This past weekend, the Rutgers University Debate Union visited New York City and brought home great success. The team sent four teams, including Sean Leonard ’16 and Nick Hansen ’16, Elise Zhou ’18 and Larry Feltz ’17, and novices Pasha Temkin ’18 and Max Albert ’19, and Mohammad Arif’18 and Mahaksh Kotdawala ’18.

Both novice teams performed extremely well as Temkin ’18 and Albert ’19 won the novice section of the tournament and Arif ’18 and Kotdawala ’18 made it to semifinals. Despite this being their first year on the circuit, Kotdawala ’18 was top novice speaker, Arif ’18 was 4th novice, and Albert ’19 was 7th novice. Varsity team Leonard ’16 and Hansen ’16 placed as 9th team overall and Leonard ’16 placed as 4th speaker. Congratulations to all the new and returning members on their success!

Next week RUDU will be attending a special tournament at Swarthmore College, where all the competing debaters will be novices.