Grossmont College Tournament
The Point Loma Speech and Debate team participated in a full service debate and individual events tournament this past Saturday and Sunday at Grossmont College. Approximately 20 colleges and universities from Arizona and California participated, including ASU, SDSU, Cal State Long Beach, etc. Point Loma won First Place in Overall Sweepstakes, and also earned more debate sweepstakes points than other competitors. This was an especial exciting victory given the relative youth of this team and the balanced wins in debate and individual events.
Both of our Senior debate teams, one of our Junior teams, and four of our Novice teams from the debate class advanced to the elimination brackets based on strong preliminary round records. Individual Events also went very well, led by Griffith Vertican who won awards in all five of the events he entered in addition to closing out the final round in debate with Andrew Hoag, Jordan Cherry, and Elly Garner. The specific results are shown below.
Andrew Hoag and Griffith Vertican - Gold Medallists
Jordan Cherry and Elly Garner - Gold Medallists
Andrew Hoag - 3rd Place Speaker
Elly Garner - 5th Speaker
Ashley Nuckels and Noelle Seybert - Bronze Medallists
Noelle Seybert - Seventh Place Speaker
Chris Gutierrez and Nadia Murahovscaia - Silver Medallists .
Shelly Blair and Nicole Monroe - Silver Medallists
Matthew Johnson and Carly Slater - Bronze Medallists
Joy Wright and Liz Nesbitt - Bronze Medallists
Rachel Simonsen - Tenth Place Speaker
Andrew Hoag: Second Place Rhetorical Criticism, Third Place
Ashley Nuckels: Second Place Open Prose
Ashley Nuckels and Chris Gutierrez: 1st Place Novice Duo (no final rd)
Griffith Vertican: First Place Rhetorical Criticism, Second Place Open
Persuasion, Fifth Place Open Impromptu, Second Place Open Informative, and First Place Open Extemp.