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WKU Forensic Team Competes in Ohio, Illinois Tourneys

 

wku red blackBOWLING GREEN, KY (2/28/12) – Western Kentucky University forensic team members traveled to Ohio and Illinois to compete in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 24-26. These four tournaments presented WKU team members with one of their last opportunities of the season to qualify events for the national tournaments in April.
 
In Bowling Green, Ohio, WKU’s squad of eight placed second in team sweepstakes, out of 26 schools, at both the BGSU and Ohio Pi Kappa Delta tournaments. All WKU students also advanced to at least one final round. Other competing schools included Ohio University, Eastern Michigan University, Webster University, Hillsdale College, and University of Michigan.
 
In Naperville and Dekalb, Ill., the WKU team placed second in sweepstakes at the North Central College tournament and third in team sweepstakes at the Northern Illinois tournament. Other schools at the two tournaments included Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Bradley University, University of Wisconsin-Urbana, and University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.
 
Next weekend, the team will travel to Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, to compete in the last two tournaments of the regular season as the team completes preparations for April’s national tournaments.
 
Individual results for the Bowling Green State University Tournament are as follows:
- Ian Dowty, a freshman from Valley Center, Kan., tournament champion in informative speaking, fourth in duo interpretation (with Gabriella Devia-Allen) and sixth in prose interpretation at the BGSU tournament; third in informative speaking at the Ohio Pi Kappa Delta tournament.
- Justin Rodriguez, a sophomore from Coos Bay, Ore., tournament champion in persuasive speaking and fourth in dramatic interpretation at the Ohio Pi Kappa Delta tournament; second in prose interpretation, second in persuasive speaking and second in dramatic interpretation at the BGSU tournament.
- Tiffany McLarty, a freshman from Bronx, N.Y., tournament champion in informative speaking at the Ohio Pi Kappa Delta tournament; third in informative speaking at the BGSU tournament.
- Gabriella Devia-Allen, a sophomore from Davie, Fla., tournament champion in programmed oral interpretation at the Ohio Pi Kappa Delta tournament; third in prose interpretation and fourth in duo interpretation (with Ian Dowty) at the BGSU tournament.
- Kristina Medero, a freshman from Davie, Fla., third in communication analysis and sixth in poetry interpretation at the BGSU tournament; third in communication analysis at the Ohio Pi Kappa Delta tournament.
- Khristan Solliday, a senior from Mitchell, Ind., third in after-dinner speaking at the Ohio Pi Kappa Delta tournament.
- Amanda Waid, a junior from Symsonia, fourth in after-dinner speaking at the Ohio Pi Kappa Delta tournament.
- Ellis Fraser, a freshman from Hodgenville, fourth in impromptu speaking and fifth in after-dinner speaking at the BGSU tournament.
 
Individual results for the Northern Illinois University/North-Central College “Mid-American Forensic League” Tournament are as follows:
- Alexander Wozencraft, a senior from Tulsa, Okla., tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Celena Allen) third in prose interpretation and fifth in duo interpretation (with Layton Garlington) at the North Central College tournament; fourth in duo interpretation (with Celena Allen) and seventh in duo interpretation (with Layton Garlington) at the Northern Illinois tournament.
- Marshall Covert, a sophomore from St. Paul, Minn., tournament champion in communication analysis and third in duo interpretation (with Ray Roberts) at the Northern Illinois tournament; fifth in communication analysis at the North Central College tournament.
- Celena Allen, a senior from Hayward, Calif., tournament champion in duo interpretation (with Alex Wozencraft) at the North Central College tournament; fourth in duo interpretation (with Alex Wozencraft) at the Northern Illinois tournament.
- John Reynolds, a sophomore from Harlingen, Texas, tournament champion in programmed oral interpretation at the North Central College tournament; sixth in after-dinner speaking at the Northern Illinois tournament.
- Nick Gilyard, a sophomore from Miami Gardens, Fla., tournament champion in dramatic interpretation at the North Central College tournament.
- Tyler Dailey, a junior from Blue Springs, Mo., second in after-dinner speaking and third in duo interpretation (with Wilian Iralzabal) at the North Central College tournament; fifth in after-dinner speaking at the Northern Illinois tournament.
- Ray Roberts, a freshman from Houston, Texas, second in after-dinner speaking and third in duo interpretation (with Marshall Covert) at the Northern Illinois tournament.
- Emma Wilczynski, a sophomore from Florence, second in dramatic interpretation at the Northern Illinois tournament; fourth in poetry interpretation at the North Central College tournament.
- Sarah Brazier, a junior from Wadsworth, Ohio, second in prose interpretation at the Northern Illinois tournament.
- Wilian Iralzabal, a senior from Union City, Calif., third in duo interpretation (with Tyler Dailey) at the North Central College tournament.
- Janniqua Dawkins, a freshman from Hollywood, Fla., fourth in dramatic interpretation and sixth in duo interpretation (with Austin Groves) at the Northern Illinois tournament; fourth in persuasive speaking at the North Central College tournament.
- Laura Myers, a junior from Goodlettsville, Tenn., fifth in informative speaking at the North Central College tournament.
- Layton Garlington, a sophomore from Ruston, La., fifth in duo interpretation (with Alex Wozencraft) at the North Central College tournament; seventh in duo interpretation (with Alex Wozencraft) at the Northern Illinois tournament.
- Austin Groves, a freshman from Blue Springs, Mo., sixth in duo interpretation (with Janniqua Dawkins) at the Northern Illinois tournament.
 
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