National Championship Won By JBU Student Matt Logan!
This past weekend the JBU Forensics team traveled to the IPDA National Tournament and Convention. The competition had over 250 competitors from more than 30 Universities. The following students received awards:
Matt Logan received the Season Long Novice National Championship by winning three tournaments, placing second in a fourth, and being a semifinalist in a fifth, throughout the season. The field had more than 490 co...mpetitors from 106 universities. Matt was the 3rd place Speaker in the Novice Division at the National Tournament and a Double Octofinalist.
Garrit Headley made his IPDA debut in the Junior Varsity division going 7-1 in prelims, was an Octofinalist, and received 7th place speaker in the Junior Varsity division at the national tournament.
Also competing for JBU were Noah Hackendorf and Julia Bentley, who barely missed breaking, both with a 4-4 record.
This tournament concludes the travel schedule for JBU Forensics this academic year. For more information about JBU Forensics, please contact Mr. Chris Brown (the Director of Forensics) at ChrBrown@jbu.edu.
JBU Student Wins UCA Tournament
This weekend the John Brown University Forensics team traveled to the last regular season tournament at the University of Central Arkansas.
Matt Logan was the Novice Tournament Champion and the Novice 4th place speaker. The field contained 48 competitors from 15 universities....
Also competing for JBU were Tanis Taft, Noah Hackendorf, and Kelly Brown.
The JBU Forensics team travels next to the IPDA National Tournament and Convention on March 23rd.
For more information regarding JBU Forensics, how to join, or what we do, contact the Director of Forensics Mr. Chris Brown at ChrBrown@jbu.edu.
(Pictured below-Matt Logan poses with the medallions and traditional bears (the UCA mascot) that were awarded this weekend)
The JBU Forensics team had an excellent showing this weekend at Arkansas Tech University's TECHnically Speaking Swing Tournament.
Matt Logan won 1st Place in the Novice Division of IPDA and was awarded 5th Place Novice Speaker.
Julia Bentley, Noah Hackendorf, and Tanis Taft also competed at the tournament and made a strong showing....
Competing in the Professional Division of IPDA for JBU, Kelly Brown was a Semifinalist and won 1st Place Professional Speaker.
The JBU Forensics team will travel again on March 10-12 to Conway, Arkansas, to compete at the University of Central Arkansas End of Hi-Bear-Nation Tournament.
If you are interested in more information about the team, travel, how to join, or what we do, feel free to contact the JBU Director of Forensics at ChrBrown@jbu.edu.
This weekend the JBU Forensics team traveled to Bossier Parish Community College for the Eddy Shell Invitational. The tournament saw great competition from more than 18 Universities and had 160 total entries.
Matt Logan continued his success by winning a Semifinalist Award in the Novice Division which had a field of 63 total competitors.
Also competing for John Brown University were Noah Hackendorf and Adam Henley....
The team continues to grow and gain momentum toward the National Tournament. The team posted its best win-loss record this year.
The JBU Forensics team will travel again on February 24th to Arkansas Tech University.
If you are interested in more information about the team, travel, how to join, or what we do, feel free to contact the JBU Director of Forensics at ChrBrown@jbu.edu
Another successful weekend for JBU Forensics! The team traveled this past weekend to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to compete in the Southern Forensics Championship Tournament.
Matt Logan won first place in the Novice division, in a field of 65 competitors, making him the Arkansas State Champion and the Southern Forensics Champion.
Bethany Maddox, in her first tournament, advanced to elimination rounds and was a double octofinalist....
Coach Chris Brown was awarded the Arkansas Coach of the Year.
Also competing for JBU were Tanis Taft and Adam Henley in the Junior Varsity division and Noah Hackendorf in the Professional Division.
The team hopes to continue this success when they travel to Bossier Parish Community College on February 17-19th.
*The tournament was able to donate an astounding $2000.00 to St. Jude by providing certificates instead of trophies as individual awards.
This past weekend was a tremendous success for the JBU Forensics Team as we hosted the Golden Eagle Invitational! A special congratulations goes out to the University of Central Arkansas for taking the Overall and Individual Debate sweepstakes. Drury University won the Team IPDA sweepstakes. Top Community College went to Lee College. The award for highest win percentage in preliminary rounds went to the University of Arkansas at Monticello with an incredible 82% win perce...ntage!
Thank you to all the schools that came out to compete and thank you to all of the staff, students, and community for helping make this tournament the success it was. Next up for JBU forensics, we are traveling to Mississippi for the Southern Forensics Championship Tournament on the weekend of January 27-29th.
Also a big congratulations to Matt Logan, whom competed for John Brown University, on finishing as the 6th place speaker and a quarterfinalist in the Novice division.
Happy New Year from JBU Forensics! This Spring the team will be traveling to, at least, 5 tournaments and hosting a tournament on the weekend of January 13-15th. The John Brown tournament is shaping up to be a large tournament and we could use volunteer judges. If you would like to see what IPDA debate looks like, what the JBU forensics team does, or just support the team, consider volunteering to judge! No experience required and, even if you can only judge 1-2 rounds, it would be a huge help. Below is the schedule for the tournament. If you would like to volunteer or have questions contact Director of Forensics Chris Brown at ChrBrown@jbu.edu. Feel free to LIke and Share!
On the weekend of January 13-15 we will be hosting the Golden Eagle Invitational. We will be offering Team IPDA and Individual IPDA debate. We need judges. If you would like to volunteer to judge at the event, please email ChrBrown@jbu.edu. For more information, you can follow the link below or feel free to email. We have had a great Fall semester and are looking forward an eventful Spring!
The JBU Forensics & Debate Team is off to a great start this semester. This past weekend, the team traveled to the Union University Bulldog Debates in Jackson, TN. Matt Logan won 2nd Place in Novice IPDA Debate, as well as 2nd Place Novice Speaker. Julia Bentley advanced to the Quarterfinal Round in Novice IPDA Debate. The team also brought home the Walt Drake Judging Award. Also competing for the team at Union University were Adam Henley, and Noah Hackendorf.
At the Weevil Wars Debate Tournament hosted by the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Julia Bentley advanced to Double Octofinals in the Novice Division. Also making a strong showing at the tournament were Megan Chapin, Noah Hackendorf, Matt Logan, and Tanis Taft.
I am thrilled to announce to our Facebook followers that the JBU forensics team has a new director. Chris Brown comes to us from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he served as a coach of their nationally ranked IPDA program as well as won multiple national championships as a competitor. He will be leading the team to their first tournament this weekend at UAM.
As for me, it has been an honor to serve as director for seven years at JBU. I was constantly amazed by... the level of talent of our competitors, but more importantly their qualities as people of integrity. I now move on to the University of Oklahoma to complete my PhD in Communication.
I will always have awesome memories of my time at JBU. I look forward to seeing Chris help this generation of Golden Eagle speakers and debaters represent JBU with excellence and honor!
Results from the April 2016 Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association Tournament at Saddleback College
1st Place-Julia Bentley
2nd Place-Tanis Taft...
3rd Place-Megan Chapin
4th Place-Maria Velazquez
Visit www.jbuforensics.com for more information about the 2015-2016 season!