounds is awesome.
More detailed results follow:
Novice Congress – Andrew Bryner broke into the final Congress round & took 6th place
Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate – both our entries, Claire Peters and Izzy Sandston, broke into elim. rounds. Izzy captured 3rd place and won 3rd in speaker pts.
Open Impromptu – Jordan Blake broke and took 6th place
Open Dramatic Interp – Adam Hickey broke and took 1st Place!!
Open Extemp – both Liz Cantlebary and Vincent Jedlicka broke and were semi-finalists
Open Congress – Both Alex Whitty and Adam Hickey broke into their final Congress round and took 10th and 4th places respectively
Open Policy: Our three policy teams were so close to breaking in this tough competition – an amazing feat because in two of the partnerships, we are training new policy members. Devon Gregory/Gavin Schenk took 13th; Robbie Allison/Danny Rosenbloom took 12th; Serena Haas/Cole Farquarson took 11th and Serena won 8th in speaker points
Open Lincoln-Douglas debate – Abi Kretschmar, Boyana Martinova, and Teia Swan all broke into elim. rounds, with Abi and Teia as octifinalists. Boyana went on to quarterfinals and took 6th; Abi won 6th in speaker points.
Open Public Forum debate – Two of our PF teams just did not quit! Nina Williams/Reede Nasser broke into elims. and made it to quarterfinals, taking 6th. Kyle Haas/Reese Adams, debating together for the FIRST time, broke into elims. and lost a tough semifinal round to take 3rd Place!