Rutgers University-Newark Debate Team Achieves Tournament Victory in Final Weeks of the Season


Cornell Policy Debate Tournament at Cornell University (February 10-12)

        Andres Moncult and Jaye Ross Win Championship!

  •  Moncult and Ross competed as the tournament’s top seed (ranked #1) and finished undefeated (6-0). The pair defeated teams including New York University, Cornell University, Binghamton University, and the University of Rochester
  • Ross was awarded third place speaker 
  • Moncult was awarded fourth place speaker 

       Three Novice Teams Represent RU-N in Their Tournament Debut

  • Mohamed Abdelghany and Humza Yousuf ended preliminary rounds with a 3-2 record, made it to the octo-final debate, and ranked within the top 12 teams
  • Abdelghany received the ninth place speaker award out of almost 60 speakers. 
  • Mariah Matthews and Carlo Muratli finished 2-3
  • Cara Joy Skelley and Erikka Chowdhury finished 1-4

      Debate Pair Competes in Junior Varsity Division for the First Time

  • Romina Gimenez and Mike Kelley finished 2-4 

District 7 National Debate Tournament Qualifier at Mary Washington University (February 18-19)

      Debate Pair Makes RU-N History With Win at District Qualifier

  • Chaz Wyche and Luis Carrera made RU-N Debate Team history as the first partnership to receive an invitation to the National Debate Tournament through the district qualifying process instead of the at-large qualifying process.
  • Carrera received the second place speaker award out of more than 40 speakers
  • Wyche and Carrerra ranked fourth in the tournament
  • Moncult and Ross finished 3-5

Debate Team To Compete in Three Post-season National Championship Tournaments

  • March 3-6, the team will compete in the JV and Novice Nationals at the University of West Virginia
  • March 16-21, the team will compete in the Cross Examination Debate Association Tournament at Johnson County Community College
  • March 23-28, the team will compete in the National Debate Tournament
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