MBA Debate entered 24 students in the 2018 National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by the University of Kentucky. The tournament featured over 80 teams from 13 states. In the novice division, two MBA teams (Ben Bozza & Asher Marshal, Alex Barnard & Marshall Green) reached the semifinals. Ben Bozza was named Top Speaker of the novice division. In the varsity division, three MBA teams (William Bradford & Atticus Glen, Connor Kolstad & Tanuj Koli, Sam Meacham & Thomas Zeuthen) reached the elimination rounds. Atticus Glen was named the Top Speaker of the varsity division. MBA BG (William Bradford & Atticus Glen) was crowned tournament champion after defeating Westminster 3-0 in the final debate.