The Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU) enjoyed its greatest success since the spring of 2006 at this weekend’s William & Mary tournament.

Dave Reiss & Kyle Bomeisl made semifinals after winning their quarterfinal round against Duke on Gov. Meanwhile, Ashley Novak continued to storm the novice rankings as fourth novice speaker.

The last Rutgers team to make semifinals at a tournament was the dynamic duo of Ross Mazer & Carl Kunda, who took third place at both the University of Virginia tourney in the spring of ’06 and the Bucknell tourney in the fall of ’05. Those are the only two prior semifinal performances for a Rutgers team since the foundation of the RUDU in 2001. Rutgers has yet to make a final round.

Today (Sunday), the focus shifts to novice training. Stop by our Novice Retreat at 11:00 AM in Scott 115. We’ll have plenty of training, practice rounds, and food!