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SBU Forensics Team Competes at the 2022 I-65 Swing

SBU Speaking Bearcats at I-65 SwingSouthwest Baptist University Forensics team competed at the I-65 Swing in Sedalia, Missouri on November 12-13. This tournament was hosted at the Sedalia State Fair Community College. The SBU Speaking Bearcats won over 37 awards during this two day tournament.  

“This was a great win for the Speaking Bearcats, and I am incredibly proud of these students for continuing the team’s history of success. As we continue to succeed throughout these tournaments, it is an important reminder that we can share our values and beliefs in ways that can speak to the world around us. What I enjoy most about these events is that students are better educated on universal topics and learn how to articulate their thoughts in ways that speak to everyone,” said Coach Taylor Corlee.


Team Highlights From the I-65 Swing
2x Second Place Individual Event Sweeps – Both days of the tournament

Second Place Overall Sweeps

Third Overall Sweeps for both tournaments combined

Lucy Martin: Tournament Champion – Informative

Josiah Thiele: Tournament Champion – Duo, Novice Champion in Duo, Novice Champion (Top Novice) in Extemp, Novice Champion (Top Novice) in Duo.

Benjamin Brock: Tournament Champion – Dou, Novice Champion in Duo

Tayla Holgate-Allen: 2x Novice Champion (Top Novice) – Prose – Both days of the tournament


Please join us in congratulating the SBU Forensics Team!