State Mock Trial Wayne Team Places 10th In Nebraska State Competition

State Mock Trial Wayne Team Places 10th In Nebraska State Competition
Wayne Mock Trial Team (L/R) Back: Coach Johnson, Maiah Davis, Mason Ley, Easton Blecke, Parker Kesting; Front: Maddie Franta, Alec Schaffer, Sophia Reeg, Brooklyn Bierbower. Courtesy of Sandy Brown.

WAYNE – After winning their region in early December, the Wayne Mock Trial team took part in a three-day state competition last week.

According to a release from head mock trial coach Josh Johnson, the Nebraska State Mock Trial competition was held Monday through Wednesday, January 10 – 12 over zoom.

The team of Maiah Davis, Easton Blecke, Mason Ley, Parker Kesting, Brooklyn Bierbower, Sophia Reeg, Alec Schaffer and Maddie Franta along with coaches Josh Johnson, Sandy Brown and Bob Ensz placed 10th at state.

Wayne competed against Gering on the first day. Wayne presented the Defense side of the case and the two teams went back and forth. After each side presented their statements and arguments, Wayne was victorious.

Day two found Wayne going against Creighton Prep with Wayne again on the side of the Defense with the two teams presenting their cases. When closing statements were given Creighton Prep came out on top. Creighton Prep would go on to win their fifth Nebraska State Mock Trial Championship in the last six years.

During the final day, Wayne faced York High School. Wayne was able to present the Prosecution side of the case. After each side presented their sides of the case, York ended up winning the match.

The Wayne Mock Trial Team again ended the State Championships in 10th place with a 5-2 season record.