Marietta competes in two forensic events at Ohio University

Marietta College’s Andrew Kasick ’13 (Marietta, Ohio) won two awards, including a first-place finish in Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking, in the Ohio University Alumni Tournament on Sunday, Jan. 29.

Marietta won a total of 12 awards, including Kasick’s fifth-place finish in Varsity Impromptu Speaking.

Ben Reese ’13 (Marietta, Ohio) added a fifth-place in Varsity Persuasive Speaking and a sixth-place in Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking. Nyssa Wilkerson ’12 (Cleveland, Ohio) had Marietta’s only other varsity award with a sixth-place finish in Dramatic Interpretation.

Alina Kielbasa ’15 (Austintown, Ohio) enjoyed Marietta’s best finish in the Junior Varsity competition. She finished third in Extemporaneous Speaking. Eric Miranda ’15 (Olmsted Falls, Ohio) added three more awards in Extemporaneous Speaking (sixth), Persuasive Speaking (sixth) and Duo Interpretation (fifth) with Chelsea Robinson ’15 (Sulphur, La.).

Austin Hoyles ’14 (Dublin, Ohio) added a fifth-place finish in Extemporaneous Speaking, while Jacob Markiewicz ’15 (Winfield, Tenn.) finished fifth in Persuasive Speaking.

Marietta’s other participants were CJ Maffris ’13 (Worcester, Mass.) and Christian Sanders ’14 (Willoughby, Ohio).

Other schools that participated in the tournament were: Bowling Green, George Mason, Marshall, Miami of Ohio, Ohio, Ohio State, Ohio Valley, Seton Hall and Western Kentucky.

A small portion of the Marietta team also competed in the Ohio University Interstate Individual Events Tournament. Kasick, Wilkerson and Reese took the top three spots in Extemporaneous Speaking.

Valerie Price ’13 (Parkersburg, W.Va.) and Cat Rudik ’13 (Sterling Heights, Mich.) also competed for the Pioneers.