Whitworth Forensics takes second at OSU

The Arguing Bucs took second place at the Oregon State University tournament in Corvallis, Oregon, finishing ahead of regional rivals including Lewis & Clark College, Oregon State University, Pacific University and the University of Portland.

James Eccles ‘(17) finished as the second overall speaker out of over 60 at the tournament who competed in debate and at least three individual speaking events.

In debate, James Eccles was a semifinalist (top four) and the fourth best speaker.

In novice debate, Victoria Benningfield was the 5th place speaker. She and Tucker Wilson were quarterfinalists (top eight)

In speech:

  • Micah Allred ’17 took second place in communication analysis and sixth place in extemporaneous
  • Victoria Benningfield took 4th place in novice extemporaneous
  • James Eccles took second place in poetry, third place in communication analysis and third place in extemporaneous
  • Jess Lewis ’20 took sixth place in novice impromptu and fifth place in novice extemporaneous
  • Lacey Sherman ’18 won informative speaking and took fifth place in persuasion
  • Rylee Walter ’18 took fifth place in after dinner speaking
  • Tucker Wilson ’20 won novice extemporaneous and took fifth place in novice impromptu

Director of Forensics Mike Ingram was recognized with the Lloyd Crisp Critics Award by Oregon State University for excellence as a forensics judge.

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