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Results from the 2019-2020 Debate Season

Emporia State Tournament (NDT/CEDA)

Scout Molder and Sarah Spond – JV Semi-Finals

Sarah  - Top Novice Speaker

Scout - #3 JV Speaker


Weber State Tournament (NDT/CEDA) 

Trevor Turner and Danniel Christensen – 2nd Place, JV Division

Danniel – #3 JV Speaker

Trevor - #6 JV Speaker


Oregon State Penitentiary Tournament (British Parliamentary)

This is a tournament hosted inside the prison by the Toastmasters Club. K-State British Parliamentary Squad debaters Richard "Trey" Peat and Kelsey Gooden competed against teams from universities across the country and teams of inmates. At its best, debate is vehicle for engaging with people who have different life perspectives, and this was debate at its best. Also, Trey finished as the Third Place Speaker at the tournament!


Women’s Round Robin at US Air Force Academy (British Parliamentary)

Kelsey Gooden – Top Novice Speaker


University of Missouri Kansas City (NDT/CEDA)

 Ben Thoeni and a swing partner from UMKC won the JV division.


Seattle University (British Parliamentary)

Sofi Scavone and Kelsey Gooden –quarterfinalists

Sofi = 7th place speaker

Kelsey = 2nd place Novice Speaker


University of Texas at Dallas (NDT/CEDA)

Danniel Christensen and Ben Thoeni – First Place JV Division


University of Texas at San Antonio (NDT/CEDA)

Scout Molder – 5th place Novice Speaker

Sarah Spond – 2nd place Novice Speaker


UT Austin (NDT/CEDA)

Sarah Spond and Ashleigh Denchfield won the novice division,

Sarah Spond – 1st place Novice Speaker

Ashleigh Denchfield – 2nd Place Novice Speaker


NJDDT / JV Nationals (NDT/CEDA)

Sarah Spond and Ben Thoeni – Quarterfinalists