The University of Kentucky Forensics Team traveled to Marshall University in Huntington, WV this past weekend to compete in the Chief Justice Invitational speech and debate tournament. Twelve schools from across the region gather for this two day event including the nationally ranked teams of Western Kentucky University, Ohio University, Illinois State University, and Miami University.
The University of Kentucky Forensics Team spoke their way to a 3rd Place finish in overall team sweepstakes against this tough competition! The Chief Justice Invitational serves as the Pi Kappa Delta province tournament for the province of the Southeast and also recognizes the top Pi Kappa Delta teams in a separate overall sweepstakes competition. The University of Kentucky placed 1st in Pi Kappa Delta team sweepstakes. The team also placed 3rd in debate team sweepstakes for the entire weekend.
The following individual successes contributed to the team’s excellent showing at this tournament:
After Dinner Speaking 3rd Place – Zach Shinall 4th Place – Stephanie Winkler Pi Kappa Delta Award of Excellence – Stephanie Winkler
Extemporaneous Speaking 6th Place – Abel Rodriguez III Pi Kappa Delta Award of Excellence – Zach Shinall
Impromptu Speaking 5th Place – Abel Rodriguez III 6th Place – Zach Shinall Pi Kappa Delta Award of Excellence – Abel Rodriguez III
Informative Speaking 6th Place – Logan Hurley Pi Kappa Delta Award of Excellence – Logan Hurley
Persuasive Speaking 6th Place – Abel Rodriguez III Pi Kappa Delta Award of Excellence – Abel Rodriguez III
Parliamentary Debate Zach Shinall & Sam Northrup – Tied for 1st Place* Abel Rodriguez III & Logan Hurley – Tied for 1st Place* *The University of Kentucky closed out the final round of parliamentary debate. Because both teams were from the same school, no debate was held and a tie was declared between the two teams.
Parliamentary Debate Speakers 1st Place – Zach Shinall 2nd Place – Sam Northrup 3rd Place – Abel Rodriguez III 4th Place – Logan Hurley Pi Kappa Delta Award of Excellence – Zach Shinall Top Novice – Sam Northrup
The University of Kentucky’s next competition will take place at Owensboro Community and Technical College in Owensboro, Kentucky, November 8th-9th. Go Cats!