The Northwest College Forensics Team closed the books on its 2017 fall semester season after a successful weekend of competition, Dec. 1-3, in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Nine team members traveled to Western Wyoming Community College to compete in the Winter is Coming Swing.
As a team, NWC placed second among community colleges and third overall during the first half of the swing. In the second half, the team placed first in community colleges and second overall.
In the first half of the tournament, the debate results presented positive outcomes with CJ Day of Star Valley and Taylor Rempp of Harrison, Nebraska, taking fourth place in open parliamentary debate. Additionally, Dominic Damiano of Worland and Trysa Flood of Lovell claimed fifth in open parliamentary debate, while Day took 10th place speaker in open parliamentary debate.
In individual events, Dalen Brazelton of Worland claimed second place in prose, while Damiano took third in duet with Flood, fifth in drama and fourth in prose. Day placed fourth in communication analysis and informative speaking. In addition, Flood claimed third in duet with Damiano and fifth in extemporaneous speaking, while Jared Lange of Rock Springs took fifth in impromptu and after dinner speaking, as well as sixth place in extemporaneous speaking. Isaabella Munoz of Worland placed second in duet with Rempp, third in prose and first in program oral interpretation. Rempp claimed second in duet with Munoz and third in communication analysis, while Emily Whitworth of Brattleboro, Vermont, took fourth in persuasion.
The second half of the tournament also yielded favorable results for all team members. In individual events, Brazelton claimed first in prose and sixth in program oral interpretation. Damiano took third in duet with Flood, first in drama, second place prose and fifth in program oral interpretation, while Day claimed third in duet and persuasion. Flood placed third in duet with Damiano and third in poetry.
Additionally, Lange took sixth in after dinner speaking, while Munoz claimed second place duet with Rempp, third in prose and fourth in program oral interpretation. Rempp placed second in duet with Munoz and fourth in communication analysis, while Whitworth took fourth in persuasion.
The Winter is Coming Swing concluded this semester’s tournaments. The team resumes travel after hosting the Trapper Rendezvous tournament for high schools, Jan. 5-6.
For the full schedule, visit https://nwc.edu/sites/forensics and click the “Schedule & Results” link.