Grossmont College Griffin Invitational Tournament

Date: 
Saturday, November 2, 2002 (All day) - Sunday, November 3, 2002 (All day)
Location: 
Grossmont College

Grossmont College Griffin Invitational Tournament


The Point Loma Speech Team won Second Place Sweepstakes at the Grossmont College Griffin Invitational tournament against 23 colleges and universities from California and Arizona, including forensics power Arizona State University and traditional local rivals. The PLNU debate teams had a terrific showing. Seven of our nine Senior teams advanced to the elimination rounds. In the Novice division five PLNU teams, all from the argumentation and debate class, advanced to elimination rounds. Most of the Pt Loma teams not advancing to elimination rounds had sufficient win loss records to do so, but were eliminated on a tie breaker used to narrow the field to 16 teams per division. Several of the Individual Events competitors also had a good showing in a tough field. We appreciated the terrific show of support from alumni and friends that returned to help adjudicate rounds. The team and individual results are shown below. Thanks for your continuing support.
SENIOR TEAMS:
    •    Scott Tuggle and Rachel Williams - Semifinalists
    •    Shannon Hutchison and Janae Parker - Quarterfinalists
    •    Zach Burton and LeAnn Wiley - Octafinalists
    •    Troy Funk and Dominique Marino - Octafinalists
    •    Brenden Garrett and Nancy Twedt - Octafinalists
    •    Brad Lindenmayer and Eric Trickett - Octafinalists
    •    Jay Selnick and Yonemoto - Octafinalists.
SENIOR SPEAKER AWARDS:
    •    Janae Parker - Second Place Speaker
    •    Shannon Hutchison - Sixth Place Speaker
    •    Dominique Marino - Eighth place Speaker
    •    Eric Trickett - Tenth Place Speaker
NOVICE TEAMS:
    •    Shon Eizenhoefer and Shawna Songer - Second Place, dropped in Finals
    •    Wysteria Rush and Katie Wrench - Semi Finalists (dropping to higher seeded Pt. Loma team without a debate)
    •    Kim Davis and Matt Klemin - Semi Finalists
    •    Judah Michael and Ben Wagner - Quarter Finalists
    •    Jason Filizetti and Jenna Nelson - Octafinalists
NOVICE SPEAKER AWARDS:
    •    Shon Eizenhoefer - Fourth Place Speaker
    •    Shawna Songer - Fifth Place Speaker
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS:
    •    Zach Burton - Second Place Novice Extemp
    •    Andrew Hoag - 2nd Place Novice Impromptu, Top Novice in Speech To Entertain (no final round),
    •    Wysteria Rush - Finalist Novice Impromptu
    •    Jay Selnick - Finalist Open Impromptu
    •    Katie Wrench - First Place Novice Extemp