Whitman Forensics Newsletter

Vol. 16, No. 2, May, 2010

 

 

The Parli-IE Team, Spring 2010.

Front Row: Nigel and Ahmed.

Second Row: Drake, Chris, Tim, Sean.

Third Row: Katie, Olivia, Ethan, Miranda, Carly, Harry.

Fourth Row: Nick (coach), Joel, Galen (behind), Nick G, Charlie, Adam, Will.

Missing: Kyle, John Henry, Tom, Galen.

 

The Policy Team, Spring 2010.

Front Row: Ali, Allison, Nate

Back Row: Alex, Mitch, Andy, Tia, Spencer, Lewis, Gabriella, Jimi (helper coach)

Missing: Dave, Daniel, Aaron (coach)

 

Whitman Speech and Debate Reunion

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Yes, Join us!

We are very excited to be hosting all Whitman Speech and Debate Alumni.

April 28 – May 1, 2011.

Reserve your Spot at: Click here to Register for the Reunion

Facebook Page at: Whitman Speech and Debate Reunion 2011

Email Jim with questions or whatevers: hansonjb@whitman.edu

Food, Fun, Debates, Jim’s PowerPoint of the History of Debate in the U.S., see faces you haven’t seen in years, Whitman College.

 

 

 

Click the Stories that interest you

Nate and Daniel make it to FINALS of CEDA Nationals. 3

Whitman National Championship Trophy Damaged in Scuffle. 3

Dinner with the Prez. 4

Parli Debate Information-Sharing Site Leaves Sophomore Angry, Confused. 4

Dr. Lewis Silver 5

Thank you to Alums. 6

2009-10 Coaching Staff 7

2009-10 Participants (47 students) 7

Next year: Staff remains the same plus one. 7

3 More Paperless Awards. 7

Nate is awarded with Scoville and CSIS Fellowships. 8

Dovell Gose Oratory Contest—Too Big and Too Many Jim Speeches. 9

The IM Champ Tournament 10

High Tech Weapons Are Really Cool, Make Great Debate Arguments. 10

Pictures from the End of the Year Party. 10

Contributions to the Team.. 10

2009-10 Policy Awards. 10

2009-10 Parli and IE Awards. 10

Thanks for Reading the Newsletter! 10

 

 

 

Jim gets new office couch

From this:

Couch: Hideous (but comfy).

Sitting on the couch is Chris Chamness: Awesome (and helped out at this year’s Whitman tournament).

To this:

Olivia, Nick and Jimi enjoy the comforts of the new couch—cushy and two of the seats recline all the way back!

For this year’s season, Jim got a brand new couch to replace his old, yellow, and decomposing couch that had been there for nearly 17 years (and was years old when he bought it). The old couch had begun to lose its form, sagging almost all the way down to the floor in certain places. Not only did the cushions look like something that the 70s vomited up, but most of them were unraveling too.

In its place, Jim purchased a new couch that he calls “cushy.” As an important place for socializing, sleeping, or just talking with Jim, the new couch was quickly accepted and initiated into the debate family. It may not have traveled to any tournaments or cut any cards, but the new couch certainly took part in Whitman’s great success this year.

While many newcomers to the team never had the pleasure of experiencing the old couch, they were grateful for the chance to be a part of a new team, with new memories, and a new couch.

 

 

 

 

Nate and Daniel make it to FINALS of CEDA Nationals

Nate and Daniel holding the prestigious Winston Cup. This duo racked up a 13-1 record heading into the Final round of the CEDA National Championship. Winston Cup Web Page

Whitman has historically done very well at CEDA Nationals.  Winning the tournament in 1999, Whitman has consistently had teams reach the late elimination rounds, including reaching the finals in 2003.  The team has also regularly put more teams in the elims than any other program in attendance (by Jim’s last count, 55 teams have advanced into elimination rounds while he has coached at Whitman).  This year’s tournament was an especially great showing, proving yet again that Whitman can compete with the country’s best. 

