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Forensic team wins in Nashville

WKU forensic team members traveled to Nashville, Tenn., to attend two tournaments hosted at Belmont University the weekend of Nov. 20-21.

The team advanced all members to a final round and received the overall sweepstakes championship, ahead of Tennessee State University, Miami University and Carson-Newman College.

WKU finishes competition for the semester the weekend of Dec. 4-5 at Ohio State University. After the winter break, the team will return to action the last weekend of January at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Results from the Belmont /Carson-Newman “Front Porch Swing” are as follows:

Ethan Millspaugh, a senior from Coppell, Texas, tournament champion in individual sweepstakes, tournament champion in poetry interpretation, tournament champion in communication analysis, second in dramatic interpretation, second in prose interpretation and fifth in impromptu speaking at the Belmont tournament; tournament champion in individual sweepstakes, tournament champion in dramatic interpretation, tournament champion in communication analysis, second in poetry interpretation, fourth in prose interpretation and semifinalist in impromptu speaking at the Carson-Newman tournament.

Matt Whitman, a junior from Austin, Texas, tournament champion in extemporaneous speaking, tournament champion in impromptu speaking and second in after-dinner speaking at the Carson-Newman tournament; fourth in impromptu speaking, fourth in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in after-dinner speaking at the Belmont tournament.

Jordan Foster, a freshman from Florence, tournament champion in impromptu speaking and third in extemporaneous speaking at the Belmont tournament; third in extemporaneous speaking and fourth in impromptu speaking at the Carson-Newman tournament.

Desiree Guerrero, a senior from Fullerton, Calif., second in informative speaking, fourth in persuasive speaking and fifth in prose interpretation at the Belmont tournament.

Sarah Brazier, a freshman from Wadsworth, Ohio, second in dramatic interpretation at the Carson-Newman tournament.

Marshall Covert, a freshman from St. Paul, Minn., third in dramatic interpretation at the Belmont tournament; third in after-dinner speaking and seventh in dramatic interpretation at the Carson-Newman tournament.

Rob Strobel, a senior from Lexington, third in impromptu speaking at the Belmont tournament.

Maximilian Tagher, a sophomore from Walton, third in impromptu speaking at the Carson-Newman tournament.

Layton Garlington, a freshman from Ruston, La., fourth in dramatic interpretation at the Carson-Newman tournament.

Alexander Wozencraft, a junior from Tulsa, Oklahoma, fourth in programmed oral interpretation at the Belmont tournament.

Susan Taylor, a freshman from Kansas City, Mo., semifinalist in impromptu speaking at the Belmont tournament; semifinalist in impromptu speaking at the Carson-Newman tournament.

Mitchell Grogg, a sophomore from Evansville, Ind., semifinalist in impromptu speaking at the Carson-Newman tournament.

Contact: Jace Lux, (270) 745-6340.

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