2021-2022 Season

This is our 11th full season of competition.

Criminal Case – The Midlands Supreme Court unanimously held that the felony-murder rule is unconstitutional and reversed Dakota Sutcliffe’s conviction. The matter has been remanded back to the trial court for further proceedings. The county prosecutor’s office has stated that they intend to retry Sutcliffe in a manner consistent with the Midlands Supreme Court’s ruling. 

NCT case Casey Bartholomew, a long-tenured lab technician, was found deceased due to an apparent drug overdose, in the forensics laboratory, using drugs from the lab. Over the next few months, investigators uncovered a scheme whereby state employees were skimming money and drugs seized in criminal investigations and mis-entering information about the seizures on lab slips. Defendant Officer Jean Riggs is now implicated in that scheme and charged with the felonies of falsifying state records and theft of state property.

Tournaments & Results

Cornshucker Challenge (Iowa) – October 23-24, 2021 (1 team)
Spartan Throwdown (Case Western) – October 23-24, 2021 (1 team)
ISU Invitational (Illinois State) – November 5-7, 2021 (3 teams)
Illini Invitational (Illinois) – November 13-14, 2021 (3 teams)
Hamline University Invitational – December 4-5, 2021 (2 teams)
Chicago Fire (Chicago) – January 22-23, 2022 (1 team)
Mid-Mo Invitational (Columbia College) – January 22-23, 2022 (2 teams)
Great Lakes Invitational (EMU) – January 29-30, 2022 (1 team)
Regional 2B – February 11-13, 2022 (1 team)
Regional 3B – February 19-20, 2022 (1 team)
Regional 3F -February 19-20, 2022 (1 team)
Cedar Rapids ORCS – March 18-20, 2022 (1 team)

Cornshucker Challenge – October 23-24, 2021

Team Perry: record 2-6
Tab Summary

Perry

Outstanding Witness Bella Bell (16 ranks), Outstanding Attorneys Scott de Haas (18 ranks), Joe Gross (19 ranks), Gianna Lazarro (17 ranks on Bye Buster)

Spartan Throwdown – October 23-24, 2021

Team Tor: record 1-7
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Tor

ISU Invitational – November 5-7, 2021

Team Perry: record 4-3-1
Team Tor: record 4-3-1
Team Thunder: record 5-2-1 , 4th place
Tab Summary

Perry

Tor

Thunder

Outstanding Attorneys Joe Gross (20 ranks) & Melissa McCollum (19P/19D) and Outstanding Witness Meredith Wilcox (19 ranks).

Illini Invitational – November 13-14, 2021

Team Perry: record 2-2
Team Tor: record 4-4
Team Thunder: record 5-3

Tab Summary

Perry

Tor

Thunder

Outstanding Attorneys Julia Baer (18 ranks), Melissa McCollum (20P/20D), Wes Kao (18 ranks) and Joe Gross (20 ranks) and Outstanding Witness Scott de Haas (17 ranks)

Hamline University Invitational – December 4-5, 2021

1304: record 6-2, 5th place
1305: record 5-3

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1304

1305

Outstanding Witnesses Meredith Wilcox (18 ranks) and Gianna Lazzaro (17 ranks)

Chicago Fire – January 22-23, 2022

1305: record 3-4-1

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1304 with Outstanding Witness Meredith Wilcox (15 ranks)

Mid-Missouri Invitational – January 22-23, 2022

1305: record 4-4
1369: record 2-6

Tab Summary

1305

1369

Regional 2-B – February 11-13, 2022

Team 1369: record 3-4-1
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SPAMTA Honorable Mention

Regional 3-B – February 19-20, 2022

Team 1305: record 5-2-1, qualified for ORCS
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Regional 3-F – February 19-20, 2022

Team 1304: record 4-4
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All Region Attorney Melissa McCollum (18 ranks), All Region Witness Hudson Grove (17 ranks) and double sided All Region Attorney Julia Baer (18P/19D).

Cedar Rapids ORCS – March 18-20, 2022

Team 1304: record 5-3
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