In a weekend where 28 debaters competed in at two different tournaments, Jesuit Debate Team earned multiple honors this past weekend.
At the University of Texas Longhorn Classic, over 100 teams from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida and Louisana competed in the two day tournament. The team of senior Jack Griffiths and junior Garrett Nagorzanski finished 5th. Seniors Jack Moore and Riler Holcombe as well as senior Chris Tran and junior Adam Hall took 9th place honors. Seniors Ethan Jackson and Gio Ferrer-Falto as well as Pete Weigman and Jack Madden took 17th place honors. In addition to team honors, three debaters earned individual speaker awards. Garrett Nagorzanski earned 10th place, Jack Griffiths 13th place and Jack Moore 17th place individual speaker awards.
In Dallas, Jesuit also competed at the Berkner Debate Invitational, where 30 plus teams from around the city competed. Sophomores Jack Martin and Justin Burns took 5th place in the varsity division. In the novice division, freshmen Aarin Jain and Sam Steffler along with junior Chris Martin and freshman Luke Harrison also earned 5th place honors.
All varsity teams earned additional state qualifying points, with Ethan Jackson and Gio Ferrer-Falto and Jack Martin and Justin Burns moving closer to the required 12 points for qualification. Jesuit has 9 teams that have earned qualifying points this season, with 4 teams already qualified for TFA State before the end of the fall semester.
Please congratulate these debaters when you see them!