National Champion Speech Team Starts Season With a Win

September 23, 2013

The reigning national championship Bradley University Speech Team kicked off its 2013-2014 season with a decisive victory this past Saturday at the University of Indianapolis.  With only a fraction of the team competing, Bradley topped the competition with a team total of 268 points tripling that scored by the 2nd place program at Ball State University.

Additionally, the team won 9 of the 11 events at the tournament.  Results are as follows:

Bryan Banuelos (Jr. Communication Major from Fullerton, CA)- 2nd Dramatic Interpretation, 5th Prose Interpretation

Tyler Beall (So. Communication Major from Lindenwood, IL)- 3rd Duo Interpretation w/Ridgeway

Kaybee Brown (Sr. Theater Major from Chicago, IL)- 1st Prose Interpretation, 1st Poetry Interpretation, 1st Program Oral Interpretation 

AJ Curry (Sr. Communication Major from Palatine, IL)- 1st After Dinner Speaking, 2nd Informative Speaking

Gabby Dillon (Sr. Communication Major from South Holland, IL)- 1st Duo Interpretation w/Green, 2nd Poetry Interpretation

Matt DuPuis (So. Political Science Major from Topeka, KS)- 2nd Duo Interpretation w/Jones, 3rd Informative Speaking

Morgan Green (Sr. Theater Major from Decatur, IL)- 1st Duo Interpretation w/Dillon, 2nd Program Oral Interpretation, 3rd Dramatic Interpretation, 4th Prose Interpretation

Jamie Hammond (Sr. Sociology Major from Pasadena, CA)- 1st Rhetorical Criticism, 2nd Persuasive Speaking, 4th Informative Speaking

Savannah Jones (Jr. Communication Major from Savannah, MO)- 1st Dramatic Interpretation, 2nd Duo Interpretation w/DuPuis, 3rd Prose Interpretation

Paige Ridgeway (So. Psychology Major from Fullerton, CA)- 3rd Duo Interpretation w/Beall, 3rd Extemporaneous Speaking, 3rd Persuasive Speaking

Annie Schuver (Fr. Communication Major from Chesterfield, MO)- 3rd After Dinner Speaking, 5th Poetry Interpretation

Talan Tyminski (Jr. Political Science Major from Ballwin, MO)- 1st Informative Speaking, 1st Persuasive Speaking, 2nd Extemporaneous Speaking, 2nd Impromptu Speaking