Hastings College Forensics Team Continues to Find Success

 On November 15-16, 2014, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team saw great success on its home turf this past weekend at the 2014 Broncolope Swing co-hosted by Hastings College and University of Nebraska-Kearney. In addition to finishing first on Sunday, the team picked up two new qualifications for the national tournament in April, won the top three positions in individual event sweepstakes on the second day of competition and witnessed several first-year students advance to final rounds for the very first time at the collegiate level.

On the first day of competition, Brenden McGuire, a freshman from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was second in Duo Interpretation with Micala Burns, a freshman from Bloomington, Minnesota. Burns also received fifth in Poetry Interpretation.

The team will finish out the first semester of competition on December 6-7, 2014, at the Outer Limits Swing in Kearney, Nebraska, co-hosted by University of Nebraska- Kearney and Concordia College- Moorhead.

Individual results follow.

Saturday, November 16

Brenden McGuire, a freshman from Highlands Ranch, Colorado: 2nd, Duo Interpretation

Micala Burns, a freshman from Bloomington, Minnesota: 2nd, Duo Interpretation; 5th, Poetry Interpretation; and 3rd, Individual Sweepstakes for the weekend

Sunday, November 16

Sierra Walker, a senior from Gering, Nebraska: 1st, Extemporaneous Speaking*; and 4th, Impromptu Speaking

Jess Ayers, a senior from New Castle, Wyoming: 4th, Extemporaneous Speaking; and 5th, Impromptu Speaking

Corbin Henk, a junior from Doniphan, Nebraska: 1st, Prose Interpretation; 1st, Communication Analysis; and 3rd, Individual Sweepstakes on Sunday

Tommy Hendrix, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska: 2nd, Prose Interpretation; 3rd, Poetry Interpretation; 5th, Informative Speaking; 2nd, Dramatic Interpretation; and 1st, Individual Sweepstakes on Sunday

Teal Timperley, a junior from Lynch, Nebraska: 5th, Dramatic Interpretation

Eunice Adounkpe, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska: 1st, Dramatic Interpretation*; 1st, Program Oral Interpretation; 5th, Prose Interpretation; and 2nd, Individual Sweepstakes on Sunday

Trischia Rueckert, a junior from Beloit, Kansas:  3rd, Extemporaneous Speaking

Michaela Wright, a sophomore from Colorado Springs, Colorado: 4th, Persuasion Speaking

Mandie Cox, a sophomore from Blue Hill, Nebraska: 5th, Poetry Interpretation

*This event has qualified for the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET).

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