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On home turf, Bronco Forensics qualifies additional events for nationals

During the 2015 Bronco Bash held in Hastings, Nebraska, on February 21-22, the Bronco Forensics team qualified two additional events for nationals. Miranda Klugesherz, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colorado, finished first in After Dinner Speaking on February 22, allowing her to compete in the event at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) in Portland, Oregon, this April. Jess Ayers, a senior from Newcastle, Wyoming, also qualified for nationals by finishing first in Extemporaneous Speaking on February 21.

Bronco Forensics takes first at state competition, Hendrix receives honor

At the 2015 Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association (NIFA) State Tournament, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team placed first in Division II. With Hastings College and three other Nebraska institutions all perennial top 20 finishers at the national forensics tournament, the NIFA tournament, held this year on February 14 in Seward, Nebraska, is one of the most competitive tournaments in the country.

Bronco Forensics qualifies six additional events for nationals

While competing at the 2015 Zombie Apocalypse in Hutchinson, Kansas, on February 7-8, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team finished third overall and qualified six more events for the American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament.

Kathryn Edwards, a sophomore from Louisville, Nebraska, finished third in individual sweepstakes on the first day of competition. On February 8, she earned spots in the national tournament by finishing second in After Dinner Speaking and third in Communication Analysis.

Full results follow.

Klugesherz paces Broncos at first tourneys of 2015

Miranda Klugesherz, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colorado, paced the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team at one of the top public speaking contests in the country.  On January 10 -- the first day of the the Hell Froze Over Tournament held Peoria, Illinois -- Klugesherz’s first place finish in Prose Interpretation helped the Broncos finish 10th overall.

Hastings College Forensics completes fall season with third place finish

Strong performances by Tommy Hendrix, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, helped the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team finish third overall at the 2014 Outer Limits Swing tournament hosted by the University of Nebraska-Kearney on December 6-7, 2014.

On the first day of competition, Hendrix took second in the individual sweepstakes thanks to solid finishes in Dramatic Interpretation, Informative Speaking and Poetry Interpretation. On the second day, he placed first in individual sweepstakes.

Hastings College Forensics Team Continues to Find Success

 On November 15-16, 2014, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team saw great success on its home turf this past weekend at the 2014 Broncolope Swing co-hosted by Hastings College and University of Nebraska-Kearney. In addition to finishing first on Sunday, the team picked up two new qualifications for the national tournament in April, won the top three positions in individual event sweepstakes on the second day of competition and witnessed several first-year students advance to final rounds for the very first time at the collegiate level.

Adounkpe wins in Dramatic, Prose Interpretation at forensics tournament

With a first place wins in Dramatic Interpretation and Prose Interpretation, Eunice Adounkpe, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, led the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team to a second place finish on the first day of competition at the 2014 Lynn Ross Memorial Tournament. Also at the tournament, which was hosted Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Adounkpe placed third in Program of Oral Interpretation.

Individual results follow.

Saturday, November 8 at the Lynn Ross Memorial Touranment

Rueckert leads Bronco Forensics to third place finish at Dragon-Loper tourney

Trischia Rueckert, a junior from Beloit, Kansas, finished second in the individual sweepstakes both days of the Dragon-Loper Rodeo forensics tournament held November 1-2, 2014, in Hutchinson, Kansas. Rueckert’s performances at the tournament, sponsored by Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College and University of Nebraska- Kearney, helped the Bronco Forensics team finish third on both days of the competition.

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