Cameron University Forensics team continues competition season

Cameron University Forensics Team continues to excel on the competition circuit, having recently participated in two tournaments.

At the Gorlok Gala, hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, the team competed against 42 colleges and universities from 22 states.

Savanna Sanders, Madill, and Kristopher Mayfield, Okmulgee, finished first in Duo Interpretation. Sanders also received an excellent award in Prose Interpretation and was a semifinalist in Dramatic Interpretation and Persuasive Speaking. Mayfield was awarded fourth place in Pentathlon and received an excellent award in Poetry Interpretation. With partner Alex Amos, Broken Arrow, he received an excellent award in Duo Interpretation.

Amos also placed fifth in Impromptu Speaking and was a Lincoln-Douglas Debate octofinalist.

Sav Price, Lavon, Texas, received excellent awards in Impromptu Speaking and Informative Speaking.

Dallas Strong, Elgin, was a semifinalist in Persuasive Speaking, and Teague Fox, Tuttle, was a quarterfinalist in NFA-LD.

The team then travelled to the Kansas Wesleyan Border Wars tournament, facing competition from 17 colleges and universities over two days.

In Public Forum Debate, Price was named first place speaker. 

In Parliamentary debate, the team of Fox and Cody Jackson, Community, Texas, finished second, and Amos was named first place speaker. Fox was named seventh place speaker, and Jackson was fourth place speaker.

In Lincoln Douglas Debate, Amos won first place and was named fifth place speaker, and Jackson, a quarterfinalist, was named first place speaker.

In Duo Interpretation, Mayfield and Savanna Sanders placed fifth.  Strong and his partner, Rachel Rowe, Mustang, were Top Novices in the event.

In Poetry Interpretation, Sanders placed first and Mayfield placed second. In Impromptu Speaking, Sanders placed seventh. In Informative Speaking, Price placed fourth. In After Dinner Speaking, Mayfield placed fifth.

In Pentathlon, which ranks competitors in their top five events, Mayfield ranked third and Sanders was fourth. The Endurance Award, for students who compete in both individual events and debate, was presented to Mayfield.  

In Individual Debate Sweepstakes, the CU team claimed the top three places, with Amos first, Jackson second and Fox third.

In Overall Sweepstakes, the Aggies placed second in Debate Sweepstakes and first in Combined Overall.

For the Sunday portion of the tournament, most of the Aggie competitors turned their attention to hosting, leaving the competition to Rowe and Strong. Rowe was named Top Novice of the tournament and finished fifth in Poetry Interpretation and sixth in Dramatic Interpretation, and Strong claimed a second place finish in Poetry Interpretation.

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February 13, 2017