The C-X Debate competed at the 26- AAAAA UIL District tournament yesterday in Marble Falls. In CX (or Policy) debate, students debate with a partner on one topic for the whole school year. The topic this year is “Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China.”
The team of Christopher Gearing and Riley Wheaton took first place and went undefeated at this tournament. Gearing was honored with the distinction of “Top Speaker” out of everyone competing at the tournament based on his successful performance.
The team of Katy Reeves and Christian Pundt took second place (and were also undefeated until the final round). Both teams were the top seeds in the bracket coming out of preliminary rounds.
Both teams will advance to the UIL State CX Debate tournament at the University of Texas in March.