Entering the tournament as the highest ranked team, Nate Cohn and Daniel Straus still had to fight through high quality competition in the preliminary rounds, including a win over another top-ranked team from Berkeley.  Reaching the finals required winning 5 straight debates against some of the best teams in the nation, and was truly a team effort with everyone else on the squad helping to research and scout information.  In the final round, Nate and Daniel debated against the University of Oklahoma, the defending champions, and had a close debate.  Despite losing on a 6-3 decision, Whitman CS debated hard and will go down as one of the most successful teams in Whitman’s history.

 

 

 

Whitman National Championship Trophy Damaged in Scuffle

The National Championship Trophy with the sadly broken upper left corner.

 

The Whitman Parliamentary debate squad was elated to be named the number one squad in the nation. Sadly, the squad’s national season sweepstakes championship trophy was chipped when agents of an archrival team attempted to kidnap it. The trophy, a heavy but elegant block of etched glass, suffered a fracture to its top left corner.

The “other team’s” debaters, who finished behind Whitman, were envious of Whitman’s unparalleled success and frustrated with their own shortcomings as debaters and human beings. Their daring attempt at a hotel room heist was foiled when vigilant Whitman junior Chris Fleming sensed danger and leapt into action.

“I ran into the room and saw a debater from “that school” that I’ll call “Joe” caressing our trophy,” Fleming said. “When he saw me he said something about no one winning the national championship if it wasn’t him, and then threw the trophy across the room.”

As “Joe” laughed manically and fled, Fleming dove desperately to save the prize. He fell just short and it smashed into the floor.

“I was upset that the trophy was damaged,” said Director of Forensics Jim Hanson, “but it could have been much worse if not for the bravery and quick thinking of Chris Fleming.”

Authorities are still searching for “Joe” and his alleged accomplices. They are believed to have moved to Mexico.

 

Jim’s editorial comment on this article: The authorities know what really happened to this trophy and would like all reading this to know that trophies are not the only things that can be broken.

 

 

 

Dinner with the Prez

  President George Bridges    

Whitman President George Bridges

 

In order to recognize the impressive accomplishments Whitman Debate put forward this year, the team received a very special invitation to have dinner with President Bridges.  While originally scheduled as a BBQ at President Bridges house, it was quickly moved indoors to Sherwood due to poor weather.  Most of the team came, and had a great dinner (still BBQ!) and a very tasty dessert.  Best of all, it gave the President the opportunity to meet with the team and hear first hand about how important debate has been to their academic careers.

President Bridges showed real interest in hearing about the team and offered his support in the years to come.  Topics of dinner conversation included where the graduating seniors would be going, the latest trends in social media, and the prospects of encouraging President Bridges’ son to join his high school’s debate team. 

Best of all, George gave a short speech to the assembled debaters, both congratulating them on their success and encouraging them to continue in the ongoing tradition of excellence.  All in all, a good time was had by all.

 

 

 

Parli Debate Information-Sharing Site Leaves Sophomore Angry, Confused

 

Tim Wilder is all smiles until you mention the words “Parli wiki” to him.

Whitman sophomore Tim Wilder doesn’t like the new parliamentary debate Wikipedia page one bit. The webpage encourages debate teams across the country to share information and research, but Wilder is certain it’s destroying the activity.

“The parli wiki is terrible,” he said. “It’s definitely the worst thing that has ever happened. Ever.”

But Wilder’s teammates and coaches are mystified by his opposition.

“Tim is certainly very passionate about disliking the Wikipedia page but I really don’t understand why,” said Parliamentary debate and IE coach Nick Robinson. “Every time he tries to explain his concerns, it just sounds like jibberish to me.”

Wilder’s dislike of the site has produced some tension with his partner, fellow sophomore Drake Skaggs.

“Tim’s a great guy but he’s really gotten kind of obsessed with the wiki,” Skaggs said. “Every round he wants to just ignore the topic and give speeches about how bad it is. I just don’t get it.”

But Wilder insists his cause is just and necessary. When asked why he thought the webpage was so harmful, he responded with a question of his own.

