University of Utah's Great Salt Lake Tournament
It was a good beginning for the new semester, and helped to show us where we need to focus more of our efforts.
Debate Results: The team of Zach Burton and Ashley Nuckels advanced to the Octafinal Round where they lost on a split decision, after posting a 5 wins and 1 loss preliminary round record. This was encouraging from a Senior (Zach) who had virtually been out of the activity for the last couple of years and a freshman (Ashley) just beginning her college career. Andrew Hoag and Griffith Vertican missed advancing to the elimination rounds based on a speaker point tie breaker, but their preliminary round record was sufficient. Elly Garner earned a speaker award as the 8th speaker in the tournament.
Griffith Vertican won
First Place in Informative Speaking,
Second Place in Rhetorical Criticism.
Third Place in Persuasive Speaking,
Fourth Place in Impromptu Speaking
Fourth Place in Extemporaneous Speaking
Ashley Nuckels won
2nd Place in Prose,
5th Place in Jr. Impromptu
Elly Garner won
6th Place in Jr. Impromptu
Jordan Cherry won
Semi Finalist in Impromptu
All enjoyed the snow storm on Sunday.