Edina’s Blesi wins with Tennessee Tech University speech and debate team
Mason Blesi, of Edina, Minn., won several awards this semester as part of Tennessee Tech University’s speech and debate team.
At the BBQ Capital of the World tournament at Kentucky’s Owensboro Community and Technical College, Blesi was a quarterfinalist in open debate and placed third in the open debate contest.
At the Berea and Cumberland Swing Tournament at Kentucky’s Berea College, he won sixth place in informative speaking. He was also a semifinalist in the open debate competition. The team also won second place in the large school debate sweepstakes and third place in the large school individual events sweepstakes.
Blesi is a junior business major. He graduated from Brighton High School in Brighton, Tenn.
The state’s only public technological university, Tennessee Tech University offers more than 40 bachelor’s and 20 graduate programs to approximately 11,500 students on its 282-acre campus. Our students come from the top ranks of their high school classes, and more than half of them graduate from TTU debt free. Founded in 1915, Tennessee Tech University is about an hour east of Nashville in Cookeville.