Debate Club Sets Records at Championship in Cape Town

Debate Club Sets Records at Championship in Cape Town

By RILEY BOARD

January 17, 2019

Five Middlebury debaters celebrated the new year seven hours ahead and thousands of miles away in Cape Town, South Africa at the largest debate competition in the world, the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC). Charlotte Massey ’18, Nate Obbard ’21, Amanda Werner ’21, Quinn Boyle ’21 and Van Barth ’21 competed in two-person teams with Massey and Obbard placing 70th in the world, Werner and Boyle placing 224th and Barth serving as a judge. Massey and Obbard’s performance was the best in Middlebury history.

Five Debaters Headed to World’s Largest Tournament

Five Debaters Headed to World’s Largest Tournament

By RILEY BOARD

November 29, 2018

Five students from the college will compete at the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) from Dec. 27 to Jan. 4 at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The college’s debaters will be attending the largest college debate tournament in the world after many months of successes at debate tournaments around the globe. 

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