POWELL, Wyoming — The Northwest College Forensics Team finished in first place out of the two-year schools and fourth among four-year universities at the Al Johnson Invitational held Oct. 28-30 at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
On Nov. 4 and 5, the NWC team hosted its annual Trapper Rendezvous tournament. According to Jeannie Hunt, assistant professor of speech communications and NWC forensics coach, the students competed successfully at their home meet, even though host teams are not permitted to win sweepstakes at their own tournament.
Individual event results from the Al Johnson Invitational – Clint Cordova (Byron), second place drama, second place after dinner speaking; CJ Day (Star Valley) first place novice duet (with Marcus Thomas), fourth place after dinner speaking; Connor Hunt (Powell) first place drama; Nora Minch (Billings) sixth place oral interpretation; Isaabella Munoz (Worland) second place program oral interpretation, first place novice program oral interpretation; Emily Myers (Worland), sixth place persuasive speech; Vanessa Petersen (Hyattville) fourth place poetry, first place novice poetry; Taylor Rempp (Harrison, Nebraska) first place novice informative speech, fifth place program oral interpretation; Marcus Thomas (Powell) first place duet (with Day), fourth place communication analysis, first place novice communications analysis.
Al Johnson Invitational Debate awards – Jose Garcia (Powell) eighth place novice speaker; Munoz, fourth place novice speaker; Munoz and Rempp, third place national parliamentary debate.
Individual event results from the Trapper Rendezvous – Cordova, first place prose, third place persuasive speech, second place after dinner speaking, first place drama, second place duet (with Minch); Jarelly Castro (Greybull) fourth place informative; Day, fourth place after dinner speaking, fifth place duet (with Thomas); Hunt, fourth place drama; Minch, fourth place program oral interpretation; fifth place poetry; fifth place drama; second place duet (with Cordova), third place duet (with Munoz); Munoz, second place Oral Interpretation, third place duet (with Minch); Petersen, third place after dinner speaking, first place poetry; Rempp, third place informative, fifth place oral interpretation; Thomas, fifth place communication analysis, fifth place duet (with Day).
Trapper Rendezvous debate awards – Garcia, ninth place speaker; Hunt, tenth place speaker; Rempp, sixth place speaker; Castro and Myers, third place parliamentary debate; Mendez and Minch, third place parliamentary debate; Day and Rempp, fourth place parliamentary debate.
The NWC team travels to Rock Springs, Wyoming, to compete in the Winter is Coming Tournament at Western Wyoming Community College Dec. 2-4.