Cameron University Forensics team opens season with tournament success

The Cameron University Forensics Team kicked off its competition season at two recent tournaments, bringing home a handful of trophies and setting their sights on additional championships during the competition season.

“The first two tournaments of the season have given us motivation, a sense of achievement, and a desire to excel throughout the competition season,” says Sarah Collins, Director of Forensics. “I look forward to working with each of the Aggie competitors to help them qualify for the national tournaments in the spring.”

At the Storm Classic Tournament, hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the team competed against 14 colleges and universities from five states. The Aggies claimed the Top Oklahoma School prize for the tourney and also finished third in debate sweepstakes.

Individually, Cody Jackson, Lavon, Texas, claimed the tournament championship in Lincoln Douglas Debate, while teammates Teague Fox, Tuttle, and Ian Snyder, Maybank, Texas, finished second and third, respectively. Snyder and Fox finished ninth in parliamentary debate, and Kristopher Mayfield, Okmulgee, was sixth in poetry interpretation. Braydon Hunter, a freshman from Okmulgee, made his tournament debut. just missed making the final round in poetry. Hunter also contributed to the team sweepstakes award.

Just one week later, the team travelled to the Bob R. Derryberry Memorial Season Tournament in Bolivar, Mo., facing 16 schools from eight states. Mayfield won first in poetry interpretation, while Hunter placed fifth in the event. Hunter was named Top Novice of the tournament. Jackson was a quarterfinalist in Open Lincoln Douglas Debate and was named fifth place speaker in that division.

The team travels to Carl Albert State College in Poteau at the end of October for the next tournament.

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October 16, 2017