Friday, February 23, 2024

It is with immense pride in our Hawkeye debaters that I reach out to update you on the remarkable achievements and milestones of the current members of the A. Craig Baird Debate Forum. As we reflect on Iowa Debate’s rich legacy and tradition of excellence, I am excited to share the latest triumphs that continue to define and elevate the stature of Iowa Debate. Your ongoing support and connection to Iowa Debate have played a crucial role in our success, and we are eager to celebrate these accomplishments with you. From prestigious tournament victories to individual accolades, the following updates reflect the unwavering commitment to excellence that characterizes Iowa Debate.


Sunflower Swing Pt. 1 hosted by Kansas University

Rose Bilicki and Grey Parfenoff – 3rd Place


Sunflower Swing Pt. 2 hosted by Kansas State University

                Maeve Ella and Nate Weimar – 3rd Place

                Maeve Ella – 7th Speaker

                Nate Weimar – 18th Speaker


Kathryn Klassic at the Beach hosted by Cal State Fullerton

                Ryan Cavanaugh – 15th Speaker


Hoosier Invitational hosted by Indiana University

                Spencer Anderson-McElligott and Ryan Cavanaugh – 5th Place

                Ryan Cavanaugh – 2nd Speaker

                Spencer Anderson-McElligott – 11th Speaker


Texas Open hosted by University of Texas at Austin

                Spencer Anderson-McElligott and Ryan Cavanaugh – 17th Place

                Ryan Cavanaugh – 14th Speaker


President’s List 

awarded to students with a 4.0 gpa for a minimum of two consecutive semesters.

                Maile Huffman


Dean’s List

awarded to students with a 3.5 gpa for the given semester.

                Spencer Anderson-McElligott

                Rose Bilicki

                Grey Parfenoff

                Nate Weimar


Our remaining schedule includes the National Debate Tournament qualifier on February 23-24; the Cross Examination Debate Association’s National Debate tournament hosted by Cal State Fullerton on March.