The Rutgers University Debate Union continued its success this season at the annual autumn tournament at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Three teams competed: Kurt Falk and Russell Potter, Sean Leonard and Quinn Maingi, and George Alukal and Jessie Gugig.

The team of Maingi and Leonard, hot off their fifth place finish at Johns Hopkins last week, made it to the semi-final round, narrowly dropping on a 3-2 decision. This is the second straight break for the team of Leonard & Maingi, placing them among the most successful teams this season. Additionally, Maingi won the top speaker award, placing him among the top ten speakers this year. Leonard also won fifth speaker.

The drive to Williamsburg may have been long, but RUDU’s success made it worth it! Next week, RUDU will be competing in New York City, at Columbia University.