At home tournaments, HC Bronco Forensics team qualifies six more events for nationals

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
                                    1st, Poetry*
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
                                    5th, Poetry
                                    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.

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