The Marcus D. Pohlmann Invitational at Cornell College
October 20 - 21, 2007
Mount Vernon, Iowa

On October 20th and 21st, Cornell College hosted its first ever invitational tournament, named in honor of Dr. Marcus D. Pohlmann, a
1972 graduate of Cornell College, and one of only four members of the American Mock Trial Association Hall of Fame, and, current President of the American Mock Trial Association.

At the tournament, the Rams scored a victory over regional rival Loras College, and a split decision with the University of Iowa. Junior Captain Jessica Morton was honored as an outstanding witness for her portrayal of sentencing advocate Kiko Ash, and Sophomore Annika Strombom was awarded an outstanding witness award for her portrayal of bartender Billy Kraus.

 


7th Annual Cornshucker Challenge
November 3 - 4, 2007
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

On November 3rd and 4th the Cornell College Mock Trial Team traveled to the 7th Annual University of Iowa Cornshucker Challenge. It was the Rams second trip to the Cornshucker, and they continued to build on their experience from the previous year. The Rams beat the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and had split decisions with the University of Illinois, and Arizona State University. Sophomore Attorney Madeline Roche was honored as an Outstanding Attorney, as a Prosecutor for the State of Midlands.

 


2nd Annual Crimson Classic Invitational Tournament
November 9 - 10, 2007
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Cornell College Mock Trial team traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to compete at the Crimson Classic invitational hosted at Harvard University. Both Cornell College squads continued to build on their success this season, facing such opponents as Yale, Princeton, Brown, Brandies, Boston University, Redlands University, Holy Cross, and the University of Central Florida. Co-Captain Madeline Roach '10, was honored as both an outstanding attorney, and an outstanding witness for the tournament. She won her outstanding attorney award for her portrayal of a prosecuting attorney. She won her outstanding witness award for her portrayal of sentencing advocate Kiko Ash.

The Ram Mock Trial Team next travels to the St. Francis Invitational, in Joliet Illinois, on December 1st and 2nd.

 


University of St. Francis Midwest Challenge - Part Deux
December 1 - 2, 2007
University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

The Cornell College Ram Mock Trial Team traveled to the Midwest Challenge, at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois on December 1st and 2nd, and continued to build on their successful season. They began the tournament with split decisions against national qualifiers Ohio Northern, and University of Illinois - Chicago, before winning their fourth round against Western Michigan.
The Rams also faced Northwestern University. Sophomore Captain Annika Strombom '10 was honored as an outstanding witness for the tournament for her portrayal of challenged parent, Billi Kraus, and Sophomore Kyle Blesener '10 was recognized as an outstanding attorney as a Prosecuting attorney in the case against Bobbi Campbell.

The Rams have their next tournament at the end of January, at the National Invitational Tournament hosted by Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

Competing at the Midwest Challenge were:
Annika Strombom '10 - Captain
Kasun Wijegunawardana '10 - Captain
Nedah Zamani '10
Kyle Blesener '10
Francis Dixon '10
Jennifer Chang '10
Matt Shimanovsky '10

 


Loras College Invitational
January 25-26, 2008
Loras College, Dubuque, IA

On January 24th and 25th Cornell College traveled to the National Invitational Tournament at Loras College, for their final tune up before the regional Competition. The Rams defeated Bowling Green and Luther College, and had split decisions with The University of Illinois, The University of Colorado, and the University of Chicago.

Cornell College was also honored as the emerging new program for the tournament. Sophomore Puroitree Majumdar was honored as an outstanding witnesses for her protrayal of HIV specialist Dr. Lynn Montana.

 


AMTA Regionals
February 8-9, 2008
St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

The Cornell College Mock Trial team traveled to St. Ambrose for their regional competition this weekend. The Rams defeated St. Ambrose, and had split decisions with Loras College, Bradley University, and defending Regional Champion Morningside College. Sadly, it was National Qualifiers Grinnell College, and Loras College that stood in the Rams way of qualifying for the national tournament. Annika Strombom '10, was honored as a perfect rank outstanding attorney for the tournament, an honor shared by only three other attorneys in competition over the weekend.