Meet the Team

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Bryan Brooks competed in the NCFCA for two years, qualifying to nationals in speech both years. He competed in debate for Hillsdale College, winning a national championship in NFA-LD (one person policy debate), one in parliamentary debate, and two team national championships. He has since helped coach for Hillsdale College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and was the head coach at Marshall University. Bryan was also a lecturer for the Hillsdale High School Debate Conference and was a volunteer facilitator for the Detroit Urban Debate League. He holds a bachelor’s in Political Economy from Hillsdale and a master’s in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO).

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Christopher Schneider competed in the NCFCA for four years, qualifying for nationals in debate his senior year. He competed in NFA-LD and parliamentary debate for Concordia University-Nebraska and UNL. His senior year, he was ranked in the top ten nationally. He has since coached in the NCFCA and for both Hillsdale College and UNL. He holds a bachelor’s in History from UNL and will graduate with a master’s from UNO in Political Science in 2018.



Natalie-9Natalie Schneider Brooks competed in the NCFCA for six years, qualifying for nationals in speech her senior year. She competed in both Team Policy and Lincoln Douglas. She competed in speech at UNO for four years. Over the course of her time at UNO she won the Nebraska championship in Communication Analysis, reached the national semifinals in Persuasion and Communication Analysis and Quaterfinals in Extemporaneous and Informative spraking, was a national All-American (an award that recognizes a pattern of competitive success, academic achievement, and community service), and placed 17th at nationals her senior year. She has coached speech and debate in the NCFCA and speech at UNO. She holds a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in English, focusing on Rhetoric and Composition, both from UNO. She has also taught freshmen college composition courses, focusing on argumentation and rhetoric.