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WKU Forensics Team wins at Marshall tournament

WKU Forensics Team members traveled to Huntington, West Virginia, the weekend of Oct. 29-30 to take part in a tournament hosted by Marshall University.

WKU Forensics Team was tripled-crowned team debate sweepstakes champion, team individual events sweepstakes champion and team combined sweepstakes champion at the Marshall University "Chief Justice" Tournament.

WKU Forensics Team was tripled-crowned team debate sweepstakes champion, team individual events sweepstakes champion and team combined sweepstakes champion at the Marshall University “Chief Justice” Tournament.

WKU was tripled-crowned team debate sweepstakes champion, team individual events sweepstakes champion and team combined sweepstakes champion, ahead of 18 other schools including Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University and the Ohio State University. The team was also awarded received top Pi Kappa Delta chapter and the coaching quality award. Additionally, senior Camille Acosta and junior Durwan Green placed first and second, respectively, in individual sweepstakes, a measure of personal success across the entire tournament.

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:

  • Camille Acosta, a senior from El Paso, Texas, tournament champion in dramatic interpretation, tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Elijah Thomas), tournament champion in individual sweepstakes, second in prose interpretation, second in poetry interpretation and fourth in after-dinner speaking
  • Durwan Green, a junior from Lewisville, Texas, tournament champion in programmed oral interpretation, tournament champion in poetry interpretation, second in individual sweepstakes, second in duo interpretation (with Lyric Davis) and third in prose interpretation.
  • Megan Armstrong, a junior from Morehead, tournament champion in informative speaking, tournament champion in persuasive speaking and second in extemporaneous speaking
  • Mark Allseits, a senior from Englewood, Florida, tournament champion in extemporaneous speaking, top debate speaker, third in communication analysis and semifinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
  • Bailey Rung, a junior from Blaine, Minnesota, co-champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate and second debate speaker.
  • Elijah Thomas, a junior from Elizabethtown, tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Camille Acosta), third in duo interpretation (with Curtis Milby) and fifth in prose interpretation.
  • Lane Hedrick, a sophomore from Morehead, tournament champion in impromptu speaking and sixth in extemporaneous speaking.
  • James Baugh, a senior from Manteca, California, co-champion in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
  • Blake Knapp, a junior from Blue Springs, Missouri, second in after-dinner speaking and second in informative speaking.
  • Matt Wisenden, a sophomore from Moorhead, Minnesota, second in dramatic interpretation and fourth in prose interpretation.
  • Sam Moore, a junior from Blue Springs, Missouri, second in programmed oral interpretation and fourth in duo interpretation (with Sean Diaz).
  • Lyric Davis, a junior from Blue Springs, Missouri, second in duo interpretation (with Durwan Green).
  • Damon Brown, a senior from Kansas City, Missouri, quarterfinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate, third debate speaker, third in impromptu speaking, and third in extemporaneous speaking.
  • Tyara Hooks, a freshman from Fulton, Georgia, third in dramatic interpretation.
  • Curtis Milby, a junior from Hodgenville, third in duo interpretation (with Elijah Thomas) and fifth in dramatic interpretation.
  • Sean Diaz, a junior from El Paso, Texas, fourth in duo interpretation (with Sam Moore) and sixth in prose interpretation.
  • Alex Rivera, a freshman from Newton, Kansas, sixth in impromptu speaking and octofinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
  • Kelly Stone, a sophomore from Louisburg, Kansas, sixth debate speaker.
  • Anthony Survance, a freshman from Louisville, octofinalist in Lincoln-Douglas debate.

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

Contact: Ganer Newman, (270) 745-6340

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