Emporia State Debate Teams Sweeps National Tournaments

Apr 10, 2013

When  most of us think of a debate, presidential debates between two individuals come to mind. But the sport of argument and articulation is as radically different from this scenario as you can imagine. The world of college debate includes lightening fast speech arguments developed on the fly. The best team that encompasses these can be found at Emporia State University. Ryan Wash and Elijah Smith, two members of the ESU debate team recently won both the National Debate Tournament and the Cross Examination Debate Association championship tournament. 

The teammates along with Director of Debate as ESU, Sam Maurer, talk about the historic double win and how debate works for college teams.