Willamette Debate Camp Salem, OR
The Willamette Debate Camp ended with an eight round tournament of almost 90 students. The Point Loma team of Carissa Phillips and Chris Champine amassed a record of 7 wins and 1 loss before losing in a split decision in the final round. Carissa was named Third Speaker and Chris was named 7th speaker in the tournament. Incoming transfer Griffith Vertican (debating without a partner - we call that debating "Maverick") earned 6 wins and only 2 losses, missing the final round by just one win.
We will have a young and somewhat less experienced group next year, but this group of students has already served notice that they will be working hard and will be setting high goals. We appreciate the support of the campus, and also that of the alumni who opened their homes to our group traveling up to Oregon and back.