On January 27-28, Wesleyan sent a split-stacked team (a combination of the A and B teams) to compete as Wesleyan B at the Bobcat Invitational, hosted by Quinnipiac University. Heather Pincus won an Outstanding Attorney award (Δ).
Team 1527 became the first C team in Wesleyan Mock Trial’s history to earn a bid to the Opening Round Championship Series, placing fourth at the Princeton Regionals with a record of 6-2-0. Although AMTA’s rules only allow for two teams from each school to compete at ORCS, 1527 demonstrated its dedication to the team and activity by working hard to earn their trophy regardless. Wesleyan C was made up almost entirely of new members and was coached by Wesleyan Mock Trial alumnus, Nathaniel Warner, ’17. Full results here.
Wesleyan A (Team 1525) won first place with an undefeated 8-0-0 record at Buffalo Regionals. Fitzroy “Pablo” Wickham won an All Region witness award (Δ) and Heather Pincus won an All-Region award for both the prosecution and defense. Wesleyan B (1526) came in fifth place with a record of 6-2-0, earning a bid to the Lancaster ORCs. Joshua Ng won an All Region attorney award with a perfect 20 ranks (Δ). Full results here.
Wesleyan’s competitive season ended at the Lancaster Opening Round Championship Series, where Wesleyan A enjoyed competitive rounds against three teams that would qualify for Nationals. The team finished with a record of 3-4-1 and a Competitor’s Score of 20.5, the second highest at the tournament. Fitzroy “Pablo” Wickham won an All Nation award (𝜋).
After suffering the last minute drop of a double-sided attorney, the B team pulled together last minute role assignments to compete at Lancaster. They were awarded the Spirit of AMTA award for exemplifying the American Mock Trial Association’s values of justice, civility, and fair play. Full results here.