Mar 15, 2013 - StaffThe Central Wyoming College Speech and Debate team returned to campus with several awards in hand following a tournament in Reno, Nev.
Competing against schools from Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, California, Oregon, Arizona, Utah, Illinois and Mississippi, Riley Moore claimed first place in the persuasive speaking event.
While Moore qualifies for the junior division because she is in the first year of competition at the collegiate level, she competed in the open division at this tournament against students with up to four years of experience. After defeating all of her competitors she was given an award for finishing first overall as well as an award recognizing her as the top junior competitor in the event.
CWC's Mason Webb was also recognized as the top junior competitor in his event, Communication Analysis. His first place award came in an event which asks competitors to analyze a piece of communication using an appropriate theoretical framework.
CWC also found success in the junior division of impromptu speaking thanks to the efforts of Andrew Gallinger. Competing in the largest event at the tournament, Gallinger found himself in fifth place after the three preliminary rounds of the tournament. He parlayed that positioning into a semi-final finish in the event, only narrowly missing out on the final round of competition.
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