“If you are reading the wiki, are you reading my blog? No. If you are reading the wiki, are you stealing my arguments? Yes. I am so angry that people would do this. I am upset. I am livid. I am despondent.”

Jim has quietly suggested that Tim see a counselor.

 

 

Dr. Lewis Silver

Lewis Silver looks innocent enough but many wonder what illness and injury he will cause next.

Every debate team has their share of medical problems crop up.  College students tend to get sick, and as with any other group, accidents are bound to happen.  Nonetheless, the frequency of medical mishaps during the course of the last two seasons has led the team to formulate a different hypothesis.  It appears that senior Lewis Silver is attempting to kill off his teammates, especially his partners. 

It all started last year, when his partner Allison Humble received a mysterious concussion and had to spend most of the second semester lying on the floor. 

This year, the problems have only gotten worse.  Lewis’s new partner Tia Butler got extremely ill before CEDA Nationals, and even had to go to Urgent Care while in Berkeley. 

Lewis is returning in the fall to help as a coach with both the Policy and Parli team. Needless to say, Jim will be on the lookout. Jim was heard defending Lewis, “Well, as a coach, he won’t be partners with anyone next year.”

That has failed to calm concerned students especially after Ali, who sits next to Lewis in the prep room, also started having eye problems in the weeks before nationals, and had to borrow a Kindle so she could have it read books to her.  A frightened frosh debater exclaimed “Oh my God. I’m next. I just know it.”

 

 

 

Thank you to Alums

Many alums joined us this year, helping out at the Whitman Classic Tournaments (named after Dean McSloy and Bob Withycombe).

Chris Chamness, Julie Caton, Mike Meredith, as well as current Whittie Robert Crenshaw, did some great work.

 

Julie served as ballot person and kept Jim’s frayed nerves calmed.

The judges provided lots of laughs.

  

Rob Olsen, pictured with Oregon’s Jon McCabe (former WNDI student), and team members Joel and Miranda, joined us to judge.

 

Robert Crenshaw, recently returned to Whitman, served as a judge at the tournament.

 

 

 

Jim Hanson, Professor of Forensics

 

 

Aaron Hardy, Policy Coach

 

 

Nick Robinson, Parli-IE Coach

 

Jimi Durkee, Assistant Policy Coach

 

Nick Griffin, Student Assistant

 

2009-10 Coaching Staff

·        Jim Hanson, Director of Forensics (18th year)

·        Aaron Hardy, Policy Coach (5th year)

·        Nick Robinson, Parliamentary-I.E. Coach

·        Jimi Durkee, Assistant Policy Coach

·        Nick Griffin, Student Assistant

·        Bob Withycombe, Chair Second Semester, Rhetoric and Film Studies

·        Robert Sickels, Chair First Semester, Rhetoric and Film Studies

·        George Bridges, President, Whitman College

·        Tim Kaufman-Osborn, Dean of Faculty

·        Chuck Cleveland, Dean of Students

 

2009-10 Participants (47 students)

Adam McKibben, Ahmed El Kottby, Alex Zendeh, Ali Edwards, Allison Humble, Andy Larson, Brian Cole, Carly Johnson, Charlie Weems, Chris Fleming, Daniel Straus, Dave Mathews, Drake Skaggs, Ethan Robertson, Harry Hixon, Gabriella Friedman, Galen Phillips, Joel Wilson, John-Henry Heckendorn, Kate Kight, Kyle Moen, Lewis Silver, Margaret Yang, Miranda Morton, Mitch Dunn, Nate Cohn, Nick Griffin, Nigel Ramoz-Leslie, Olivia Kipper, Ruben Raychaudhuri, Sean (Shanglun) Wang, Spencer Janyk, Tia Butler, Tim Wilder, Tom Friedenbach, Will Stark.

Plus Allison Ramp, Cassandra Baker, Hadley Jolley, Lindy Jacobs, Kristen Coverdale, Nehali Dave, Olivia Molden, Skyler Bissell, Tom Everett, Wayne Lichty, Zoe Kunkel-Patterson.

