Following a season in which the Sterling College debate team was ranked in the top 25 in the nation, this fall the team has picked up right where they left off by winning each division of the second annual “Debates on a Plain” Tournament, held at Barton College. Amassing an overall record of 20-1, the team easily captured the overall team sweepstakes and was named the championship team in both the varsity and novice divisions. The “Debates on a Plain” Tournament was one of the largest tournaments in Kansas this fall, hosting more than twenty competing teams.
Individually the varsity duo of Daniel Hogan, a junior from Lyons, and David Bowers, a sophomore from Buhler, ended the day with a perfect 7-0 record, defeating rival Kansas Wesleyan four times, including the final round. Even more impressive was the fact that the duo did not drop a ballot, indicating that all 13 judges who evaluated them during the course of the tournament awarded them the victory. In the novice division, Sterling College closed out the