MZ & Tobi prepping for their round.
This past weekend, the URDU team went to beautiful Geneva, NY.
The URDU was the first to show up to HWS, and were on time and ready to go.
The URDU policy team ventured onto the West Point Campus along the beautiful Hudson River. They fought tooth and nail, but barely missed making it to out rounds. We are proud of them nonetheless.
Three teams from the UR Debate Union headed across the border with passports in hand to venture onto the University of Toronto at the Hart House College. It proved to be an exciting and tough tournament, and our teams held their heads up high and never lost the spirit of debate. Lots of learning was had.
At break announcements, we learned that our novice team of Miriam and Chris made it to the novice final.
They were not crowned the novice champions, but we are proud of them and can’t wait to see what the future holds.
The Worlds Squad descended upon the Yale Campus this past weekend. The mainly Novice squad (pictured below) learned a lot about Worlds Format debate and are excited to continue on their journey of becoming even better debaters.
This year’s Brad Smith Debate Tournament turned out to be one of the most successful tournaments in past years. Aside from the excellent teams that attended and the plethora of food, Rochester’s Varsity and newly minted Novice Debaters came out in full force to put on a fantastic tournament.
The Northeast Regional Opener at SUNY Binghamton was one of our most successful tournaments in years.
After a short drive, URDU came ready and hungry for the lovely handmade trophies. Our Novice Policy Team of Christian and Emoni made it to elimination rounds in their very first tournament! Congratulations!
In the Worlds Division, Nina and Sonya broke into Elimination rounds as the top team, took home 2nd and 3rd Top Speakers and ended their run in Semi-Finals.
URDU had 2 Teams break into Novice Finals, and took home 2nd and 4th place.
Reefat and Chris then took up 5th and 7th best speakers, and were pillowed the champions of the tournament.
Congratulations to all!