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)