University of Iowa Mock Trial


Cornshucker Challenge

19th Annual Cornshucker Challenge
November 2-3, 2019
Tournament Information

The Field

Cornell College A

Cornell College B 

Indiana University

Loyola University Chicago

Miami (OH) A

Miami (OH) B

Northern Illinois University

Rhodes College A

University of Dayton

University of Illinois (Champagne-Urbana)

University of Iowa A

University of Iowa B

University of Minnesota

University of St. Thomas

Washington University

Xavier University

The Venue

Philips Hall

The Schedule

Saturday, November 2nd

8:00     Registration

8:15      Opening Ceremony  & Round 1 Captains

9:00     Round 1

12:00    Lunch (pizza/salad for all teams)

1:00      Round 2 Captains

1:30      Round 2

Sunday, November 3rd

8:30     Round 3 Captains

9:00     Round 3

12:00   Lunch (soup/salad for all teams)

1:00     Round 4 Captains

1:30     Round 4

4:45     Awards Ceremony

19th Annual Cornshucker Challenge
November 2-3, 2019

On November 2-3, 2019, University of Iowa Mock Trial hosted the 19th Annual Cornshucker Challenge. This year's Cornshucker Challenge consisted of 16 teams, of which half were competitors at last year's National Championship Tournament (and the other half were ORCS teams). As has been the custom at the Cornshucker, no coaches had to serve as judges. Additionally, this year we provided free lunch to all students (pizza and salad on Saturday; homemade soups on Sunday). If you are interested in learning more about the tournament or possibly attending next year, please contact Ryan Seelau at: 



Miami University!

Winners of the 2019 Cornshucker Challenge, and the new proud caretakers of our traveling corn cob trophy.

Thanks to everyone who attended!



University of Illinois!

Winners of the 2019 Brooke Walton Civility Award, named after deceased former University of Iowa mock trial student, Brooke Walton. As the winners, Illinois will be invited to return and not required to pay any registration fee for one team in 2020.