Truman Forensics Wins Four Awards at “The Mule”

Nov 10, 2011 by     Comments Off on Truman Forensics Wins Four Awards at “The Mule”    Posted under: Press Releases

The Truman State University speech and debate team took home four awards at “The Mule”—a tournament at the University of Central Missouri November 4-6.  The tournament consisted of separate debate and individual events competitions.

During the debate portion, the team competed against the top teams in the nation.  Freshman Maddie Ebert (Omaha, NE) made it to the semifinal round of Lincoln-Douglas debate where she lost on a close decision to the eventual tournament champion.  Sophomore Kristen Wright (Liberty, MO) made it to the final round where she earned the second place award. 

The second half of the tournament consisted of individual events (speech) competition.  The team earned two new qualifications for the national competition in April.  Kory Anderson (St. Louis, MO) earned his first individual events qualification by placing sixth in extemporaneous speaking.  Kristen Wright also qualified by taking second in the extemporaneous speaking.

“It was a very competitive break to out rounds for debate and we had a small entry for individual events.  It was great breaking all of our events and advancing two people so far into the elimination rounds in debate.  This team has continuously demonstrated their ability to compete against and beat the best,” Assistant Director of Forensics Russ Luce stated.

The team has one tournament remaining this semester—The Ohio State University swing tournament in December, one of the largest tournaments of the year. 

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