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Shorthanded Chargers Find Success at Arrowhead

posted Apr 1, 2017, 9:42 AM by Barry Holloway

Article by Barry Holloway

Hartland, WI--Despite missing half their team for Solo/Ensemble, Hamilton came just eight points shy of winning the Arrowhead Invite. Instead, they finished in third place at their final invite this season. With only the state tournament remaining, the Chargers closed out their regular season with their 8th straight top-3 finish. 

Tournament Champions

Ciara Cronin (Special Occasion Speaking)

Jordan Koeller (Informative Speaking)

Matt Gnanadass (Impromptu Speaking)


2nd Place

Jack Larsen (Impromptu)


3rd Place

Matt Gnanadass (Extemp Speaking)

Molly Coady (Moments in History Speaking)


--Matt Gnanadass (Junior) joined Erin Magoon and Ciara Cronin as the only Chargers this season to finish in the top-3 in two different categories at the same tournament.

--Matt Gnanadass came close to tying Erin Magoon's perfect score at an invite. He went he 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2 in his Impromptu rounds.

--Jordan Koeller (Sophomore) was named a tournament champion for the first time in his forensics career.

--Ciara Cronin (Senior) took 1st place in Special Occasion for the third time this season.

--Abhi Puri (Freshman) advanced to finals for the first time in his career.

--Hamilton finished one point out of 2nd place.

--The Chargers had 13 entries advance to powers.

--Ten Chargers double entered at this tournament.

--This was a double entry tournament. Hamilton brought 35 entries.