Whitworth’s Ethics Bowl team, the Philosoraptors, won the Northwest Regional Ethics Bowl on November 22 at Seattle Pacific University. The Philosoraptors finished first among 14 teams from 11 universities across five states.
Whitworth’s win qualifies the team to compete in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, held in Costa Mesa, Calif., in February 2015. This will be the team’s seventh consecutive appearance in the national tournament. Whitworth took first at the national tournament in 2012.
“This was our deepest and most experienced team ever,” said Coach Mike Ingram, professor of communication studies at Whitworth. “We continue to benefit from having a range of majors represented, as well as minors and majors in philosophy. All of the team members are also current members of my forensics team, and/or they had public-speaking experience in high school. So they brought excellent thinking and clear communicating to the team.”