Debate team victorious at North Texas tournament

HAYS, KS -- Debaters from Fort Hays State University were victorious Dec.1-4 in Denton, TX.

Joe Ramsey, Sterling junior, and Brent Saindon, 13214 Castlewood Road, Wichita junior, debated at the University of North Texas and won their first ever debate tournament as a team. The team swept through the elimination rounds, defeating the University of Southern California twice and Weber State University, Ogden, UT, on three unanimous decisions. Ramsey received 10th place over 50 other individual speakers.

"Winning a tournament involves a great deal of preparation, superior debating and a little luck," said Dr. William Shanahan, assistant professor of communication and debate coach.

The debate team will be competing at the University of Southern California and California State-Fullerton over the holiday break.

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