DECEMBER 8, 2013
After four rounds of competitive Mock Trial, the 18th annual Yale Invitational has come to a close. Congratulations to Yale University, winners of the Villains Bracket, and Brandeis University, winners of the Heroes Bracket!
Click here to view the tab summary from the 2013 Yale Invitational. The manual for the Weighted Partial Ballots system used at the tournament can be viewed here.
A huge thanks to all the teams that competed this weekend, and we all wish you a safe trip home!
DECEMBER 6, 2013
A big welcome to the 42 teams competing at the Yale Invitational this weekend! We're looking forward to four fun, competitive rounds these next couple of days. Check back soon for round pairings and updates from New Haven!
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
Congratulations to American Heritage High Schoool: Boca Delray (7-1), our 2013 Bulldog Invitational champions!
Here are the results from this weekend's tournament:
2nd Place: Fort Thomas Highlands High School (5-3, CS: 19)
3rd Place: Roman Catholic High School (5-3, CS: 15.5, PD: +35)
Honorable Mention: Lowndes High School (5-3, CS: 15.5, PD: +32)
Ariana Bagherian: 20 Ranks, Defense
Rayne Sullivan: 20 Ranks, Defense
Kat Mail: 18 Ranks, Defense
Emma Perez: 17 Ranks, Plaintiff
Kyle Westerfer: 17 Ranks, Plaintiff
Savannah Pierce: 17 Ranks, Defense
Nikki Moser: 17 Ranks, Plaintiff
Corrine Ghannoum: 17 Ranks, Plaintiff
Collier Mutert: 20 Ranks, Defense; 16 Ranks, Plaintiff
Ava Vardiman: 20 Ranks, Defense
Ryan McCurry: 18 Ranks, Plaintiff
Jessie Stiles: 18 Ranks, Defense
Hailey Moll: 18 Ranks, Defense
Luke Haber: 17 Ranks, Defense
Maria Riillo: 16 Ranks, Defense
A huge thank you to all the teams that made the journey to New Haven and competed this weekend. We all wish you a safe trip back home and we hope to see you at the 2014 Bulldog Invitational!
NOVEMBER 14, 2013
Yale welcomes the following teams as competitors at the 2013 Bulldog Invitational Tournament!
American Heritage High School, Boca Delray
American Heritage High School, Plantation
Bishop Guertin High School
The Derryfield School
Fairfield Warde High School
Fletcher High School
Fort Thomas Highlands High School
Lowndes High School
Marshfield High School
Roman Catholic High School
Souhegan High School
Good luck to all the teams competing this weekend!
NOVEMBER 3, 2013
Yale sent two teams to two different invitationals this weekend, and both finished tremendously!
Team GAMTI Champs competed at the Great American Mock Trial Invitational and finished in 9th place with a strong record of 8-8. Vinay Nayak (39 ranks) and Raymond Zhu (37 ranks) won Outstanding Attorney awards, and Travis Hutchinson (37 ranks) won an Outstanding Witness award!
Team Objectasaurus competed at the Brandeis Invitational Tournament and secured an Honorable Mention, finishing in 6th place with another solid record of 5-3. Congratulations to Outstanding Attorney Loryn Helfmann (18 ranks)!
Looking forward to competing at our next tournament, the 18th annual Yale Invitational!
OCTOBER 27, 2013
In YMTA's opening weekend of the 2013-2014 season, Yale Teams Inchwyrms and Tranbait (formerly Trandeis) competed at the Columbia University Big Apple Invitational Tournament (CUBAIT) and came back with spectacular results!
Team Inchwyrms finished in 2nd place with an impressive record of 6-1-1, while Team Tranbait earned an Honorable Mention, finishing in 11th place with a record of 4-3-1.
An Outstanding Attorney award went to Skyler Ross, who finished with 17 ranks. Charles Kwenin (18 ranks) and Jonathan Esty (15 ranks) were awarded Outstanding Witness awards.
