NWC News Desk

NWC Forensics claims first at Fran Tanner Open tournament

Posted October 15, 2018
By NWC News Desk

The Northwest College Forensics team traveled to Twin Falls, Idaho, to compete in the Fran Tanner Open, claiming the top spot among two-year colleges and a third place overall trophy.

This tournament did not offer NPDA debate, so students competed in IPDA, which was a new experience for most.

Dalen Brazelton of Worland took fifth in prose, and Dominic Damiano, also from Worland, took sixth place in duet with Brendan Kachnowski of Rock Springs and second in program oral interpretation. Trysa Flood of Lovell placed second in duet with Worland’s Isaabella Munoz, while Chris Ghidella of Orange, California, earned first place in novice drama, fourth place in duet with Genesis Schell of Douglas (first place novice) and fourth place novice IPDA speaker.

In addition, Green River’s Abigaile Grubb took fourth in communication analysis (first place novice). Brendan Kachnowski took fifth in open poetry (second place novice), fourth in program oral interpretation (first place novice), third place in novice prose, sixth in duet with Damiano and third place novice IPDA.

Cowley’s Mariah Mader claimed second in novice drama, while Munoz took second in duet with Flood and third in both poetry and program oral interpretation. Schell placed third in novice poetry and fourth in duet with Ghidella (first place novice).

NWC Forensics was recently back on the road to compete at the Steve Hunt Classic in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 12-14. After that, they travel to the Al Johnson Invitational in Colorado Springs Oct. 19-21.

To view the full schedule, visit https://nwc.edu/sites/forensics/schedule-results/.