Speech and Debate Teams Compete
Oct 13, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION:
AMY KELLY , Media Relations director
CONCORDIA SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAMS COMPETE
The Concordia College speech team made a strong season debut taking second place at the Jackrabbit Joust at South Dakota State University, Oct. 7-8, and the Concordia Debate team traveled to Kansas City Community College to compete at its second tournament of the season.
Individual results from the Jackrabbit Joust include: Justin Bertram ’12 placed second in After Dinner Speaking; Christiana Hennings ’15 took sixth in Dramatic Interpretation; Alex Elizárraga ’15 placed sixth in Program Oral Interpretation; April Reino ’12 and Braden Carkhuff ’13 took second in Duo Interpretation; Britt Aasmundstad ’13 placed third in Extemporaneous Speaking; Cole Kantos ’13 was a semi-finalist in Impromptu Speaking; and Alex MacArthur ’12 took third in Informative, second in Prose, and first in Program Oral Interpretation, making him the individual sweepstakes champion.
Cristy Dougherty ’15, Krysta Hovendon ’12, Daniel Anderson ’15, Hannah Houle ’14, Joe Anderson ’14 and Katie Wilson ’14 also contributed preliminary round points to help round out a second place finish for Concordia College.
The Concordia Debate team made a strong showing with impressive wins and a few narrow losses.
In the novice division, Courtney White ’14 and Taylor Tielke ’15 lost in the final round of the tournament. Both competitors also received individual awards: Tielke placed third individually and his partner, White, was the novice tournament champion. They also won the Sportspersonship Award, which is voted on by their competition.
In the open division, Meghan Knudtzon ’15 and Lucia Martin ’15 went 3-3 and lost in Semi-Final Round. Erik Walker ’13 and Nathaniel Nesiba ’13 also went 3-3 and lost in the Quarterfinal Round. Nesiba was the third best overall speaker at the tournament and his partner, Walker, was the tournament champion.
Additionally, Jason Regnier, one of the debate coaches who went with the team, was voted the second best judge at the tournament. Regnier also won the 2011 KCKCC Coaching Award.