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UW-Superior Mock Trial Team Wins 2nd Place at Midwest Challenge in Joliet, IL

Posted on Jan 22, 2014
UW-Superior’s Mock Trial team (Black Squad) continued their winning record at the Midwest Challenge Mock Trial tournament in Joliet, IL the weekend of January 18-29, 2014 by earning 2nd Place.
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UW-Superior Mock Trial Team Wins 2nd Place at Midwest Challenge in Joliet, IL

UW-Superior's Mock Trial team (Black Squad) continued their winning record at the Midwest Challenge Mock Trial tournament in Joliet, IL the weekend of January 18-29, 2014 by earning 2nd Place. They earned a five win, two loss, one tie record to lead the field.

This tournament included a nationally competitive field of university Mock Trial teams including Benedictine University, Colorado College, DePaul University, Drake University, Houston Baptist University, Illinois State University, Loras College, Northern Illinois University, Notre Dame University, St. Ambrose University, University of Illinois-Springfield, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and University of St. Francis (the hosting school).

Black Squad members for UW-Superior includes Emmanuel Tucker II, Taylor Tengwall, Andrew Hanson, Cody Chaffee, Allison Marble, Yer Vang and Cassandra Foltz Burr.

Emmanuel Tucker II and Cassandra Foltz Burr won Outstanding Witness awards for their witness characterizations and strategic thinking skills.

The team is coached by Dr. Maria Stalzer Wyant Cuzzo (Legal Studies), Mark Fruehauf, Mary Russell and Julie Benfield. Fruehauf, Russell and Benfield are practicing attorneys in the region. Cathy Fank of the Theater program also provides coaching assistance.

Both Black and Gold Squads compete this coming weekend at the St. Thomas School of Law Hatting Invitational in Minneapolis and then again the following weekend at Loras College in Dubuque, IA. They are preparing for the Regionals competition at Macalester College in St. Paul the second weekend in February.

Mock Trial is an academic, forensic and competitive learning activity that teaches undergraduate students how to analyze, understand, develop, present and defend a case to the trial court.

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