Tom Fulkerson (WCAS80)

Tom Fulkerson joined the Northwestern debate team as a freshman in 1976. With partner Donald Dripps, Tom won the National Debate Tournament in 1980.

In 1977-78, Tom debated with Chris Wonnell. Tom and Chris cleared the prelimimary rounds of every tournament they entered. They qualified for the National Debate Tournament and had a 6-2 record in the preliminary rounds.  They lost in the octa-finals at the NDT.

In 1979-80, Tom debated with Donald Dripps. They finished third at the Kentucky round robin and second at the University of Kentucky tournament. On a West Coast swing, Tom and Don reached the final round at both the University of Southern California and California State-Fullerton tournaments winning one and losing the other. They reached the quarters at Harvard and Dartmouth and then won the Baylor tournament. They lost in the quarter-finals of the Kansas University Heart of America tournament. Tom and Don won the 1980 National Debate Tournament.