Forensics

Hastings College Bronco Forensics competes at Battle for the Capital Tournament

The Hastings College Bronco Forensics team took second place on the second day of the Battle for the Capital speech tournament. The competition was held in Lincoln, Nebraska, on February 27-28, 2016.

Individual results are as follows:

Battle for the Capital, February 27:

Trischia Ruekert, a senior from Beloit, Kansas: 2nd Place, Impromptu Speaking; 5th Place, Informative

Kenzie Shofner, a sophomore from Maple Plain, Minnesota:, 3rd Place, Communication Analysis

Caleb Merritt, a sophomore from Brookings, South Dakota: 5th Place, Poetry

Hastings College Bronco Forensics finishes second at home tournament

On the second day of the Bronco Bash collegiate speech tournament hosted by the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team and the team’s alumni, the current Broncos finished second. Trischia Ruekert, a senior from Beloit, Kansas, paced the Broncos on February 21 with first place finished in three categories: Communication Analysis, Persuasive and Extemporaneous Speaking.

Individual results are as follows:

Bronco Bash, February 20:

Ruekert: 2nd Place, Impromptu Speaking; 2nd Place, Communication Analysis; 3rd Place, Persuasive; 3rd Place, Informative

Bronco Forensics takes first place at state competition

At the 2016 Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association (NIFA) tournament held in Crete, Nebraska, on February 13, 2016, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team took first place in Division II. Additionally, senior Eunice Adounkpe from Omaha, Nebraska, earned the Spirit of NIFA Award for excellence in and beyond competitive public speaking.

Individual results are as follows:

Trischia Rueckert, a senior from Hutchinson, Kansas: 5th Place, Impromptu Speaking

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