Utah State University’s Speech and Debate Team competed in its first tournament of the season September 25-26 at the College of Southern Idaho. The eight-member team, including three returning students, placed third in the overall sweepstakes according to Coach Tom Worthen.
Awards were given to the top 10 debate speakers and USU’s team took four of those awards. Anie Worthen received the award as the top speaker for the tournament while Mariah Andreason was recognized as the fifth best speaker. Bridgett Baldwin was recognized as sixth best speaker and Brayden O’Brien was recognized as the eighth best speaker.
The British Parliamentary Debate team of Haylee Hunsaker and Garrett Smith placed second at the tournament and Joseph Allred took fourth place in IPDA debate.
Worthen said students also placed in individual events. He said it was great that all eight students from USU received recognition.