Cameron Forensics Team claims fourth place finish in season’s first tournament

Cameron University’s Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team finished fourth overall in debate at the Debates On a Plain Tournament. The tournament was hosted by Hutchinson Community College and Sterling College in Hutchinson, Kan. in late September.

Senior Brenna Welch, a communication major from Owasso, and junior Paul Boudreaux, a business finance major from Skiatook, placed second in parliamentary debate. They finished the preliminary portion of the tournament with a 4-1 record, defeating teams from Sterling College in the quarter-finals and semi-finals before losing to another team from Sterling in the final round.

Freshman Cameron Brewer, a communication major from Moore, and freshman Skylar Williams, a communication major from Newton, Kan., finished with a 2-3 record in their first college tournament.  

Cameron team members in individual speaking events faced competitors from several of the top individual events schools in the nation. Boudreaux finished as a semi-finalist, placing in the top twelve, in extemporaneous speaking. Junior Randy Mihalik, an art major from Lawton, finished as a semi-finalist in impromptu speaking.

Next up for the team is the Golden Eagle Tournament hosted by John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark.

For more information about Cameron Forensics, contact Dan Schabot at 580-581-2555 or at


October 4, 2010