The Johnson County Community College debate team won three team awards and two individual awards at a tournament Nov. 2 and 3 in Edmond, Okla.
The debate tournament was hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma, and three of JCCC’s four top-seeded teams entered elimination rounds.
The team of Blaire Warren, Lenexa, and Tabi Secor, Olathe, finished as the fourth seed with a 4-2 preliminary round record. In the preliminary rounds the two had victories over the University of Texas, the University of Texas-San Antonio, Wichita State University and Trinity University.
They advanced to the quarterfinals where they were defeated on a 2-1 decision by a team from the University of Texas-Dallas.
The team of Brett Gillespie, Gardner, and Jacob Maichel, Lawrence,  advanced to the elimination rounds as the third seed with a 5-1 preliminary round record. In the early rounds, they had victories over the University of Minnesota, the University of Texas-San Antonio, Wichita State University and multiple teams from the University of Texas-Dallas.
They defeated Wichita State University in the quarterfinals before being matched up with a higher-seeded JCCC team in the semifinals. They finished the tournament in third place.
The team of Brenden Brower-Freeman, Tonganoxie, Kan., and Jesse Nation, Topeka, Kan., finished as the second seed with a 5 -1 preliminary round record.  In the preliminary rounds, they had victories over the University of Texas-Dallas, the University of Texas-San Antonio, the University of Minnesota, Trinity University and Wichita State University.
Their preliminary-round record earned them a bye in the first elimination round.  In the semifinals, they were able to advance over the JCCC team of Gillespie and Maichel. Brower-Freeman and Nation ended the tournament in second place after a loss in the final round.
Two JCCC debaters earned individual speaker awards.  Warren was recognized as the fourth overall speaker and Brower-Freeman was recognized as the third overall speaker.
The team’s next tournament is Nov. 15 to 18 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.