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Hastings College Forensics completes fall season with third place finish

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.

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.

Adounkpe wins in Dramatic, Prose Interpretation at forensics tournament

With a first place wins in Dramatic Interpretation and Prose Interpretation, Eunice Adounkpe, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, led the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team to a second place finish on the first day of competition at the 2014 Lynn Ross Memorial Tournament. Also at the tournament, which was hosted Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Adounkpe placed third in Program of Oral Interpretation.

Individual results follow.

Saturday, November 8 at the Lynn Ross Memorial Touranment

Rueckert leads Bronco Forensics to third place finish at Dragon-Loper tourney

Trischia Rueckert, a junior from Beloit, Kansas, finished second in the individual sweepstakes both days of the Dragon-Loper Rodeo forensics tournament held November 1-2, 2014, in Hutchinson, Kansas. Rueckert’s performances at the tournament, sponsored by Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College and University of Nebraska- Kearney, helped the Bronco Forensics team finish third on both days of the competition.

Tough competition strengthens Bronco Forensics

On October 18-19, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team recently competed at the 2014 Minnesota River Swing hosted by University of Minnesota–Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota, and Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. The team made an impressive showing against national power-house schools, Bradley University and Northwestern University. The results are as follows:

Saturday, October 18:

Sierra Walker, a senior from Gering, Nebraska, reached semi-finals in Impromptu Speaking.

Bronco Forensics third at Clover Classic competition

Competing at the Clover Classic hosted by Doane College October 4-5, the Hastings College Bronco Forensics team finished third overall. On the second day of competition, Miranda Klugesherz, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colorado, finished first in Informative Speaking and thus earned enough point to qualify in that event for the 2015 American Forensics Association – National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET). She is the first Bronco speaker this year to qualify for the national tournament.  

Other individual results follow.

Klugesherz top speaker at Bronco Forensics team’s first tournament

At the Debates on a Plain in Hutchinson, Kansas, from September 27-28, Miranda Klugesherz, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colorado, won the individual event sweepstakes on the first day of competition. She placed first in Informative Speaking and Program of Oral Interpretation; second in After Dinner Speaking; and third in Communication Analysis. Additionally, she advanced to semi-finals in Prose Interpretation.

 

Klugesherz ’15 finishes second at national competition

At the Interstate Oratory competition at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., Miranda Klugesherz, a junior from Colorado Springs, Colo., finished second in the nation. Sponsored by the Interstate Oratorical Association, the event is the oldest oratorical contest in the United States, dating back to 1872. Two contestants from each state must qualify through a state competition to participate.

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.

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