Speech and Debate Finishes First at Mahaffey Memorial

Published: December 11, 2018

College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Speech and Debate team finished first among community colleges at The Roy (“Hap”) Mahaffey Memorial Collegiate Forensics Tournament., hosted at Linfield College Nov. 16-18. The second designated tournament for the Northwest Forensics Conference, the Mahaffey Memorial serves as a distinguished semester closer for the region. Thirteen CWI students competed at the tournament, bringing home a total of 21 speech and six debate awards. The team now prepares to compete in the spring, with the ultimate goal of Pi Kappa Delta Nationals in New York.

Mahaffey Memorial Tournament Results

Team Awards:

1st place overall – Division III

Speech Awards:

Junior After Dinner Speaking
2nd place – Alex Watt
3rd place – Josh Young

Junior Communication Analysis
1st place – Bryce Funkhauser

Open Duo
2nd place – Alex Watt and Bryce Funkhauser

Junior Dramatic Interpretation
1st place – Tim Cornell (Top Junior, broke to open)
3rd place – Logan Worthley

Open Dramatic Interpretation
2nd place – Tim Cornell

Open Extemporaneous
7th place – Robert Herold

Novice Impromptu
4th place – Josepha Sowanou

Junior Impromptu
4th place – Bryce Funkhauser
5th place – Sarah Darby

Open Impromptu
5th place – Robert Herold

Novice Inform
3rd place – Josh Young

Novice Persuade
3rd place – Josepha Elvire Sowanou
4th place – Chance Andrade

Open Persuade
2nd place – Robert Herold

Junior Poetry
4th place – Bryce Funkhauser
5th place – Sarah K. Darby

Novice Prose
4th place – Logan Worthley
5th place – Zac Maggard

Junior Prose
6th place – Sarah Darby

Debate Awards: 

Junior IPDA
1st place speaker – Tim Cornell
Semifinalist – Tim Cornell

Novice IPDA
Octofinalist – Josh Young
Octofinalist – Daniel Blair
5th place speaker – Logan Worthley
6th place speaker – Josh Young

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