The Chesterton Debate team had a solid outing at this weekend’s tournament
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
Chesterton’s lone Congressional debate representative, Datin Ringas came in
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.