Monday, December 10, 2012

Saddleback Speech & Debate Team Excels in Fall Championships Event

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - The Saddleback Speech and Debate team finished strong at the Fall Championships at Cerritos College, November 30th-December 2nd 2012. From approximately 37 top colleges and universities competing  with over 600 students, Saddleback Placed 5thoverall beating out schools such as Cal State Long Beach, Azusa Pacific, San Diego State University and defending State and National Champions Moorpark College.

Coach Lucas Ochoa stated, “I am so happy for the students. This semester was all about dedicated work and it paid off. To win this many open level events in Individual Events is staggering and bodes well for State and Nationals. The students are ready for greatness.”

Co-Director of Forensics Larry Radden stated, ”It was amazing that we were able to achieve as many victories in Open and Junior and I am truly excited to work with the most talented group of students we’ve ever had in the Spring Semester. I had a chance to watch the final round of Open After Dinner Speaking and half of the final round was Saddleback – a  truly remarkable tournament.”

Tournament Results:
1st Place Open Poetry-Carolina Beyer-Flores
1st Place Open After Dinner Speaking- Olivia Noceda
1st Place Open Duo- Olivia Noceda/Dennis Meador
3rd Place Open Drama-Carolina Beyer Flores
3rd Place Communication Analysis- Madison Dixson
5th Place Open After Dinner Speaking- Brooke Howell
6th Place Open After Dinner Speaking- Jackson Spencer
5th Place Open Drama-Olivia Noceda
7th Place Open Drama-Dennis Meador
5th Place Communication Analysis- Brooke Howell
2nd Place Junior Poetry- Jordan Kay
3rd Place Junior Drama-Jordan Kay
Finalist Novice Informative-Dominic Hernandez
Finalist Junior Impromptu- Danny McAndrews
Finalist Junior Lincoln Douglas- Danny McAndrews
Finalist Novice Debate- Dylan Lappin/Ken Caradang (7th Speaker Dylan Lappin)
Finalist Novice Extemporaneous- Andrew McDonough
Finalist Novice Prose- Christy Beymer  
Finalist Novice Impromptu Marc Lubric

The Saddleback Forensics Team started in the 1970s and prides itself on offering students the ability to create innovative arguments for future writing and speaking engagements to strengthen their critical thinking skills and to better communicate with others.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit

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