This year has featured perhaps the best class of novice debaters ever recruited by Tulane Debate. Last weekend, this novice class demonstrated their prowess with a sterling performance at Novice Nationals at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Two of Tulane’s four teams broke to quarterfinals, with the partnerships of Uma Kumar-Montei & Quinn Burke and Madison Sullivan & Claire Wynne reaching elimination rounds. Both pairs won their quarterfinal matchups, advancing to the final four. Sullivan & Wynne dropped to a team from Rollins, but Kumar-Montei & Burke went on to avenge this loss by beating that team in the final to win the tournament!
Here are the official results to our knowledge at this point – we presume there were also speaker awards, but those have yet to be announced (this post will be updated if and when speaker awards are released):
Uma Kumar-Montei & Quinn Burke – Champions
Madison Sullivan & Claire Wynne – Semifinalists
Tulane Debate will close out one of its most successful seasons in history in two weekends at NPDA Nationals at the College of Lewis and Clark in Portland, Oregon. Three teams will be representing Tulane there. You can support Tulane Debate and our trip to Nationals!