Mason Forensics Team Shines at National Competition

Posted: November 8, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The most competitive intercollegiate forensics competition of the fall semester, the 60th Annual L.E. Norton Forensics Tournament at Bradley University, Peoria, IL., just concluded, and Mason’s Forensics Team finished second overall.

According to director Peter Pober, 14 of the top 17 teams in the nation as well as dozens more went head-to-head in the competition.

“While we finished behind the reigning national champions, we more than doubled the score of the third-place team,” says Pober. He was also more than pleased with the success of the freshman group: “I have never had a first-year group this dedicated and talented.”

Mason was the only school at the tournament to have students in the final rounds of all 11 competitive events. “That is an outstanding accomplishment,” Pober says. “The team has brought incredible honor to George Mason University. I could not be more proud of them.”

The individual results follow.

Final Round Placements:

Impromptu: Ian Summers, fourth; Colston Reid, fifth; Chrissy Kendall,


Prose: Jeff Moscaritolo, second

Novice Prose: Liz Ellington, fifth

Informative: Chrissy Kendall, fifth

Extemporaneous: Ian Summers, Champion; Al Bender, fifth; Colston Reid,


Novice Extemporaneous: Jacob Abraham, champion

Persuasive: Ian Summers, sixth; Chrissy Kendall, semifinalist

Novice Persuasive: Kat Dayton, champion

Program Oral Interp: Jeff Moscaritolo, champion

Novice Program Oral Interp: Patrick Mahoney, second

Novice Duo: Liz Ellington and Quincey Smith, champion

Novice After-Dinner: Jacob Abraham, second

Communication Analysis: Ian Summers, second; Jeff Moscaritolo, fifth; Chrissy Kendall, semifinalist

Novice Communication Analysis: Katie Miller, champion

Dramatic Interpretation: Chrissy Kendall, sixth

Novice Dramatic Interpretation: Camilo Brun, second

Novice Poetry Interpretation: Quincey Smith, third

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