Whitman Forensics Newsletter

Vol. 10, No. 2, June, 2004

NPTE—Climbing the Mountain!

            Throughout the year, nearly every team in the nation is frantically checking the NPTE website to see where they rank from week to week…and with good reason, only the top 48 teams in the nation are extended an invitation to attend this prestigious tournament.  This year Whitman had the honor of sending 2 teams to the University of CaliforniaBerkeley for the NPTE, Chris Gorman and Scott Thompson along with Rob Olsen and Lydia Eberly.  Chandra Carlisle and Kathryn Bergh also qualified for the tournament but were not able to attend.  However, Chandra came along for the trip since the plane ticket had already been purchased and provided additional scouting and coaching throughout the tournament.

            The tournament got off to an early start…even earlier for the Whitman debaters since head coach Jim

Beth P, Chris, Scott, Pluto, Brian D, Jim, and Rob at Disneyland.

Hanson serves as the president of the NPTE and had to make sure that the tab room and food were setup.  Throughout the first day, teams counted ballots hoping to get the 7 needed to advance to outrounds.  The team of Whitman GT were relieved to have picked up their 7th ballot during the 5th round and picked up an additional ballot during round 6 giving them a ballot record of 8-4.  Unfortunately, Rob and Lydia did not advance to outrounds.

            The first out round featured Whitman GT vs. Claremont BD.  Whitman handed Claremont a 3-0 defeat and began their march up the out rounds ladder.  In the second elimination round Whitman GT went up against an extremely tough team from the University of Puget Sound, but came out victorious on a 2-1 decision.

            The third elimination round pitted Whitman GT against UPS AC who were looking for blood as Whitman had eliminated their other team in the previous round.  The decision came out 3-0 in favor of Whitman.  By this point there was an almost unexplainable excitement as Gorman and Thompson seemed to be clicking as a team like they never had before.  With three victories and only one ballot dropped Whitman GT was at the top of the bracket and received byes into the semi-finals round. 

            The semis pitted Whitman GT on the opposition against year long Northwest rivals Lewis and Clark BW on the topic, “Resolved: Saddam Hussein should be tried by an international tribunal.”  Whitman GT showed

 

Jim, Jackie, Chris C, Chandra, Chris G, Stephen, Lydia, Kim, Scott, Beth P, Rob, Nav, and Brian D at Universal Studios.

Lewis and Clark the exit sign as they won on a 3-0 decision.

            This set up the final round of University of South Carolina PS vs. Whitman GT on the resolution, “This House believes that International Law should take precedence over domestic law.”  The debating was surprisingly slow paced considering that the final round featured two of the fastest teams in the parliamentary debate community going head to head.  South Carolina argued that the Israeli wall should be removed on the basis of international law, and succeeded in defeating Whitman on a 79-23 decision.  Nonetheless, Chris and Scott had a terrific weekend and truly are one of the best teams in the nation.

Hugo, Lydia and Patrick

 

 

Whitman College #1 School for Debate in the Nation

In case you didn’t already know, Whitman College climbed the proverbial mountain and planted it’s flag at the summit, ranking #1 in the nation for combined policy and parliamentary debate programs, beating out our traditional competitor the University of California –Berkeley.  This is an outstanding achievement that represents the hard work and dedication that the entire team and coaching staff put in this year.  To read more, check out this article written by Dave Holden of the Whitman News Service on the web at http://www.whitman.edu/articles/article.cfm/24

