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Simpson College’s Debate team took first place at the Pi Kappa Delta National Debate Team Sweepstakes Championship over the weekend.
The team has previously won Nationals in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
Simpson College Speech and Debate placed third at nationals in combined team points.
Nationals were set to take place in Texas, but due to COVID-19, the team competed in the tournament via Yaatly, an online tournament platform.
The tournament took place from March 18 through March 21. Thirty-eight Simpson students competed in four debate events and 14 speech events competing against 79 other colleges and universities.
According to Spencer Waugh, director of Simpson’s speech, debate and mock trial program, the following students were recognized at the event:
IPDA Quarterfinalist: Michael Roets IPDA Quarterfinalist
Parli Octofinalists: Sam Samuel Porter and Triniti Krauss
Parli Octofinalist: Malcolm Smart and Scott Krueger
Public Forum Quarterfinalist: Allie Tubbs and Adam Krell
Public Forum Semifinalist: Drake Wood and Pascasie Redhage-Mushatsi
Public Forum National Runner-Up: Casey Spring and Danielle Blake
Public Forum Novice: Maximo Diaz and Will Keck
Public Forum JV-National Co-Champions: Dylan Lorraine, Monserrat Saucedo, Alyssa Beckwith and Kylie Banouvong
Public Forum 10th Speaker: Drake Wood
Public Forum 5th Speaker: Casey Spring
Public Forum 4th Speaker: Danielle Blake
Lincoln Douglas 5th Speaker: Flory
Lincoln Douglas 4th Speaker: Trenity Rosenberg
Lincoln Douglas 3rd Speaker: Scout Peery
Parliamentary Debate 2nd Speaker: Trinity Krauss
Individual Sweepstakes: 8th Place Mo Marks
LD Semifinalist: Flory
LD Octofinalist: Douglas Roberts
LD Quarterfinalist: Scout Peery
LD JV National Champion: Trenity Rosenberg
Extemporaneous Finalist, 4th: Mo Marks
Extemp Commentary Finalist, 6th Place: Mo Marks
Extemp Commentary 2nd Place: Elise Sturgeon
After Dinner Speaking Quarterfinalist: Elise Sturgeon ADS
After Dinner Speaking Quarterfinalist: Kylie Doupnik ADS
Dramatic Interpretation Quarterfinalist: Kylie Doupnik DI
Persuasion Semifinalist: Mo Marks
Allie Tubbs: Interviewing
Melanie Gillet: Interviewing
Kylie Doupnik: Interviewing
Faithyna Leonard: Interviewing
Elise Sturgeon: Interviewing
Monserrat Saucedo: Interviewing
Danielle Blake: Interviewing