Broncos forensics earns team sweepstakes in ‘chilly’ competitions

The Broncos Forensics team had a successful weekend at the Hell Froze Over competition in Peoria, Illinois, hosted by Bradley University, and the Sleet and Snow swing in Seward, Nebraska, hosted by Concordia University.

Elizabeth Hansen, a junior from Fremont, Nebraska, placed fourth overall at Sleet and Snow, while Melissa Loney, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, placed third overall in Individual Sweepstakes.

At Hell Froze Over, the small squad of two competitors took fifth on the first day of competing out of more than 25 schools, while Carly Spotts-Falzone, a senior from Wayzata, Minnesota. placed fourth overall in Individual Sweepstakes.

The results from both weekends are as follows.

Hell Froze Over

January 12, 2019

  • Carly Spotts-Falzone, a senior from Wayzata, Minnesota, placed first in Program Oral Interpretation, third in Informative Speaking, fifth in Poetry Interpretation and fourth in Individual Sweepstakes.
  • Alli Kennon, a junior from Lakeville, Minnesota, placed second in Prose Interpretation.
  • Hastings College placed fifth as a team.

January 13, 2019

  • Carly Spotts-Falzone, a senior from Wayzata, Minnesota, placed first in Program Oral Interpretation, fifth in Poetry Interpretation, fifth in Duo Interpretation with Alli Kennon, a junior from Lakeville, Minnesota, fifth in Individual Sweepstakes and fourth in Overall Individual Sweepstakes.
  • Alli Kennon, a junior from Lakeville, Minnesota, placed fifth in Duo Interpretation with Carly Spotts-Falzone, a senior from Wayzata, Minnesota.

Sleet & Snow

January 12, 2019

  • Chloe Carson, a first-year student from Eagan, Minnesota, placed fourth in After Dinner Speaking and seventh in Program Oral Interpretation.
  • Sam Johnson, a first-year student from Hastings, Nebraska, placed fourth in Impromptu Speaking and fifth in Extemporaneous Speaking.
  • Claire Nelson, a first-year student from Bagley, Minnesota, placed sixth in Persuasive Speaking.
  • Courtney Hanson, a sophomore from Brookings, South Dakota, placed first in Program Oral Interpretation and fourth in Prose Interpretation.
  • Elizabeth Hansen, a junior from Fremont, Nebraska, placed second in After Dinner Speaking, second in Impromptu Speaking, fourth in Informative Speaking and first in Individual Sweepstakes.
  • Melissa Loney, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, placed third in Informative Speaking and fourth in Communication Analysis.
  • Jadah Morrison, a junior from Chaska, Minnesota, placed second in Dramatic Interpretation and fourth in Persuasive Speaking.
    The team took second place in Team Sweepstakes.

January 13, 2019

  • Chloe Carson, a first-year student from Eagan, Minnesota, placed first in After Dinner Speaking and seventh in Program Oral Interpretation.
  • Sam Johnson, a first-year student from Hastings, Nebraska, placed fifth in Extemporaneous Speaking.
  • Claire Nelson, a first-year student from Bagley, Minnesota, placed first in Persuasive Speaking and seventh in Dramatic Interpretation.
  • Courtney Hanson, a sophomore from Brookings, South Dakota, placed first in Program Oral Interpretation and sixth in Prose Interpretation.
  • Elizabeth Hansen, a junior from Fremont, Nebraska, placed second in After Dinner Speaking, fourth in Informative Speaking, and fourth in Overall Individual Sweepstakes.
  • Melissa Loney, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, placed second in Impromptu Speaking, second in Communication Analysis, 3rd in Informative Speaking, second in Individual Sweepstakes and third in Overall Individual Sweepstakes.
  • Jadah Morrison, a junior from Chaska, Minnesota, placed second in Dramatic Interpretation and fourth in Persuasive Speaking.

The team placed third in Team Sweepstakes and Overall Team Sweepstakes for the weekend.

The Hastings College forensics team continues 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 many of the past ten years. Most recently, Hastings College placed 8th at AFA-NIET 2018.

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