competition-debate-team-2016

The University of Washington Debate Union competes in intercollegiate two-person team policy debate as a part of the National Debate Tournament (NDT) and the Cross-Examination Debate Association. Our research-based format of debate is widely considered the most intense and rigorous in the world. Competitors on our team compete in debate tournaments against the best teams in the country.

UW Debate Novices Win Tournament

First-year University of Washington Debate Union competitors Victoria Braun and Avery Strong started their year with a bang, winning the novice division of the Kathryn Classic Debate Tournament at California State University-Fullerton this past weekend. In the process, they have…

UW Debate closes out the Western Policy Debate Championship in semifinals and takes home eight speaker awards.

The University of Washington Debate Union ended its competition season on a high note, barely missing out on reaching the single-elimination phase of the Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA) National Championship tournament. The CEDA National tournament, which came on the heels…

The sophomore team of Michael Elizondo and McKenna Mains with their first place trophy. They were co-champions of the JV competition with fellow UW debaters Rohan Hiatt and Keanan Taute.

Last year, the nation’s largest winter break policy debate tournaments were held in Southern California. This year, the tournaments moved northward, to the UC-Berkeley campus outside San Francisco. For the UW Debate Union policy debate team, it made no difference….

Debate team wins championship, earns ‘New Program of the Year’ award

In its initial year as a revitalized program, The Policy Debate Coalition at the University of Washington won the Western Novice Championship at CSU-Sacramento this spring, and also won second place in the Western Junior Varsity Championship. The team additionally…

Debate USC

It took the University of Washington Debate Union only three months to win its first tournament championships after a 17 year hiatus. Teams from UW won both the novice and junior varsity divisions of the Kathryn Klassic Debate Tournament at…

Chat with the Chair: Lecturer Michael Souders reinstitutes debate program, rapidly gaining momentum

While the University of Washington historically had a thriving debate team, when Lecturer Michael Souders joined the UW Department of Communication in Fall 2013, he had to build the Debate Union from the ground up. Now with a steadily increasing…

The Debate Team takes a break to wander around Central Park in New York City.

The University of Washington Debate Union found quick success in its return to the college policy debate, narrowly missing the final round of competition at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York. Despite facing opponents with more tournaments…

More Articles
Menu