IE Spectacular

This year was a great year for the Whitman Individual Events program, with lots of fresh new ideas and competitors bringing home trophies.  Coached by Brian Danielson and Katie Imbeau, the team has much to cheer about.  Frosh Stephen Reed made a dramatic entrance (excuse the pun) into interpretive events.  Steve nearly qualified for the NIET in Dramatic Interpretation and Programmed Oral Interpretation with a first place finish at the Pacific University tournament and as a finalist at Lewis and Clark in DI, along with a first place finish at Western Washington and a finalist award at Pacific in POI.  He also was a finalist along with Travis Peterson in Duo Interpretation at the Spokane Falls tournament.  Look out folks! This kid is going to be an interp phenomenon next year.  Patrick Carter, also new to the team this year had an outstanding season in IE’s as well, racking up 3 finalist awards in Communication Analysis, 2 finalist awards in Impromptu, and 2 finalist finishes in POI.  Jackie Jenkins, who was studying in Washington DC during the fall, started right where she left off taking third in informative speaking at the Western Washington University tournament.  Next year she looks to raise the bar in platform speaking events.  Kathryn Bergh did quite well in extemp and impromptu speaking and Sam Spiegel had an award winning prose.  Also new to the team this year was Lazaro Carrion, who amazed his competitors with a Dramatic Interp on Machismo in Hispanic culture, on his way to first place at the Spokane Falls tournament.  Frosh Laura Hanson knew the extemp tubs inside and out taking first place in novice at the Western Washington and Lewis and Clark tournaments.  She also is a great impromptu speaker taking first at the Western Washington tournament.  With many of these competitors and others returning next year, it looks to be a great season for Whitman IE’s.

 

 

 

 

 

Joe, Samantha, Jim, and Brian pose.

 

Staff: Jim Hanson, Director of Forensics, Joe Carver, Assistant Policy Coach; Brian Danielson, Assistant Parliamentary and I.E. Coach; Samantha Howell, Student Assistant and Intramural Debate Manager; Brian Simmonds and Thad Blank, National Circuit assistant policy coaches; Katie Imbeau, Dramatic Interpretation Student Assistant; Bob Withycombe, Chair, Rhetoric and Film Studies; and Thomas Cronin, President, Whitman College.

43 Competitors, 2003-2004: Alex Bollinger, Ben Meiches, Beth Schueler, Bridget Kustin, Cat Posey, Chandra Carlisle, Chris Chamness, Chris Gorman, Christine Cleland, Dana Randall, Danielle Williamson, Dawn Holmes, Emily Marr, Eric Suni, Holly Black, Hugo Vargas, James Hovard, Jeff Buntin, Jessica Serisky, Kathryn Bergh, Kimberly Schlesinger, Kyle Gotchy, Laura Fletcher, Laura Hanson, Laura Nelson, Lazaro Carrion, Lydia Eberly, Matt Schissler, Meghan Hughes, Nav Rekhi, Patrick Carter, Peter Phillips, Rob Olsen, Ross Richendrfer, Ryan Neal, Sam Spiegel, Sarah Zangrillo, Scott Thompson, Stephen Reed, Teri Swartz, Tiger Kushamba, Travis Peterson, Tyler Kent

 

The Parli team eating it up at NPDA Nationals

 

End of the Year Party

            As usual, the end of the year is an extremely busy time on the Whitman campus.  Despite being busy writing up cases and working on individual events for next year, the team let their hair down and partied it up with a Cinco de Mayo celebration at Jim’s house.  Many individuals arrived early to help Jim set up for the party (and to get first dibs on the food).  The team spent the early part of the party watching the World Series of Poker and wondering if former policy coach Brian Simmonds will ever make it to the final round and win some serious money.

            The team’s own Matt Schissler served as head chef showing off his epicurean skills with a masterfully done salmon.  Assistant Coach Brian Danielson broke in Jim’s new BBQ with a flank steak.  Jim even got into the mix making his famous (at least to the debate team) guacamole dip.  There were appetizers galore and the dinner was finished off with a choice of pies, cheesecake, and ice cream. 

            After stuffing themselves full of delicious food, the team gathered around to share in the warm glow of some good natured embarrassment with the traditional “Awards Ceremony.”  Jim Hanson showed off his oratory skills by serving as MC of the event, managing not to be booed out of his own house.  The team also shared stories from throughout the year of memorable rounds and moments chatting late into the night.  Suffice it to say a good time was had by all.

 

           

Samantha’s beloved KISS T-Shirt   Andrew Lum shows

                                                        his dramatic skills!

 

 

Bob smiles for the camera!

            

 

Graduating Seniors

               Each year when the warm sun of May is inviting many Whitman students out to Ankeny to toss Frisbees and procrastinate from studying for finals, the debate team is faced with conflicting feelings of both sadness and excitement as the year winds down to a close.  On one hand, there is the sad fact that some will be ending their time on the team with graduation.  On the other hand there is the excitement of knowing that many new and promising folks will be joining the team next fall.  This year the debate team is mourning the loss of three Seniors to graduation, Chris Gorman, Sam Spiegel, Emily Marr, and Samantha Howell.

