The Rutgers University Debate Union had an successful weekend at American University in Washington, D.C this weekend! The AU tournament is a “Pro-Am” tournament, with a special ruleset: each team must be composed of either a novice and a varsity, or two novices. This provides an excellent opportunity for new RUDU members to learn from varsity members and get a shot at varsity outrounds.

This weekend, the teams of Quinn Maingi ’15 and Minnal Kunnan ’15, and Sean Leonard ’16 and Naeem Hossain ’18 broke to octofinals. This was the first of many varsity breaks for Kunnan and Hossain; we look forward to their continued success!

RUDU also continued its speaker award streak-Maingi and Leonard were 9th and 8th varsity speakers respectively.

Next weekend, RUDU will be competing in the last APDA tournament before Thanksgiving at the University of Maryland.