The University of Miami Debate Team began the season competing against students from the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida at the Sunshine State Showdown hosted by UCF in Orlando on October 6-8. The UM Team of Nicole Beckemeyer and Jakob Nordenstam won half their debates. Jakob was recognized as the fifth place individual speaker and Nicole was sixth place. Rene Betancourt and Monica Samit were 1-3, but left the tournament ready for their next competition.

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