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John R. Park Debate Society Dominates Competitions in California; Wins Multiple Tournaments

The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to two separate tournaments in Northridge, California and San Rafael, California on Nov. 2-5, 2018. One portion of the team emerged as the winners of four events at the Robert Barbera Invitational held at California State University-Northridge, while a second portion of the team won the Penguin Invitational held at Dominican University of California. Among these successes, the team of Ashton Poindexter & Chris de Freitas defeated St. Mary’s College of California to win their second tournament of the season. Their teammates, Courtney Nilson & Vivian Lee, turned in a victory over the University of California at Berkeley and Claremont College. In addition to these highlights, the team earned over a dozen top five finishes across the full range of its competitive entries. The team will continue its fall season in Walnut, CA over the weekend of Dec. 1-3, 2018.

COMPLETE RESULTS

Robert Barbera Invitational – California State University-Northridge

Overall Awards

3rd place - Four Year School Sweeps - University of Utah

Debate Awards

Tournament Champions - NPDA Debate - Chris de Freitas & Ashton Poindexter

Quarterfinalists - NPDA Debate - Ben Jensen & Grace Osusky

4th speaker - NPDA debate - Chris de Freitas

5th speaker - NPDA debate - Ashton Poindexter 

Individual Event Awards – Tournament One

2nd place - After Dinner Speaking - Zachary Ray

3rd place - Prose Interpretation - Zachary Ray

4th place - Persuasive Speaking - Katie Workman

5th place - Programmed Oral Interpretation - Zachary Ray

Individual Event Awards – Tournament Two

1st place - Communication Analysis - Chris de Freitas

1st place - Extemporaneous Speaking - Shad Wojciechowski

1st place - Programmed Oral Interpretation - Zachary Ray

2nd place - After Dinner Speaking - Zachary Ray

3rd place - Informative Speaking - Ben Jensen

4th place - After Dinner Speaking - Ben Jensen

5th place - After Dinner Speaking - Averie Vockel

5th place - Extemporaneous Speaking - Katie Workman

5th place - Persuasive Speaking - Katie Workman

Penguin Invitational – Dominican University of California

Tournament Champions - British Parliamentary Debate - Vivian Lee & Courtney Nilson

Semifinalists - British Parliamentary Debate - Leo Doctorman & Aidan Guzman-Newton

1st Place Speaker - British Parliamentary Debate - Courtney Nilson

2nd Place Speaker - British Parliamentary Debate - Vivian Lee

Last Updated: 11/7/18