            Chris Gorman is graduating with a BA in Politics, writing his thesis on the political ramifications of rap music, focusing on the artists Dead Prez.  The entire team can attest to his commitment to making sure that he was doing extensive “research” on the music because he made sure that the whole team listened along with him while traveling at debate tournaments.  His current plans involve working for a Public Interest Research Group.  Former team member Brant Olson (Class of 2001) also began life in the “real world” with the PIRGs.

            Sam Spiegel will also be graduating with a BA in Politics.  Sam has shown strong debate and interpretation skills. Sam also spent many hours whiling away at his thesis and playing on the tennis team.  His laughter and tight abs will be missed by the team and by random folks in the University of Utah Jacuzzi.

            Senior Emily Marr, is also graduating with a BA in Politics. She excelled in policy debate, advancing to elimination rounds at CEDA Nationals in both her frosh and sophomore year. Her persistent questioning such as “Am I getting an A?” and “Why is this professor so pathetic?” will be remembered. J

            Samantha Howell, Jim’s assistant, graduates. Samantha has been making sure that hotel and car reservations have been made, filing away ballots from tournaments, and running the IM debate tournaments for the past two years.  Most importantly, she has made sure that Jim doesn’t melt down at the High School tournament.  While Samantha is departing Whitman, she is leaving behind her “You Suck and That’s Sad” bunny poster to remind Jim of her every time he looks up from his desk. Sophomore Andrew Lum will be replacing Samantha.

            Assistant Coach Brian Danielson will also be leaving the team to pursue a Masters degree in Communications at the California State UniversityLong Beach.  While he won’t be on the Whitman payroll anymore, he will still be around in spirit and looks forward to seeing the team on the circuit next year. 

            Taking his place will be former Whitman policy debater, Dave Guidry (Class of 2003).  Dave has been living in Boise, Idaho for the past year and looks forward to getting back to Walla Walla and working the parli kids like slaves.  In all reality Dave is a pretty chill guy, and should be a great addition to the parli squad.

            The team will also be joined by a strong group of incoming first year students who we’ll introduce to you in the fall edition of our newsletter. Joe Carver, returns as policy assistant as does Katie Imbeau, student interpretation assistant, and Thad Blank and Brian Simmonds will help out at tournaments with the policy team.

 

IM Debates, Dramatic Interp, and Dovell-Gose Contest

               The IM Championship topic put the focus on the Whitman community itself with the topic: The next Whitman Building should be X.  Mike Winnike, winner of the experienced division made good use of a creative interpretation of the topic in his climb to the top by advocating a new residence hall in the shape of an X and offered a counterplan of building a residence hall in the shape of an O!  Taking second place in the experienced division was Martin Ishikawa.  In the inexperienced division, Alina Shabashevich took first with Aaron Mandel taking a close second place. In the drama portion of the IM Championship, Andrew Lum won the honor of first place, followed by Tyler Kent in second and Adam Sachs in third.

  

Mike Winnike, IM winner!   Matt and Martin in the IM semis!

 

            The Dovell Gose Oratory Contest has been held annually since the 1920s.  This year there were many excellent speeches but taking first place was Beth Pearson whose speech focused on the FDA’s recommendation to grant over-the-counter status to emergency contraception.  Eric Suni took second place with a speech on recent changes in the Whitman P-D-F grading policy.  Third place went to Patrick Carter, whose speech engaged in an analysis of Christian Radio broadcasts.

 

Policy Debate: The NDT

Whitman qualified for the NDT for the 8th year in a row. Held at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC, Eric and Beth traveled with Jim and Joe and met Brian Simmonds there as he is in law school at Georgetown. Jim had dinner with Jessica Clarke, Adam Symonds, Thad Blank, Sean Harris, and Charles Olney along with Brian—a real policy reunion! Eric and Beth did great, splitting a decision against MSU HV, a first round team, and finishing as the top 4-4 team at the tournament (29th). Watch out next year!

 

 

 

 

 

Cathryn Posey and Scott Thompson join Cornell West who visited campus.

 

The Parli-IE Squad for 2003-2004.

