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NCCFA: Debate Champions

Note: Not all divisions were contested each year.

Top Speakers: Parliamentary Debate

Novice

  • 1998 - David Bailey, Southwest Baptist University
  • 1999 - Molly McHargue, Southwest Baptist University
  • 2000 - Ruth Black, Cedarville University
  • 2001 - Rebecca King, Biola University
  • 2002 - Andy Lynch, Southwest Baptist University
  • 2003 - Melissa Farmer, Biola University
  • 2004 - Joel Day, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2005 - James Kuykendall, John Brown University
  • 2006 - Chasidy Griggs, William Carey College
  • 2008 - Tyler Walworth, Concordia University (Nebraska)
  • 2009 - Reagan Pratt, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2010 - Charity Chambers, Howard Payne University
  • 2011 - Kate Doyle, Carson-Newman College
  • 2012 - Daniel Robert Spencer, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2013 - Rosina Albanese, Oral Roberts University
  • 2014 - Alyssa Rax, Vanguard University
  • 2015 -
  • 2016 - Autumn Zimmerman, Kansas Wesleyan University
  • 2017 - Kalyn Mizelle, Colorado Christian University

Junior Varsity

  • 2000 - Mike Plunkett, Azusa Pacific University
  • 2002 - Bryan Fisher, Southwest Baptist University
  • 2003 - Ben Wagner, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2007 - Renee Reyle, Belmont University
  • 2008 - Wesley Rainer, Belmont University
  • 2009 - Emily Witt, Cedarville University
  • 2010 - Susanna Griffith, Covenant College
  • 2011 - Jonathan Hensley, Biola University
  • 2012 - Whitney Snowden, Cedarville University
  • 2013 - Elena Trueba, Biola University
  • 2014 - Matthew Erickson, Colorado Christian University
  • 2015 - Emma Beecken, Bethel University
  • 2016 - Mikayle Jacquot, Colorado Christian University
  • 2017 - Autumn Zimmerman, Kansas Wesleyan University
  • 2018 - Zachary Seals, Biola University

Open

  • 1998 - Steve Kretzer, Southwest Baptist University
  • 1999 - Rebecca Luginbuhl, Azusa Pacific University
  • 2000 - Mike Marse, California Baptist University
  • 2001 - Rosaline Zylstra, Azusa Pacific University
  • 2002 - Phil Rath, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2003 - Amy Morton, Concordia University (Nebraska)
  • 2004 - Shannon Hutchison, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2005 - Aketa Simmons, Belmont University
  • 2006 - Aaron Montgomery, Northwest Nazarene University
  • 2007 - Danielle Jorgenson, Biola University
  • 2008 - Kelsey Winther, Grove City College
  • 2009 - Courtney Edmonds, Cedarville University
  • 2010 - Caitlyn Burford, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2011 - Daniel Nadal, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2012 - Sean Hansen, Biola University
  • 2013 - Brandon West, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2014 - Sean Hansen, Biola University
  • 2015 -
  • 2016 - Karina Guerrero, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2017 - Alexis Stefani, Biola University
  • 2018 - Megan Kline, Kansas Wesleyan University

Novice Parliamentary Debate Team:

