The University of Portland Mock Trial Team took part in its first competition over the weekend of November 10-11, according to team coach Aaron Johnson, political science. The team competed at the Anteater Invitational Tournament hosted by UC Irvine in Los Angeles.
A total of 22 teams were competing, including former national champion UCLA and currently no. 1 ranked UC Irvine. UP students won 3 of the 4 rounds they competed in, and only lost to UC Irvine by 4 points, a very small margin. Overall, the UP team placed 6th out of 22.
Team members are Brenna Twohy, Brendan Bewley, Calvin Tuhy, Jordan Jones, Emma England, Charity Taylor, and Nic Barradas. Twohy was awarded ‘Team MVP’ for her performance as an attorney.
For more information contact Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.