Griffin Invitational / Grossmont College

Saturday, November 4, 2000 (All day) - Sunday, November 5, 2000 (All day)
Grossmont College

Griffin Invitational / Grossmont College

Our Pt Loma speech and debate team competed this weekend in a tournament hosted by Grossmont College. The tournament was directed by PLNU graduate James Hazlewood who now teaches and coaches speech at Grossmont. The local venue allowed our Oral Interpretation class and Argumentation and Debate class to join members of the speech and debate team, competing against close to 20 colleges and universities from the San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, and Phoenix areas, including Arizona State University, San Diego State University, UCSD, the Claremont Colleges, and Cal State Universities of Los Angeles and Fullerton to name but a few. In the school wide sweepstakes category we were fortunate enough to win First Place with 184 points compared to the Second Place school which earned 126 points. Both class members and speech members had a terrific weekend and contributed to this win.
Special thanks to coaches and alumni that volunteered their time to help judge at the tournament. Special congratulations to team President Rick Travis who won Top Speaker in Debate, First Place in Open Division debate with Phil Rath, First Place in Open Extemp and First Place in Open Impromptu. Not a bad weekend for Rick. Here are the specific results:
Debate: Both Open and Novice Divisions advanced to quarter finals clearing 8 teams from their initial fields of 17 and 24 respectively.
Pt Loma was fortunate enough to advance 4 of the 8 teams advanced to Open Division Quarter Finals, and 5 of the 8 teams advanced to Novice Division Quarter Finals. In Quarter finals of both divisions 3 of our teams advanced to Semi Finals.

Open Division Top Speaker Awards:
Taeler Huguenin - 8th Place
Evan Rutledge - 7th Place
Jeff Anderson - 6th Place
Janea Magee - 5th Place
Phil Rath - 2nd Place
Rick Travis - 1st Place
Novice Division Top Speaker Awards:
Shannon Hutchinson - 9th Place
Loriann Baker - 4th Place
Josh Cangelosi - 3rd Place
Gene Yonomoto - 2nd Place
Jay Selnick - 1st Place
Open Division Team Results:
Rick Travis and Phil Rath: First Place
Jason Anderson and Linsey Kitchens: Third Place
Jeff Anderson and Evan Rutledge: Third Place
Taeler Huguenin an Jason Riley: Fourth Place
(Not advancing due to a tie breaker, though their win loss record was sufficient were Janea Magee and Kaz Trypuc) 

Novice Division Team Results:
Gene Yonomoto and Jay Selnick: Third Place
Loriann Baker and Josh Cangelosi: Fourth Place
Sarah Barnes and Joelle Pendergrass: Fourth Place
Jacob Salmond and Brad Lindenmeyer: Second Place
Chelsea Hettrick and Shannon Hutchinson: Third Place
(Not advancing due to a tie breaker, though their win loss
record was sufficient was were Yuko Baba and Nick Rohdin, both
international students who were extremely nervous debating in public in
a second language about a culture with which they have little
Individual Events:
Jason Anderson: Third Place Extemp, Fourth Place Open Impromptu, Fourth Place Open Rhetorical Criticism,
Sarah Barnes: Finalist Novice Impromptu, Second Place Novice Extemp
Juan Godinez: Fourth Novice Informative Wendy Harrison: Finalist Novice Drama, Taeler Huguenin: Fourth Place Open Persuasion, Sixth Place Open Duo
Interp with Rutledge,
Linsey Kitchens: First Place Informative, Third Place Open Impromptu, Fourth Place Open Extemp Kristin Pedrotty: Finalist Novice Drama, Joelle Pendergrass: Third Place Novice Extemp, Phil Rath: Second Place Open Extemp Jason Riley: Fifth Place Open Extemp, Fifth Place Open Impromptu, Jeff Rutledge: Sixth Place Open Duo Interp with Huguenin, Melinda Smee: Third Place Novice Drama, Rick Travis: First Place Open Impromptu, First Place Open Extemp, Jessica Vance: 3rd Novice Informative Kathy Wright: Finalist Drama Interp