MHS speech/debate team results
Listed here are recent results from the Mitchell High School speech/debate team’s competitions.
The team participated in the 22nd annual Okoboji Objective Tournament on Dec. 6-7. In the speech competition, Raina Grimsley placed first in original oratory and Destiny Pinder-Buckley, second. In extemp, Mason Wenzel placed first and Luke Bartl placed second; in humorous interpretation, Isaac Novak placed first.
In the debate competition, Grimsley and Jack Dailey placed first in novice public forum. Bartl and Mason Wenzel were semifinalists and AJ Krumholz and Novak placed second in varsity public forum.
At the Central Forensics Conference Tournament Dec. 14 at Sioux Falls Roosevelt, the MHS team placed these members in the speech competition: novice original oratory, Grimsley, first; varsity original oratory, Shelby Riggs, fourth, and Pinder-Buckley, third; in novice extemporaneous speaking, Rocki Rank, fifth, Pinder-Buckley, second; and Grimsley, first.
In varsity extemporaneous speaking, Ryan Solberg placed fifth; Bartl, third; Krumholz, second; and Mason Wenzel, first.
In the debate competition, Grimsley and Parker Wenzel placed first in novice public forum. Liz Andujar and Logan Rolle placed third. Bartl and Mason Wenzel placed first in varsity public forum.
On Dec. 20-21, the team competed in the Brookings Bell Tournament.
In novice extemp, Rank placed sixth and Grimsley placed first. In U.S. extemp, Mason Wenzel placed first; in foreign extemp, Solberg placed sixth; Krumholz placed fifth and Bartl placed second. In novice oratory, Grimsley placed second.
In the debate competition, Lane Weeman and Spencer Mohr placed third and Lakenne Brown and Austin Eidahl placed first in novice public forum. Gage Fenski and Parker Wenzel placed second in JV public forum. Bartl and Mason Wenzel placed first in varsity public forum.
— Source: Mitchell High School