2015-2016

2015-2016 Season

This was our 5th full season of competition.

Criminal case – Just days after the Midlands Gambling Commission voted to grant a second casino license to Avery Bancroft, the Midlands State Police Department arrested Bancroft and Chase Covington, the Commission’s chairperson.  A source inside the MSPD indicates that the arrest is the result of a long-term sting operation aimed at reducing rampant corruption in Midlands government. Bancroft is notorious in Midlands business and political circles for active involvement in political campaigns, most recently as a vocal (and financial) supporter of Max Heisman’s mayoral bid. Covington has been long known as the swing vote on the Midlands Gambling Commission, bridging an acrimonious split between the Commission’s other two members.

Covington argues that no bribe occurred. Bancroft admits that a transfer of money took place but argues that Bancroft was entrapped by the actions of law enforcement.

Nationals case  – “Mickey Keenan,” an undercover officer for the Midlands State Police Department, was known for blowing open some of the Department’s biggest cases. On March 18, 2016, the Blitz News Network exposed “Keenan’s” identity—Jamie Robinson. Hours later, Robinson was dead. One of the suspects in Robinson’s final investigation is now on trial for Robinson’s murder.

 

2015-2016 Executive Board

President: Jasmine Stein
Treasurer: Clarke Doig
Director of Public Relations: Selby Mills
Director of Fundraising: Corbin McNeill
Assistant Tournament Chair: Charis Valmores

Members:

Jasmine Stein – Straight Outta Wheaton Captain
Clarke Doig- Straight Outta Wheaton Captain
Mary Preston Austin
Natalie Bishop – Thou Shalt Not Covington Captain
Caleb Clark
Richard Green – Thou Shalt Not Covington Captain
Isaac Hendren
David Higgins
Rachel Lies
Caitlin McNamara
Corbin McNeill
Nicole Miller
Selby Mills – Appalachian State Captain
Chris Prescher – Appalachian State Captain
Andrew Reay
Gabby Siefert
Sophia Smith
Charis Valmores
Blake Vankerkhoff

Tournaments & Results

Thunderdome Invitational (Wheaton College) – October 16-17, 2015 [Blue, Orange & Gray]

Cornshucker Challenge (U of Iowa) – November 7-8, 2015 [Blue, Orange & Gray]

Illinois State University Tournament – November 13-15, 2015 [Blue & Gray]

Billiken Barristers’ Invitational (St. Louis U) – November 14-15, 2015 [Orange]

*Note* Orange Team became the first unstacked team in program history to place at every tournament they competed in.

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Xavier Invitational – December 7-8, 2015 [Thou Shalt Not Covington (1478)]

Chicago Fire Invitational (U of Chicago) – January 16-17, 2016 [Straight Outta Wheaton (1269) & Thou Shalt Not Covington (1478)]

Mid-Missouri Invitational (Columbia College/Mizzou) – January 16-17, 2016 [Appalachian State (1479)]

Loras Invitational – January 29-30, 2016 [Straight Outta Wheaton (1269), Thou Shalt Not Covington (1478) & Appalachian State (1479)]

Columbus, OH Regional – February 13-14, 2016 [Thou Shalt Not Covington (1478) & Appalachian State (1479)]

Joliet, IL Regional – February 20-21, 2016 [Straight Outta Wheaton (1269)]

Geneva, IL ORCS – March 11-13, 2016 [Straight Outta Wheaton (1269) & Thou Shalt Not Covington (1478)]

Greenville, SC National Championship – April 15-17, 2016


Thunderdome Invitational
– October 16-17, 2015

Orange Team: record 7-1 – 2nd place
Blue Team: record 6-2 – 3rd place
Gray Team: record 6-2 – 4th place
Tab Summary

Orange Team
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Blue Team
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Gray Team
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Outstanding Attorneys
Jasmine Stein, 19 ranks; Clarke Doig, 19 ranks
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Outstanding Witness
Mary-Preston Austin, 17 ranks
TDome15_OW

