Mock trial teams advance in competition


Provided by Michelle Schmitt

Team Big Mock Candy Mountain

Kathryn Ikeda

Mock trial team Big Mock Candy Mountain advanced to the state competition after placing second in their district March 1. The top three teams advanced automatically after competing in two rounds. Teams were ranked by how many matches they won and points scored. “It’ll be fun to compete with good teams,” Sean Reddick ’18 said. “Hopefully we’ll place even higher than last year.”

In the 2016 season, Big Mock Candy Mountain placed tenth in the state.

Teams that placed fourth-16th competed today in run-off rounds for six additional spots in the state competition. Team Jabberwocky and Team All-American Re-Directs advanced to run-offs.

29 total teams competed in the central Iowa district.

Update: Both teams competing in run-offs advanced to the state competition after beating their opponents in the run-off round. The state competition will take place March 27-29.