Meet the Team

Pouya Parsian

(Senior, NFA-LD) Pouya is a two time MSDI attendee, winning one of the tournaments in summer 2011. A man of few words, Pouya is a recipient of the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship. He eats slower than any other living adult human and is a big fan of Guchi Mane, DMX, and the TV show COPS.

Peyton Andrews

(Junior, NFA-LD) Peyton debated at Marshfield High School, and is an alumni of the MSDI.

Brenden Brower-Freeman

(Junior, NDTCEDA) Brenden was coached by MSU alumni Justin Stanley at JCCC before transferring to Missouri State University. He opposes both Hummus and Caulitater as food options.

Clayton Russo

(Junior, NDTCEDA) Clayton debated at Central High School in Springfield before joining the team in 2012. Clayton’s interests include what he calls “music”, reading about the coming singularity, and ice hockey.

Riley Cole

(Sophomore, NDTCEDA) Riley joined Missouri State Debate from Central High School in Springfield. He drives a purple truck.

Emma Hackett

(Sophomore, NDTCEDA) Emma hails from Arkansas. She is an RPA in one of the campus dorms. Her positive attitude is so highly contagious that sometimes even Clayton catches it.

Joe Hamaker

(Sophomore, NDTCEDA) Joe is from Springfield. He loves the show the Shield. He does not drive a purple truck.

Wes "Eas" Miller

(Sophomore, NDTCEDA) Eas is from basically everywhere. He loves hockey.

David Rabbitt

(Sophomore, NDTCEDA) Rabbitt also debated for Central High School in Springfield. Rabbitt enjoys sports, good music, and wishes there was a national infrastructure bank.

Becca Stevick

(Sophomore, NFA-LD) Becca is the squad's resident photographer. In addition to running her own small business, she raises money for Missouri State as part of the university's phone campaign.

Kathryn Eutsler

(Freshman, NFA-LD) Kathryn is an incoming recruiting from southwest Missouri.

Evan Grosch

(Freshman, NDTCEDA) Evan is an incoming recruiting from Austin, TX.

Donghee Han

(Freshman, NDTCEDA) Donghee is an incoming recruiting from Austin, TX.

Connor Hayes

(Freshman, NFA-LD) Connor is an incoming recruit from Republic High
School.

Allyson Ralls

(Freshman, NDTCEDA) Allyson is an incoming recruit from Lee's Summit High School.

Evan Grosch

(Freshman, NDTCEDA) Brenden was coached by MSU alumni Justin Stanley at JCCC before transferring to Missouri State University.

Caitlyn Wicks

(Freshman, NDTCEDA) Caitlin is an incoming recruit from Truman High School and a former MSDI attendee.

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The Missouri State debate team is open, regardless of debate experience. In fact, we are also interested in novice-eligible debaters (limited high school CX experience). Email Dr. Eric Morris to find out more.