oklahoma DEBATE!

 
 

OU DEBATE 2012-2013


Oklahoma Debate produced another outstanding year, proving that it is one of the most competitive teams in the nation. Continuing its legacy of success, Sooner Debate has established some new benchmarks of ‘team firsts,’ including the first time it has received 2 First Round at Large bids to the NDT, clearing 3 teams to the Octafinals and 2 teams to the Quarterfinals of the CEDA National Championship Tournament, and clearing 2 teams to the Quarterfinals of the NDT National Debate Tournament.


The Oklahoma Team of Chris Leonardi and Michael Masterson placed 3rd in the NDT and CEDA National Championships, making it to the Semifinals of both tournaments, while the Oklahoma Team of George Lee and Rashid Campbell reached the Quarterfinals of each. Collectively, Oklahoma Debate finished the year ranked 4th in the CEDA Points Sweepstakes, and 4th in the NDT Points Sweepstakes.


2013 CEDA National Championship Tournament:

All 6 Oklahoma Debaters received Individual Speaking Awards, with 4 of them placing in the top 8 out of 294 participants. All 3 teams cleared to the elimination rounds.


Oklahoma LM: Semifinalist

Chris Leonardi, 13th Speaker

Michael Masterson, 17th Speaker


Oklahoma CL: Quarterfinalist, Top Elimination Seed

Rashid Campbell, 2nd Speaker

George Lee, 4th Speaker


Oklahoma BC: Octafinalist

Domonique Baker, 8th Speaker

Kaine Cherry, 5th Speaker


2013 NDT National Debate Tournament:

Both Oklahoma Teams advanced to the elimination round, earning 3 Individual Speaking Awards in the process. This marks the first time we have had two teams in the Quarters of the NDT.


Oklahoma LM: First Round at Large Bid, Semifinalist

Chris Leonardi, 11th Speaker

Michael Masterson, 21st Speaker


Oklahoma CL: First Round at Large Bid, Quarterfinalist

Rashid Campbell, 16th Speaker

George Lee, 17th Speaker


Tournament Highlights Throughout the Year-


University of Missouri Kansas City Tournament:

Oklahoma Leonardi & Masterson, 1st Place

Oklahoma Baker & Lee, Double-Octafinalist


University of Las Vegas Tournament:

Oklahoma Leonardi & Masterson, 1st Place

Chris Leonardi, 2nd Speaker

Michael Masterson, 4th Speaker

Oklahoma Cherry & O’Brien, Double-Octafinalist

Oklahoma Baker & Lee, Double-Octafinalist


Harvard University Tournament:

Oklahoma Campbell & Lee, Octafinalist

Oklahoma Leonardi & Masterson, Octafinalist


University of Central Oklahoma Tournament:

Oklahoma Landes & Snider, 1st Place JV


Wake Forest University Tournament:

Oklahoma Leonardi & Masterson, Octafinalist

Michael Masterson, 13th Speaker

Oklahoma Campbell & Lee, Double-Octafinalist

George Lee, 15th Speaker


University of Southern California Tournament:

Oklahoma Campbell & Lee, 2nd Place

Oklahoma Leonardi & Masterson, Octafinalist


University of Texas-Dallas Tournament:

Oklahoma Maddy & Leseau, Double-Octafinalist

Oklahoma Chiles & O’Brien, Double-Octafinalist


California State University-Fullerton Tournament:

Oklahoma Campbell & Lee, Octafinalist

Oklahoma Leonardi & Masterson, Octafinalist

Michael Masterson, 13th Speaker

Oklahoma Baker & Cherry, Double-Octafinalist


University of North Texas Tournament:

Oklahoma Chiles & O’Brien, Double-Octafinalist


University of California-Berkley Tournament:

Oklahoma Baker & Cherry, 1st Place

Oklahoma Campbell & Lee, Quarterfinalist

Rashid Campbell, 1st Speaker


Wichita State University Tournament:

Oklahoma Baez & Leseau, Quarterfinalist

Oklahoma Maddy & Schexnayder, Octafinalist


Northwestern University Tournament:

Oklahoma Campbell & Lee, Octafinalist

George Lee, 9th Speaker

Oklahoma Leonardi & Masterson, Double-Octafinalist



OU DEBATE 2011-2012


The Oklahoma Team of RJ Giglio and Chris Leonardi win the CEDA National Championship Tournament.  This is RJ’s 3rd CEDA National Championship.  The only debater to ever win Three National Championships. This is our 4th National Championship in 6 Years.


