The WKU Forensics Team kicked off its competitive season by hosting the WKU/Alumni Fall Forensic Tournament Sept. 20-22 on WKU’s campus.
Combining four tournaments into a single weekend, the event offered competition in debate and individual events over three days, hosting 14 schools from Louisiana to Michigan and Pennsylvania, including the University of Alabama, Bradley University, Illinois State University, Pennsylvania State University and Truman State University. WKU students competed in the tournament, but as host the team was not eligible for team sweepstakes awards.
Along with hosting, WKU team members also competed. On Friday, the team competed in the Alexis Elliott Memorial Round Robin Debate Tournament, where each school entered their top competitors. WKU seniors Alex Rivera and Anthony Survance went undefeated in the tournament, closing out the round robin for the first time since the tournament began in 2014. The students traded duties hosting and competing in the subsequent Saturday and Sunday events.
Results from the WKU/Alumni Fall Forensic Tournament include Parker Anderson, a sophomore from Hodgenville, second in after-dinner speaking at the Saturday tournament.