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SIU debate team wins in Utah

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Two Southern Illinois University Debate Club members won the Great Salt Lake Invitational Debate Tournament earlier in January.

Arielle Stephenson, a junior from Torrance California who is majoring in economics, and freshman Bobby Swetz from Chicago, also majoring in economics, competed against roughly 90 debate teams from universities around the country.

"I've never won a tournament before," said Swetz. "I've been in three final rounds before, but this was my first victory. After careful consideration, I decided I like this better."

The team's next competition is in February at California State University Long Beach.

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