For the fifth consecutive year, Sterling College won the Debates on a Plain Invitational. The team also won the Parliamentary Debate portion of the tournament while simultaneously taking first and second in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
The tandem of Courtney Cavazos of Hutchinson, Kan., and Brandon Hoesli of Salina, Kan., captured the parliamentary debate tournament championship by winning a split decision with the University of Central Missouri. En route to the final round victory, the duo topped teams from Cameron University, Kansas Wesleyan University, Hastings College, Southwest Baptist University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The two amassed a perfect 8-0 record overall. Additionally, Cavazos was awarded second place speaker overall.
The Sterling College duo of Nolan Chaney of South Hutchinson,