Northwood Mock Trial Team at New York University Tournament (l-r): Stephanie Hentschel, Yancy Cobb, Amee Cox, Ibrahim Lawton, Myisha Ishmeal, Amanda Riley, (front) Dale Torbert.
March 1, 2013
MIDLAND, MI – On January 26-27, Northwood University sent two Mock Trial teams to two separate tournaments—one was sponsored by New York University and the other Indiana University. Both teams were successful by placing fifth in the New York University Tournament and sixth in the Indiana University Tournament.
The New York University Tournament Awards Ceremony recognized the top five teams at the tournament. The team from Northwood placed fifth with a final record of 12 wins and eight losses. The Northwood team won both ballots from their rounds against Brown University, the University of California-Berkley and the University of Virginia but lost their round against Duke University (the 2012 National Champion). This team included Yancy Cobb, a junior from Detroit; Amee Cox, a junior from Liverpool, England; Stephanie Hentchsel, a junior from Midland; Myisha Ishmeal, a sophomore from Detroit; Ibrahim Lawton, a junior from Detroit; Amanda Riley, a senior from Detroit; and Dale Torbert, a senior from Reynoldsburg, OH. Along with the team’s success, Torbert received an Outstanding Attorney award and was named the Best Plaintiff Closing Attorney.
At the Indiana University Tournament Awards Ceremony, the top six teams out of the 32 attending were recognized. Northwood’s team placed sixth after winning both ballots against Baldwin Wallace University, splitting ballots against an Eastern Michigan University (EMU) team, winning both ballots against another EMU team, and tying one and losing the other ballot in the final round against Notre Dame University. The team’s final record was five wins, two losses and one tie. This team consisted of Mandi Bartnik, a sophomore from Cass City; Paige Buckley, a senior from Birch Run; Mike Ciesielski, a sophomore from Macomb; Meghan Ewald, a sophomore from Milford; Terrence Green, a sophomore from Hesperia, MI; Derek Khoo, a sophomore from Malaysia; and Katie West, a sophomore from Birch Run.
For each of the teams this was the conclusion of the invitational portion of their tournament season. The team has reached the playoff segment of the season during which two-thirds of mock trial teams are eliminated from competition.
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