Ripon Ethics Bowl Team Heading to Nationals, Again

Ripon College Ethics Bowl Team Ripon College won the Upper Midwest Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition at the Illinois Institute of Technology on Saturday, November 23, 2013. This secures for them a spot at the National Ethics Bowl to be held Feb. 26-28 at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla.

The undefeated championship team consists of SOPHIA KAOUNAS ’14 of Brookings, S.D.; CONNOR CUMMISKEY ’16 of Hamburg, Minn.; ANDERS GOODWIN ’15 of Milwaukee, Wis.; ZACHARY MATSON ’17 of Minnetonka, Minn.; CAROLINE LUNDT ’16 of Madison, Wis; GARRISON ANDERSON ’16 of Amery, Wis.; ALEXANDRA FINKEN ’16 of Wauwatosa, Wis.; ALLISON MACKNICK ’17 of Sheboygan, Wis.; JJ GRINDE ’17 of Ripon, Wis.; and SETH MCDONALD ’17 of Millbank, S.D. The second Ripon team, with Lundt, Anderson, Finken, Macknick, Grinde and McDonald, consisted of all first-years and sophomores and had a record of 2-2, beating the second-and third-ranked teams.

A summary of matches held during the Upper Midwest Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition follows:

Match 1: Prayer at graduation & Discrimination in the workplace
Ripon Red vs. Valparaiso (139-112)
Ripon White vs. Bowling Green (131-125)

Match 2: Driverless cars & Burial of choice
Ripon Red vs. Oakland (145-137)
Ripon White vs. University of Detroit Mercy (136-140)

Match 3: Paying for bone marrow & Social work code of conduct
Ripon Red vs. Hiram (141-139)
Ripon White vs. Loyola (142-141)

Match 4: Sweat shops & Pet owners who eat meat
Ripon Red vs. IIT (147-124)
Ripon White vs. Triton (130-130)


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