  • 1998
    • 1st place - Thad Noyes & Darla Robbins, Southwest Baptist University
    • 2nd place - David Guerrero & Ricky Cowden, Azusa Pacific University
  • 1999
    • 1st place - Jill Detwiler & Tom Stevens, Southwest Baptist University
    • 2nd place - Karen Sorenson & Rachel Trevor, Azusa Pacific University
  • 2000
    • 1st place - Jeff Anderson & Jason Riley, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Lindsay Fitzgerald & Laura Onstot, Seattle Pacific University
  • 2001 (Co-Champions)
    • Loriann Baker & Kaz Trypuc, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • Shannon Hutchison & Joelle Pendergrass, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2002 (Co-Champions)
    • Troy Funk & Dominique Marino, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • Carissa Phillips & Rachel Williams, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2003
    • 1st place - Andrew Hoag & Wysteria Rush, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Joel Forbes & Amanda Goddard, Vanguard University
  • 2004
    • 1st place - David Maus & Heather Herschberger, Bethel College (Minnesota)
    • 2nd place - Joel Day & Britton Dennis, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2005
    • 1st place - Chris Hansen & Elicia Stoller, Azusa Pacific University
    • 2nd place - Elly Garner & Aprli Griffin, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2006
    • 1st place - Tim Riley & Andy Wolfe, University of the Cumberlands
    • 2nd place - Chasidy Griggs & Jonathon Allen, William Carey College
  • 2008
    • 1st place - Dustin Kammerman & Jennifer Salame, George Fox University
    • 2nd place - Jennifer McGee & Tyler Walworth, Concordia University (Irvine) & Concordia University (Nebraska)
  • 2009
    • 1st place - Katie Riley & Seth Stoffle, University of the Cumberlands
    • 2nd place - Allison Beardsley & Raegan Pratt, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2010
    • 1st place - Rebecka Neyman & Whitney Muhlenkamp, Cedarville University
    • 2nd place - Jake Aschmutat & Charity Chambers, Howard Payne University
  • 2011
    • 1st place - Lauren Kim & Alyssa Phillips, Wheaton College
    • 2nd place - Timothy Hardy & Ben Parker, Howard Payne University
  • 2012
    • 1st place - Zack Brown & Sean Grove, Kansas Wesleyan University
    • 2nd place - Rebecca Bird & Laura Kate Gonyea, Carson-Newman College
  • 2013
    • 1st place: Andrew Wyckoff & Stephen Scheffel, Colorado Christian University
    • 2nd place:
  • 2014 (Co-champions)
    • Alyssa Lax & Colin McKaig, Vanguard University
    • Lexi Robinson & David Bell, Vanguard University
  • 2015
    • 1st place - Luke Lynch & Nicholas Gibson, Lenoir-Rhyne University
    • 2nd place - Bri-Ann Tokariwski & Jordan Floyd, University of the Cumberlands
  • 2016
    • 1st place - Caleb MacDonald and Tindol Pate, Covenant College
  • 2017
    • 1st place - Kalyn Mizelle and Blake Harris, Colorado Christian University
    • 2nd place - Maverick Dickson and Noah Gould, Grove City College

Junior Varsity Parliamentary Debate Team

  • 2000 (Co-Champions)
    • Mike Plunkett & Lauree Austin, Azusa Pacific University
    • Karen Sorenson & Amber Kelleher, Azusa Pacific University
  • 2002
    • 1st place - Keri Durbin & Michael Jetter, Northwest Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Terilyn Johnston & Steven McMullen, Bethel College (Minnesota)
  • 2003 (Co-Champions)
    • Judah Israel-Michael & Ben Wagner, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • Zach Burton & Carissa Phillips, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2007 (Co-Champions)
    • Ian Sharples & Justin Thompson, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • Katie Lucas & Cody Ellis, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2008 (Co-Champions)
    • Leanna Baumer & Stephanie Devine, Cedarville University
    • Pamela Eustace & Ben Shorey, Cedarville University
    • Katie Hawkins & Jordan Wood, Cedarville University
  • 2009
    • 1st place - Ana Diaz & George Emmons, St. Mary's College (CA)
    • 2nd place - Gregory Escobar & Alan Carrillo, Patrick Henry College
  • 2010
    • 1st place - Nathaniel Cowling & Marc Davis, Grove City College
    • 2nd place - Zach Robbins & Susanna Griffith, Covenant College
  • 2011 (Co-Champions)
    • Daniel Chiu & Jake Millar, Biola University
    • Jonathan Hensley & Scott Alford, Biola University
  • 2012
    • 1st place - Tommy Monson & Matt Sundquist, Bethel University
    • 2nd place - Joseph Crupi & Whitney Snowden, Cedarville University
  • 2013
    • 1st place - Joy Clarkson & Elena Trueba, Biola University
    • 2nd place - Walker Martin & Brad Johnson, John Brown University
  • 2014
    • 1st place - Matthew Erickson & Hudson Jungk, Colorado Christian University
    • 2nd place - Vincyl Fitzgerald & Nick Driscoll, Carson-Newman University
  • 2015
    • 1st place - Ali Gordon & Sarah Hartland, Colorado Christian University
    • 2nd place - Micah Rufsvold & Jenna Fisher, Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • 2016
    • 1st place - Ben Ellison & Will Martin, Colorado Christian University
  • 2017
    • 1st place - Christian Hofer & Justin Short, Colorado Christian University
    • 2nd place - Tyler Olin & Christopher Freeland, Howard Payne University
  • 2018 (Co-Champions)
    • Zachary Seals & Aaron Wakashige, Biola University
    • Donna Eissoh & Casey Callahan, Biola University

