Debate team wins again at Golden Gate Invitational

Washburn University

TOPEKA – The Washburn University debate team won the Overall Debate Sweepstakes, for the third straight year, at the Golden Gate Invitational at the University of California-Berkeley. Western Washington finished second and Texas Tech received third. From a field of more than 120 speakers, Aly Fiebrantz, Topeka, was recognized as the eighth place speaker.

Those students participating in debate are:

(Listed by hometown and includes information about year in school and major)

Anderson, SC: Don Bailey, freshman, undeclared

Arkansas City: Cassidy Crabtree, junior, political science

Bucyrus: David Duncan, junior, accounting; Jordan Duncan, junior, accounting

Emporia: Chase Miller, sophomore, philosophy

Ft. Scott: Josh Ramsey, junior, undeclared

Great Bend: Shanna Carlson, senior, sociology and theatre

Independence, Mo.: Tyler Plumlee, freshman, undeclared

Kansas City, Mo.: Josh Campfield, freshman, undeclared; Bobby French, sophomore, sociology

Topeka: Calvin Coker, junior, English with a concentration in education; Aly Fiebrantz, senior, history and communication with an emphasis in politics; Brandon Frost, freshman, undeclared; Keenan Hogan, sophomore, biology; Andrew Lake, junior, philosophy; Tim Lake, freshman, psychology and English with an emphasis in writing.

Valley Center: Reid McCallum, freshman, finance and management

Winfield: Joe Astrab, junior, political science

For more information contact Kevin O’Leary, director of forensics, (785) 670-2234.