OSU Forensics takes medals at recent tournament


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s forensics team attended the 3rd Annual Iverson/Vickrey Memorial Tournament at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., last weekend.

The tournament, honoring the memory of two inspiring Northwest coaches, featured 11 schools from region, including Boise State University, Lewis and Clark College, and Pacific University in Forest Grove.

The team started off with wins in debate. Mike Springer of Rockaway Beach took a gold medal in novice debate. Brytann Busick of Ferndale, Calif., received a silver medal in novice debate and ranked as fourth best speaker. Cody Connolly of Salem was recognized as third best speaker in open international public debate.

The team also placed well in individual events. Springer received a first place in open dramatic interpretation, second in open program oral interpretation, and fourth in open prose interpretation. Busick received third place in novice impromptu speaking. Connolly took fourth in open impromptu speaking. Saul Boulanger of Corvallis took fourth place in open persuasive speaking and fourth in novice impromptu speaking.

Celebrating its 120th season, OSU Forensics is one of the oldest clubs on campus. The team is open to all students in good academic standing regardless of experience or academic background.