2016-2017

2016-2017 Season

This will be our 6th full season of competition.

Civil case – Riley Winter is a prominent professional writer. On December 23, 2015, Winter was fired from Winter’s job at the defendant’s magazine. Winter contends that the termination violated the Midlands Age Discrimination Act.

2016-2017 Executive Board

President: Mary Preston Austin
Treasurer/Fundraising: Andrew Reay
Assistant Tournament Chair: Richard Green

Team Tor:
Mary Preston Austin (Captain)
Andrew Reay (Captain)
Joel Erickson
Isaac Hendren
Alexis Huggins
Hannah King
Cameron Wall
Justin Weaver
 Team Perry:
Richard Green (Captain)
Blake VanKerkhoff (Captain)
Alec Doherty
Linda Gaponenko
Nicole Miller
Alicia Mundhenk
Alex Zebutis

Team $hawyerz Lawyerz:

Nicole Miller (Captain)
Andrew Reay (Captain)
Alec Doherty
Linda Gaponenko
Hannah King
Cameron Wall
Justin Weaver
Alex Zebutis
Team Make Midlands Great Again:
Mary Preston Austin (Captain)
Richard Green (Captain)
Joel Erickson
Isaac Hendren
Alexis Huggins
Alicia Mundhenk
Blake VanKerkhoff

Tournaments & Results

Thunderdome Invitational (Wheaton College) – October 14-15, 2016
Richard Calkins Invitational (Drake University) – October 29-30, 2016
ISU Invitational (Illinois State) – November 4-6, 2016
Cornshucker Challenge (University of Iowa) – November 19-20, 2016
Queen City Invitational (Xavier University) – December 3-4, 2016
Loras Invitational (Loras College) – January 27-28, 2017
Regionals (Joliet, IL) – February 18-19, 2017
ORCS (Geneva, IL) – March 24-26, 2017

Thunderdome Invitational – October 14-15, 2016

Team Tor: record 4-3-1 8th place
Team Perry: record 4-4
Tab Summary

Teams Tor and Perry
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Outstanding Attorneys
Blake VanKerkhoff (19 ranks), Mary Preston Austin (20P/19D ranks), and Richard Green (18 ranks)
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Richard Calkins Invitational – October 29-30, 2016

Team Tor: record 4-2-2 8th
Team Perry: record 4-4
Tab Summary

Perry and Tor

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Outstanding Attorney
Mary Preston Austin (19P/20D ranks)

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Illinois State University Invitational – November 4-6, 2016

Team Tor: record 4-3-1 15th place
Team Perry: record 5-2-1 5th place
Tab Summary

Team Tor

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Team Perry

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Outstanding Witness
Joel Erickson (18 ranks)

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Cornshucker Challenge – November 19-20, 2016

Make Midlands Great Again (Team 1219): record 5-2-1 4th place
Tab Summary

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Outstanding Attorney
Mary Preston Austin (18 ranks)
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Queen City Invitational – December 3-4, 2016
Make Midlands Great Again (Team 1219): record 7-1 2nd place
$hawyerz Lawyerz (Team 1438): record 1-6-1
Tab Summary

Both teams, Xavier

Outstanding Witnesses: Blake VanKerkhoff (20 ranks, far left), Isaac Hendren (19 ranks, far right).  Outstanding Attorneys: Nicole Miller (19 ranks), Mary Preston Austin (19 ranks P, 18 ranks D) and Isaac Hendren (17 ranks)

Xavier individual award winners

Loras Invitational – December 3-4, 2016
Make Midlands Great Again (Team 1219): record 7-1 1st place
$hawyerz Lawyerz (Team 1438): record 3-4-1
Tab Summary

Make Midlands Great Again

$hawyers Lawyers

Outstanding Witness Isaac Hendren (20 ranks)
Outstanding Attorneys Nicole Miller (19 ranks), Richard Green (19 ranks), Mary Preston Austin (19 ranks)

Regionals (Joliet, IL) – February 18-19, 2017
Make Midlands Great Again (Team 1219): record 5-2-1 (5th place)
$hawyerz Lawyerz (Team 1438): record 3-5

Make Midlands Great Again

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Outstanding Attorney Mary Preston Austin (19 ranks)
Outstanding Witness Alex Zebutis (17D/16P)

ORCS (Geneva, IL) – March 24-26, 2017
Make Midlands Great Again (Team 1219): record 3-5

Outstanding Attorney
Mary Preston Austin (16 ranks)

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