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OHIO Debate Team wins College Public Forum National Debate

Feb 27, 2012

OHIO Debate Team wins College Public Forum National Debate

ATHENS, Ohio (Feb. 27, 2012)—Ohio University’s Debate Team won the title of National Champions of the College Public Forum National Debate Tournament at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., on Feb. 25, 2012.

The 2-1 victory over Ball State University in the final round gave the Bobcats enough points to win the National Championship Sweepstakes trophy as well. Additionally, junior Tom Pinney was named National Championship Speaker to help the Bobcats win all three national titles at the tournament.

This National Team award is the sixth national team championship the Ohio University Forensics team has won in the last 5 years.

Complete OHIO results are as follows:

TEAM SWEEPSTAKES
National Champions - OHIO UNIVERSITY

PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE
National Champions - Andrew Makishi & Brett Martz

PUBLIC FORUM SPEAKER
National Champion - Tom Pinney
2nd Place - Andrew Makishi
3rd Place - Brett Martz

-From staff reports