 

Next year: Staff remains the same plus one

·        Jim Hanson returns for his 19th year to which Jim responded, “Yea, I can’t believe it either.” J Jim will be heading up a very large squad and will also serve as Rhetoric and Film Studies Department Chair.

·        Aaron Hardy remains ready to head up the policy squad for the 6th year at Whitman. This summer he is doing his annual travel along with work at the Michigan State debate camp.

·        Nick Robinson will return for his second year as Parli-IE coach. He is hoping to do some political campaigning this summer and will be working at the WNDI as well as on an instructional grant with Jim that will provide debate education over the internet.

·        Jimi Durkee will return for his second year as an assistant policy coach. Even though his pay is pretty minimal (he is mainly paid by being a hired judge), Jimi has been a big source of inspiration and work on the team and he is ready to do it again. He plans to work at debate camps this summer including the WNDI.

·        Nick Griffin (current junior) continues as the student assistant position for a second year. Nick has done a fantastic job working with Jim to make the team run smoothly. Nick will also be back to go for NPDA and NPTE gold as a debater.

·        NEW Lewis Silver (current senior) will be helping out the huge squad by judging at both Policy and Parliamentary tournaments as well as watching practice debates. Like Jimi, his pay is very small but he is willing to take the hired judging money to make ends meet while he stays in Walla Walla this coming year.

Lewis Silver, next year’s new Assistant Parli-Policy Coach

 

3 More Paperless Awards

·        Jim and Aaron won the Lucy Keele award, a prestigious honor of service to the NDT debate community for their work on Paperless debating.

·        The Debate Team as a whole won the Tom Cronin award for environmental excellence for its move to Paperless debate.

·        And . . . Jim was quoted in a New York Times article on paperless debate: NY Times: The Paper Debate

 

 

Nick Griffin at Risk of Starvation after Two Week Debate Trip

Behind the glasses and the congenial smile, lies Nick Griffin, one of the world’s pickiest eaters.

 

Whitman parliamentary debater Nick Griffin was at death’s door this April after returning from a two week debate trip during which he refused to eat anything but fast food from In ‘N Out restaurants.

According to his doctors, Griffin was suffering from severe malnutrition, iron deficiency, and the early stages of scurvy.

“In ‘N Out’s animal style fries may be delicious, but they have practically no nutritional value,” said the debate team’s resident physician Sanjay Gupta. “It’s like eating cardboard.”

Despite the health risks, Griffin steadfastly refused to touch food from anywhere else the entire trip. “That place is gross,” he said of every single other restaurant proposed by his fellow travelers. Occasionally, he vetoed restaurants because they might use MSG, a chemical he said would cause him to die. Jim vehemently denies these claims noting that “Nick lived after the famous Chinese meal we had in Pocatello last year and I’m pretty sure there was MSG in that food.”

Since returning home, Nick has started to recover from his illness. Under the supervision of his girlfriend, he has been eating fresh, organic vegetables, tofu, and other purportedly “healthy” foods. His dietary problems were the worst medical problem suffered by a squad member since Carly Johnson passed out in a Subway last fall.

 

 

 

Nate is awarded with Scoville and CSIS Fellowships

Nate Cohn, one of the nation’s top debaters

Each year, the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. awards a year-long paid internship to one college policy debater who shows excellence in both academics and competition.  Every year, it’s a very competitive applicant pool, and has been filled in the past by some of the best and brightest college debate has to offer.  It’s both a chance to work for a prestigious institution, and an opportunity for one student to get their feet wet in the world of policymaking in Washington.

This year, senior Nate Cohn was selected as the recipient of the CSIS internship.  Nate beat out a very impressive field, and will be working in the Nuclear Issues program in the fall.  The combination of his excellent academic track record and equally impressive competitive career (attending both the Kentucky and Dartmouth Round Robins, receiving a top-5 bid to the NDT, and many speaker awards) made him a particularly valuable candidate. 

