HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's debate team is off to a great season. The debate team met this season with success at the national opener at the University of Northern Iowa.
Two FHSU students placed very well at the national opener. Joseph Ramsey, Sterling junior, received eighth place and Jason Regnier, Salina junior, placed tenth out of 164 varsity debaters in the speaker's competition. The Ramsey and Regnier team also tied for ninth place out of 82 varsity teams.
Ramsey and Regnier were seeded 17th after eight preliminary debates. In the preliminary rounds the team defeated the Universities of Texas, Northern Illinois, Southwestern Missouri State and two Iowa teams.
The debate team will try to continue their winning streak at the regional tournament from Friday, Sept. 22, through Monday, Sept. 25, at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS.