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Sept. 20, 2022

MSU Debate sets high bar at season opener

Two teams from Michigan State University Debate reached elimination debates at the Owen L. Coon Memorial Tournament hosted by Northwestern University.

The team of Piper Meloche and Nate Glancy reached the Sweet 16 after defeating teams from Georgetown University, Emory University, Wake Forest University, and Emporia State University in preliminary debates. 

In their elimination rounds, Meloche, a social relations and policy senior in the Honors College, and Glancy, an economics senior, bested a team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst before being defeated by a team from Dartmouth College.

Tony Miklovis, a social relations and policy and international relations sophomore, and Joanna Gusis, a political theory and constitutional democracy freshman, also reached elimination debates after beating teams from Indiana University, Emory University, Kansas University and West Georgia University in preliminary debates.

Miklovis and Gusis, both members of the Honors College, were one of only a handful of teams in elimination debates represented by underclassman.

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By: Carly Watson