But it did not stop there. Nate scored a Scoville fellowship as well, being among the top 4 of nearly 1,000 candidates. With the Scoville, Nate will work on national policy issues. Once again, Nate’s debating background helped immensely with one long time employed interviewer commenting that “Nate was the best interview I have ever seen.”

We all wish him the best of luck!

 

 

 

Dovell Gose Oratory Contest—Great but . . . Too Big

The Dovell Gose Oratory Contest was a big success this year. Too big on two counts. First, so many students competed (24) that it depleted the fund after awards were given to competitors. Further, second, multiple students gave hilarious speeches about Jim. So many, that Jim has decided to ban speeches about himself in future competitions. Jim is also shortening the speech times for the event as the marathon of speeches lasted nearly 5 hours. Sadly, prizes will also be reduced slightly (from the current minimum of $40 to $30). Still, it was a great event and everyone had a great time.

Charlie Weems won first place with a speech on building the “Hanson Debate Center” for the debate program and its tournaments. Daniel Straus took second arguing that “Jim is doing a good job,” a hilarious epideictic of Jim’s management of the team (see a pattern here?).

Jim commented on the contest: “Despite the numerous ‘Jim’ speeches, this year’s competition was one of the best I have seen in my 18 years at Whitman. Most of the speeches were hilarious and many of them raised important and relevant ideas. I’m especially pleased at how popular the event is.”

The Dovell Gose page shows this year’s top speakers as well as many others from previous years: Dovell-Gose Oratory Contest Winners

        

A who’s who of graduating seniors that participated in the Dovell-Gose contest: Ali Edwards, Dave Mathews, Galen Phillips, Spencer Janyk, Lewis Silver, Nate Cohn, and Daniel Straus. Many other students competed as well including sophomore Charlie Weems, this year’s winner, shown in the lower right.

 

 

The IM Champ Tournament

The Spring IM Championship featured the top placing debaters over the course of the 2009-10 year.

Students debated the topic: The United States Federal Government should substantially restrict the use of Genetically Modified Organisms.

Students won cash prizes up to $100 for their involvement.

Full Info is at: http://www.whitman.edu/rhetoric/51im.htm

 

                                         

Skyler Bissell, First Place, Intermediate Division    Galen Bernard, First Place, Inexperienced Division

 

 

                                              

Hannelore Ohaus, Semifinalist, Inexperienced Division   Galen Phillips placed 2nd in the Experienced Division.

 

Tom Everett and Zoe Kunkel Patterson in the semi-finals of Intermediate Division.

 

 

 

Whitman JV Parli Debaters Win for a Second Year in a Row

Front Row: Olivia. Second Row: Kyle, Ethan, Katie. Third Row: Sean, Nick R, Will, Charlie, and Carly.

These are the proud and the young. These debaters attended the Northwest JV Championship with all of them advancing into elimination rounds. Charlie and Kyle along with Katie and Ethan tied for first place. This was the second time in a row that our younger debaters won the tournament.

 

High Tech Weapons Are Really Cool, Make Great Debate Arguments

Whitman’s Parli team dominated the competition this year, helped with an arsenal of affirmative cases and disadvantages involving cutting edge weapons technology from the Department of Defense. At this year’s national tournament, the squad read arguments about newly designed fighter jets, airborne laser guns, and orbital satellites that shoot human-made asteroids.

Frosh Carly Johnson was especially excited about the team’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter disadvantage. “The F-35 is the coolest thing ever. Its radar signature is the same as a metal golf ball, it can case thousands of pounds of bombs, and it can take off and land like a helicopter,” she said.

“The F-35 is cool, but the Airborne Laser program is way cooler. I mean, it’s a giant laser cannon in a 747,” sophomore Charlie Weems said of the Pentagon’s project to shoot down nuclear missiles with directed energy weapons.

The team used arguments about the airborne laser, the F-35, and a proposed Defense Department plan to put conventional bombs on intercontinental missiles in several rounds. The research led to wins against Western Washington University, Willamette University, and the University of Oregon at nationals.

