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Loyola Speech & Debate Captures Fourth Consecutive BCFL Championship

Our Speech and Debate Dons captured the Baltimore Catholic Forensic League (BCFL) Championship at the BCFL Metro Tournament this past weekend, taking first place in the Speech Sweepstakes, third place in the Debate Sweepstakes, and first place overall. This is the program's fourth consecutive BCFL Championship, excluding last year as no Metro Tournament took place due to COVID-19.

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Congratulations to the students listed below for their award-winning presentations. Finishers in all events except impromptu and children’s literature have qualified to represent the Archdiocese of Baltimore at the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) Grand National Tournament over Memorial Day weekend!

BCFL Championship Results

Mateen Kane ’21
BCFL Champion in Children’s Literature
2nd Place in Dramatic Performance

Brendan Fanzone ’22
6th Place in Dramatic Performance
6th Place in Oral Interpretation of Literature

Colt Simpson ’24
Qualifier in Oral Interpretation of Literature

Charlie Burke ’22
Qualifier in Oral Interpretation of Literature

Daniel Sessa ’24
Qualifier in Oral Interpretation of Literature

David Ruiz ’21
Qualifier in Dramatic Performance

Kevin Wallner ’21
4th Place in Children’s Literature
BCFL Champion in Dramatic Performance
BCFL Champion in Oral Interpretation of Literature
BCFL Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking
BCFL Champion in Individual Sweepstakes (Triathlon)

Jakob Taylor ’21
3rd Place in Extemporaneous Speaking
2nd Place in Congressional Debate
Top Presiding Officer Award

Farrell Gregory ’22
6th Place in Extemporaneous Speaking

Mateen Kane ’21 & David Ruiz ’21
2nd Place in Duo Interpretation

Kevin Wallner ’21 & Brendan Fanzone ’22
4th Place in Duo Interpretation

Josh Zacharia ’22 & Kyle Weaver ’22
Qualifiers in Duo Interpretation

Toni Akintola ’22
3rd Place in Impromptu Speaking  

David Adebogun ’22
6th Place in Impromptu Speaking

Thomas Nickel ’21
5th Place in Original Oratory

Josh Zacharia ’22
Semifinalist in Original Oratory

Nathan Li ’23
3rd Place in Congressional Debate

Thomas McNulty ’22
3rd Place (Semifinalist) in Lincoln-Douglas Debate
6th Place in Congressional Debate
2nd Place in Individual Sweepstakes (Triathlon)
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