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Forensics' 11th Annual Golden Gate Season Opener

Monday, September 23, 2019

The San Francisco State University Forensics is excited to share with you the success of the 11th Annual Golden Gate Season Opener, the largest intercollegiate forensics tournament in the Bay Area hosted at San Francisco State University September 20-22, 2019. Along with our partners from the City College of San Francisco, we welcomed 23 schools from across the Bay, Southern California, Oregon, and Nevada to participate in over 15 categories of speech and debate competition to open the season.


We are so excited to be able to offer students an essential opportunity to showcase hours of research in a format that values critical thinking, applied communication skills, embodied performance, and democratic deliberation. Our students did exceptionally well. Consider just some of the highlights to include:


Patrick Ford WON the open program of oral interpretation on day one… Sabrina Ghidossi WON on day two!

Victoria Meuter-Montijo WON open dramatic interpretation; Zach Water took third

Dan Gabis WON novice impromptu

Zachary Waters  & Victoria Meuter-Montijo - 2nd place in duo interpretation 

Madison Ryan & Juan Campbell – 3rd place in novice parliamentary debate

Raquel Robeson – 3rd place novice impromptu

Elicia Lock – finalist program of oral interpretation.


We could not host such an impressive event without the support of graduate students Oliver Tripp, Philip Enguancho, Brianna Morales, Katelyn Gonsalves & Alex Fagin,  the entire Communication Studies department, the College of Liberal & Creative Arts, and the support of Instructionally-Related Activities.