WKU Forensics Team wins two virtual competitions
- WKU Forensics
- Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
WKU Forensics Team members: (back) Mauricio Patino, (middle) Naomi Desrosiers, Tani Washington, Kellin Robinson, (front) Joey Eberle.
The WKU Forensics Team placed first at two virtual competitions the weekend of Nov. 13-14, including the American Forensics Association Fall District VI Qualifier.
The American Forensics Association District VI Qualifier is a regional competition open to teams from Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi and Kentucky. Placing high at that tournament provides students with automatic qualification to the American Forensics Association National Speech tournament in April.
In team sweepstakes WKU placed first ahead of the University of Alabama, the University of Florida and Mississippi State University. WKU also placed first at the 3rd Online Asynchronous Tournament Series ahead of Seton Hall University, Arizona State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The team will conclude fall semester competition at the “The Fall Finale” hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Lafayette College.
Results from OATS 3 are as follows:
- After Dinner Speaking: Mauricio Patino of Stockton, California, 2nd; Dakota Perry of Danville, Kentucky, 5th; Joey Eberle of Maple Grove, Minnesota, 6th.
- Dramatic Interpretation: Reese Johnson of Burnsville, Minnesota, 1st; Collin Tuerk of Morehead, Kentucky, 2nd; Kelly Lingen of Lakeville, Minnesota, 3rd.
- Duo Interpretation: Reese Johnson and Kelly Lingen, 1st; Rashon Leday of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Reggie Jefferson of Houston, Texas, 2nd.
- Extemporaneous Speaking: Joey Eberle, 4th.
- Informative Speaking: Kellin Robinson of Roseville, Minnesota, 1st; Tess Welch of Houston, Texas, 2nd; Paige Allbright of Youngsville, Louisiana, 3rd; Naomi Desrosiers of Bowling Green, Kentucky, 5th.
- Persuasive Speaking: Naomi Desrosiers, 1st; Christian Butterfield of Bowling Green, Kentucky, 2nd.
- Poetry Interpretation:Noah Gordon of Pittsburg, California, 1st.
- Prose Interpretation: Noah Gordon, 3rd.
Results from the District VI qualifier are as follows:
- After Dinner Speaking: Mauricio Patino, 1st.
- Communication Analysis: Samantha Sallee of Danville, Kentucky, 3rd.
- Dramatic Interpretation: Kelly Lingen, 1st; Jaleon Brown of Raytown, Missouri, 3rd.
- Duo Interpretation: Rashon Leday and Reggie Jefferson, 1st; Caitlyn Woitena of Houston, Texas, and Paige Allbright, 2nd.
- Extemporaneous Speaking: Tani Washington of Henrico, Virginia, 1st; Miles Morton of Sherman Oaks, California, 2nd.
- Impromptu Speaking: Miles Morton, 1st; Madelynn Einhorn of Oakwood, Ohio, 2nd; Tani Washington, 3rd; Andre Swai of Springfield, Missouri, 5th.
- Informative Speaking: Joey Eberle, 1st; Kellin Robinson, 3rd.
- Persuasive Speaking: Christian Butterfield, 2nd; Naomi Desrosiers, 4th.
- Program Oral Interpretation: Kellin Robinson, 2nd.
- Prose Interpretation: Caitlyn Woitena, 1st; Taylor Mier of Youngsville, Louisiana, 3rd; Noah Gordon, 4th.
Contact: Ganer Newman, (270) 745-6340
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