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2023 Jannese Davidson Memorial

The John R. Park Debate Society continued its Spring 2023 season with a small contingent of competitors at the Jannese Davidson Memorial Tournament hosted by Concordia University-Irvine. Over the weekend, members of the Debate Society competed against 28 colleges and universities from eight states, including Bradley University, George Mason University, San Diego State University, the University of California at Berkley, and Point Loma Nazarene University. For their efforts, competitors competed in elimination rounds in 12 events, and every member of the team brought home an award. Senior Ryan Knippel also won the Ninja-Pixie Individual Sweepstakes Award, given to the student who earns the most points across debate and individual events. The Debate Society will continue its season on February 4-5 at the Gaske Memorial Invitational hosted by San Diego State University.

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Overall (Sweepstakes) Awards:

  • 1st Place Ninja-Pixie (Individual Sweepstakes) – Ryan Knippel
  • 5th Place 4-Year Sweeps

Individual Event Awards:

  • 1st Place ADS – Ryan Knippel

  • 1st Place Extemp – Ryan Knippel

  • 2nd Place Duet – Javier Tejeda and Willow Wilson

  • 3rd Place Impromptu – Meredith Jenkins

  • 6th Place Dramatic Interpretation – Javier Tejeda

  • 6th Place Communication Analysis – Willow Wilson

  • Semifinals Extemp – Meredith Jenkins

  • Semifinals Impromptu – Ryan Knippel

Debate Awards:

  • 1st Place – NFA-LD Ryan Knippel
  • 2nd Place – NFA-LD – Madeleine Felix
  • 3rd Place IPDA – Adelyn Kobe
  • Octofinalists NPDA – Madeleine Felix and Ryan Knippel
Last Updated: 1/31/23