Northwest College

Phi Rho Pi Nationals

Apr 8 – Apr 13, 2019
Reno, NV

The NWC Forensics season ended with the Phi Rho Pi National tournament in Reno, Nevada. The team had an outstanding showing, bringing home a silver team award in debate sweepstakes and a bronze overall sweepstakes award, combining debate and individual events points earned at the tournament.

Individually, all five students who attended placed in at least one event.

Jared Lange was a big winner, picking up a gold in IPDA debate, a silver in parliamentary debate with partner Dominic Damiano, a silver in impromptu, and a bronze in extemporaneous speaking. He also placed 4th in Bovero-Tabor individual sweepstakes.

Trysa Flood and Abigaile Grubb won bronze in parliamentary debate, and also won the Bossard-Twohy award. This award is voted on by parli debaters at the tournament and given to the team they feel best exemplifies what parliamentary debate should embody. The last time a team from NWC won this award was in 2006, and has never been won by an all-female team before.  

Grubb also picked up a bronze in informative speaking, and Flood picked up a bronze in duet with partner Brendan Kachnowski, who also scored a bronze in prose.

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