CA takes two of top five positions at State Mock Trial

On Saturday, March 10, the students of the CA Mock Trial A and C Teams wrapped up two days of intense competition at this year’s Colorado State Mock Trial Tournament in Greeley.  28 of the state’s 128 Mock Trial Teams advanced to the Tourney.

Our CA Teams finished in third and fifth place––which is the first time in the history of the championship that one school has placed two teams in the top five. Indeed, our two teams missed being matched against each other in the championship round by the smallest of margins.

Luis Terrazas (on left) talks to members of the CA Mock Trial teams
Luis Terrazas (on left) talks to members of the CA Mock Trial teams

Each team competed in four separate rounds, earning praise from both judges and juries for both legal acumen and professionalism through the trials. Remarked one coach, “Each team brought their A-game to this tournament. They devoted countless hours to this case, refining their presentations, polishing their opening and closing statements, refining strategy, and becoming expert in the rules of evidence and courtroom procedure. Truly outstanding performances!”

Lila Arnold earned special recognition from the Colorado Bar Association, winning a “Best Witness” award for her role as the defendant in this year’s criminal case. Ady Richards and Kirby Kimball took home “Best Attorney” awards for their commanding performances arguing the case.

Congratulations to all, and thanks to the A Team, which unselfishly shared its hard-earned knowledge and wisdom with the C Team and to a great degree enabled its fine success.