The Policy team attended two tournaments over winter break, and performed spectacularly at both.
At the US Navy Tournament, all 4 Cornell teams advanced to the elimination rounds! Gabriella Knight and David Rooney made it to the Varsity finals, losing narrowly to the University of Georgia on a 2-1 split decision. Our other Varsity team, Nicholas Tilmes and Tony Zhou, made it to the double-octofinals of the tournament.
Bobby Ma and Susie Song ended the tournament as Junior Varsity semifinalists, and were ranked 2nd and 3rd speakers in their division, while Joshua Mensah and Basia van Buren emerged as Novice quarterfinalists.
After their warm-up at Navy, the policy team absolutely dominated at the Wichita State tournament!
Gabriella Knight and David Rooney defeated all their opponents and emerged as the Varsity champions. Junior Varsity team Bobby Ma and Susie Song were also champions of their division. Novice team Basia van Buren and Joshua Mensah were similarly impressive, out-performing their division and breaking into Junior Varsity elim rounds.
We are very proud of our Policy team’s strong start to the semester, and wish them the best of luck in future tournaments!