Chesterton Tribune


Debate team places third at Munster tourney

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The Chesterton Debate team had a solid outing at this weekend’s tournament in Munster.

Matt Eggers and Savannah Tipton were the only individual champions for the CHS team, taking first overall in the varsity division of Public Forum. The team experienced its greatest success in that category with the teams of Hannah Vasquez and McKenzie Richardson (placing 3rd) and the team of Salman Lakhani and Christian O’Brien (7th).

At the JV level, Andrea Drygas and Kayla Sawyer (5th) and Nate Burris and Aubrey Christofersen (6th) each placed. In the novice division, Eric Richardson and Stellian Benus followed up last week’s tournament win with a 7th place finish. They were topped by teammate Victoria Bain and Tristan Manuzak who came in 6th.

In varsity Policy debate Zach Bogich and Simon Andrews were Chesterton’s top finishers at fifth. Emily Perceifield and Kaley Brown came in eighth. At the novice level Tim Vincent and Eddie Young were third overall.

In Lincoln-Douglas debate Abby Burke earned a third alongside Eric Dreischerf who finished at eighth overall.

At the JV level Chris Krause finished third and Jimmy Rogers came in eighth. In the novice division Joy Joll (8th) came in one spot behind teammate Joe Bernth.

Chesterton’s lone Congressional debate representative, Datin Ringas came in eighth overall.

This was one of the largest tournaments of the year and was widely regarded as the most difficult to place at thus far. As a team, Chesterton finished third overall, behind Penn and tournament champion West Lafayette.

The team is getting ready to host their own tournament at Chesterton High School this weekend beginning Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. and continuing into the early hours of Saturday evening.

The competition is available to the public, for more information please contact coach Chris Lowery at CHS.


Posted 11/12/2012