Rutgers University Debate Union kicked off the new year with a great tournament at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Four teams came out after the holidays to compete during the first week of January.

Two teams, Quinn Maingi ’15 with Kurt Falk ’16 and Sean Leonard ’16 with Nick Hansen ’16, broke to quarterfinals and finished the tournament as 5th and 7th team, respectively. Individually, three of our debaters ranked among the best at the tournament: Maingi was 10th speaker, Hansen was 7th speaker, and Leonard was 6th speaker.

The teams performed wonderfully and RUDU looks forward to continuing the semester with a tournament at Carnegie Mellon University at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend.