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Ohio forensics team dominates tournament

Jan 28, 2013

OHIO forensics team, 2013 (left to right): Head Coach Dan West, Allison Hight, Coach Justin Foote, Mayuri Mei Lin, Josh Yost, Ryan Carrigan, Coach Justin Rudnick, Helene Kreigh, Coach Vicki Crooks and Tom Pinney. / Photos by Megan Westervelt

 

OHIO forensics team dominates tournament

ATHENS, Ohio (Jan. 28, 2013)--The Ohio University Forensics Team, the Speaking Bobcats, dominated the Ohio Forensics Association Novice State Championship held at Ohio University in Athens, Jan. 25-26, 2013.

Three first-year competitors on the team brought home eight State Individual Team Titles and one 2nd place trophy. Additionally, the Bobcats were named State Champions in Team Sweepstakes, scoring 220 points, defeating 2nd place Malone University (144 points) and 3rd place Cedarville College (86 points).

Freshman Ryan Carrigan (Normal, IL) was named State Champion in Trithon, which is an individual sweepstakes category for competitors entered in all three competitive genres (interpretation, public address, and limited preparation speaking).

A complete list of Ohio winners: 

TEAM SWEEPSTAKES 

State Champions - OHIO UNIVERSITY

TRITHON - INDIVIDUAL SWEEPSTAKES

State Champion - Ryan Carrigan

AFTER DINNER SPEAKING

State Champion - Ryan Carrigan

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING 

State Champion - Ryan Carrigan

IMPROMPTU SPEAKING

State Champion - Ryan Carrigan

INFORMATIVE SPEAKING

State Champion - Ryan Carrigan

PERSUASIVE SPEAKING

State Champion - Josh Yost

POETRY INTERPRETATION

2nd Place - Ryan Carrigan

PROSE INTERPRETATION

State Champion - Mayuri Mei Lin

RHETORICAL CRITICISM

State Champion - Josh Yost