There seems to be no stopping Simpson College’s powerful debate team.
The group captured the Missouri State Collegiate Forensic Tournament in Public Forum, held Feb. 14-15 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
Simpson defeated 11 Public Forum teams representing six schools.
The top award went to the team of Paul Safford and Jacy Gomez, who defeated Southwest Baptist University in the final round on a 3-0 decision.
Spencer Waugh, Simpson’s speech and debate coach, said the team of Tegan Jarchow and Jacob McClain had an excellent showing as well. They defeated a team from Northwest Missouri State to advance to the semi-finals.
In all, Simpson’s teams had a combined record of 12-3.
Gomez was awarded 2nd Speaker, McClain won 3rd Speaker and Safford was named 6th Speaker.