The University of Kentucky Forensics Team traveled to Butler University in Indianapolis, IN to compete in the Bulldog Battle/Red Hawk Rumble Swing tournament co-hosted with Miami University. Competition at this tournament was quite fierce as six of the top ten teams from last year’s national tournament were present.
On Saturday, the team participated in parliamentary debate. With two of the three teams advancing to the elimination rounds of the tournament, the team earned 3rd Place in debate sweepstakes for the combined effort. The following places contributed to this success:
Open Parliamentary Debate Semifinalists – Abel Rodriguez III and Logan Hurley
Novice Parliamentary Debate 1st Place – Brynne Reilly and Sam Northrup
Novice Parliamentary Debate Speakers 3rd Place – Sam Northrup
On Sunday, the team turned their attention to individual events and achieved the following successes:
After Dinner Speaking 7th Place – Abel Rodriguez III
Extemporaneous Speaking 4th Place – Zach Shinall 6th Place – Abel Rodriguez III
Program Oral Interpretation 5th Place – Ryan Winstead
UK’s next competition will take place in Lexington, KY at Transylvania University January 24th and 25th. Go Cats!