Recent Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU) senior David Reiss and RUDU coach Storey Clayton took part in last month’s summer showcase tournament at Columbia University and recorded all five rounds in which they competed.

The duo took third place overall, losing in semifinals after going 3-1 in in-rounds. Clayton was the top speaker for the tournament and Reiss took sixth, making the team the highest-speaking team in preliminary competition.

Other Rutgers teams competed, with Chris Bergman & Ashley Novak going 2-2 and just dropping a bubble round, while Gordon Morrisette and a hybrid partner also went 2-2 and spoke quite well.

The videos for Reiss’ & Clayton’s rounds can be found below:

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APDA Summer 2011: Round 1 from Storey Clayton on Vimeo.

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APDA Summer 2011: Round 2 from Storey Clayton on Vimeo.

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APDA Summer 2011: Round 3 from Storey Clayton on Vimeo.

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Debate: “Would You Get Rid of Religion?” from David on Vimeo.

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APDA Summer 2011: Semifinals from Storey Clayton on Vimeo.