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Shorthanded Chargers Find a Way to Win at Arrowhead

posted Apr 7, 2018, 10:25 AM by Barry Holloway   [ updated Apr 7, 2018, 10:25 AM ]
Article by Nicole Hentzell


Hartland, WI--Despite losing a bunch of entries to Solo/Ensemble, Hamilton High School's forensics team received first place at the Arrowhead tournament for the first time in team history, making this the team's third win of the season, the most in team history. Sixteen students advanced to finals and half of these members finished in the top three.


For the first time in their forensics career, Cheyenne Lewis and Kai Warden advanced to finals, as well as Madison Ripplinger finished 1st place for the first time in her forensics career.


Rachel Betters was awarded tournament champion in radio for the second meet in a row. Betters, Matt Gnanadass, Rachel Betters, and Amy Yadev doubled powered at the tournament.





1st Place

Rachel Betters (Radio)

Eric Doese (Extemporaneous)

​Madison Ruplinger (Informative)

2nd Place

Matt Gnanadass (Extempaneous)

Amy Yadev (Informative)

3rd Place

Rachel Betters (Special Occasion)

Elise Rades (Farrago)

Shiva Senthil (Radio)


--Hamilton has now finished 1st for the third time this season, the most invite championships in team history.

--This is the second tournament in a row that Rachel Betters placed 1st in radio.

--Matt Gnanadass, Rachel Betters, and Amy Yadev doubled powered.

--Last year, only 13 Hamilton students advanced to finals and 6 were top-3 finalists. 

--Swathi Prasad performed in prose for the first time in her career.