Strong performances by Tommy Hendrix, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, helped the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team finish third overall at the 2014 Outer Limits Swing tournament hosted by the University of Nebraska-Kearney on December 6-7, 2014.
On the first day of competition, Hendrix took second in the individual sweepstakes thanks to solid finishes in Dramatic Interpretation, Informative Speaking and Poetry Interpretation. On the second day, he placed first in individual sweepstakes.
Eunice Adounkpe, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, qualified an additional event for the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) with a first place finish in Prose Interpretation.
Individual results follow.
The team will break for the holiday season and return to competition in January for the Hell Froze Over National Showcase Tournament co-hosted by Bradley University and University of Texas-Austin.
Saturday, December 6
Jess Ayers, a senior from Newcastle, Wyoming: 2nd, Extemporaneous Speaking; and 6th, Impromptu Speaking
Hendrix: 2nd, Dramatic Interpretation; 3rd, Poetry Interpretation; 3rd, Informative Speaking; and 2nd, Individual Sweepstakes
Adounkpe: 2nd, Program of Oral Interpretation; and 1st, Prose Interpretation*
Kathryn Edwards, a sophomore from Louisville, Nebraska: 2nd, After Dinner Speaking; 5th, Impromptu Speaking; and 5th, Communication Analysis
Sunday, December 7
Hendrix: 5th, Prose Interpretation; 5th, Poetry Interpretation; 1st, Informative Speaking; and 1st, Individual Sweepstakes.
*This event has qualified for the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET).