TCU and the Cameron Chirstmas Classic

On December fifth, the TCU speech and debate team traveled to Lawton, OK to compete at the Christmas Classic Swing held at Cameron University. In the first part of the competition, TCU took home a second-place debate sweepstakes trophy as well as a second place overall individual event sweepstakes trophy as well as many individual event awards across seven events including first place in parliamentary debate. Below is a full list of awards from the Friday-Saturday portion of the swing.
Ryan Debish and Veronika Bondarenko:
1st Parliamentary Debate

Veronika Bondarenko:
1st Place in Extemporaneous Speaking
2nd Place in Impromptu Speaking
3rd Place in After-Dinner Speaking
Top Speaker in Parliamentary Debate

Matthew Gill:
5th Place in Dramatic Interpretation
2nd Place in Extemporaneous Speaking

Ryan Debish:
4th Place in Impromptu Speaking

Kathleen Sandoval:
5th Place in Informative Speaking

Sarah Douglass:
6th Place in Persuasive Speaking

Matthew Gill and Dawson Holder:
4th Place in Duo Interpretation

Logan Gibbs:
1st Place in Informative Speaking
6th Place in Poetry Interpretation
7th Place in Extemporaneous Speaking

TCU was just as successful on the second half of the swing. On the Sunday half of the swing, TCU once again took home the second place overall individual events trophy. In addition to several individual awards, TCU took the overall 2nd place trophy for the entire tournament. A full list of the individual awards for the Sunday portion of the Cameron Christmas Swing is listed below.

Veronika Bondarenko:
1st Place in After-Dinner Speaking
1st Place in Extemporaneous Speaking
1st Place in Impromptu Speaking

Logan Gibbs:
1st Place in Informative Speaking
4th Place in Rhetorical Criticism
6th Place in Extemporaneous Speaking
4th Place in Poetry Interpretation
1st Place in the Quadrathlon

Matthew Gill:
2nd Place in Dramatic Interpretation
3rd Place in Extemporaneous Speaking

Ryan Debish:
4th Place in Impromptu Speaking

Matthew Gill and Dawson Holder:
2nd Place in Duo Interpretation

Sarah Douglass:
3rd Place in Persuasive Speaking