 

Cornshucker Challenge – November 7-8, 2015

Orange Team: record 6-2, 5th place
Gray Team: record 5-2-1, 6th place
Blue Team: record 4-4
Tab Summary

Orange Team
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Gray Team
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Blue Team
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Outstanding Attorney, Clarke Doig, 18 ranks
Iowa15-ClarkeOA

 

Illinois State University Invitational – November 14-15, 2015

Gray Team: record 5-2-1, 6th place
Blue Team: record 5-2-1, 7th place
Tab Summary

Gray Team
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Blue Team
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Outstanding Witness, Gabby Siefert, 18 ranks
Outstanding Attorney, Corbin McNeill, 18 ranks
ISU15-GabbyCorbinOWOA

 

Billiken Barristers’ Invitational – November 14-15, 2015

Orange Team: record 6-2, 4th place
Tab Summary

Orange Team
SLU15-Orange4th

Outstanding Attorney, Clarke Doig, 18 ranks
SLU15-ClarkeOA

 

Xavier Invitational – December 5-6, 2015

Thou Shalt Not Covington: record 5-3, 6th place
Tab Summary

Thou Shalt Not Covington
Xavier15-TSNC

Rachel Lies double sided Outstanding Witness, 18 ranks D, 17 ranks P
Xavier15-RachelOW

Great Chicago Fire Invitational – January 16-17, 2016

Straight Outta Wheaton: record 5-2-1
Thou Shalt Not Covington: record 1-7

Tab Summary

Wheaton team earned the Spirit of AMTA award
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Outstanding Attorney, Jasmine Stein, 20 ranks
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Mid-Missouri Invitational – January 15-16, 2016

Appalachian State: 5th place

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Outstanding Attorney, Chris Prescher, 18 ranks
Outstanding Witness, Caitlin McNamara, 16 ranks
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Loras Invitational – January 29-30, 2016

Straight Outta Wheaton: record 6-2, 4th place
Thou Shalt Not Covington: record 5-3
Appalachian State: record 4-3-1
Tab Summary
Loras Results

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Straight Outta Wheaton
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Thou Shalt Not Covington
Loras16-TSNC

Appalachian State
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Outstanding Witness, Charis Valmores, 19 ranks
Outstanding Attorney, Chris Prescher, 19 ranks
Outstanding Witness, Rachel Lies, 18 ranks
Loras16-OWOAOW

 

Columbus Regional – February 13-14, 2016
Thou Shalt Not Covington: record 5-3
Appalachian State: record 4-4
Tab Summary

Thou Shalt Not Covington with their Spirit of AMTA trophy
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Appalachian State
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Outstanding Attorneys Natalie Bishop, 18 ranks & Chris Prescher, 17 ranks
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Joliet Regional – February 20-21, 2016
Straight Outta Wheaton: record 6-1-1, 3rd place
Tab Summary

Straight Outta Wheaton
Reg2016-SOW

Outstanding Attorney, Jasmine Stein, 17 ranks &
Outstanding Witness, Sophia Smith, 20 ranks
Reg2016-OAOWJasSophia

 

Geneva ORCS – March 11-13, 2016
Thou Shalt Not Covington: record 6-2, 4th place
Straight Outta Wheaton: record 5-3
Tab Summary

Thou Shalt Not Covington
ORCS16-TSNC

Straight Outta Wheaton
ORCS16-SOW

Outstanding Witnesses & Attorneys
Isaac Hendren, 16 ranks, Natalie Bishop, 18 ranks,
Rachel Lies, 18 ranks & Chris Prescher, 17 ranks
ORCS16-OWOAs

Greenville, SC National Championship – April 15-17, 2016
Hate the Sin, Love the Sinclair: record 9-10-1

All American Attorney
Jasmine Stein 43 rank P/40 ranks D