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John R. Park Debate Society Hosts 50th Annual Great Salt Lake Invitational; Wins 38 Awards

The John R. Park Debate Society kicked off its Spring 2020 season by hosting the 50th annual Great Salt Lake Invitational on January 17-20, 2020. The event was attended by 25 schools from 10 states and featured over 200 competitors, coaches, and judges. The Debate Society was joined by the University of Texas at El Paso who co-hosted the event that included the UTEP Classic. Across the weekend, students competed in thirteen competitive formats of forensics across 4 tournaments, winning over 30 awards. The team will look to maintain this momentum when they travel to Caldwell, Idaho for their next competition on January 30-Feb 3, 2020. 

COMPLETE RESULTS

UTEP Classic

Tournament Sweepstakes Champions - University of Utah
Individual Events Awards:
1st Place - After Dinner Speaking - Zac Ray
1st Place - Informative Speaking - Ben Jensen
1st Place - Programmed Oral Interpretation - Zac Ray
1st Place - Prose Interpretation - Zac Ray
2nd Place - Extemporaneous Speaking - Grace Osusky
2nd Place - Informative Speaking - Billy Finlay
2nd Place - Poetry Interpretation - Vivian Lee
3rd Place - Communication Analysis - Billy Finlay
3rd Place - Dramatic Interpretation - Zac Ray
3rd Place - Informative Speaking - Ryan Knippel
4th Place - After Dinner Speaking - Jared Lange
4th Place - Communication Analysis - Grace Osusky
5th Place - Dramatic Interpretation - Ryan Knippel
5th Place - Extemporaneous Speaking - Katie Workman
5th Place - Impromptu Speaking - Jared Lange
5th Place - Programmed Oral Interpretation - Vivian Lee
6th Place - After Dinner Speaking - Ben Jensen
6th Place - Impromptu Speaking - Ashton Poindexter
6th Place - Persuasive Speaking - Billy Finlay
 
Debate Awards:
Top Speaker - Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Chris de Freitas
2nd Place - Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Thane Zeeh
 
Great Salt Lake Invitational
Individual Events Awards:
1st Place - After Dinner Speaking - Zac Ray
2nd Place - After Dinner Speaking - Ben Jensen
2nd Place - Communication Analysis - Chris de Freitas
2nd Place - Dramatic Interpretation - Zac Ray
2nd Place - Extemporaneous Speaking - Grace Osusky
2nd Place - Informative Speaking - Ben Jensen
2nd Place - Programmed Oral Interpretation - Zac Ray 
3rd Place - Communication Analysis - Grace Osusky
3rd Place - Poetry Interpretation - Vivian Lee
4th Place - Impromptu Speaking - Chris de Freitas
4th Place - Persuasive Speaking - Billy Finlay 
4th Place - Programmed Oral Interpretation - Vivian Lee
5th Place - Informative Speaking - Billy Finlay 
6th Place - Informative Speaking - Tiffany Chan
Debate Awards:
3rd Speaker - IPDA Debate - Ryan Knippel 
1st Place - IPDA Debate - Ryan Knippel
Semifinalist - IPDA Debate - Leo Doctorman
Last Updated: 1/22/20