Bronco Forensics’ Cargile takes second in individual sweepstakes

Amanda Cargile, a Hastings College senior from Devine, Texas, finished second in individual sweepstakes during the 2013 Broncolope Swing, a forensics tournament hosted by Hastings College and the University of Nebraska-Kearney on November 16-17. With her teammate Miranda Klugesherz’s fourth place finish in Prose Interpretation, the Hastings College Forensics team added yet another event qualified for the American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET). Klugsherz is a junior from Colorado Springs, Colo.


Following the college’s Thanksgiving Break, the Bronco Forensics team will complete its fall semester schedule by competing at Outer Limits Swing held in Kearney, Neb., on December 6-7.


Broncolope Swing hosted by Hastings College, November 16:

Eunice Adounkpe, a first-year competitor from Omaha, Neb.

4th place, Program Oral Interpretation


Laurel Teal, a freshman from Castle Rock, Colo.

4th place, Extemporaneous Speaking

5th place, Impromptu Speaking

Broncolope Swing hosted by the University of Nebraska-Kearney, November 17:



1st place, Dramatic Interpretation

2nd place, Prose Interpretation

4th place, Program Oral Interpretation



4th place, Prose Interpretation*


Jess Ayres, a junior from Newcastle, Wyo.

5th place, Extemporaneous Speaking


Teal Timperly a sophomore from Lynch, Neb., and Tommy Hendrix, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb.

1st place, Duo Interpretation


Corbin Henk, a sophomore from Doniphan, Neb.

6th place, Communication Analysis


Russell Heitmann, a freshman from Hebron, Neb.

5th place, Persuasion Speaking


Kathryn Edwards, a freshman from Louisville, Neb.

4th place, Impromptu Speaking


6th place, Extemporaneous Speaking

The Hastings College Bronco Forensics team has continued a long-running tradition of national competitive success, placing in the top 20 at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) for most of the past ten years, including 16th at AFA 2012 in San Marcos, Texas, and 18th at AFA 2011 in Kearney, Neb.

Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit for more.

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