All in all it was a good weekend. We ate at Macs and it wasn’t bad even through the Doctor says I have the Lactose. Face masks are always a must simply because, it’s like my mini vacation. Plus it helps me de-stress from the week or at least my face. So, I also do one of those for at least one of the days. During the tournament I try not to be on my phone just because I try to make a new friend or at least compliment. I was introduced to this lovely girl named Alyssa. I watched her in her duo round ans then she happened to be in my dramatic interpretation round and it was great to get introduced to her. I explained her the whole media pitch and she loved it. Second tournament in the bag!
I forgot how badly my feet hurt during and after tournaments. Not to mention when its multiple days of performance. Normally, I keep my heels on the whole day because, I just want to be ready to go. However, there is pros and cons with this. Although it does help you in performance but, the after effects are not great, Swollen feet and issues with my back because frankly I’m an old lady. That being said, I love wearing heels, it’s truly my favorite. They say “Pain is Beauty” but who says being pretty has to hurt, questions for a different point of time. Until next time!
So, thanks for baring with me this last few weeks have been crazy. We went to Mankato, Minnesota. Talk about having a long time to travel. The trip took us five hours to get there and back. The good thing is we all like one another on the team and I tell you that really makes the difference. Sometimes, when teammates spend a lot of time together they can get kind of crabby. And, through the whole entire trip we’ve slept, ate, cried in the cold and went shopping! (Not something we usually do but…) Last year we had a girls trip and the travel was fine but we did not do well as competitors. This time we took 3rd overall as a team. Here is the recap from our head coach Jim Disrude:
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Forensics team took third-place out of twenty teams at the Vocal Viking, Oct. 27th-28th in Mankato, Minnesota. The team earned eight individual awards as part of the team’s highest ever finish at the Bethany Lutheran tournament. It was also the largest field in the history of the Vocal Viking tournament.
Seniors Beekah Madia and Le Racha Simon each won two awards. Madia took 3rd-place in Prose and 6th-place in Program of Oral Interp. Simon was the tournament runner-up in Dramatic Interp and also 5th-place in Poetry. Complete results are listed below.
Next up, the team travels to the Norton Tournament next weekend at Bradley University. Then the following weekend, the team will split efforts sending separate squads to UW-Madison and San Diego.
- Drama: Le Racha Simon 2nd, Izzy Senglaub 5th
- POI: Beekah Madia 6th
- Informative: Alexis Zello 5th
- Comm Analysis: Starr Lee 5th
- Poetry: Emily Leong 3rd, Le Racha Simon 5th
- Prose: Beekah Madia 3rd
- Team: 3rd
All is all it was a good trip and we did really well! More to come soon!