The Hastings College Bronco Forensics team now has 27 events qualified for the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) to be held in Hutchinson, Kans., this April.
Six competitors earned bids during the Spring Fling Swing tournaments hosted at Hastings College on February 23-24: Nikko Zurawski, a sophomore from Bennet, Colo., in Extemporaneous Speaking; Mike Dvorak, a senior from Oklahoma City, Okla., in Communication Analysis; Hannah Davis, a senior from Grand Island, Neb., in Poetry; Miranda Klugesherz, a sophomore from Colorado Springs, Colo., in Prose; Sierra Walker, a sophomore from Gering, Neb., in Extemporaneous Speaking; and Tommy Hendrix, a freshman from Omaha, Neb., in Program of Oral Interpretation. The full results follow.
Spring Fling Swing, February 23:
Dvorak 1st, Communication Analysis
6th, Persuasive Speaking
Matt Casholi, a senior from Doniphan, Neb., and
Davis 7th, Duo
Ethan Richardson, a junior from Omaha, Neb. 6th, Dramatic Interpretation
Jackie Lemmer, a junior from Chambers, Neb. 4th, Impromptu Speaking
Klugesherz and Hendrix 3rd, Duo
5th, Program of Oral Interpretation
Walker 5th, Extemporaneous Speaking
Zurawski 1st, Extemporaneous Speaking*
Hendrix 1st, Program of Oral Interpretation*
Teal Timperly, a freshman from Lynch, Neb., and
Corbin Henk, a freshman from Doniphan, Neb. 6th, Duo
Paige Dankert, a freshman from Grand Island, Neb. 5th, Poetry**
Spring Fling Swing, February 24:
Dvorak 1st, Communication Analysis*
Davis 4th, Dramatic Interpretation
Casholi 7th, Program of Oral Interpretation
Davis and Casholi 2nd, Duo
Jimenez 2nd, Program of Oral Interpretation
Amanda Cargile, a junior from Devine, Texas 6th, Prose
6th, Program of Oral Interpretation
Jose Jimenez, a junior from Lexington, Neb. 2nd, Prose
3rd, Dramatic Interpretation
Jared Buskirk, a junior from Holdrege, Neb. 4th, Persuasive
Lemmer 5th, Impromptu
Walker 2nd, Extemporaneous Speaking*
2nd, Communication Analysis
Klugesherz 1st, Prose*
Hendrix and Klugesherz 3rd, Duo
Aaron Pierce, a freshman from Cozad, Neb. 6th, After Dinner Speaking
Timperly 5th, Informative
On March 1-3, the team will compete in its last regular season tournaments at the Battle for the Capitol Swing in Omaha, Neb.
*This event has now qualified for the national tournament.
**This competitor advanced to a finals round for the first time.