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Shofner leads Bronco Forensics team at home tournament

Sophomore Kenzie Shofner from Maple Plain, Minnesota, took the top speaker award at the annual Broncolope competitive speaking tournament held November 14-15, 2015, in Hastings, Nebraska.

A member of the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team, she competed in Poetry, Persuasion, Prose and Duo. Her strong performances, combined with those of her teammates, helped the Broncos place third on the tournament’s second day.

Full weekend results follow.

Saturday, November 14:

Boge, Edwards offer solid performances at forensics tournament

Members of the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team placed highly at one of the country’s largest public speaking tournaments. Andrew Boge, a sophomore from Johnston, Iowa, took fourth place in Communications Analysis at the 68th Annual L.E. Norton Memorial Forensics Tournament held November 7-8 in Peoria, Illinois. Kathryn Edwards, a junior from Louisville, Nebraska, finished fifth in Communication Analysis.

Forensics finishes second over Halloween

Last weekend in Omaha, Nebraska, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics Team scared away the competition at the Halloween Swing tournament. With Andrew Boge, a sophomore from Johnston, Iowa, leading the way as the third best individual speaker, the team took second place over the weekend while overpowering schools across the nation including Florida State University.

Full weekend results:

Saturday, October 31:

Kathryn Edwards, a junior from Louisville, Nebraska: 7th place in After Dinner Speaking and 6th in Impromptu Speaking

Bronco speakers take third in Minnesota tournament

While competing at the Larry Schnoor Invitational in Mankato, Minnesota, on October 17-18, 2015, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team finished third on both days of competion. Leading the way were Andrew Boge, a sophomore from Johnston, Iowa, who placed third in the individual sweepstakes on October 17, and Caleb Merritt, a sophomore from Brookings, South Dakota, who finished fourth in the individual sweepstakes on October 18.

Full results follow.

Saturday, October 17th Results

Boge first Bronco speaker to qualify for 2016 national tournament

In his first year competing on Hastings College Bronco Forensics team, Andrew Boge, a sophomore from Johnston, Iowa, became the first Bronco of the year to qualify for the 2016 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament. Boge earned his ticket to the tournament in Florida with a third place finish in Informative Speaking at the Buff/Cat Invite hosted by Kansas State University and West Texas A&M on October 3.

Hastings College Forensics takes fourth at season’s first tournaments

Competing at the 2015 Debates on a Plane tournament, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team placed fourth overall. Pacing the team competitions hosted by Hutchinson Community College and Sterling College were Andrew Boge, a sophomore from Johnston, Iowa, who finished first in Informative Speaking on September 26 and Carly Spotts-Falzone, a freshman from Wayzata, Minnesota, who placed first in Dramatic Interpretation on September 27.

Full results follow.

Saturday, September 26th Results

Klugesherz names All-American in forensics

Miranda Klugesherz, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was named to the American Forensics Association’s District IV All-American Individual Events Team. She is the ninth member of the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team to earn the honor, which recognizes high scholastic achievement, community service and forensics service, since 2003. The announcement was made at the District IV Qualifying Tournament held March 12-14, 2015, in Brookings, South Dakota.

Sierra Walker, a senior from Gering, Nebraska, was also recommended for the All-American award.

Bronco Forensics finishes first at final regular season tournament

On March7-8, 2015, at the 2015 Feline Frolic, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team finished first on both days of competition. Additionally, the team qualified four additional events for the 2015 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament this April in Portland, Oregon.

2015 Feline Frolic

Saturday, March 7:

Sierra Walker, a senior from Gering, Nebraska: 3rd place, Duo Interpretation with Henk; 5th place, Impromptu Speaking; 3rd place, After Dinner Speaking

Bronco Forensics offers strong performances at Battle for the Capital

On February 28-March1, 2015, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team competed in Omaha, Nebraska, at the Battle for the Capital. On the first day, the Broncos finished third while finishing second on the tournament’s second day.

2015 Battle for the Capital

Saturday, February 28:

Sierra Walker, a senior from Gering, Nebraska: 2nd place, Duo Interpretation with Henk

Tommy Hendrix, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska: 3rd place, Program Oral Interpretation

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