After a month of nearly nonstop competition, the first part of BUMTA’s season is now complete. And we have some results to report …
After snagging a last minute spot at Columbia University’s prestigious Big Apple Invitational Tournament, BUMTA assembled a semi-stacked team to compete in a field containing some of the best programs in the country, including the defending national champions New York University and runner-up Harvard University. With only two weeks notice to prepare, Team John Adams took 5th place, with a record of 5-3 and a CS of 19.5! Team Adams played the University of Cincinnati, Cornell, Miami University (of Ohio), and the University of Virginia (who went 8-0 to win the tournament). A special thanks to everyone on Team Adams for working doubly hard, both for this team and for their regular teams.
Team John Adams:
Also that weekend Team Jefferson competed at the 2nd Annual Wildcat Invitational at the University of New Hampshire. After playing Colgate, UNH, Stonehill, and Tufts (who went on to win the tournament 8-0), Team Jefferson also took 5th Place, also with a record of 5-3. A special thanks and congratulations to Avi Snyder for taking home his first attorney award with 17 ranks on the defense while filling in for the team’s regular captain.
The next weekend, October 30th and 31st, BUMTA hosted the 5th Annual Justice Louis Brandeis Invitational Tournament. 22 teams attended this year’s tournament from as far away as Illinois, North Carolina, and Texas. Congratulations to this year’s champions, Harvard University, on their 8-0 finish. Also congratulations to Avi Snyder for winning his second attorney award in a row with 18 ranks on the defense.
This past weekend Brandeis Mock Trial sent teams to both the University of Pennslyvania’s 8th Annual Quaker Classic and Tufts University’s 3rd Annual Mumbo Jumbo invitational. At UPenn’s Firday-Saturday tournament Team Jefferson took 4th place out of 50 teams with a record of 6-2 after playing Fordham Rose-Hill, the University of Richmond, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Maryland. Team Knox also performed well, going 5-3 after facing Elizabethtown College, Villanova, the University of Maryland, and the University of Minnesota-Morris.
At Tufts Team Randolph finished 4-2-2, winning their first two rounds, then playing the eventual 8-0 tournament champion Tufts University, and double tying their last round against 2nd place Princeton University. Maddie Ziff won an attorney award with 18 ranks on the plaintiff, while Naomi Spector won her first witness award with 19 ranks on the plaintiff. From Team Hamilton BUMTA President Ryan Fanning won an attorney award (with 17 ranks on defense) for the third time at as many Mumbo Jumbo Invitationals.
BUMTA looks forward to attending Yale University’s annual tournament this December, and hopes to announce the rest of its Winter schedule soon.