 

The Policy Squad for 2003-2004.

 

A Bull Ride!

At NPDA Nats, the team went to Universal Studio’s City Walk for a bit of sight seeing and lunch before the awards ceremony.  After eating the team paused for pictures in front of the Universal Studio’s globe and noticed that there was a mechanical bull.  Although Jim could not be persuaded to get on, Assistant Coach Brian Danielson, Chris Gorman, Chris Chamness, Scott Thompson, and Stephen Reed decided to have an impromptu “King of the Bull” contest.  Brian Danielson, despite having previous experience on a mechanical bull finished dead last, Chris Chamness took third, Scott “Scooter” Thompson, hung on to take second.  However, the title of “King of the Bull” was rightfully claimed by Chris “I never should have got on this thing.”  Gorman, held on for over 30 seconds, but at the end, was woefully unprepared for the fall, injuring his shoulder requiring a trip to the emergency room. At the hospital, a drunken woman waiting for her husband provided some comic relief as she proceeded to reveal all sorts of personal information to the security guard leaving the waiting room in stitches. Chris’ shoulder has since recovered.

 

                 

        Kathryn                                  Nav             

 

              

      Jeff                                     Ben

 

     

         Ross                                 Eric

 

Riding the Beast—NPDA Nationals 2004!

            Debating at the NPDA National Tournament is always a challenge.   With a vast pool of unknown critics and teams, the tournament is often likened to riding a bull, where you try to hold on for as many rounds as possible.  This year was no exception.  The 2004 NPDA National Tournament, hosted by California State University Northridge, was the largest collegiate debate tournament in history with over 310 teams competing and a nearly full quad octafinals break.

            The team traveled from Walla Walla to Portland where they caught up with head coach Jim Hanson who had just flown in from the NDT tournament in D.C. with the policy squad. Suffice it to say his arms were tired.  Luckily for Jim and the rest of the team, an evening off allowed the team to accept an invitation from the parents of frosh debater Chris Chamness to enjoy an epic feast of enchiladas.  Despite Jim’s anti-carb protests, he even had seconds.  With their stomachs filled to capacity, the team returned to the hotel to catch a good night’s sleep.

           

Parli debaters

 

The next day, after arriving in Los Angeles, the team went to work. Chris Gorman and Scott Thompson placed 9th (with a record of 7-1 in prelims losing in octas on a 3-2 decision). Alex Bollinger and Jackie Jenkins (6-2) and Beth Pearson and Kim Schlessinger (5-3) both advanced to quad-octafinals (top 128).  Chandra Carlisle and Nav Rekhi; Chris Chamness and Stephen Reed; and Rob Olsen and Lydia Eberly also did well, just missing advancing. Despite the tough competition and variety of judging styles, the Whitman Forensics program did quite well for itself, capturing the 6th place tournament sweepstakes award.

 

              

Chris’s ill fated bull ride;;

 

Policy Debate Second Semester

               Policy Debate at Whitman College had the nerve to take almost ten days off for the holiday season before resuming in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California Alan Nichol’s Invitational. Whitman’s Junior Division Juggernaut rolled through the competition like a hot knife through butter. The three teams finished undefeated and closed out the tournament with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. In the Open Division, Ben and Jeff and Eric and Beth all advanced to elimination rounds. Eric and Beth managed an impressive win over Texas BM, a first round team, but succumbed to Miami University while Jeff and Ben gave up the ghost in a hotly contested ethnography debate against National Semifinalists CSUF CW on a 2-1 decision.

Policy team eating it up at Meghan’s!

            A month later, the whole Northwest loaded into what was called the “love bus” and drove to the beautiful bay area for the Berkeley Tournament. Eric Suni and Beth Schueler were able to advance to the out rounds before losing to NDT Double Octo-finalists, Idaho State. Alex Bollinger, ever willing to debate anywhere…anytime, teamed up with a Gonzaga debater and battled his way into JV Finals where he too lost to an Idaho State team. Eric Suni was a top 5 speaker.

A smooth talker that Suni is. Next up, we were headed to Chicago for the Northwestern tournament, largest of the year. Beth and Eric went 6-2 and qualified for elimination rounds. Unfortunately, the tournament ended in the morning when Whitman SS lost to Wake Forest CH.