The Oklahoma Team of Keegan Tomik and Michael Masterson advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the NDT.  This is only the 4th Time we have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen since we started the team.


The Oklahoma Team of Rashid Campbell and George Lee advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the CEDA National Championship Tournament and were advanced over by RJ and Chris.  They got to sleep late and won out.... Team Effort!


We had 5 Teams advance to the Elimination Rounds at CEDA Nationals.  The other 3 not mentioned above are:

Stormee Massey and Michael Masterson

Kristiana Baez and Kiersten Strachon

Kaine Cherry and Garreth O’Brien


The team begins the year receiving an invitation to the Kentucky Round Robin!  This is the 3rd year in a row we have received a Kentucky Round Robin bid.  We also received a Dartmouth Round Robin Bid!


OU DEBATE ACCOMPLISHMENTS - 2003-2013!


We have had a team for 10 years. 


OU Debate has won 4 of the 5 largest policy debate tournaments held in the United States over the past 6 years that included over 150 teams each time.


In all 10 of those years we have had a team in elimination rounds at the CEDA National Tournament.


In all 10 of those years we have qualified for the NDT!


In 9 of 10 years we have made it to elimination rounds at the NDT.


In 8 of 10 years we have finished in the top 5 of the CEDA/NDT National Sweepstakes Rankings!


In 8 years we have had a team in Semi-Finals or Finals of Junior Varsity or Novice Nationals.  (This year we had to not attend for budgetary reasons.)


We have won the CEDA National Tournament 4 of 10 years.  The only school to Win 4 CEDA National Tournaments in the tournaments 26 year history!  No other school has won 3.  We have  Won 4 of the last 7 years.


In 2006-7 the team of Conor Cleary and Blake Johnson won Harvard, Wake Forest, Northwestern, University of Central Oklahoma, UT Dallas and CEDA Nationals all in the same year. ONLY team ever. They also advanced to Semi-Finals of the NDT!


Oklahoma CJ was also invited to the Dartmouth Round Robin and Kentucky Round Robin in 2006-7. 


Conor Cleary was Top Speaker at the 2007 Dartmouth Round Robin.


Oklahoma CJ was ranked #2 in the 1st Round at Large Rankings for the Copeland Award.


In 2007 we were NDT Varsity National Sweepstakes Champions!


In 2009 and 2010 Nick Watts and RJ Giglio became the first team to win Back to Back CEDA National Championships.


In 2010-2011 Giglio and Watts were Top Seed at Wake (8-0), Finalists of Harvard, and Won Kentucky.  Advancing to Quarterfinals of the NDT.


Oklahoma GW was also invited to the Dartmouth Round Robin in 2011 and the Kentucky Round Robin in 2009 and 2010.


Oklahoma GW was ranked #5 in the 1st Round at Large Rankings for the Copeland Award.


In 2011-2012 RJ Giglio and Chris Leonardi Won the CEDA National Tournament.


In 2011-2012 RJ Giglio and Chris Leonardi were also invited to both the Kentucky Round Robin and the Dartmouth Round Robin.


During the 2011-2012 Season RJ Giglio Received Top Speaker at Georgia State, Harvard and Texas.


In 5 of 10 years we have received a 1st Round at Large Bid to the NDT!


In 2012 The Oklahoma Team of Keegan Tomik and Michael Masterson advanced to the Octofinals of the NDT. We have had a team in elimination rounds at the NDT every year except our very first year.  We have qualified for the NDT ALL TEN YEARS we have had a program.


We have amassed over 650 trophies and awards during our 10 year period!


And best of all, in 10 years we have traveled over 135 different OU Students to compete in competitive college debate.  In debate speak, thats a lot........



WE ARE ALSO KNOWN AS THE SHANNON SELF POLICY DEBATE TEAM.  WE GIVE MUCH THANKS TO THE McCLENDON’S AND THE HESTER’S IN HELPING MAKE DEBATE A PERMANENT FIXTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA THROUGH INSTITUTIONAL ENDOWMENTS.

WE ARE ALSO GRATEFUL TO THE ADKISSON FAMILY: ADAM, SAM AND MONA FOR ALL OF THEIR SUPPORT IN MAKING SURE WE HAD DEBATE AT OKLAHOMA!

 

Those who have never debated need debate the most!
JBM














DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA WEBSITE.

2011-2012 Team!

Critical Debaters Handbook: by Jackie Massey


email: Soonerdebate@gmail.com