Jack Rabbit Jousts

October 7 and 8th 2011

Northwest Missouri State traveled 9 students to this tournament this weekend. Six of which attended a tournament for the first time this season!

Twenty schools attendended this event at University of South Dakota State, including University of Ohio at Miami. Hastings College, Gutavus Adolphus College, Creighton University, Mcneese State University. Concordia College, and Minnesota State University-Mankota.

University of South Dakot States honored their longtime forensics and debate coachs Dr. Joel Heflings by hosting a tournament before he retires at the end of this year.  Dr. Heflings former students who helped host this event are also some of the best coaches in the nation (see above colleges listed.)  Dr. Hefling has become a well respected forensics figure for years and is invovled with Pi Kappa Delta and the National Forensics Association.

Nine of the schools were ranked in the top 20 at one of the three national tournaments last year.



Team Sweepstakes

10th place Northwest Missouri State university

Individual Sweepstakes

3rd place- Carl Stafford

Poetry Interpretation

2nd place- Carl Stafford

Prose Interpretation

3rd place- Carl Stafford

Carl Stafford (Senior, St. Louis) is the team
Brian Swafford:  “I’m glad that we could attend this
tournament to support Dr. Hefling’s legacy to forensics.  He is an outstanding
coach that will be greatly missed.”
Carl Stafford:  “It was nice to place in two of my
events at the first tournament out.  And all these new folks really made me
proud to be part of this team.”

Check back next week for this upcoming weeks tournaments!


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