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John R. Park Debate Society Hosts 50th Annual Great Salt Lake Invitational; Wins 38 Awards

The John R. Park Debate Society kicked off its Spring 2020 season by hosting the 50th annual Great Salt Lake Invitational on January 17-20, 2020. The event was attended by 25 schools from 10 states and featured over 200 competitors, coaches, and judges. The Debate Society was joined by the University of Texas at El Paso who co-hosted the event that included the UTEP Classic. Across the weekend, students competed in thirteen competitive formats of forensics across 4 tournaments, winning over 30 awards. The team will look to maintain this momentum when they travel to Caldwell, Idaho for their next competition on January 30-Feb 3, 2020. 

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COMPLETE RESULTS

UTEP Classic

Tournament Sweepstakes Champions - University of Utah

Individual Event Awards

  • 1st Place - After Dinner Speaking - Zac Ray
  • 1st Place - Informative Speaking - Ben Jensen
  • 1st Place - Programmed Oral Interpretation - Zac Ray
  • 1st Place - Prose Interpretation - Zac Ray
  • 2nd Place - Extemporaneous Speaking - Grace Osusky
  • 2nd Place - Informative Speaking - Billy Finlay
  • 2nd Place - Poetry Interpretation - Vivian Lee
  • 3rd Place - Communication Analysis - Billy Finlay
  • 3rd Place - Dramatic Interpretation - Zac Ray
  • 3rd Place - Informative Speaking - Ryan Knippel
  • 4th Place - After Dinner Speaking - Jared Lange
  • 4th Place - Communication Analysis - Grace Osusky
  • 5th Place - Dramatic Interpretation - Ryan Knippel
  • 5th Place - Extemporaneous Speaking - Katie Workman
  • 5th Place - Impromptu Speaking - Jared Lange
  • 5th Place - Programmed Oral Interpretation - Vivian Lee
  • 6th Place - After Dinner Speaking - Ben Jensen
  • 6th Place - Impromptu Speaking - Ashton Poindexter
  • 6th Place - Persuasive Speaking - Billy Finlay

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Awards

  • Top Speaker - Chris de Freitas
  • 2nd place - Thane Zeeh

Great Salt Lake Invitational

Individual Event Awards

  • 1st Place - After Dinner Speaking - Zac Ray
  • 2nd Place - After Dinner Speaking - Ben Jensen
  • 2nd Place - Communication Analysis - Chris de Freitas
  • 2nd Place - Dramatic Interpretation - Zac Ray
  • 2nd Place - Extemporaneous Speaking - Grace Osusky
  • 2nd Place - Informative Speaking - Ben Jensen
  • 2nd Place - Programmed Oral Interpretation - Zac Ray 
  • 3rd Place - Communication Analysis - Grace Osusky
  • 3rd Place - Poetry Interpretation - Vivian Lee
  • 4th Place - Impromptu Speaking - Chris de Freitas
  • 4th Place - Persuasive Speaking - Billy Finlay 
  • 4th Place - Programmed Oral Interpretation - Vivian Lee
  • 5th Place - Informative Speaking - Billy Finlay 
  • 6th Place - Informative Speaking - Tiffany Chan

IPDA Debate Awards

  • 3rd Speaker - Ryan Knippel 
  • 1st Place - Ryan Knippel
  • Semifinalist - Leo Doctorman

 

Last Updated: 1/28/20