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WKU Forensics Team wins in West Virginia & Illinois

WKU Forensics Team members traveled to Huntington, West Virginia, and Normal, Illinois, the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1 to take part in three tournaments.

In West Virginia, WKU swept the tournament in nearly all offerings, capturing the debate sweepstakes championship, the individual events sweepstakes championship, the combined team sweepstakes championship, the quality award for points gained per entry and the top Pi Kappa Delta chapter. The team also captured eight of the 13 available event championships.

At the two tournaments in Illinois, WKU’s team of four students captured both of the overall sweepstakes awards, which measured points collected in both individual events and debate. All four also advanced to elimination rounds.

Next weekend, the team will travel to Peoria, Illinois, for the largest invitational tournament of the semester, hosted by Bradley University.

Results from the Marshall University “Chief Justice” Tournament are as follows:

  • Megan Armstrong, a sophomore from Morehead, tournament champion in informative speaking, second in impromptu speaking and sixth in persuasive speaking.
  • Damon Brown, a junior from Kansas City, Missouri, tournament champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate and second debate speaker.
  • Jasmine Jones, a senior from Elizabethtown, tournament champion in communication analysis and second in after-dinner speaking.
  • Lyric Davis, a sophomore from Blue Springs, Missouri, tournament champion in dramatic interpretation, third in duo interpretation (with Blake Knapp) and fourth in poetry interpretation.
  • Mark Allseits, a junior from Englewood, Florida, top debate speaker, semifinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate and third in extemporaneous speaking.
  • Bailey Rung, a sophomore from Blaine, Minnesota, tournament champion in extemporaneous speaking and semifinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
  • Curtis Milby, a sophomore from Hodgenville, tournament champion in prose interpretation and fourth in dramatic interpretation.
  • Lane Hedrick, a freshman from Morehead, tournament champion in persuasive speaking.
  • Tyler McDaniel, a freshman from Indianapolis, Indiana, second in communication analysis and second in duo interpretation (with Casey Child).
  • Casey Child, a freshman from Taylor Mill, second in duo interpretation (with Tyler McDaniel) and fifth in prose interpretation.
  • Jon Sahlman, a junior from Modesto, California, second in extemporaneous speaking and quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
  • Andrea Ambam, a freshman from Peculiar, Missouri, third in poetry interpretation, and fifth in after-dinner speaking.
  • Carolyn Evans, a junior from Urbandale, Iowa, third debate speaker and quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
  • Murphy Burke, a sophomore from Des Moines, Iowa, third in prose interpretation and fifth in persuasive speaking.
  • Blake Knapp, a sophomore from Blue Springs, Missouri, third in duo interpretation (with Lyric Davis) and fifth in poetry interpretation.
  • Elijah Thomas, a sophomore from Elizabethtown, third in communication analysis.
  • James Baugh, a junior from Manteca, California, quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate and sixth in communication analysis.
  • Natalie Hedberg, a freshman from Chaska, Minnesota, fourth in informative speaking.
  • Durwan Green, a sophomore from Lewisville, Texas, fifth in dramatic interpretation.
  • Sam Moore, a sophomore from Blue Springs, Missouri, fifth in informative speaking.

Results from the Illinois State University Lincoln-Douglas “Redbird Debate Swing” Tournament are as follows:

  • Brian Anderson, a freshman from Hodgenville, top debate speaker, second in extemporaneous speaking and semifinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the ISU portion; second debate speaker at the Alumni portion.
  • Karl Brillant, a freshman from Sunrise, Florida, second in Lincoln-Douglas debate and third debate speaker at the ISU portion; fifth debate speaker at the Alumni portion.
  • Cameron Littleton, a freshman from Houston, Texas, second in Lincoln-Douglas debate and fourth debate speaker at the Alumni portion; fourth debate speaker, quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate and seventh in extemporaneous speaking at the ISU portion.
  • Celeste Strange, a freshman from Mission, Texas, quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the ISU portion.

More: Check out the WKU Forensics Facebook page or follow @wkuforensics on Twitter.

Contact: Ganer Newman, (270) 745-6340

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