St. Louis ORCS (3/14 - 3/16)
After a wonderful trip to St. Louis, Cal Mock Trial’s 2014 season has reached its end. Berkeley A and B each finished the tournament with records of 5 wins and 3 losses. Berkeley B placed 7th and Berkeley A placed 11th, each taking home an Honorable Mention award. Unfortunately, this means that neither our A or B team has qualified to the National Championships but we couldn’t be prouder of our program’s hard work and collaboration over the year.
Watch out for Cal Mock Trial next year! We’re coming back, stronger than ever.
Corvallis Regionals (2/22 - 2/23)
We’re thrilled to announce that the Golden Bears have earned ANOTHER bid to the Open Round Championship Series! At the Corvallis Regionals, hosted by Oregon State University, Berkeley A won 4th place with a record of 6 wins and 2 losses. We also came back with 3 individual awards:
Bobbie Dousa: All-Regional Witness with 16/20 Ranks (2x)
Josh Cahen: All Regional Attorney with 19/20 Ranks
Fresno Regionals (2/15 - 2/16)
We’re thrilled to announce that the Golden Bears have earned a bid to the Open Round Championship Series! At the Fresno Regionals, hosted by Fresno State University, Berkeley B won 5th place with a record of 6 wins and 2 losses. Berkeley C also finished with an admirable record of 4 wins and 4 losses. We also came back with 4 individual awards:
Becca Berman: All-Regional Witness with 17/20 Ranks
Miriam Arghavani: All-Regional Witness with 17/20 Ranks
Nick Cotter: All Regional Witness with 16/20 Ranks
Lee Allen Memorial Invitational (1/25 - 1/26)
Thank you to all the teams that attended our 3rd Annual Memorial Invitational! We’re pleased to announce that the Golden Bears won 5th place with a winning record of 5-2-1. Additionally, Kevin Gu was recognized as one of the top outstanding attorney’s at this tournament with 19/20 ranks.
UCLASSIC (1/18 - 1/20)
The Golden Bears’ 2014 A and B teams competed at the UCLASSIC invitational, hosted by UCLA. After a challenging and engaging set of rounds, both teams finished the weekend with records of 4 wins. Team member Bobbie Dousa was recognized as one of the outstanding witnesses of the weekend, with 19/20 ranks.
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.
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.
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.
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)