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Mock Trial team qualifies for national competition

Posted on Feb 4, 2013
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Mock Trial team qualifies for national competition


UW-Superior Team Black (1010) qualified for Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) national competition at their Hamline Regional tournament this past weekend. Black Team
earned a 6 wins, 2 losses overall record to earn 4th place in the 22 team field. This Upper Midwest Regional Tournament pitted the best Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois teams against each other in head to head competition to earn seven qualifying spots to the ORCS national series. The ORCS tournament is March 8-10, 2013 in Waukegon, IL. The best teams from the Minneapolis, MN, Joliet, IL and Notre Dame, IN regionals will meet in Waukegon to determine the
best teams for the National Mock Trial Tournament in April in Washington D.C.

Black Team members included Jeff Anderson, Brandt Devich, Stacey Peterson Rootes, Jordin Gegare, Kelsey German, Yer Vang and Cassandra Foltz.

UW-Superior Team Gold (1011) finished 3 wins, five losses after close losses against some of the top teams of the tournament. Gold team member Kyle Johnson won an Outstanding Witness award and Alex Rafael was THE TOP Outstanding Attorney earning a perfect score of 20 in the tournament.

Gold team members included Kyle Johnson, Cody Chaffee, Trevar Hill, Matt Munkelwitz, Alex Rafael, Jessica Schubring and Katlyn Shipley.

All members of both Black and Gold teams earned outstanding attorney and witness nominations in individual rounds of competition.

The team is coached by Dr. Maria Stalzer Wyant Cuzzo (Legal Studies, Academic Coach), Mark Fruehauf (Maki, Durst, Ledin & Bick, S.C. and former Assistant DA), Tracy Schramm (Geraghty, O'Loughlin and Keeney) and Julie Benfield (Sixth Judicial District Law Clerk).

Mock Trial is an academic, forensic, competitive activity that teaches students how to analyze,
research, strategize, plan, present and defend a legal case to a trial court.

News Contact: Margaret Johnson | 715-394-8433 | mjohns54{atuws}
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