Mr. Christensen started competing in team policy debate in the mid-1980s and after matriculating to college, he competed in CEDA (pre-merger), NDT, NFA-LD, and NPDA formats and competed in extemporaneous and impromptu speaking. Since 1992, he has served as a debate and forensics coach at both the high school and collegiate level. Since that time, his students have won more than ten state championships, over fifty invitational tournaments, finished in elimination rounds of national tournaments dozens of times, won over thirty squad sweepstakes awards, been ranked in the top ten of NPDA programs twice, won four collegiate national championships, and reached the final four five other times in the past decade.
|Title:||Forensics Team Coach
The team is built around the ethos that “Ideas have consequences.” To that end, Mr. Christensen believes victory at tournaments is a sign, although not an infallible sign, of a cultivation toward excellence. To pursue this arête (excellence), his teams seek to find the best competition against which they can hone their skills, whether those are community colleges in the region, mid-sized colleges in the Midwest, or larger research institutions on the West Coast. He welcomes all to the team that seek such a challenge.
The Competitors 2016-17