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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.

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


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