AFA-NIET U of Florida, Gainesville
Griffith Vertican was one of two Point Loma student ever to qualify six different events for this prestigious National Championship Tournament. He competed in three preliminary rounds in each of the following events: Persuasion, Informative, Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Communication Analysis, and Speech to Entertain. Although he did quite well in many of these events, he did not quite make the break to the quarterfinals of this very difficult tournament. Nathan Brisby qualified 7 events one year thought he had to choose his top 6 to compete in.
For some reason, the locals there in Gainesville Florida were a little more focused on their team winning the NCAA Basketball Championship than hosting the Individual Events National Championship. But a good time was had by all. Go Gators.