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April 1, 2014

University’s debate team rides a wave of success


VALDOSTA — “Second Blazer Classic,” VSU, Valdosta, Oct. 25-26.

1st Place Overall Sweeps

2nd Place NPDA Sweeps

2nd Place IPDA Sweeps

1st Place NPDA Novice – Maya Weaver

1st Place NPDA Novice – Essence Oliver

1st Place IPDA Novice – Halle Johnson

Semi Finalist NPDA Varsity – Keven Rudrow

Semi Finalist NPDA Varsity – Chesley McNeil

Semi Finalist NPDA Varsity – Allante Fairley

Semi Finalist NPDA Varsity – Hannah Tabrizi

Semi Finalist IPDA Varsity – Allante Fairley

Quarter Finalist IPDA Varsity – Keven Rudrow

Quarter Finalist IPDA Varsity – Hannah Tabrizi

Quarter Finalist IPDA Novice – Nolan Ripple

3rd Place NPDA Varsity Speaker – Allante Fairley

3rd Place IPDA Varsity Speaker – Hannah Tabrizi

4th Place NPDA Novice Speaker – Maya Weaver

5th Place IDPA Varsity Speaker – Allante Fairley

5th Place IPDA Novice Speaker – Halle Johnson

5th Place NPDA Novice Speaker – Essence Oliver

7th Place IPDA Varsity Speaker – Keven Rudrow

8th Place NPDA Varsity Speaker – Hannah Tabrizi

8th Place IPDA Varsity Speaker – Chesley McNeil

9th Place NPDA Novice Speaker – Ladaisha Wilson

20 trophies and 24 awards

“28th Red River Classic,” LSUS, Shreveport, La., Nov. 7-10.

3rd Place Debate Sweepstakes

Quarter Finalist NPDA Open – Mercy Dahn

Quarter Finalist NPDA Open – Essence Oliver

Octa Finalist IPDA Varsity – Hannah Tabrizi

Octa Finalist IPDA Varsity – Allante Fairley

1st Place NPDA Novice Speaker – Mercy Dahn

2nd Place IPDA Varsity Speaker – JB Desselle

4th Place NPDA Open Speaker – Mercy Dahn

4th Place IPDA Team Open Speaker – JB Desselle

5th Place IPDA Varsity Speaker – Allante Fairley

10 Trophies and 10 awards

“Third Annual Volunteer Classic,” UTK, Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 17-19.

1st place Overall Sweepstakes

1st Place NPDA Sweepstakes

2nd Place IPDA Sweepstakes

Special Award – Overall Top Novice Competitor – Ryan Baerwalde

1st Place NPDA Varsity – JB Desselle

1st Place NPDA Varsity – Keven Rudrow

1st Place NPDA Novice – Ryan Baerwalde

1st Place NPDA Novice - Essence Oliver

2nd Place NPDA Novice – Nolan Ripple (Maverick)

2nd Place IPDA Varsity – JB Desselle

Semi Finalist IPDA Professional – Kevin Bryant

Semi Finalist IPDA Novice – Ryan Baerwalde

Semi Finalist IPDA Varsity – Allante Fairley

Quarter Finalist NPDA Varsity – Erin Taliaferro

Quarter Finalist NPDA Varsity – Mercy Dahn

1st Place NPDA Novice Speaker – Ryan Baerwalde

1st Place IPDA Novice Speaker – Ryan Baerwalde

1st Place IPDA Varsity Speaker – JB Desselle

2nd Place NPDA Varsity Speaker – JB Desselle

3rd Place IPDA Professional Speaker – Kevin Bryant

3rd Place IPDA Novice Speaker – Essence Oliver

15th Place IPDA Novice Speaker – Mercy Dahn

17th Place IPDA Novice Speaker – Nolan Ripple

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