Gusties Compete With National Elite

Posted on November 15th, 2009 by

62nd Annual L.E. Norton Memorial Tournament at Bradley University
November 7 – 8, 2009

The Gustavus Adolphus College Forensics Team traveled to Peoria, Illinois to compete in the 62nd annual L.E. Norton Memorial Tournament held on the campus of Bradley University. This year, 40 teams participated – many of which are top 20 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament schools. In the end, Gustavus placed 7th in Team Sweepstakes – the first time the team has ever placed in the top ten at this prestigious tournament – and broke nine events to outrounds. The Gusties finished ahead of nationally ranked schools such Kansas State University, Arizona State University, Doane College, James Madison University, and Seton Hall.  Sophomore Chloe Radcliffe took 5th place in Individual Sweepstakes – becoming the first Gustie to place in the pentathlon at the tournament.

Team Sweepstakes

First Place: Western Kentucky University

Second Place: George Mason University

Third Place: Illinois State Univeristy

Fourth Place: Ohio University

Fifth Place: Northwestern University

Sixth Place: University of Nebraska Lincoln

Seventh Place: Gustavus Adolphus College

Individual Sweepstakes
Fifth Place: Chloe Radcliffe

Open CA
First Place: Chloe Radcliffe
Semifinalist: Mary Cunningham

Open Drama
Semifinalist: Sam Hemmerich

Open Extemp
Semifinalist: Mary Cunningham

Novice Impromptu
Fifth: Christopher Moua

Open Impromptu
Fourth Place: Mary Cunningham

Novice Persuasion
First Place: Christopher Moua
Second Place: Kate Bissen

Open Prose
Semifinalist: Chloe Radcliffe


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