The teams of Advait Ramanan/Swapnil Agrawal and Nathan Rice/Johnnie Stupek both earned first round "at large" bids to the 72nd National Debate Tournament recently held at Wichita State University.
The first round voting was recently released and both teams finished in the top 14 teams in the country. It is the first time in the history of the Georgia Debate Union that two UGA teams have earned first round bids in the same year.
For the first time in the Georgia Debate Union's history, two teams representing UGA received first-round at-large bids to the National Debate Tournament.
Our annual high school tournament, the Bulldog Debates, will be held in Athens, GA from March 9-11.
The Georgia Debate Union has started off 2018 with a bang, finishing in the top 10 of every tournament we've attended since the start of the New Year!
The team of Advait Ramanan and Swapnil Agrawal recently received an invitation to the prestigious Dartmouth Round Robin, which is held every January in Hanover, New Hampshire.
They are one of 7 teams invited, competing against teams from Harvard, Northwestern, Emory, Kansas, Kentucky, and UNLV.
Teams from the Georgia Debate Union have started the 2017-18 season on a very strong note, with teams earning top 10 finishes at each of the first three tournaments, including a victory at the Vanderbilt tournament.
The Georgia Debate Union has partnered with the Digital Debate Camp to expand access and opportunities for high school debaters within and beyond the state of Georgia. It services high school policy, public forum, and Lincoln-Douglas debate formats.
The Digital Debate Camp, created by Georgia Debate Union assistant coach and PhD Candidate in Communication Studies Steven Murray, is an online debate camp aimed at lowering entry barriers for students who want the benefits of debate camp but who struggle to afford the cost of attending.
More information about the Digital Debate Camp can be found here: