Speech Team Wins State Championship

June 28, 2010

The Bradley Speech Team celebrated the end of their regular season with a resounding victory at the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensic Association State Tournament, held March 6-7 at Illinois Central College in East Peoria. As you can see, it was a strong, strong conclusion to what has been an excellent regular season! Here are our results:

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING

4th - Becky Suhr (junior, Palatine, IL)

State Champion - Patrick Campbell (senior, Jackson, WI)

COMMUNICATION ANALYSIS
6th - Nik Payne (senior, Darlington, MO)

5th - Jared Boyer (senior, Freeport, IL)

2nd - Becky Suhr

PROGRAM ORAL INTERPRETATION

5th - Maddy Wilson (senior, Madison, WI)

4th - Pricilla Merritt (sophomore, Fullerton, CA) 

State Champion - Miranda Morgan (senior, Madison, WI)

INFORMATIVE SPEAKING

State Champion - Patrick Campbell

AFTER-DINNER SPEAKING

3rd - Miranda Morgan

State Champion - Patrick Campbell

IMPROMPTU SPEAKING

4th - Patrick Campbell

2nd - Nik Payne

State Champion - Amanda Voirol (senior, Wolcottville, IN)

DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION

4th - Ryan Marquardt (junior, Bloomington, IL)

State Champion - Amanda Voirol

POETRY INTERPRETATION

5th - Pricilla Merritt

3rd - Suswara Gayam (senior, Peoria, IL)

2nd - Amanda Voirol

State Champion - Camille Yameen (sophomore, Liberty, MO)

PROSE INTERPRETATION

4th - Jared Boyer

3rd - Amanda Voirol

State Champion - Camille Yameen

DUO INTERPRETATION

3rd - Jared Boyer / Ryan Marquardt

2nd - Rebi Roos (sophomore, Germantown Hills, IL) / Matt Weibel (junior, Oak Lawn, IL)

State Champions - Jared Boyer / Amanda Voirol

PERSUASION

4th - Nik Payne

3rd - Jacoby Cochran (freshman, Chicago Heights, IL)

State Champion - Patrick Campbell

INDIVIDUAL SWEEPSTAKES(most points scored by an individual student)

3rd - Jared Boyer

2nd - Amanda Voirol

State Champion - Patrick Campbell

OPEN TEAM SWEEPSTAKES

5th - Northern Illinois University - 28 pts. (Grad. Asst. BU alumnus Michael Steudeman)

4th - North Central College - 46 pts.

3rd - Northwestern University - 60 pts.

2nd - Illinois State University - 179 pts. (Grad. Asst. BU alumnus Mike Storr)

STATE CHAMPIONS - BRADLEY UNIVERSITY - 299 PTS