            No time to be down though. Jim Hanson, our fearless leader, always looking for another educational experience (points!), scooted the policy debaters into Parliamentary Debate at the Spokane Falls tournament and 3 of the 4 teams advanced to elimination rounds. Proving their argumentative skills, Suni and Schueler walked away with first place. It was a true team effort, with nearly everyone banging on the desks during the final round.

            You don’t have to be at Whitman long to know how important the Northwest CEDA Champs is to this squad. Despite it being a small tournament, it is fierce and it brings the competitive fire out in each of the kids. This year we came packed with four teams and hoped to take the crown. Preliminary rounds went exceptionally well with Whitman occupying the 1st, 2nd and 3rd seedings at the end of the preliminary rounds. In out-rounds the following morning, Jeff and Ben wound up 5th, and Eric and Beth and Ross and Matt were 3rd. Without a single senior – we feel pretty confident about bringing it back home at the earliest opportunity.

            CEDA Nationals saw both Eric and Beth and Ben and Jeff win five rounds and qualify to debate in out-rounds. Matt and Ross missed out-rounds as an all-frosh team by one debate. What happened next is sure to feed arguments about whether brackets should be broken or not--Eric and Beth were paired against Jeff and Ben in triples. Unfortunately for the young and spirited critical team from Whitman, Ben Meiches had not cut his hair in over a year and so Whitman SS advanced to debate Cal State Fullerton CW in the double octo-finals. The CSUF team was on a mission and Whitman’s CEDA Nationals ended but not before Eric and Beth were awarded Academic All American and All American Honors. BRAVO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Withycombe and Walker Fund Contributions

We are grateful for your contributions to the forensic team! Generous donors December 1, 2003 through June 20, 2004 include: Boeing Corporation, David A. Kearney, Derek M. Banducci, Ellen Y. and Erland A. Suni, James B. Hanson, Janice Gordon, Janice Sandra Berman, Jared Phillips and Loan Lam, Jason P. Smith, Jennifer Becker & Andrew Backlund, John R. Miller, Microsoft Corporation, Nicole A. and Matthew P. Levin, Peter B. Stiffler, Rachelle N. and David B. Perry-Campf, Robert and Beverly Hanson, Robert M. Withycombe, Stephen C. Rowe. If we missed you, please tell us because we do appreciate your support!

Send contributions to the Walker Fund or the Withycombe Fund to:

            Annual Fund Office; Whitman College; Walla Walla WA 99362

Checks should be made out to Whitman College with a note that says to place the contribution into the Walker or Withycombe Fund.

 

The Team’s History Page: www.whitman.edu/rhetoric/history/

 

Members of the team circa 1905!

 

                       

 

Beth hugs Charles who joined us for the holiday party.  Eric dances on Ben; Matt & Meghan laugh.

 

 

 

 

POLICY AWARDS

“Top 25 in the NDT and CEDA Rankings as a squad despite our youth and several tournament cancellations in the Northwest. Watch out for this coming year .”

ALEX BOLLINGER AND DANIELLE WILLIAMSON

LEWIS-CLARK, FIRST, JR

1-5 (Junior 1st place; Alex 1st speaker; Danielle 2nd speaker)

ALEX BOLLINGER AND KIRSTEN DUSENBERRY (Gonzaga)

UC-BERKELEY, 2ND, JR

5-1, 3-0 semis, 1-2 finals, Alex speaker award

BEN MEICHES AND JEFF BUNTIN

USC, 17TH PLACE

4-3, 1-2 doubles

NW CEDA CHAMP, FIFTH

6-0, 0-3 quarters, Ben 3rd speaker; Jeff 6th speaker

CEDA NATS, 33RD

5-3, closeout in triples

BETH SCHUELER AND ERIC SUNI

GONZAGA, THIRD

4-3, 3-0 octas, 2-1 quarters, 0-3 semis; Beth 7th speaker

Kentucky, 5-3, missed on points

LEWIS-CLARK, SECOND

5-1, 2-1 semis, 0-3 finals; Beth 2nd speaker; Eric 1st speaker

Wake Forest, 5-3, missed on points

USC, 17TH

5-2, 0-3 doubles

Fullerton, 3-4

BERKELEY, NINTH

5-1, 0-3 octas; Eric 6th speaker, Beth speaker award

NORTHWESTERN, 17TH

6-2, 0-3 doubles

NW CEDA CHAMPS, 3RD

5-1, 2-1 quarters, 1-2 semis; Beth 2nd speaker; Eric 4th speaker

CEDA NATIONALS, 17TH

5-3, closeout in triples, 0-3 in doubles; Beth 26th speaker

NDT, 29TH

4-4 (15 ballots)

