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Cornshucker Challenge

18th Annual Cornshucker Challenge
November 17-18, 2018
Tournament Information

The Field

Cornell College A

Cornell College B

Illinois State University

Loyola University Chicago

Miami (OH) A

Miami (OH) B

Northern Illinois University

Rhodes College A

Rhodes College B

University of Illinois (Champagne-Urbana)

University of Iowa A

University of Iowa B

University of Minnesota

Wheaton University

The Venue

The tournament will take place on the University of Iowa's College of Law on the main campus in Iowa City, Iowa. 

The Schedule

Saturday, November 17th

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 18th

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

17th Annual Cornshucker Challenge
December 2-3, 2017

On December 2-3, 2017, University of Iowa Mock Trial hosted the 17th Annual Cornshucker Challenge. This year's Cornshucker Challenge implemented some changes designed to make the tournament a more elite experience -- elite tournament was limited to 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 -- prepared by head coach Ryan Seelau -- on Sunday). If you are interested in learning more about the tournament or possibly attending next year, please contact Ryan Seelau at:



Rhodes College!

Winners of the 2017 Cornshucker Challenge, and the new proud caretakers of our traveling corn cob trophy.

Thanks to everyone who attended!



Northern Illinois University!

Winners of the 2017 Brooke Walton Civility Award, named after deceased former University of Iowa mock trial student, Brooke Walton. As the winners, NIU will be invited to return and not required to pay any registration fee in 2018.