National Championships (4/17 - 4/19)
SECOND IN THE NATION! The California Golden Bears take 2nd Place at the 31st Annual National Championship Tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio! CMT ended the season with a final record of 9-2-1, one of the best records in program history. In addition, the Bears earned THREE All-American Awards:
Radhika Kannan, All-American Witness with 24/30 ranks.
Bobbie Dousa, All-American Witness with 25/30 ranks
Nick Cotter, All-American Attorney with 24/30 ranks
Anoka ORCS (3/13 - 3/15)
TWO GOOD TO BE TRUE! After a great weekend of competition, California Mock Trial qualified TWO teams to the American Mock Trial Association's National Championship Tournament in April! Next up: Cincinnati, Ohio! In addition, the Golden Bears swept in the individual category, taking home a total of 6 awards:
Justin Tsung, Outstanding Witness with 16/20 ranks
Radhika Kannan, All-National Witness with 16/20 ranks
Vaughn Okerlund, All-National Witness with 17/20 ranks
Nisha Srinivasa, All-National Witness with 17/20 ranks
Jaycob Rousey, All-National Attorney with 17/20 ranks
Brandon Thomas, All-National Attorney with 18/20 ranks
Fresno Regionals (2/14 - 2/15)
Stand and (D)eliver. This President's Day weekend, CMT took to Fresno to compete in the 2015 Northern California Regional Tournament. In an extremely competitive field, California, Berkeley D brought their A game - with a record of 7-1, Team 665 took 3rd place overall and secured a bid to the San Diego ORCS ! In addition, the Golden Bears emerged with 2 individual awards:
Avir Waxman, All-Region Witness with 18/20 Ranks; his first mock trial career award!
Ryan Cunningham, All-Region Plaintiff Attorney with 19/20 Ranks AND All-Region Defense Attorney with 18/20 Ranks; his first mock trial career awards!
Boise Regionals (2/7 - 2/8)
Triumph in Boise! This past weekend, Teams 662 and 663 took to Ada County, Idaho to compete in the 2015 Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament. Special thanks to the University of Idaho for hosting a fantastic tournament. With records of 6-2, the Golden Bears took 3rd and 4th place overall and secured two bids to the Minneapolis ORCS! In addition, CMT took home 4 individual awards:
Nisha Srinivasa, All-Region Witness with 17/20 ranks
Radhika Kannan, All-Region Witness with 18/20 ranks
Kevin Gu, All-Region Attorney with 18/20 ranks
Nick Cotter, All-Region Attorney with 20/20 ranks
Winston Thomas Memorial Invitational (1/24 - 1/25)
Cal Mock Trial spent the weekend at home in Berkeley, competing at our own 4th Annual Winston Thomas Memorial Invitational! Our two teams both finished with 5-3 records at our most competitive Memorial Invitational to date! Congrats to the following members who also took home 3 individual awards...
Justin Tsung, Outstanding Witness with 18/20 ranks.
Vaughn Okerlund, Outstanding Witness with a perfect 20/20 ranks.
Kevin Gu, Outstanding Attorney with a perfect 20/20 ranks.
Downtown (1/24 - 1/25)
Team 662 travelled to New York, New York to compete in The 9th Annual Downtown Invitational Classic. In an extremely competitive field, CMT finished 8th place overall! Special thanks to Empire Mock Trial and NYU Mock Trial for hosting an incredibly well-run tournament. In addition, the Golden Bears took home three individual awards:
Radhika Kannan, Outstanding Witness with 36/50 ranks
Brandon Thomas, Outstanding Attorney with 37/50 ranks
Nick Cotter, Outstanding Attorney with 42/50 ranks
UCLASSIC (1/16 - 1/18)
We had a fantastic time this weekend competing at the UCLA Sunset Strip Invitational Competition! CMT earned an honorable mention, finishing with a tie for 10th place out of the 42 teams present! In addition, we emerged with one individual award:
Brandon Thomas, Outstanding Attorney with 18/20 ranks
Paradise Invitational (1/10 - 1/11)
CMT kicks off the spring season with a 3rd place finish at the Paradise Invitational in Santa Barbara, California! In addition, the Golden Bears dominated the individual awards:
Kevin Gu, Outstanding Attorney with 18/20 ranks
Rachel Thomasson, Outstanding Witness with 16/20 ranks
Justin Tsung, Outstanding Witness with 17/20 ranks; his first mock trial career award!
Nisha Srinivasa, Outstanding Witness with 19/20 ranks
Congratulations to Kevin Gu, Nisha Srinivasa, Justin Tsung, and Marshall Lodge for earning honors as top two-way competitors.
Beach Party Invitational (11/22 - 11/23)
We had a great time at UC Irvine's 8th Annual Beach Party Invitational this weekend in Newport Beach, CA. Congratulations to our very own Radhika Kannan, who was named one of the top 10 outstanding witnesses at the tournament!
Anteater Invitational (11/15 - 11/16)
Introducing your 2014 Anteater Invitational Tournament Champions! CMT takes it all in Irvine, California this weekend with a perfect record of 4-0! Thanks to UC Irvine Mock Trial for hosting a great tournament. In addition to taking the 1st Place title, we also took home a pair of individual awards...
Nick Cotter, Team MVP with 20/20 ranks.
Jaycob Rousey, Team MVP; his first college mock trial career award AND his first college mock trial career competition!
AAMTI (11/8 - 11/9)
Cal Mock Trial kicks off the year strong, competing at our own Inaugural Average American Mock Trial Invitational (AAMTI)! Our two teams took 2nd Place (with a record of 6-2) and 6th Place (with a record of 5-3) overall! Congrats to the following members who also took home 4 individual awards...
Bobbie Dousa, Outstanding Witness with 18/20 ranks.
Vaughn Okerlund, Outstanding Witness with 18/20 ranks; his first college mock trial career award!
Nisha Srinivasa, Outstanding Witness with 18/20 ranks AND Outstanding Attorney with a perfect 20/20 ranks; her first college mock trial career awards AND her first college mock trial career competition!
CUBAIT (10/25 - 10/26)
Team 662 headed to New York, New York to kick off the season. We had an incredible time at the 12th Annual CUBAIT, hosted by Columbia Mock Trial. In addition to a great weekend of competition, we also took home a pair of individual awards...
Nick Cotter, Outstanding Attorney with 16/20 ranks.
Rachel Thomasson, Outstanding Witness with 19/20 ranks; her first mock trial career award AND her first college mock trial career competition!