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Bronco Forensics team finishes 14th at nationals

At the American Forensics Association-National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) in Phoenix, Ariz., from April 4-7, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team finished 14th overall. This is the team’s highest finish since 2008.

Jared Buskirk, a senior from Holdrege, Neb., paced the team with a 6th place finish in After Dinner Speaking. Miranda Klugesherz, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colo., advanced to quarterfinals in After Dinner Speaking and Communication Analysis.

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:

Bronco speakers win at home

The Hastings College Bronco Forensics team won the second day of the Bronco Bash, a tournament held February 22-23, 2014, at Hastings College and hosted by the team and HC Forensics Alumni. Individual results follow.

On March 1-2, 2014, the Bronco Forensics team will travel to Lincoln, Neb., for the 2014 Battle for the Capital Swing – the second to last tournament of the regular season. The team is gearing up for the first of two national competitions in April: the 2014 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET)  to be held in Phoenix, Ariz.

Broncos take third at the 2014 Zombie Apocalypse forensics tournament

On February 8-9, 2014, the Hastings College Bronco forensics team finished third in the 2014 Zombie Apocalypse in Hutchinson, Kans., hosted by Hutchinson Community College and Sterling College. Individual honors went to  

On February 22-23, 2014, the Broncos will host the 2014 Spring Fling Swing at Hastings College.

2014 Zombie Apocalypse, Saturday, February 8:

Amanda Cargile, a senior from Devine, Texas

6th place, Program Oral Interpretation

5th place, Prose Interpretation

 

Broncos win Flatland Fiesta tournament

The Hastings College Forensics team won the 2014 Flatland Fiesta at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo., which Hastings College co-hosted with Laramie County Community College. The tournament was held February 1-2, 2014.

Flatland Fiesta, Saturday, February 1:

Amanda Cargile, a senior from Devine, Texas

2nd place, Poetry Interpretation*

 

Sierra Walker, a junior from Gering, Neb.

1st place, Varsity Parliamentary Debate with Jess Ayers

Bronco speakers compete at Kansas Swing forensics tournament

While many Hastings College students ventured home over the January Term Break, members of the Bronco Forensics team traveled to Manhattan, Kan., to participate in the January 25-26 Kansas Swing hosted by Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Individual results follow.

The Broncos will travel to Cheyenne, Wyo., next weekend to compete in the 2014 Flatland Fiesta.

Kansas Swing, Saturday, January 25:

Kathryn Edwards, a freshman from Louisville, Neb.

5th place, Impromptu Speaking

Adounkpe qualifies for national forensics tournament

With a second place finish in Dramatic Interpretation, Eunice Adounkpe, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb., qualified for the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET). Her performances at the 2014 Sleet and Snow Swing held at Concordia University in Seward, Neb., on January 18-19, 2014, helped propel the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team to a third place finish for the weekend overall.

Individual results follow.

The Broncos will travel to Manhattan, Kan., next weekend to compete in the Kansas in Nebraska Swing.

Klugesherz, Buskirk place at competitive forensics tournament

Cold weather was no deterrent for hot performances by the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team. At the 15th Annual Hell Froze Over (HFO) Forensics Tournament held on January 11-12, 2014, in Austin, Texas, the team advanced two competitors – Miranda Klugesherz, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jared Buskirk, a senior from Holdrege, Neb. -- to finals in three events.

Bronco Forensics team closes semester with strong performances

On the first day of the Outer Limits Swing Forensics Tournament, the Hastings College Bronco Forensic team took fourth place. The event, held on December 7-8 and hosted by Concordia College and the University of Nebraska-Kearney, was the team’s last competition in 2013. Tournaments resume in January 2014.

Outer Limits Swing, December 7:

Jared Buskirk, a senior from Holdrege, Neb.

1st place, After Dinner Speaking

4th place, Extemporaneous Speaking

 

Tommy Hendrix, a sophomore from Omaha, Neb.

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