University of Iowa Mock Trial

UIMT

2015-2016 Season

The Road Thus Far

-National Championship Tournament-

     On April 15th-17th, Iowa returned to the National Championship Tournament after three years, the longest time not qualifying in our program's history. In Greenville, South Carolina, Iowa competed in four rounds against the top 5% of teams in the nation, Florida State, Stanford, Michigan, and Chicago, whom we'd like to thank.

      For the NCT, all teams competing received an entirely new case with 28 days to prepare it, and it was that case we tried in Greenville. For the first time in AMTA history, five scoring judges watched each round, giving every team a total of 20 possible ballots to win, which was just one of the may outstanding aspects of the NCT that our hosts, Furman University, provided. 

     We came away from the weekend among the top tier of teams in the country, and with a a promise to return again next year.


Until next year, GO HAWKS!

 

-Opening Round Championship Series- 

       Iowa took two teams to the Opening Round Championship Series, or ORCS, in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 11th through the 13th. After four rounds of tough competition, Iowa B earned the program a bid to the National Championship Tournament in Greenville, South Carolina in April. 
     Iowa B took fifth place in a field of 24 of the toughest teams in the midwest, with a record of 5-3. Iowa received two individual awards in St. Paul. Iowa considers the bid to the NCT to be a program bid, so everybody in our program has a chance to be selected to go to Greenville and compete to be the best team in the nation. We'll see you all in South Carolina, and GO HAWKS!
 

-Regional Tournament-

        Iowa B and C attended the St. Louis Regional competition on February 6th and 7th, and came out on top. Iowa B took third place overall in a field of 26 teams at one of the toughest regionals in the country, earning a bid to the Opening Round Championship Series, or ORCS. Iowa C, a team made up almost entirely of first-year mockers fought hard and earned an honorable mention. UIMT came away from the Regional weekend with three individual awards, two of which were double-sided. 


       Iowa A attended the Kansas City Regional on the 19th and 20th of February, and earned the program's second bid to ORCS. Iowa A took seventh place in a field of 24 teams, and earned two individual awards for our witnesses. 

       See everybody at ORCS. Go Hawks!

 

-Spring Semester-

       UIMT shook off the rust of winter break by attending the Mid-Missouri Invitational hosted by Columbia College, and won two individual witness awards. Then, we cleaned house at two separate tournaments, the Hoosier Hoedown hosted by Indiana, and the Hatting Invitational hosted by St. Thomas. Iowa B won first place at Indiana, and Iowa A took second place at St. Thomas. UIMT as a whole came away from the weekend with five individual awards.

        GO HAWKS!

 

-Fall Semester-

           UIMT attended five tournaments during the fall semester, The Arch-Invitational hosted by Washington University in St. Louis, the Richard Calkins Invitational hosted by Drake University in Des Moines, our own Cornshucker Challenge here in Iowa City, the Quaker Classic hosted by Penn University in Philadelphia, the Ole Open in St. Olaf, Minnesota, and the Jayhawk Invitational hosted by Kansas University in Lawrence.

           At WashU, UIMT took home four individual awards and the Spirit of AMTA award. At Drake, our Iowa B team received an honorable mention, and UIMT took home another individual award. At Shucker, UIMT received the Brooke Walton Civility Award (Spirit of AMTA), and two individual awards.

          Then our teams attended the Quaker Challenge in Philadelphia and St. Olaf's Ole Open in Minnesota. Iowa C took second place at St. Olaf, and Iowa A placed fourth at Penn, in a field of 42 teams. Finally, at our last tournament of the semester, the Jayhawk Invitational at Kansas University, the last tournament before the semester ends, Iowa B took third place, Iowa A took sixth place, and our witnesses cleaned house and received three individual awards.


All of these wins were achieved by un-stacked teams.  



 

TOURNAMENT RESULTS & AWARDS

Program Record: 111 - 85 - 8
Outstanding Attorneys: 10
Outstanding Witnesses: 16

National Championship 
Tournament
Greenville, SC
 April 15th - 17th

Team 1460: 6-13-1

Opening Round  Championship Series
St. Paul
, MN 
March 11th - 13th

Team 1460: 2-5-1

Team 1461: 5-3       5th place


All-National Attorney -

Storm Miller


All-National Witness -

Andrew Elias

Regional Tournament
UMKC
Kansas City
February 20th - 21st

Team 1460: 5-3     7th Place


All-Regional Witness -

Alexandra Doner

Jake Huebener

Regional Tournament
Washington University
St. Louis

February 6th - 7th

Team 1461: 6-2     3rd Place

Team 1462: 5-3

Honorable mention


All-Regional Attorney -

Storm Miller (Double-sided)


All-Regional Witness -

Mikayla Rodgers (Double-sided)

Rachel Bruflodt

Hoosier Hoedown
Indiana University
January 23rd - 24th.

Team 1461: 7-1       1st Place

Team 1462: 3-3-2

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Outstanding Attorney -

Storm Miller


Outstanding Witness -

Rachel Bruflodt

Mikayla Rodgers

Hatting Invitational
University of St. Thomas
January 23rd - 24th

Team 1460: 6-2     2nd Place

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Outstanding Attorney -

Cait Spackman


Outstanding Witness -

Jessie Romanz

Mid-Missouri Invitational
Columbia College
January 16th - 17th

Team 1461: 4-4
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Outstanding Witness -
Storm Miller 
Andrew Elias

Jayhawk Invitational
University of Kansas
December 5th - 6th

Team 1460: 5-2-1     6th Place

Team 1461: 6-2         3rd Place


Outstanding Witness - 

Rachel Bruflodt

Jessie Romanz

Mikayla Rodgers


Quaker Classic
University of Pennsylvania
November 14th - 15th

Team 1460: 6-2     4th Place

Team 1461: 4-3-1 

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Ole Open
St. Olaf College
November 14th - 15th

Team 1462: 6-2 2nd Place

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The University of Iowa's Cornshucker Challenge
November 7th - 8th

Team 1460: 4-4

Brooke Walton

Civility Award

Team1461: 4-4

Team 1462: 3-5

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Outstanding Attorney -

Samantha Kaplan

Jeran Wiebke

Richard Calkins Invitational
Drake University
October 24th - 25th

Team 1460: 5-3

Team 1461: 6-2     Honorable Mention

Team 1462: 4-4

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Outstanding Attorney -

Cait Spackman

Arch-Invitational
Washington University 
St. Louis
October 17th - 18th

Team 1460: 3-5

Team 1461: 3-4-1

Team 1462: 3-4-1 Davis Civility Award

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Outstanding Attorney -

Andrew Elias

Storm Miller


Outstanding Witness -

Samantha Kaplan

Rachel Bruflodt