The Rutgers contingent poses after its run at Dartmouth. Left to right: Deepta Janardhan, Archie Babu, Kurt Falk, Alex Jubb, Bhargavi Sriram, Ashley Novak, Storey Clayton, Kyle Bomeisl, Russell Potter, Adam Bomeisl, and Quinn Maingi.

The Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU) continued advancing to elimination rounds in both varsity and novice divisions last weekend at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. While almost all teams composed winning records, first-time partners Ashley Novak & Kyle Bomeisl advanced to partial octofinals and dynamic novice duo Quinn Maingi and Kurt Falk won novice semifinals en route to a narrow 3-2 loss in novice finals.

Here’s the official award list:
Kyle Bomeisl & Ashley Novak – 12th Team [partial octofinalists] Quinn Maingi & Kurt Falk – 2nd Novice Team [novice finalists] Quinn Maingi – 3rd Novice Speaker
Kurt Falk – 8th Novice Speaker

A small contingent of the team will be flying out to Stanford University for this coming weekend’s tournament in Palo Alto. Thereafter, the North American Championships will be held in Toronto, Canada.

Meanwhile, the first official team meeting of the Spring Semester will take place tonight at 9:00 PM in Murray 210. All interested in debate are welcome!