CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University's forensics team fared well at the second annual Krista Bacon-Vickrey Memorial Forensics Tournament at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., which featured nearly a dozen Northwest schools, including Reed College, Linfield College University and Portland State University.

The honors started in individual events for OSU. Ben Wreath of Cottage Grove received second place in novice persuasive speaking and sixth place in novice impromptu speaking. Kody Lawrence of Bandon got fifth place in novice impromptu speaking. Alyssa Razmus of Salem was a finalist in open impromptu speaking.

Razmus was also recognized as a silver medalist, and Jana Hodgins of Clackamas received a bronze medal in open international debate.

As a result of their overall performance at the tournament the team was awarded a third place sweepstakes award in the four-year college division.

The travel squad was rounded out by Jamil Barbur of Portland, Kelly Cundiff of Sisters, Ben Petshow of Canby, and Brianna Gellner of Klamath Falls. The team was coached by graduate assistants Kori Thornburg of Kennewick, Wash., and Forest Ledbetter of Sheridan, Ore.

Now in its 119th season, OSU Forensics is one of the oldest clubs on campus. The team is open to all students in good academic standing. For information, contact Porrovecchio at

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Mark Porrovecchio, 541-737 8230