University of Arizona: Great Sonoran Showdown (11/2 - 11/3)
The Bears took Tucson, Arizona by storm to kick off the season. At their first tournament of the year, Cal Mock Trial finished strong with a record of 6-2. Competing against notable opponents such as the University of Denver and multiple teams from the University of Arizona, CMT was recognized as an Outstanding Trial Team, taking 4th Place out of the 26 teams present. Additionally, the team emerged with 3 individual awards:
-Nick Cotter, Outstanding Defense Attorney (18 Ranks)
-Kevin Gu, Outstanding Prosecution Attorney (18 Ranks)
-George Laiolo, Outstanding Defense Witness (16 Ranks)
University of Virginia: Great American Mock Trial Invitational (GAMTI)
(11/2 - 11/3)
Traveling to the nation’s capital, Cal Mock Trial finished the GAMTI tournament with a winning record of 9-7. CMT ranked seventh out of the eighteen teams present and earned a nod as an Outstanding Trial Team. The team’s opponents included American University, Northwestern University, Furman University, and Columbia University.
Kanish Arhant-Sudhir, Rebecca Berman, Josh Cahen, Nikta Daijavad, Bobbie Dousa, Radhika Kannan, Brandon Thomas
University of California, Irvine: Beach Party Invitational (11/23 - 11/24)
Cal Mock Trial sent two teams to Irvine, California, to take part in one of the nation's most competitive fall invitationals. The teams faced opponents such as Furman University, New York University, Northwestern University, and Brown University. This tournament marked the debut of seven of CMT's eleven new members, and we couldn't have been more excited to welcome them to collegiate mock trial. Additionally, team member Brandon Thomas was recognized with an individual award for receiving a total of 29 ranks.
University of California, Santa Barbara: Paradise Invitational (1/11 - 1/12)
The Golden Bears' 2014 B team competed together for the first time at the Paradise Invitational, hosted by UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara. Facing opponents that included UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Irvine, Cal Mock Trial finished the weekend with a winning record of 5-3 and placed fifth in the tournament. Team member Shannon Camacho was recognized as the highest-ranking competitor at the tournament with a total of 34 ranks, and team member Nikta Daijavad was also given an individual award for receiving a total of 27 ranks.
Shannon Camacho, Nick Cotter, Nikta Daijavad, Kevin Gu, George Laiolo, Marshall Lodge, Sander Lutz
University of California, Los Angeles: UCLASSIC (1/18 - 1/20)
New York University: Downtown Invitational (1/25 - 1/26)
University of California, Berkeley: Lee Allen Memorial Invitational
(1/25 - 1/26)
Fresno State University: Northern California Regional Tournament
(2/15 - 2/16)
Oregon State University: Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament
(2/22 - 2/23)
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