Congratulations to SV Debate for an incredible weekend at the first national tournament of the year. 6 debaters competed in the Varsity Policy division at the Wake Forest Invitational in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In one of our best results ever for the opening tournament of the year, 2 SV teams broke into the elimination rounds of the tournament. David Kilpatrick & Lani Frazer debated in the double octos round while Laynie Stephens & James Fidler made it all the way into the Octafinal TOC bid round of the tournament. Additionally, Laynie Stephens was ranked in the top 30 speakers of the tournament (out of over 200 in the country) and David Kilpatrick was ranked as the 14th best speaker in the tournament. Next up, 20+ debaters will compete at the Harker Invitational in San Jose.