Open Parliamentary Debate Team:

  • 1998 (Co-Champions)
    • Sarah Kleven & David Graham, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • Leilani Carver & Christina Eisenman, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 1999
    • 1st place - Rebecca Luginbuhl & Tiffany Pofahl, Azusa Pacific University
    • 2nd place - Natanya Marks & Scott Eichler, Southern California College
  • 2000
    • 1st place - Katie Angliss & David Graham, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Allison Hummel & Christie "Grey" Brannen, Azusa Pacific University
  • 2001 (Closeout at semis)
    • Jason Anderson & Janae Magee, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • Katie Angliss & Jason Riley, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • Jeff Anderson & Evan Rutledge, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • Phil Rath & Rick Travis, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2002
    • 1st place - Jeff Andersen & Richard Ilharreguy, Azusa Pacific University
    • 2nd place - Phil Rath & Evan Rutledge, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2003
    • 1st place - Shannon Hutchison & Brendon Garrett, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Andrew Bailey & Timothy Heggum, Biola University
  • 2004
    • 1st place - Shannon Hutchison & Brendon Garrett, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Caleb Winn & Krisalyn Whitaker, Biola University
  • 2005
    • 1st place - Stephen Mar & Bryan Cleveland, Biola University
    • 2nd place - Chris Champine & LeAnn Wiley, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2006
    • 1st place - Faith Kroeker & David Maus, Bethel University
    • 2nd place - Tyler Heath & Aaron Montgomery, Northwest Nazarene University
  • 2007 (Co-Champions)
    • Tim Kamermayer & Griffith Vertican, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • Ben Kautzer & Joel Day, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2008
    • 1st place - John Cooper & Mark Miller, Cedarville University
    • 2nd place - Renee Reyle & George Shiflett, Belmont University
  • 2009 (Closeout at semis)
    • Angela Compton & Caitlyn Burford, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • Brandon Walsh & MacLean Andrews, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • Grant Beeson & Ian Sharples, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • David Kruckenberg & Danielle Lawson, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2010 (Co-Champions)
    • Daniel Nadal & Katie Lucas, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • Andrew Schalin & Michelle Diaz, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2011
    • 1st place - Hilary Boerger & Chase Harrington, Concordia University (Irvine)
    • 2nd place - Stephanie Petersen & Katy Hawkins, Cedarville University
  • 2012
    • 1st place - Allen Scheie & Dan Pugh, Grove City College
    • 2nd place - Scott Alford & Corey VanHuystee, Biola University
  • 2013
    • 1st place - Brandon West & Joshua Gilbert, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Amber Benning & Kiefer Storer, Kansas Wesleyan University
  • 2014
    • 1st place - Brandon West & Joshua Gilbert, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Carmen Terlaje & Miranda Rowley, St. Mary's College
  • 2015
    • 1st place - Zechariah Voell & Josiah Vehrs, Grove City College
    • 2nd place - Thomas Rotering & Zach Kuykendall, Grand Canyon University
  • 2016 (Closeout at semis)
    • Brandon West & Caleb Moore, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • Julia Shotwell & Gabby Kaufmann, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • Montana Massone & Ali Cleveland, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • Thomas Routson & Nick Kjeldgaard, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2017
    • 1st place - Josh Tey & Alexis Stefani, Biola University
    • 2nd place - Taylor Alandzes & Jasmin Sharp, Grand Canyon University
  • 2018
    • 1st place - Megan Kline & Dakota Yates, Kansas Wesleyan University
    • 2nd place - Gabby Kaufman & Hannah Kurowski, Pt. Loma Nazarene University

Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate

  • 2003
    • 1st place - Scott Tuggle, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Eric Wallace, Concordia University (Nebraska)
  • 2004
    • 1st place - Kevin Gillespie, Abilene Christian University
    • 2nd place - Caitlin Bogard, Cumberland College
  • 2005 (collapsed division)
    • 1st place - Sarah Lippens, Concordia University
  • 2006
    • 1st place - Brad Webber, John Brown University
    • 2nd place - David Dickmeyer, Bethel University
  • 2007
    • 1st place - John Mikolojcik, Kansas Wesleyan University
    • 2nd place - Ian Sharples, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2008 (Breakout Final)
    • 1st place - Lauren Teel, Howard Payne University
    • 2nd place - Tyler Walworth, Concordia University (Nebraska)
  • 2010 (Closeout)
    • 1st place - Alex Jones & Megan McKechnie, Belmont University
  • 2011 (Co-Champions)
    • Brian Bentley and Ben Carney, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2012
    • 1st place - Matt Phillips, California Baptist University
    • 2nd place - Sean Grove, Kansas Wesleyan University
  • 2013
    • 1st place - Ropafadzo Mpofu, Wiley College
    • 2nd place - Samantha Stahl, Biola University
  • 2014
    • 1st place - Autumn Shultz, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Gregory Marmo, California Baptist University
  • 2015 (collapsed division)
    • 1st place - Caleb Sutherlin, California Baptist University
  • 2016
    • Not held
  • 2017
    • 1st place (co-champions): Isaac Lyles and Nicholas Barajas, Azusa Pacific University
  • 2018
    • 1st place - Hannah Nelson, Pt. Loma Nazarene University

Junior Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate

  • 2009 (Junior Varsity Division)
    • 1st place - Justin Morse, Kansas Wesleyan University
    • 2nd place - MacLean Andrews, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2010
    • 1st place - Andrew Ferguson, Patrick Henry College
    • 2nd place - Amy Scofield, Biola University
  • 2011
    • 1st place - Jason Lyle, Concordia University (Irvine)
    • 2nd place - Richard Wickham, California Baptist University
  • 2013 (Co-Champions)
    • Amber Benning, Kansas Wesleyan University
    • Kris Lewis, Kansas Wesleyan University
  • 2014
    • 1st place - Jeremy Nave, Kansas Wesleyan University
  • 2015
    • 1st place - Alex Vore, Kansas Wesleyan University
    • 2nd place - Thomas Routson, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2016
    • Not held
  • 2017
    • 1st place - Blake Simmons, Belmont University
    • 2nd place - Alec Gray, California Baptist University

Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate

  • 2003
    • 1st place - Ben Stevens, Abilene Christian University
    • 2nd place - Carissa Phillips, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2004
    • 1st place - Ben Meyers, Concordia University (Nebraska)
    • 2nd place - Steven McMullen, Bethel College (Minnesota)
  • 2005 (Co-Champions)
    • Tim Kamermayer, Azusa Pacific University
    • Jimmy McBirney, Azusa Pacific University
  • 2006
    • 1st place - Megan Hagaman, Kansas Wesleyan University
    • 2nd place - David Maus, Bethel University
  • 2007 (Co-Champions)
    • Griffith Vertican, Point Loma Nazarene University
    • Tim Kamermayer, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 2008
    • 1st place - David Dickmeyer, Bethel University
    • 2nd place - Eric Arganbright, Kansas Wesleyan University
  • 2009
    • 1st place - David Kurashige, Patrick Henry College
    • 2nd place - David Kruckenberg, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2010
    • 1st place - John Mikolajcik, Kansas Wesleyan University
    • 2nd place - Tyler Walworth, Concordia University (Nebraska)
  • 2011
    • 1st place - Maclean Andrews, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Nicholas Townes, Concordia University (Irvine)
  • 2012
    • 1st place - Alex Lamascus, California Baptist University
    • 2nd place - Corey VanHuystee, Biola University
  • 2013
    • 1st place - Scott Alford, Biola University
    • 2nd place - Brandon West, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2014
    • 1st place - Brandon West, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Matt Phillips, California Baptist University
  • 2015
    • 1st place - Jack Gillette, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
    • 2nd place - Fernanda De La O, California Baptist University
  • 2016
    • 1st place (co-champions) - Brandon West and Nick Kjeldgaard, Pt. Loma Nazarene University
  • 2017
    • 1st place - Alex Vore, Kansas Wesleyan University
    • 2nd place - Natalie Hollis, California Baptist University
  • 2018 (Co-champions)
    • A.J. Crawford, Hannah Kurowski, Nathaniel Hosmer, Gabby Kaufman, Pt. Loma Nazarene University

Open IPDA Debate

  • 2013 (Closeout)
    • Bri Miller, Whitworth University
    • Chris Burnett, Whitworth University
    • Jonathan Kim, Whitworth University
    • Sam Director, Whitworth University
  • 2014 - Gold round
    • John Parker, Biola University
    • Alex Hoffmann, Whitworth University
    • Jonathan Kim, Whitworth University
    • Stephanie Saracco, Whitworth University
  • 2015
    • 1st place - Liz Jacobs, Whitworth University
    • 2nd place - Matthew Erickson, Colorado Christian University
  • 2016
    • 1st place - (closeout) Joseph Maroney and Reesey Rea, Colorado Christian University
  • 2017
    • 1st place - Joseph Maroney, Colorado Christian University
    • 2nd place - Hovsep Chaparian, Azusa Pacific University
  • 2018
    • 1st place - Megan Maruyama, Colorado Christian University
    • 2nd place - Sam Moore, Northwest Nazarene University

Junior Varsity IPDA Debate

  • 2016
    • 1st place - Anna Poynter, University of the Cumberlands
    • 2nd place - Emily Goodall, Whitworth University
  • 2017
    • 1st place (closeout) - Sara Muscente and Rylee Walter, Whitworth University
  • 2018
    • 1st place - James Byrnes, Colorado Christian University
    • 2nd place - Jess Lewis, Whitworth University

Novice IPDA Debate

2013-2014 Used Gold/Silver/Bronze (Phi Rho Pi system)

  • 2013
    • Gold: Matt Hancock, Whitworth University
    • Gold: Rosina Albanese, Oral Roberts University
    • Silver: Angela Dance, Oral Roberts University
    • Silver: Brennan Neal, Whitworth University
  • 2014 - Gold round
    • Robert Jones, University of the Cumberlands
    • Liz Jacobs, Whitworth University
    • Ellie Probus, Whitworth University
  • 2015
    • 1st place - Ashley Moon, Howard Payne University
    • 2nd place - Chelsea Hinton, University of the Cumberlands
  • 2016
    • 1st place (closeout) - Heather Greene and Bethany Wilson, University of the Cumberlands
  • 2017
    • 1st place - Isaac Lyles, Azusa Pacific University
    • 2nd place - Evan Young, Liberty University