SJSU Forensics Wins in Individual Events

The SJSU Forensics Team earned high marks this past weekend at Delta College and University of the Pacific. Here are the numbers:

Friday Delta College, Friday, Nov 2
Katrina Swanson 1st open extemp; 3rd open impromptu; 3rd open Communication Analysis
Chantel Steburg and Katelin Zweifel-Kurzchin novices took 2nd in Open competition in Duo
Onofre Galves 3rd novice poetry (tied for 2nd)
Avesta Sabetian – semi-finalist in impromptu
Katelin Zweifel-Kurzchin  semi-finalist in impromptu
4th Sweeps

University of the Pacific, Saturday/Sunday, Nov 3 & 4
over 30 schools from DC, Texas, Kansas, Illinois, Colorado, and more!
Katrina Swanson  1st in Open extemp (HUGE victory); 4th open Impromptu
Onofre Galves – 1st novice poetry
Ryan Gallagher  – 2nd novice prose
Avesta Sabetian – semi-finalist in impromptu
Matt Zweier  5th Open impromptu
Shacori Poole finalist in Open Programmed Oral Interp

Congratulations to the students and coaches!!!

SJSU Forensics Team Debates in Santa Rosa

Genelle Austin-Lett, SJSU Forensics Director, reported that the award-winning SJSU Forensics Team earned multiple trophies yesterday at the Santa Rosa Tournament. Chantel Steburg and Katelin Zweifel-Korzuchin competed in their first debate tournament as novices. Katelin was 4th novice speaker and Chantel was 8th novice speaker.

David Jacques‘ partner couldn’t make it (his professor wouldn’t let him take his mid-term early) so David was paired with a student from City College of San Francisco. The two took a silver medal and David was 2nd place novice speaker.

In open Katrina Swanson was 2nd place speaker

The open team of Matt Zweier and Avesta Sabetian took a silver.  This was their first time as partners and Matt was 1st place speaker and Avesta was 5th.

The entire squad was 2nd place sweeps in debate. Congratulations to our winning debaters!!