Concordia Forensics Takes First Place in Tournament
Feb 07, 2011
The Concordia College Forensics Team competed at the Ice Box Classic Speech Competition Feb.4-5, hosted at St. Cloud State University, winning the tournament by more than 100 points and collecting numerous individual awards.
Jen Pagh ’11, took third place in Program Oral Interpretation and Kelsey Raasch ’11, earned third place in Extemporaneous Speaking, second place in Dramatic Interpretation and fifth in Prose Interpretation.
Jessie Strending ’11, earned fifth place in Program Oral Interpretation and sixth place in Prose. Strending also competed in the semi-final round of Parliamentary Debate.
Steph Villella ’11, earned first in Program Oral Interpretation and first in Prose; Andrew Eilola ’12 took third in Prose, second place in Informative Speaking and second in Poetry Interpretation; and Alex MacArthur ’12 took 1first place in Duo Interpretation and seventh place in Prose.
Partners Tyler Dugger ’12, and Meg Henrickson ’13, advanced to the final round of parliamentary debate, taking second place and losing on a 2-1 decision. Dugger was also awarded top parliamentary debater.
Meg Henrickson ’13, took second in After Dinner Speaking and sophomore Jenna Nypan earned first place in Dramatic Interpretation and Duo Interpretation, as well as third place in Communication Analysis. Nypan was also awarded third place in individual sweepstakes.
Sophomore Britt Aasmundstad took fourth in Informative Speaking, fourth in Extemporaneous Speaking and fifth in Persuasive Speaking. Freshman Hannah Houle earned fourth place in After Dinner Speaking and competed in the semi-final round of Parliamentary Debate. Houle also earned third place as the top Debate Speaker. Freshmen Katie Wilson and Stephanie Adams also competed at the tournament.
The Concordia College speech team also competed at Bradley University, Peoria, Ill., Jan. 15-16 at one of the largest invitational tournaments of the year. Approximately 40 schools competed from across the nation, including the University of Texas at Austin, California State University, Long Beach, and Eastern Michigan University.
The first day of competition, Villella was a semi-finalist in Persuasive Speaking and was awarded sixth place in Poetry Interpretation. Pagh was a semi-finalist in both Poetry and After Dinner Speaking. MacArthur was a semi-finalist in Prose Interpretation and was awarded sixth place in Duo Interpretation with partner Jenna Nypan and Henrickson was a semi-finalist in ADS.
On the second day of competition, Villella was a semi-finalist in Prose, Persuade and was awarded second place in Poetry. Pagh was a semi-finalist in ADS and Eilola was awarded fourth place in Poetry and sixth in Informative Speaking. Nypan was a semi-finalist in Communication Analysis and Dramatic Interpretation. Joe Anderson ’14 also competed at the tournament.
The Cobbers are currently preparing for the State Tournament to be held Feb. 26-27, at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minn.