DANA RANDALL AND MIKE WINNIKE

USC, FIRST

7-0, 3-0, closeout, Dana 3rd speaker; Mike 4th speaker

JEFF BUNTIN AND ROSS RICHENDRFER

GONZAGA, FIFTH

4-3, 2-1 octas, 0-3 quarters

LEWIS-CLARK, FIFTH

4-2; Jeff 8th speaker

MATT SCHISSLER AND ROSS RICHENDRFER

USC, FIRST JR

7-0, 3-0 semis, closeout finals; Matt 1st speaker; Ross 2nd speaker

NW CEDA CHAMPS, 3RD

5-1, 2-1 quarters, 0-3 semis

MEGHAN HUGHES AND NAV REKHI

USC, FIRST JR

7-0, 3-0, closeout, Nav 5th speaker

FULLERTON SECOND JR

5-2, 3-0 quarters, 3-0 semis, 1-2 finals

 

 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

“Lots of talent among our students doing individual events.”

ALEX BOLLINGER

DRAMATIC

SECOND, NOVICE, WWU

BETH PEARSON

IMPROMPTU

FIRST Jr, Spokane Falls

BRIDGET KUSTIN

INFORMATIVE

FINALIST, Lewis and Clark

CHANDRA CARLISLE

IMPROMPTU

SECOND, Washington U.

CHRIS CHAMNESS

AFTER DINNER SPEAKING

FINALIST, Lewis and Clark

IMPROMPTU

SECOND, JR, WWU

CHRIS GORMAN

IMPROMPTU

THIRD, Lewis and Clark; FINALIST, Spokane Falls

EXTEMP

THIRD, Fullerton.

HOLLY BLACK

DRAMATIC

Finalist, Novice, Pacific

JACKIE JENKINS

INFORMATIVE

THIRD, WWU

KATHRYN BERGH

IMPROMPTU

FINALIST, Pacific (Novice), FIRST, WWU

EXTEMP

FINALIST, Novice Lewis and Clark

SECOND, Novice, WWU FINALIST, Novice, Spokane Falls

SIXTH, Fullerton

KIM SCHLESINGER

EXTEMP

SECOND, JR, Lewis and Clark; SECOND, Jr, Spokane Falls

KYLE GOTCHY

DRAMATIC

THIRD, Lewis and Clark

LAURA HANSON

EXTEMP

FIRST, Novice, Lewis and Clark, FIRST, Novice, WWU

IMPROMPTU

THIRD, Novice, WWU

LAZARO CARRION

DRAMATIC

FIRST, Jr, Spokane Falls

PATRICK CARTER

COMM. ANALYSIS

FINALIST, Lewis and Clark; FINALIST, Pacific; FINALIST, WWU

IMPROMPTU

FINALIST, JR Lewis and Clark; FINALIST, Novice, WWU

POI

FINALIST, WWU; FINALIST Jr, Spokane Falls

ROB OLSEN

EXTEMP

FIFTH, Fullerton

ROSS RICHENDRFER

IMPROMPTU

FIRST, Novice, Lewis and Clark

SAM SPEIGEL

PROSE

SECOND, WWU; FINALIST, Spokane Falls

STEPHEN REED AND TRAVIS PETERSEN

DUO INTERP

FINALIST, Spokane Falls

STEPHEN REED

DRAMATIC

FINALIST, Lewis and Clark; FIRST, Pacific

POI; FINALIST, Pacific; FIRST, WWU

TERI SWARTS AND TYLER KENT

DUO INTERP

FINALIST, Lewis and Clark

 

 

PARLI DEBATE

“Second in the nation as a squad and second place at the NPTE! And, almost all return!”

