University of the Pacific Paul Winters Invitational (Nov 6-8, 2015) Speech and Debate Results:
The PLNU Speech and Debate tournament participated with 13 of our students this weekend at the University of the Pacific, winning Fifth Place in Overall Sweepstakes for 4 year Universities at the UOP tournaments held in Stockton this weekend, wrapping up around midnight Sunday night.
Here are some of the highlights and results from the various tournaments hosted on the UOP and Delta college campuses.
PLNU Moore and West Win Prestigious UOP Round Robin Championship!
Based on their excellent start this year, Caleb Moore and his partner Brandon West were selected to represent PLNU in the prestigious University of the Pacific Round Robin Friday, November 6th, as one of 12 top teams nationwide to be afforded this honor. This tournament has been a terrific challenge for us in the past. I am not sure that we have ever even advanced to the elimination bracket in past years, certainly it has been rare. This year Caleb and Brandon won their pool, advanced to and one the Semi Final rounds against the host team, and went on to beat Southern Illinois University (SIU) on a close vote in the final round to become tournament champions! SIU is traditionally one of the best if not the best intercollegiate senior division debate teams in the nation, year in and year out.
Ali Cleveland wins 2 events - Delta College Mustang Invitational – Friday, November 6th
A few of our individual events students also travelled to Delta College this same weekend, to compete in what we call a swing tournament, held in conjunction with the UOP events. Here are those results:
Ali Cleveland: First Place Novice Extemporaneous, First Place Novice Impromptu
Mackenzie Leveque: Finalist Open Impromptu
Karina Guerrero: Finalist Novice Impromptu
Cleveland and Massone Champions at UOP Paul Winters Tournament Results –
Saturday November 7th and 8th
This tournament is considered one of the premiere tournaments on the national circuit, attended by over 30 colleges and universities from around the country. Here are the results for the individual and team competitors for PLNU.
Open Division NPDA Parliamentary Debate:
Brandon West and Caleb Moore – Quarter Finalist
Open Division Speaker Awards:
Brandon West – 6th Place Speaker
Junior Division NPDA Parliamentary Debate:
Ali Cleveland and Montana Massone - First Place, Champions! (winning Octas, Quarters, Semis and their Final Round, lasting till nearly midnight).
Gabriella Kaufman and Julia Shotwell – Quarter Finalist
Junior Division Speaker Awards:
Julia Shotwell – 4th Place Speaker
Ali Cleveland – 5th Place Speaker
Montana Massone – 8th Place Speaker
Open NFA Lincoln Douglas Debate (combined divisions with yearlong topic on bioprospecting):
Thomas Routson – Octafinalist
Novice NFA Lincoln Douglas Debate
Julia Shotwell - Quarterfinalist
Ally Cleveland: Novice Impromptu finalist; Novice Extemporaneous finalist
Kenzie Leveque: Semi Finalist Open Extemporaneous
Special thanks to our amazing coaching staff and alumni for their hard work.