Cameron Forensics team racks up honors in Kansas City tournament

The Cameron University Forensics Team returned from the "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" Forensics Tournament as the top school in the debate competition, earning second place overall for all events. Ten colleges and universities participated in the tournament, sponsored by Kansas City Community College.

In Parliamentary Debate, CU landed three teams in the final four. Troy Flewellen of Tulsa and Lamod McFadden of Lawton finished second following a 2-1 loss in the final round to West Texas A&M University.

The team of Tabetha Kautzman of Marlow and Matt Penick of Lawton finished as semi-finalists, as did the team of Josh Pope of Lawton and Roxanne Christian of Salisbury, Dominica. In addition, Pope was the second place overall speaker in debate at the tournament. The team of Randy Mihalik of Lawton and Felicia Manners of Charlestown, St. Kitts and Nevis, ranked sixth.

In Individual Events, Flewellen finished fourth in Poetry Interpretation, and Kautzman finished fifth in impromptu speaking

Cameron University competes in several intercollegiate tournaments each year and is a member of Pi Kappa Delta, the national forensics honor society. For more information about the CU Forensics team, contact Director of Forensics Daniel Schabot at

photo of Cameron forensics team

Cameron’s Forensics team shows off the trophies they won at the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Forensics Tournament in Kansas City. Pictures are (kneeling) Tai Bowles, Randy Mihalik, (standing, l to r) Tabetha Kautzman, Josh Pope, Matt Penick, Lamod McFadden, Felicia Manners, Roxanne Christian and Troy Flewellen.


October 28, 2009
PR# 09-231