PSCFA Fall Championships CSU Long Beach

Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2002 (All day) - Sunday, December 8, 2002 (All day)
Location: 
CSU Long Beach

PSCFA Fall Championships CSU Long Beach

The Point Loma Speech Team won First Place Sweepstakes at the PSCFA Fall Champs tournament this past weekend against 36 colleges and universities from throughout California. The PLNU debate teams had a terrific showing. Eight of our eleven debate teams advanced to the elimination rounds. This high point tournament will no doubt advance us into the top five teams in the country for the year long sweepstakes race between all colleges and universities across the country competing in the National Parliamentary Debate Association once the results have been recorded by the national office. Many of the Individual Events competitors also had a very good showing against a tough field. Not that this activity is about trophy counts, but between the 22 students they brought back almost 40 trophies, and a number of names for new potential recruits from top community college programs that would like to transfer to Point Loma in the near future.
Dominique Marino and Troy Funk, both novice beginners to the team last year with no high school experience, advanced to the Final Round in the Senior Division and won First Place! In the Junior Division of debate, three of the four Pt Loma teams advanced to the Octofinals round of sixteen. The other Pt Loma team was next out at seventeenth rank in the field. All three advancing Junior teams won their Octofinal and Quarterfinal rounds. After beating the only other team left in Semis the three Pt Loma teams in essence tied for First Place in the division.
We greatly appreciated the terrific show of support from alumni, such as David Graham, Josh Cangelosi, and Joelle Pendergrass, that returned to help adjudicate rounds. It has also been exciting to see many of our past alumni coaching at other programs as either full faculty members or graduate students, including Kanaan, Cynthia Arrelano, Rick Travis, Wendy Harrison, Katie Angliss, Konrad Hack and others not at this particular event such as James Hazelwood and Nathan Brisby. The team's debate and individual events results are shown below. Thanks for your continued support.
SENIOR DEBATE TEAMS:
Scott Tuggle and Rachel Williams - Octafinalists
Sarah Barnes and Brenden - Octafinalists
Brad Lindenmayer and Eric Trickett - Quarterfinalists
Troy Funk and Dominique Marino - First Place
SENIOR SPEAKER AWARDS:
Eric Trickett - Seventh Place Speaker
Gene Yonemoto - Eighth Place Speaker
Brenden Garrett - 11th Place Speaker
Brad Lindenmayer - 13th Place Speaker
JUNIOR DEBATE TEAMS:
Zach Burton and LeAnn Wiley - First Place - Tie
Judah Israel Michael and Ben Wagner - First Place - Tie
Andrew Hoag and Ashley Livingston - First Place - Tie
JUNIOR SPEAKER AWARDS:
LeAnn Wiley - Second Place Speaker
Katie Wrench - 17th Place Speaker
Andrew Hoag - 19th Place Speaker
NOVICE DEBATE TEAM:
Jason Filizetti and Wysteria Rush - Octafinalists
NOVICE SPEAKER AWARDS:
Jason Filizetti - 16th Place Speaker
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS:
Shon Eizenhoefer - Finalist Novice Extemp
Troy Funk - Third Place Open Impromptu, Finalist Open Extemp
Brenden Garrett - 2nd Place Junior Rhetorical Criticism
Andrew Hoag - 3rd Place Novice Speech to Entertain, Finalist Jr Impromptu
Ashleigh Livingston - Fourth in Junior Programmed Oral Interp,
Dominique Marino - Finalist Junior Persuasion
Judah Michael - Finalist Novice Impromptu
Jay Selnick - 5th Place Open Impromptu, 6th Place Senior Extemp
Scott Tuggle - Finalist Junior Prose, Finalist Junior Drama,
Ben Wagner - Finalist Junior Impromptu,
LeAnn Wiley - First Place Junior Extemp
Rachel Williams - Third Place Junior Extemp, Finalist Junior Informative
Gene Yonemoto - Finalist Open Impromptu