“It’s really fun to research all the different ways you can blow stuff up,” said coach Nick Robinson. “Hopefully, the Pentagon will come up with some cool new stuff for us to talk about next year.”

Jim, a bit surprised by the emphasis on military oriented arguments, was heard muttering in the background “One minute you kids are yelling about a liberal agenda and the next a bunch of bombs. Make up your mind.”

 

 

Pictures from the End of the Year Party

 

Nick Robinson, Carly and Olivia

 

Gabriella and Drake

The team watching intellectually engaging T.V.

Pictured are Alex, Tia, Sean, Lewis, Nate, Allison, Adam (right front to left on the couch)

Chris and Nigel

 

Carly, Drake (behind Carly), Daniel

 

Harry, Olivia

 

Will, Sean

 

 

 

Contributions to the Team

We are grateful for your contributions to the forensic team! Generous donors December 18, 2009 through May 19, 2010 include:

·        Abigail Joy St. Lawrence

·        Adam C. and Sylvia Symonds

·        Brian Marshall Simmonds

·        Bridget Suzanne Kustin

·        C. Lawrence Lutcher

·        CDR Carolynn M. Snyder

·        David and Charlotte Smith McClusky

·        David H. and Hildred Allard

·        David R. Vandenbosch

·        Dorine L. Lawrence-Hughes

·        Douglas James Royer

·        Emily Ruth Cordo

·        Hannah Grace Elisha

·        James B. Hanson

·        James R. Carlson

·        Janice Sandra Berman

·        Jared Phillips and Loan Lam

·        Keola Robert Whittaker

·        Kevin Wayne Loomer

·        Leola Weimer Rutherford

·        Leola's Pottery Studio

·        Matthew Philip Levin

·        Michael Phillip Mann

·        Microsoft Corporation

·        PG&E Corporation Foundation

·        Rebekah Johnson Foster

·        Robert M. Withycombe

·        Ryan James Hagemann

·        Samantha Howell

·        Sarah Cameron Westfall

·        Shawn Michael Murphy

·        Stacy Kiku Takekawa

·        Stephen C. and Sara Rowe

·        Stephen Craig Reed

·        Steven C. McConnell

·        Theodore Braden Blank V

·        Timothy J. O'Connell

If we missed you, please tell us because we do appreciate your support!

 

Send contributions to

The 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 one of the Debate Team Funds (Salzman-Medica, Withycombe, Walker, or just say “For Debate”).

 

 

 

The Policy Team

1st row: Spencer

2nd row: Andy, Lewis, Nate, Allison

3rd row: Dave, Mitch, Tom

4th row: Gabriella, Tia, Alex, Mitch, Daniel, Ali

5th row: Adam, Tom

Not pictured: Jimi, Aaron, Dave.

 

2009-10 Policy Awards

 

ADAM MCKIBBEN AND JAMES STEVENSON (HYBRID)

WNPT, FIRST JV

ALEX ZENDEH AND BRIAN COLE

Gonzaga, DOUBLES

Idaho State, FIRST

ALEX ZENDEH AND TOM FRIEDENBACH

Kentucky, 4-3

ALEX ZENDEH AND ALLISON HUMBLE

Fulleton, OCTAS

Texas, 5-3

CEDA Nationals, DOUBLES

ANDY LARSON AND MITCH DUNN

Idaho State, FIRST, JV

NW Rockies, SEMIS

ALLISON HUMBLE AND LEWIS SILVER

ALI EDWARDS AND SPENCER JANYK

Gonzaga, OCTAS

Idaho State, SEMIS

WNPT, SEMIS

Wake Forest, 4-2

Fullerton, OCTAS

Texas, DOUBLES

NDT QUALIFIED, SECOND ROUND BID

CEDA Nationals, TRIPLES

DAVE MATHEWS AND GABRIELLA FRIEDMAN

WNPT, SEMIS

NW Rockies, SEMIS

DANIEL STRAUS AND NATE COHN

Gonzaga, SEMIS

Kentucky Round Robin, FOURTH

Kentucky, QUARTERS

Harvard, OCTAS

Wake Forest, QUARTERS

Berkeley Swing 1, OCTAS

Berkeley Swing 2, QUARTERS

Dartmouth Round Robin, 3-3.

