Concordia Eagle Classic
Here are the results on how the PLNU Speech and Debate team did at Concordia this last weekend, October 6 & 7. The team came in First Place in Individual Events sweepstakes, earning more points for individual speeches than all the other schools. We won third place in debate sweepstakes after the tie breaker with the second place school, and in the overall sweepstakes category combining debate and individual events Pt Loma came in Second Place, narrowly beaten by University of the Pacific by one point. Special thanks to Melissa Lazaro, Ashleigh Livingston, Lindsay Diederichs and Tim Kamermayer for coaching and/or judging for this, our first full service tournament of the year.
In Individual Events the following students won the following honors:
Alysa Pfeiffer - 3rd Novice Persuasion
Amber Briggs - 4th Place Novice Prose,
Brandon Walsh - 1st Place Novice Persuasion, Semi Finalist Novice Impromptu
Caitlyn Burford - 2nd Place Open Extemp
Daniel Nadal - Semi Finalist in Open Extemporaneous Speaking, 6th Place Novice Persuasion,
David Kruckenberg - 6th Place Open Extemporaneous Speaking, 4th Place Open Informative
Grant Beeson - 5th Place Novice Prose
Katy Lucas - 4th Place Open Extemporaneous
Margaret Urfer - 3rd place Novice Informative (w/o a final round)
In Parliamentary Debate the following teams and individuals won awards or honors.
In Junior Debate Ian Sharples and John Walters won First Place.
In Senior Debate Pt Loma had two teams in the semi final rounds, Daniel Nadal and Jaimee Wanta, and Chris Gutierrez and Caitlyn Burford. UCSD beat University of the Pacific in the final round.
For Top Debate Speaker Honors:
Katie Lucas - 4th Speaker
Jaimee Wanta - 5th Speaker
Caitlyn Burford - 10th Speaker
Daniel Nadal - 11th Speaker
Alyssa Pfeiffer - 17th Speaker
Ian Sharples - 3rd Speaker
John Walters - 7th Speaker
Grant Beeson - 16th Speaker
Hannah King - 11th Speaker