Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Weekend in Texas: HFO Results

Photo: Tessie and Cameron on the UT campus.

The weekend of January 16th and 17th was a great one for UNO Forensics! We split squad. Allison, Brian, Cameron, Niveditha and Tessie went with Coach Abbie to Austin for the 11th annual Hell Froze Over (HFO) swing hosted by the University of Texas at Austin and Bradley University. There were 40 schools in attendance and nearly 100 competitors in each event. After two preliminary rounds, 12 competitors advance to semi-finals. Six advance from semis to finals. Here are results from HFO:

Saturday, January 16th:

Cameron Logsdon (junior Speech Communication major) broke all five of his events to semis including Dramatic Interpretation, Duo (with Allison Henri), Poetry, POI, Prose. He advanced three to finals and placed 1st in Poetry, 5th in Duo and 5th in POI. Cameron placed 4th in Overall Individual Sweepstakes.
Allison Henri (junior Speech Communication major) broke two events to semis including Duo (with Cameron Logsdon) and Poetry. She advanced both to finals and placed 2nd in Poetry and 5th in Duo.
Tessie Stednitz (sophomore Elementary Education major) broke two events to semis including Poetry and POI.

UNO placed 4th out of 40 schools.

Sunday, January 17th:
On Sunday, all five UNO students advanced to semis.

Allison Henri broke all five of her events to semis including After-Dinner Speaking (ADS), Duo (with Cameron), Informative Speaking, Poetry, and Prose. She advanced three to finals and placed 5th in Duo, 5th in Poetry and 6th in Prose.
Cameron Logsdon broke three events to semis. He advanced two to finals and placed 1st in POI and 5th in Duo.
Tessie Stednitz broke Poetry to semis and advanced to finals. She placed 2nd in the event.
Niveditha Rajagopalan (sophomore Biotechnology major) broke Impromptu and After-Dinner Speaking to semi-finals.
Brian Robinson (junior Political Science major ) broke impromptu to semi-finals.

UNO tied for fifth place.

Photo: Allison, Niveditha, and Tessie making final revisions to their
speeches before the tournament.

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