NWC News Desk

NWC Forensics takes first at Pioneer Trails Tournament

Posted February 3, 2017
By NWC News Desk

The Northwest College Forensics Team placed first among community colleges and second overall at the Pioneer Trails Swing Tournament hosted by Casper College Jan. 27-29.

The parliamentary debate team of Powell’s Connor Hunt and Worland’s Isaabella Munoz finished fourth in the open division.

In the individual events, Hunt took second in impromptu, third and fifth in drama, sixth as the tournament’s overall speaker and seventh in extemporary speech.

Munoz finished first in program oral interpretation and fifth in prose.

Jarely Castro of Greybull placed fifth in persuasive speech and sixth in informative speech.

Clinton Cordova of Byron took a first and sixth in drama, a first and second in after dinner speaking, a second and fourth in prose and a fourth in persuasive speech.

Jose Garcia of Powell finished in sixth place in the informative speech event and Julie Mendez of Greybull took a fourth and seventh place in drama.

Vanessa Petersen of Hyattville placed second and fourth in drama, second and fourth in poetry and sixth in persuasive speech.

Nora Minch of Billings took a first and second place in duet with her partner Munoz. Minch also placed second in program oral interpretation, third in prose and sixth in poetry.

Emily Myers of Worland, took fourth in persuasive speech and seventh in poetry.

Taylor Rempp of Harrison, Nebraska finished third and fourth in program oral interpretation as well as third in informative speech.

The Trappers split up and go separate ways as they compete at both Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and at Colorado Christian College in Denver, Colorado, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4.

The team then competes at the Western States Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 17-19, before heading to national tournaments in mid-March and April.