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WCU Forensics Team Dominates Fall Classic

October 30, 2011
By Mark Hickman

The West Chester University Forensics Team won top honors at the 2011 Collegiate Forensic Association Fall Classic Tournament held on October 28-29th at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Winning nineteen awards, the team dominated the competition. West Chester University had three of the top six Pentathlon (speaker versatility award) winners at the tournament including the Pentathlon Champion in addition to taking championships in six of the twelve events offered at the tournament.

Individual awards went to:

Dan Hinderliter, junior Honors middle grades education major from Allentown: Pentathlon Champion, Dramatic Interpretation Champion, Impromptu Speaking Champion, Dramatic Duo Champion with Alane Presswood, Second Place in Poetry Interpretation, and Second Place in After Dinner Speaking.

Lanie Presswood, junior communication studies major from Bloomsburg: Fourth Place in Pentathlon, After Dinner Speaking Champion, Poetry Interpretation Champion, Dramatic Duo Champion with Daniel Hinderliter, Fifth Place in Prose Interpretation.

Jake Markiewicz, junior communication studies major from West Grove: Informative Speaking Champion, Second Place Parliamentary Debate Team with Joseph Tetreault, Third Place in Prose Interpretation, Fourth Place in Impromptu Speaking, and Fifth Place Parliamentary Debate Speaker.

Joe Tetreault, junior history education major from Southampton, New Jersey: Fifth Place in Pentathlon, Second Place Parliamentary Debate Team with Jake Markiewicz, Second Place in Prose Interpretation, Second Place in Informative Speaking, and Sixth Place in Poetry Interpretation.

The team will next travel to George Mason University on November 11-13. For more information, please contact the Director of Forensics, Mark Hickman, at 610-430-5848 or