Forensics Speech and Debate team wins gold

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Turner Lynch (left) and Victor Wright (right) showing off their well-deserved gold medals.

The RHC Speech and Debate team took part in their first official debate tournament at Irvine Valley College, Oct. 11.

The Roadrunners kicked off the debate season with a bang, dominating the tournament and landing two gold medals. Not a bad way to start off a season.

Each winning team consisted of two rookies each. First time debaters, Turner Lynch and Victor Wright partnered up, while Felix Rodriguez and Andrew Perez took over the other gold winning team. Each team came out really strong from the start, displaying a mass amount of confidence and a desire to win from the start.

These results were no-where near a surprise to the RHC debate team, as well as coach Grant Tovmasian. The Roadrunners entered the tournament with high expectations, looking to win big, and did just that.

What makes this team special is the early success they’re already having despite the lack of experience.

Many first time debaters don’t come up with such results their first time around, but Rio Hondo did the complete opposite. This team’s future is looking very bright as the season starts to settle in. Not only did they break out out in warm ups, but now, they are conquering the real tournaments and making a name for themselves victoriously.

The best thing to take from all this is that this team is only going to get better down the stretch, as they grow with one another both mentally and personally.

Chemistry and each others trust are two very important things they’ll need to carry along with them down the road, especially in route to national success.

Debate coach, Grant Tovmasin truly believes this roster of hard working, and hungry to win debaters will ultimately go far and have a vast amount of success in the debate world of Forensics.

Their next tournament entitled the, Lincoln Douglas Debate. It will take place on Oct. 25, and will be held at Irvine Valley College. Be sure to attend one of their upcoming tournaments as Rio Hondo looks to furthermore

their success around the Forensics Speech and Debate world and push for a deep state and nationals run. The obvious passion and dedication that this team are

highly visible in these matches, and these victories are sure signs that RHC is being represented in the best of ways in the Speech and Debate department