Nationals slate set for Bronco Forensics team

Propelled by a first place finish at the 2014 Battle for the Capital on March 1-2, 2014, in Lincoln, Neb., and solid performances at the District IV Tournament March 7-8, 2014, in Eau Claire, Wis., the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team is excited its first of two national competitions: the 2014 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET). To the April 4-7, 2014, tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., the Broncos will take 43 events.

Individual results from the Battle for the Capital and the District IV tournament follow:

Battle for the Capital, Saturday, March 1:

Miranda Klugesherz, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colo.

1st place, After Dinner Speaking

 

Sierra Walker, a junior from Gering, Neb.

4th place, Communication Analysis

 

Jared Buskirk, a senior from Holdrege, Neb.

4th place, Informative Speaking

1st place, Persuasive Speaking

 

Jose Jimenez, a senior from Lexington, Neb.

2nd place, Dramatic Interpretation*

4th place, Duo with Eunice Adounpke

3rd place, Program of Oral Interpretation

 

 Ethan Richardson, a senior from Omaha, Neb.

2nd place, Extemporaneous Speaking*

 

Jackie Lemmer, a senior from O’Neil, Neb.

5th place, Extemporaneous Speaking

1st place, Impromptu Speaking*

 

Tommy Hendrix, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb.

1st place, Prose Interpretation

 

Corbin Henk, a sophomore from Doniphan, Neb.

5th place, Communication Analaysis

 

Eunice Adounkpe, a freshman from Omaha, Neb.

4th place, Duo with Jose Jimenez

6th place, Poetry

 

 

Kathryn Edwards, a freshman from Louisville, Neb.

2nd place, Communication Analysis

 

Russell Heitmann, a freshman from Hebron, Neb.

6th place, After Dinner Speaking

5th place, Poetry

 

Battle for the Capital, Sunday, March 3:

Miranda Klugesherz, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colo.

1st place, After Dinner Speaking

 

Sierra Walker, a junior from Gering, Neb.

4th place, Communication Analysis

 

Jared Buskirk, a senior from Holdrege, Neb.

3rd place, Informative Speaking*

1st place, Persuasive Speaking*

 

Jose Jimenez, a senior from Lexington, Neb.

3rd place, Duo with Eunice Adounpke

 

 Ethan Richardson, a senior from Omaha, Neb.

4th place, Duo with Jackie Lemmer

 

Jackie Lemmer, a senior from O’Neil, Neb.

5th place, Extemporaneous Speaking

4th place, Duo with Ethan Richardson

 

Tommy Hendrix, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb.

1st place, Prose Interpretation*

 

Eunice Adounkpe, a freshman from Omaha, Neb.

3rd place, Duo with Jose Jimenez

3rd place, Poetry

 

Kathryn Edwards, a freshman from Louisville, Neb.

6th place, Impromptu Speaking

2nd place, Prose Interpretation

 

Russell Heitmann, a freshman from Hebron, Neb.

2nd place, After Dinner Speaking

6th place, Poetry

 

Michaela Wright, a freshman from Colorado Springs, Colo.

1st place, Impromptu Speaking

 

District IV Tournament, March 7-8, 2014

Jess Ayers, a junior from Newcastle, Wyo.

1st place, Impromptu Speaking*

1st place, Extemporaneous Speaking*

 

Miranda Klugesherz, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colo.

1st place, After Dinner Speaking

 

Amanda Cargile, a senior from Devine, Texas

3rd place, Duo with Mandie Cox*

 

Mandie Cox, a freshman from Hastings, Neb.

3rd place, Duo with Amanda Cargile*

 

Kathryn Edwards, a freshman from Louisville, Neb.

3rd place, Communication Analysis

 

*This event has qualified for national competition.

The Hastings College 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.

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