State Domination!

Posted on February 23rd, 2010 by

The 2010 Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association State Tournament
February 20 – 21, 2010

For the third consecutive year, the Gustavus Adolphus College Forensics team won the Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association State Championships, placing first out of nine schools. The Gusties placed first in eight events and placed second in six others.

In addition, the Gustavus Forensics Team was also awarded the Greg Lapanta Quality Award for the second time in three years. This award is based on the number of points earned divided by the number of slots entered. Gustavus averaged 9.19 points per event entered.

Senior Mary Cunningham won a total of four events, earning Gustavus’ third Individual Sweepstakes Championship and qualified to represent Minnesota at the 2010 Interstate Oratorical Association National Contest, the oldest annual speaking competition. This marks the sixth consecutive year Gustavus will have a representative at the IOA National Contest, and is Cunningham’s second time qualifying, having represented Minnesota in 2008.

Overall Team Sweepstakes, Open Division
First Place: Gustavus Adolphus College = 478 points
Second Place: Concordia College = 361 points
Third Place: Minnesota State University, Mankato = 275 points

Individual Sweepstakes
First Place: Mary Cunningham
Third Place: CJ Hunt
Fourth Place: Chloe Radcliffe

Final Results:

After Dinner Speaking
Third Place: Emma Moreau

Communication Analysis
First Place: Mary Cunningham
Second Place: Chloe Radcliffe

First Place: Sam Hemmerich
Second Place: Chloe Radcliffe

Dramatic Duo
Sixth Place: Katie Asfeld/ Kaitlin Burlingame

Extemporaneous Speaking
Second Place: Luke Youngvorst
Third Place: Mary Cunningham
Fifth Place: Phil Helt

Impromptu Speaking
Third Place: Claire Sagstuen
Fourth Place: Emma Moreau
Fifth Place: Chloe Radcliffe
Sixth Place: Mary Cunningham

First Place: Mary Cunningham
Second Place: Kate Bissen
Forth Place: Luke Youngvorst

Mini Interp
First Place: Eric Halvorson
Second Place: Kaitlin Burlingame

First Place: Mary Cunningham
Third Place: Chris Moua
Fifth Place: Luke Youngvorst
Sixth Place: Phil Helt

Second Place: CJ Hunt

Program Oral Interpretation
First Place: CJ Hunt
Third Place: Chloe Radcliffe
Fifth Place: Sam Hemmerich

First Place: CJ Hunt
Fifth Place: Sam Hemmerich
Sixth Place: Emma Moreau

Parliamentary Debate
First Place: Mary Cunningham/ Claire Sagstuen

Parliamentary Debate Individual Speaker Award
Second Place: Mary Cunningham
Fourth Place: Claire Sagstuen


Comments are closed.