Texas, DOUBLES

NDT FIRST ROUND BID, 5TH

NDT, DOUBLES

CEDA Nationals, SECOND

Nate, Academic All American Summa Cum Laude

Daniel, Academic All American Magna Cum Laude

LEWIS SILVER AND TIA BUTLER

CEDA Nationals, QUADS

Lewis, Academic All American Magna Cum Laude

NIGEL RAMOZ-LESLIE AND TIA BUTLER

WNPT QUARTERS

TIA BUTLER AND TOM FRIEDENBACH

Idaho State QUARTERS

 

View our new Awards Page: http://www.whitman.edu/rhetoric/000sweeps.htm

 

 

 

The Parli Team

1st row: Drake, Tim

2nd row: Kyle, Olivia, Nick, Chris, Miranda, Joel, Katie

3rd row: Charlie, Harry, Carly

4th row: Sean, Tom, Nick R, Adam, Ethan

Not pictured: John Henry, Nigel, Galen, Ahmed

 

2009-10 Parli and IE Awards

ADAM MCKIBBEN AND HARRY HIXON

Whitman McSloy Classic 1, DOUBLES

AHMED EL KOTTBY AND OLIVIA MOLDEN

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, FIRST, NOVICE (tie)

AHMED EL KOTTBY AND WAYNE LICHTY

PLU, QUARTERS Novice

ALLISON RAMP AND HADLEY JOLEY

CARLY JOHNSON

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, Open Extemp, FIRST

CARLY JOHNSON AND OLIVIA KIPPER

Lewis and Clark, Extemp, JV, THIRD

CARLY JOHNSON AND OLIVIA KIPPER

PLU, DOUBLES

Lewis and Clark, FIRST, JV

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, FIRST, JV

UW JV Champs, QUARTERS

CASSANDRA BAKER AND ZOE KUNKEL PATTERSON

PLU, QUARTERS Novice

CHARLIE WEEMS AND KYLE MOEN

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, FIRST, JV (tie)

UW JV Champs, FIRST (tie)

CHARLIE WEEMS AND RUBEN RAYCHAUDHURI

Lewis and Clark, FIRST, JV

UPS, FIRST, JV

CHRIS FLEMING

Pacific, Open Impromptu, SIXTH

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, Open Impromptu, FINALIST

CHRIS FLEMING AND KYLE MOEN

College of Idaho, GOLD 5-1

CHRIS FLEMING AND NICK GRIFFIN

PLU, QUARTERS

Lewis and Clark, OCTAS

UPS Round Robin Participant.

UPS, OCTAS

Long Beach 1, OCTAS

Texas 1, TRIPLES

Texas 2, TRIPLES

Pacific, SEMIS

Whitman McSloy Classic 1, QUARTERS

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, SEMIS

NPDA Nationals, TRIPLES

NPTE, 20TH, ELIM 3

DRAKE SKAGGS

Lewis and Clark, Jr Impromptu, THIRD

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, Open Impromptu, SECOND

DRAKE SKAGGS AND TIM WILDER

PLU, DOUBLES

UPS, QUARTERS

College of Idaho, BRONZE 4-2

Long Beach 1, DOUBLES

Texas 1, TRIPLES

Texas 2, DOUBLES

Pacific, OCTAS

Whitman McSloy Classic 1, OCTAS

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, DOUBLES

Willamette Hatfields, OCTAS

NPDA Nationals, DOUBLES

NPTE, 6-6

ETHAN ROBERTSON

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, Open Extemp, FINALIST

ETHAN ROBERTSON AND KATIE KIGHT

Pacific, QUARTERS, JV

Whitman McSloy Classic 1, DOUBLES

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, FIRST, JV (tie)

UW JV Champs, FIRST (tie)

