They are the highest placing speakers in the long and prestigious history of Prowler Speech.
Brother and Sister Duo Partners, Brielle and Brigham Drevlow, taking 4th in National Speech and Debate Finals last Saturday in Brainerd. The event marks the only option state-wide for a National Tournament berth with the two surviving two grueling days of competition to place as NSDA First Alternates, among the top speakers in the Nation.
Even as Thief River Falls Varsity was making history in Brainerd, Junior Varsity and Novice Speakers managed to squeak out a Varsity win, beating Bemidji by 10 points and seeing some of the top “Single A” competition in the State at the Fosston/Bagley Invitational.
At Fosston/Bagley the team was led by Gold Medalists, Tyler Sele in Humor and 7th Grader Brynn Drevlow, with her first career Gold Medal in Inform.
This is a tough week of tournament prep for Thief River Falls Speakers as they prepare to meet last year’s State Class AA Champion’s, Moorhead, at the first state qualifier, the Region 8AA North Sub-Section, Thursday in Brainerd.