Blue Devil Mock Trial Regional Results

WAYNE – After one of the Wayne Mock Trial teams advanced to a semifinal round earlier in the week, three more Blue Devil teams were in competition this week.

Back at the Madison County Courthouse in Madison, Wayne’s black, blue and purple teams were in action Wednesday.

Head mock trial coach, Josh Johnson said, “all teams competed extremely well but no team reached the semifinals of the regional competition.”

Courtesy of Josh Johnson. Team Black (back row): Ben Sandoz, Caitie Jepsen, Gracie Jepson and Ashton Brandow; (front row): Lepiro Kantai, Leanne Westphal, Coby Dickes and Maryann Magana.

Wayne black dropped mock trial matches to Battle Creek and Lutheran High Northeast #1; Wayne blue lost to Lutheran High Northeast while defeating Wayne purple as Wayne purple lost to LHNE, Battle Creek and Wayne blue.

Courtesy of Josh Johnson. Team Blue (back row): Makayla Heithold and Allyson Avery; (middle row): Zach Schenk, Hannah Vick and Orion Spieker; (front): Savannah Leseberg, Erin O’Reilly and Brooklyn Bierbower.

Earlier in the week, the Wayne High (red) mock trial team went 4-0 and will next compete in the semifinal round at a later date for a chance to advance to the Nebraska state mock trial competition.

Courtesy of Josh Johnson. Team Purple (back row): Maiah Davis, Audrey Loggins, Ruby Kinzie and Sarina Whittaker; (front row): Jamie Janke, Avery Herman, Matthew Kufner-Rodriguez and Abby Wieseler.

According to the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, local and regional competition (eight-week period in 12 regions) is scheduled from October 1 – November 22. The regional winners will be announced on Monday, November 25 with state competition being held at the Justice and Law Enforcement Center in Lincoln on Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 10.