ETHAN ROBERTSON AND SEAN WANG

Lewis and Clark, JV, QUARTERS

UPS, JV, SEMIS

GALEN PHILLIPS

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, Jr Extemp, FINALIST

GALEN PHILLIPS AND TOM FRIEDENBACH

Pacific, OCTAS

Whitman McSloy Classic 1, DOUBLES

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, OCTAS

JOEL WILSON AND MIRANDA MORTON

Long Beach 2, DOUBLES

Texas 2, DOUBLES

Pacific, OCTAS

Whitman McSloy Classic 1, OCTAS

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, OCTAS

Willamette Hatfields, OCTAS

NPDA Nationals, DOUBLES

NPTE, 6-6

JOHN-HENRY HECKENDORN

Lewis and Clark Impromptu, JV, SECOND

JOHN-HENRY HECKENDORN AND NIGEL RAMOZ-LESLIE

PLU, QUARTERS

Lewis and Clark, QUARTERS

UPS, SECOND

Long Beach 1, OCTAS

Long Beach 2, DOUBLES

Texas Tech 1, DOUBLES

Texas Tech 2, OCTAS

Pacific, OCTAS

Whitman McSloy Classic 1, DOUBLES

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, OCTAS

NPDA Nationals, QUARTERS

NPTE, 12TH, ELIM 4

HARRY HIXON

Lewis and Clark, Extemp, SIXTH

Pacific, Open Extemp, SECOND

HARRY HIXON AND KYLE MOEN

KATIE KIGHT

Lewis and Clark, Nov Impromptu, 6th

Pacific, Jr Impromptu, SEMIS

KATIE KIGHT AND MIRANDA MORTON

PLU, OCTAS

Lewis and Clark, FIRST, JV

KYLE MOEN

Pacific, Nov Extemp, SEMIS

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, Jr Extemp, FIRST

LINDY JACOBS AND MARGARET YANG

OLIVIA KIPPER

Lewis and Clark, Jr Impromptu, SEMIS

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, Jr Impromptu, FINALIST

MIRANDA MORTON

Lewis and Clark, Jr Impromptu, SEMIS

Pacific, Jr Extemp, SECOND

NEHALI DAVE AND TOM EVERETT

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, FIRST, NOVICE (tie)

NICK GRIFFIN

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, Jr Impromptu, SECOND

NIGEL RAMOZ-LESLIE

Pacific, Open Impromptu, FIFTH

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, Open Impromptu, FIRST

SEAN WANG

Lewis and Clark, Jr Impromptu, SEMIS

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, Jr Impromptu, THIRD

SEAN WANG AND WILL STARK

Pacific, QUARTERS, JV

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, FIRST, JV (tie)

UW JV Champs, QUARTERS

SKYLER BISSELL AND WILL STARK

PLU, SECOND Novice

TIM WILDER

Pacific, Jr Impromptu, SEMIS

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, Jr Impromptu, FIRST

TOM FRIEDENBACH

Pacific, Jr Extemp, FIFTH

WILL STARK

Pacific, Nov Extemp, FIRST

Whitman Withycombe Classic 2, Jr Extemp, SECOND

View our new Awards Page: http://www.whitman.edu/rhetoric/000sweeps.htm

 

 

The Spring 2010 Whitman Teams (Pics)

Kyle Moen and Charlie Weems

 

Miranda Morton and Joel Wilson

 

Andy Larson and Mitch Dunn

 

Olivia Kipper and Carly Johnson

 

Adam McKibben and Harry Hixon

 

Tom Friedenbach (Galen Phillips not shown)

 

Will Stark and Sean Wang

 

Tim Wilder and Drake Skaggs

 

Gabriella Friedman and Dave Mathews

 

Spencer Janyk and Ali Edwards

 

John Henry Heckendorn and Nigel Ramoz Leslie

 

Nick Griffin and Chris Fleming

 

Nate Cohn and Daniel Straus

 

Allison Humble and Alex Zendeh

Katie Kight and Ethan Robertson

 

Tia Butler and Lewis Silver

 

Andy Larson and Kristen Coverdale

 

 

 

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