Sun God Invitational Hosted by UCSD
The Point Loma Speech and Debate Team spent its first weekend back for the Spring competing in a very tough tournament hosted by UCSD. Debate power house schools such as Whitman, U C Davis, U C Berkeley, and Notre Dame came to join our Southern California programs and enjoy our winter weather. Point Loma came in fourth place in the 4 year school division behind Berkeley, Whitman and Notre Dame respectively.
In this 8 round tournament, each of our five teams was within one or two wins of advancing to elimination rounds in this very challenging field. The Point Loma team of Shannon Hutchison and Brenden Garrett did advance to the elimination rounds and dropped on a split decision to Berkeley in the Octafinal round. Both members were also awarded top speaker awards. Brenden won Third Speaker in the tournament and Shannon won Tenth speaker. Given that many of the other programs had competed in some of the tournaments offered over the Christmas break, and this was our first time debating since last semester, the results were promising.