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The teams of Chris Carey/Michael Hill and Karl Walter/Henry Walter placed this weekend at the DCI (Debate Coaches Invitational) tournament and Novice State tournaments respectively.
Carey/Hill finished fourth out of 36 teams with a 5-2 record at the tournament run by members of the SM East debate squad at East. The team of Seth Myers/Max Werner went 2-5.
Junior squad member Liam Murphy worked in hospitality and thought the tournament was a success.
“It was definitely run well and went according to plan. Chris and Michael, who are arguably one of the top five or even best teams in the state, ended up getting fourth, which they weren’t happy with necessarily, but that’s still the fourth best in Kansas,” Murphy said.
The novice state tournament held at SM West also brought success for the squad with two teams going to out-rounds, where the teams with the best sixteen records and speaker points were put in a bracket. Jack Werner/Will Oakley upset the number one seed in the first round of out-rounds, but lost the following round. Walter/Walter lost in the championship round.
“It was a long day and it was tiring but I felt that it was rewarding in the end. It was really rewarding to beat so many good teams and to be able to advance so far in the tournament,” Karl said.