Emporia State University Makes Collegiate Policy Debate History

Ogden, UT–The NSD Update staff congratulates Emporia State University’s Elijah Smith and Ryan Wash for winning the 2013 National Debate Tournament (NDT) last night. Their victory is one of many firsts: Last week, Elijah & Ryan won the 2013 Cross-Examination Debate Association national tournament (CEDA), making it the first time the same partnership won both college national championships in the same season.

Elijah previously debated Lincoln-Douglas at University HS in Newark, NJ, before transitioning to college policy debate at Emporia State. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time a former Lincoln-Douglas debater has won policy debate’s premier national championship.

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