The Boise State Talkin’ Broncos ended the semester with their second-consecutive tournament championship at the Off-Broadway Swing hosted by Hofstra University.
In parliamentary debate, the top-seed team of Dylan Pope (senior, Blackfoot) and Sara Beck (junior, Idaho Falls) and the second-seed team of Izzy Ceja (senior, Hailey) and Brie Ellison (senior, Eagle) both advanced to the semi-final round and closed out the tournament. Ellison was recognized with the first-place speaker award, Pope with the second-place speaker award, Beck with the third-place speaker award and Ceja with the fifth-place speaker award.
In public debate, Connor Allen (freshman, Meridian) finished in second-place and Anthony Thomas (freshman, Meridian) finished in third-place. Thomas was recognized with the fifth-place speaker award.
On day one of the swing in individual events, Pope led the team with a second-place finish in both extemporaneous speaking and duo interpretation, and fifth-place overall in individual events. Ben Smoldon (junior, Boise) took second-place in duo interpretation. Beck took third-place in persuasive speaking, and fourth-place in both informative speaking and impromptu speaking. Alison Hurst (junior, Boise) took fifth-place in impromptu speaking. On day two of the swing, Allen took second-place in persuasive speaking, Kate Jacobson (senior, Boise) took third-place in both prose interpretation and informative speaking, and Allie Hampton (freshman, Meridian) took third-place in extemporaneous speaking and fourth-place in informative speaking.
The Talkin’ Broncos continue their 2022-2023 season with their third conference tournament at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington. The Jeker Family Trust generously supports the Talkin’ Broncos in part. For more information about the Talkin’ Broncos, contact Manda Hicks, director of forensics at firstname.lastname@example.org.