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Hamilton Hosts First Home Tournament in Decades

posted Apr 7, 2018, 10:29 AM by Barry Holloway   [ updated Apr 7, 2018, 10:39 AM ]
Sussex, WI-
-For the first time in decades, Hamilton hosted their own tournament. Attended by 11 teams from around the state, Hamilton didn't take a team trophy, but they would have taken 2nd behind 14-time state champion James Madison Memorial. Information about the tournament can be found at

1st Place
Rachel Betters (Radio)

2nd Place 
Mindy Yadev (Demonstration Speaking)
Elise Rades (Farrago)
Fedie/Hentzell/Inthavong (Group Interp)
Jada Nieves (Novice Poetry)
Mallory Remm & Ritika Patel (Play Acting)
Maanya Kashyap (Prose)
Shiva Senthil (Radio)

3rd Place
Matt Gnanadass (Extemporaneous Speaking)
Amy Yadev (Informative Speaking)
Jon Lucero, Sean Seraphine, & Dorie Palmer (Play Acting)
Abhi Puri (Radio Speaking)
Emma O'Neill (Special Occasion Speaking)

--Hamilton tied a school record for most power round entries (21) and entries placing in the top-3 (13) at an invite. 
--Hamilton finished with 283, well short of Madison Memorial's 322.
--Hamilton swept the top three places in Radio Speaking.
--In her last performance of her career, Rachel Betters was the tournament champion in a category, Radio, that she finished as a finalist as a freshman at state.
--Hamilton will be releasing their state roster on 3/26, and they will attend state on 4/7. They are projected to finish between 5th and 7th place at the tournament.