Season 44 of Mason Forensics Commences

by Jeremy Hodgson

The team opened its season at Liberty University and had an incredible showing. Mason placed 1st in Sweepstakes both days of the tournament. It was truly one of the best season premieres in our program’s history. 11 speech events were represented each day.
Mason brought home 19 Champions over the course of 2 days. Those champions include:
  • After Dinner Speaking: Sean Cummings and Samuel Abney
  • Communication Analysis: Sam Abney
  • Dramatic Interpretation: Tanner Terrell & Landry Ayres
  • Duo Interpretation: Molly Hoke & Landry Ayres
  • Extemporaneous Speaking: Nathan Leys (Both days)
  • Impromptu Speaking: Nathan Leys (Both days)
  • Informative Speaking: Samantha Jordan & Nathan Leys
  • Persuasion: Aditya Komanduri & Rachel Hanon
  • Poetry Interpretation: Miles Boone (Both days)
  • Program Oral interpretation: Sam Abney
  • Prose Interpretation: Patricia Zibelli & Landry Ayres
  • Day one of Liberty 4 students placed in Individual Sweepstakes including: Sam Abney 6th, Ian Birdwell 5th, Landry Ayres 3rd, and Nathan Leys 1st
  • Day 2 Of Liberty Individual Sweepstakes included: Landry Ayres 2nd and Nathan Leys 1st.
We could not be more proud of the team and look forward to an incredible semester. The team’s next competition is this weekend at GMU. We compete on October the 4th and host on the 5th. Come see what everyone is “talking” about. GMU…You Know!