Sterling College Debate/Forensics Team Earns Tournament Championship at University of Central Missouri

Release Date: 
October 15, 2008

For the second consecutive tournament, the Sterling College debate team returned home as tournament champions, winning the University of Central Missouri Invitational Tournament. The duo of JD Smith, a senior from Hutchinson, and David Bowers, a sophomore from Hutchinson, ran a gauntlet of competitors that included University of Oklahoma and John Brown University. The duo ended the competition with a 7-1 record, winning the final round on a 3-0 decision. Adding to that impressive performance was the tandem of Daniel Hogan, a junior from Lyons, and Emily Graham, a sophomore from Hutchinson, who advanced to the quarterfinal round of competition, finishing in fifth place overall. Both Smith and Graham were also recognized as being among the tourna