United States Air Force Academy wins Texas Tech School of Law Regional; Baylor takes Top Speaker

January 10, 2017

On November 18th and 19th, the Texas Undergraduate Moot Court Association hosted two regional tournaments: one at the Texas A&M School of Law and one at the Texas Tech School of Law. Each regional gave competitors in the TUMCA region the chance to qualify for the AMCA National Moot Court Tournament for undergraduates.

 

The Texas Tech School of Law Tournament is also known as the South Central Regional. This year, 68 competitors traveled to Lubbock from 11 schools: Baylor University, United States Air Force Academy, University of Tampa, Arkansas State University, Texas Christian University, University of North Texas, Howard Payne University, Texas A&M University, Hardin-Simmons University, Stephen F. Austin University, and Southwestern University,  

 

Sixteen teams advanced to out rounds on the second day of the tournament. After three

rounds, Dana Call and Andrew Resweber from the United States Air Force Academy along with Julie Nelson and Rebekah Mercer from Baylor University remained for the Final Round. Dana Call and Andrew Resweber argued for the Respondent, while Julie Nelson and Rebekah Mercer opened the round with their Petitioner argument. In a close 2-1 round, Dana Call and Andrew Resweber became the new South Central Regional Champions. 

 

Tournament Champions Dana Call and Andrew Resweber (on the left) and Tournament Finalists Julie Nelson and Rebekah Mercer (on the right) 

In addition to the tournament champions and finalists, the top 15 orators from the first day of the tournament were also given awards. Greg Abel from Baylor University took the coveted title of #1 Top Speaker. Listed below are all of the top orators:

 

1. Greg Abel from Baylor University

2. Alec Hubbard from the United States Air Force Academy

3. Thomas Krupinski from the University of Tampa

4. Eryn Mascia from the University of North Texas

5. Emily Volk from Baylor University

6. Jocelyn Sitton from Texas Christian University

7. Cameron Cerf from the University of North Texas

8. Dana Call from the United States Air Force Academy

9. Alexandra Vance from the United States Air Force Academy

10. Andrew Resweber from the United States Air Force Academy

11. Spencer Metcalf from the University of North Texas

12. Kristen DeWilde from the University of North Texas

13. Jakob Morgan from Howard Payne University

14. Ryan Holte from the United States Air Force Academy

15. Annika Edgington from the United States Air Force Academy

 

To recognize those who advanced to the out rounds on the second day of the tournament, listed below are the Sweet 16, Quarter-finalists and Semi-Finalists. 

 

Round of 16: 
Anmol Sahai and Greg Abel (Baylor University)

Jordan Hahn and Andie McCoy (Howard Payne University)

Brenda Marichalar  and Marisa Ayala (Texas A&M University)

Joseph Hartman  and Sarah Colley (Texas A&M University)

Jocelyn Sitton and Becca Michelson (Texas Christian University)

Jonathan McKinney and Danielle Sullivan (University of North Texas)

Abby Rogers and Breaunna Friels (University of North Texas)

Melissa Micceri and Thomas Krupinski (University of Tampa)

 

Quarter-finalists:

Kirsten Koschnick and Thatcher Townson (Baylor University)

Emily Volk and Ashley Dyer (Baylor University)

Jenna True and David Elletson (United States Air Force Academy)

Aislinn Sroczynski and Butch Mathenia (University of Tampa)

 

Semi-finalists:

Alexis Rickmers and Kristen DeWilde (University of North Texas) 

Alexandra Vance and Alec Hubbard (United States Air Force Academy) 

 

For all tournament results, team rankings and speaker rankings, you can visit our tournaments page. To see more photos from each tournament, you can visit our gallery page. If you'd like to find out more about how you can get involved with TUMCA Moot Court, please contact tumca2016@gmail.com. If you'd like to get in touch with coaches from a specific school, please visit our coaches page. 

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