Department of Communication Studies

UNI Forensics Team Posts Multiple Victories

At the midterm break, the Debate and Speech squads of the UNI Forensics team had collected an impressive number of wins, finishes, and individual awards. 

Below are the finishes of September and October, through the midterm, as reported by Director of Individual Events Rebecca Buel and Director of Debate Richard Tews.







Oct. 22

UNI Speech Team

Traveled to the TCFL #1 tournament at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN today! Here are the results:

*1st Place: Heather Kelly - ADS

*1st Place: Jake Westpfahl - POI

*1st Place: Davis Schrock - Drama

*1st Place: Scott Bredman & Jake Westpfahl - Duo

*2nd Place: Anthony Peavy - Poetry

*2nd Place: Keegan Bosch - Communication Analysis

*2nd Place: Scott Bredman - ADS

*3rd Place: Kelly Krueger - Prose

*3rd Place: Heather Kelly - POI

*3rd Place: Keegan Bosch - Impromptu

*4th Place: Maddison Jansen - Extemp

*4th Place: Kelly Krueger - Poetry

*5th Place: Maddison Jansen - Impromptu

*2ND PLACE TEAM SWEEPSTAKES*

 

Oct. 20

UNI Debate Team

At Emporia State University, in Kansas, this weekend. Jack Ave and Katie Evans went 4-2 in prelims but narrowly missed clearing on points. Jack Ave won 3rd speaker in the JV division. Good tournament!

 

Oct. 19

UNI Speech Team

LARRY SCHNOOR INVITATIONAL (Minnesota State – Mankato) RESULTS:

*1st Place: Scott Bredman & Jake Westpfahl - Duo

*3rd Place: Keegan Bosch - Extemp

*3rd Place: Zoe Russell - Impromptu

*3rd Place: Keegan Bosch - Communication Analysis

*3rd Place: Ryan Courtney & Anthony Peavy - Duo

*4th Place: Zoe Russell - ADS

*4th Place: Zoe Russell - Persuasion

*4th Place: Jake Westpfahl - Prose

*5th Place: Scott Bredman - ADS

*5th Place: Maddison Jansen - Extemp

*6th Place: Maddison Jansen – Prose

 

Oct. 13

UNI Debate Team

CONGRATULATIONS to Jack Ave and Katie Evans for reaching finals and placing 2nd in the JV division after losing a close 2-1 decision at the Blue Devil Invitational hosted by Kansas City Community College.

Also Abbie Shew and Zach Simonson went 3-3 in prelims and missed clearing on points. And Dan Kauble and Natalie Kaufman won a round at their first tournament ever.

 

Oct. 6

UNI Speech Team

74 SWING – Illinois State University RESULTS:

*2nd Place: Davis Schrock - Novice Prose

*3rd Place: Ryan Courtney - POI

*4th Place: Maddison Jansen - Communication Analysis

*5th Place: Jake Westpfahl - POI

*5th Place: Zoe Russell - ADS

*6th Place: Heather Kelly - POI

*6th Place: Zoe Russell - Communication Analysis

*7th Place: Heather Kelly & Kelly Krueger - Duo

*1ST PLACE: QUADRATHON INDIVIDUAL SWEEPSTAKES: MADDISON JANSEN*

*3RD PLACE: TEAM SWEEPSTAKES*

Thanks to Bradley University and Illinois State University for hosting an amazing weekend!

 

Oct. 5

UNI Speech Team

74 SWING - DAN SMITH INVITATIONAL (Bradley University) RESULTS:

*1st Place: Ryan Courtney - Drama

*1st Place: Zoe Russell - Communication Analysis

*2nd Place: Davis Schrock - Novice Prose

*3rd Place: Jared Sunds - Novice Prose

*3rd Place: Keegan Bosch - Extemp

*6th Place: Heather Kelly - ADS

*6th Place: Heather Kelly & Kelly Krueger - Duo

*Top Novice: Davis Schrock - Drama

*4TH PLACE: QUADRATHON INDIVIDUAL SWEEPSTAKES: KEEGAN BOSCH*

*3RD PLACE: TEAM SWEEPSTAKES*

 

Sept. 29

UNI Speech Team

MAFL #2 (University of Wisconsin – Whitewater) RESULTS:

*1st Place: Ryan Courtney - Drama

*1st Place: Zoe Russell - Communication Analysis

*1st Place: Heather Kelly & Kelly Krueger - Duo

*2nd Place: Ryan Courtney - POI

*2nd Place: Zoe Russell - Impromptu

*2nd Place: Heather Kelly - ADS

*2nd Place: Keegan Bosch - Extemp

*3rd Place: Ryan Courtney - ADS

*4th Place: Kelly Krueger - Prose

*4th Place: Keegan Bosch - POI

*4th Place: Scott Bredman - Poetry

*5th Place: Zoe Russell - Extemp

*5th Place: Zoe Russell - ADS

*5th Place: Keegan Bosch - Impromptu

*5th Place: Keegan Bosch - Communication Analysis

*6th Place: Ryan Courtney & Anthony Peavy - Duo

*2ND PLACE TEAM SWEEPSTAKES*

 

Sept. 28

UNI Speech Team

MAFL #1 (University of Wisconsin – Whitewater) Results

*1st Place: Ryan Courtney - Drama

*2nd Place: Kelly Krueger - Poetry

*2nd Place: Ryan Courtney - POI

*3rd Place: Keegan Bosch - Impromptu Speaking

*3rd Place: Keegan Bosch - POI

*4th Place: Maddison Jansen - Communication Analysis

*4th Place: Ryan Courtney & Anthony Peavy - Duo

*5th Place: Heather Kelly - POI

*5th Place: Scott Bredman & Jake Westpfahl - Duo

*5th Place: Keegan Bosch - Extemp

*6th Place: Maddison Jansen - Prose

*2ND PLACE TEAM SWEEPSTAKES*

 

Sept. 29

UNI Debate Team

ZACH SIMONSON AND ABBIE SHEW WIN THE OPEN DIVISION AT THE WAYNE STATE MOTOR CITY CLASSIC!!!!!

Other Results:
Katie Evans and Jack Ave were defeated in quarterfinals (open division) by the University of Pittsburgh. This was Jack's first tournament in college and Katie's first non-novice tournament.

Speakers:
1st place open division -- Zach Simonson
2nd place open division -- Abbie Shew

Great weekend for the Panthers!!!! Let's keep up the momentum!

 

Sept. 16

UNI Debate Team

The debate team just returned from UMKC. It was a really good start to the season. Zach Simonson and Abbie Shew ended prelims with a 4-4 record after losing their break round in round 8. Great start let's keep up the momentum.