EWC Debaters Reach Final Four at Regional Tournament

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 • 9:45 am

The Eastern Wyoming College debate team of Kenna Noble, LaGrange, WY and Haley Louze, Green River, WY reached the final four at the Black Hills State University Fall Invitational held November 4-5 in Spearfish, SD.

On the strength of a 5-1 preliminary round record, competing against teams from Black Hills State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and Northern State University, in an invitational to those members of the Black Hills Debating Union, Noble and Louze met a team from South Dakota School of Mines in the semifinal round, losing on a 2-1 decision.

Returning squad members Justin Griebe, Torrington, WY and James Schock, Yoder, WY had a tougher weekend at Black Hills State, finishing with a 0-6 record.

EWC is the only two-year college that is a member of the Black Hills Debating Union.

Freshman Cody Powell, Lingle, WY and sophomore Sara Kostur, Yoder, WY attended the Trapper Rendezvous tournament hosted by Northwest College. The two team members, in their second week on the squad, failed to advance to the elimination rounds.

The squad next travels to Casper College on January 27-29.


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