ALEX BOLLINGER AND JACKIE JENKINS

WWU, FIRST

Jr,  6-0, octas thru quarters wins; Alex, 1st speaker, Jackie 6th speaker

SPOKANE FALLS, NINTH

4-2, octas loss

NPDA NATIONALS, 65TH

6-2, quads loss

BEN MEICHES AND JEFF BUNTIN

SPOKANE FALLS, NINTH

3-3, Ben 4th speaker; Jeff, 14th speaker

BETH PEARSON AND KIM SCHLESINGER

SPOKANE FALLS, NINTH

5-1, octas loss

NPDA NATIONALS, 65TH

5-3, quads loss

BETH SCHUELER AND ERIC SUNI

SPOKANE FALLS, FIRST

3-3, octas thru finals, wins, Beth 16th speaker

BRIDGET KUSTIN AND CHRIS GORMAN

REED, FIRST

5-1; Octas-Finals, wins

LEWIS AND CLARK Clark, FIRST

5-1; Octas-Finals, wins

PACIFIC, FIRST

4-2, Octas-Finals, wins

CHANDRA CARLISLE AND KATHRYN BERGH

REED, THIRD

3-3; Octas-Quarters, wins; Semis loss; Chandra, 8th speaker

LEWIS AND CLARK, NINTH

5-1, Octas loss.

UC-SAN DIEGO, NINTH

6-2, octas loss

Point Loma, 4-2

CHRIS CHAMNESS AND STEPHEN REED

LEWIS AND CLARK, THIRD, JR

4-2, Octas-Quarters wins; Semis loss

PACIFIC, SECOND

5-1, Octas-Semis, wins; Finals, loss, Stephen 7th speaker (Junior)

CHRIS GORMAN AND CHANDRA CARLISLE

WASHINGTON U., FIRST

5-1; Octas-Finals, wins; Chris, 9th speaker

CHRIS GORMAN AND SCOTT THOMPSON

FULLERTON, FIFTH

6-0, octas win, quarters loss

UC-SAN DIEGO, FIRST

6-0, octas-finals wins; Chris second speaker

WWU, NINTH

3-3, octas loss; Chris 3rd speaker; Scott 13th speaker

POINT LOMA, NINTH

6-0, doubles win, octas loss, Chris 17th speaker

SPOKANE FALLS, FIFTH

6-0, octas win, quarters loss; Chris 15th speaker

NPTE, SECOND!

8-4 ballots, 6-0 in first 6 elims; loss in finals on a 79-23 ballot

NPDA NATIONALS, NINTH

7-1, quads, triples, doubles wins; octas loss

EMILY MARR AND SAM SPIEGEL

REED, NINTH

4-2; Octas loss

ERIC SUNI AND SAM SPEIGEL

WWU, NINTH

4-2, octas loss

HUGO VARGAS AND PATRICK CARTER

LEWIS AND CLARK, FIFTH, JR

4-2; Octas, win; Quarters, loss, Patrick 5th speaker

PACIFIC, NINTH, JR

4-2; Octas loss.

WWU, FIFTH, JR

6-0, octas win, quarters loss, Patrick 2nd speaker

PLU, SECOND, JR

4-2, semis win, finals loss, Patrick 1st speaker

JAMES HOVARD AND LAURA HANSON

LEWIS-CLARK, SECOND, NOVICE

4-2, Octas-Semis, wins; Finals, loss; Laura 4th speaker

SPOKANE FALLS, FIFTH, NOVICE

4-2; Laura 1st speaker; James 7th speaker

KIM SCHLESINGER AND ROB OLSEN

LEWIS AND CLARK, FIRST, JR

4-2, Octas-Finals, wins

LYDIA EBERLY AND ROB OLSEN

REED, NINTH

5-1, Octas loss

FULLERTON, NINTH

4-2, octas loss

WWU, THIRD

4-2, octas-quarters wins, semis, loss

MATT SCHISSLER AND ROSS RICHENDRFER

SPOKANE FALLS, NINTH, JR

4-2; Octas loss, Ross, 6th speaker

 

 

Chris C. gives the bull a try!

Bob does what he’s best at—taking people’s money while gambling!

Chandra, Scooter, Lydia, and Rob while at the Point Loma tournament.