We're looking forward to an extremely successful season!
SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
Congratulations and a big welcome to our new members: Travis Hutchinson, Eric Abney, Minsun Cha, Simone Seiver, Vanessa Holman, Eleanor Runde, Joe Li, Nasos Abuel, Chloe Larkin, Andy Hill, Shreyas Ravishankar, Jonathan Esty, Josh Young, Priya Sundaresan, and Kerry Burke-McCloud!
SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
Tryouts for the 2013-2014 Mock Trial season are underway!
MAY 20, 2013
Congratulations to our newly-graduated members: Annie Wang, Isaac Park, and Arziki Adamu!
APRIL 27, 2013
Announcing our new Executive Board for 2013-2014!
President of External Affairs: Wendy Cai
President of Internal Affairs: Alex Feiock
Tournament Directors: Amelia Clark, Allison Durkin, Loryn Helfmann
Publicity Director: Andrew Tran
Finance Director: Raymond Zhu
Social Chair: Johnny Golding
APRIL 20, 2013
The Yale Mock Trial Association concluded its season today with a celebratory banquet at Sushi Mizu in New Haven. Superlatives such as “Least Likely to Succeed,” “Most Seoul,” “Most Flo,” and “Most Likely to Get Away with Murder” were awarded. Click on our Photos tab to see pictures from our banquet!
APRIL 14, 2013
This weekend, Yale ended the season strongly by placing 11th in the Robert S. Mueller Division at the National Tournament in Washington, D.C.! With 48 of the nation’s top trial teams heading to D.C. for the national championship, placing 11th was a significant feat for the association. A special congratulations to captain Vinay Nayak (25 ranks) for his All-American Attorney award!
MARCH 24, 2013
Yale 1557 was recognized as an Outstanding Trial Team this weekend at the Hamilton ORCS, hosted by Miami University. With a 5-3 record, Team 1557 earned a bid to the National Championship Tournament in Washington, D.C.! Congratulations to Vinay Nayak, who with 17 ranks was recognized as an Outstanding Attorney.
FEBRUARY 24, 2013
Yale Team 1557 secured a bid to ORCS this weekend at the New Haven Regional! The outstanding trial team placed fifth with 5.5 wins and a CS of 18.5. Yale Team 1558 also secured an open bid to ORCS! The team was awarded an Honorable Mention, with 4.5 wins and a CS of 18. Congratulations are also in order for Outstanding Witnesses Allison Durkin (20 ranks) and Ella Wood (16 ranks), and Outstanding Attorneys Vinay Nayak (18 ranks) and Abby Walter (17 ranks). Thanks also to Tournament Directors Corinne Ruth and Lionel Rodriguez for setting up and running the tournament (despite the snowstorm delay)!
FEBRUARY 17, 2013
Yale Team 1559 went toe-to-toe with some of the nation’s best trial teams at the Lancaster, Pennsylvania regional this weekend. Although the team did not snag a spot at ORCS, it finished with a strong record of 4-4. And considering the team consisted entirely of underclassmen, the future of our association certainly looks bright. Great job this weekend to Skyler, Jing, Danielle, Jeffrey, Yuxi, Ralph, Olivia, Connie, and Breanne!
JANUARY 27, 2013
Congratulations to Yale’s A and B teams, which both boasted strong showings at Cornell’s Big Red Invitational Classic this past weekend. Yale A finished with a 6-2 record and took 4th place at the tournament! Vinay Nayak (20 ranks) was recognized as an Outstanding Attorney and Johnny Golding was recognized as an Outstanding Witness for his portrayal of Frankie Fernandez. Next stop, AMTA regionals!
DECEMBER 2, 2012
Today marks the end of another fun yet competitive Yale Invitational!
Much thanks to Corinne Ruth and Lionel Rodriguez for giving up their lives to organize the entire tournament and making sure it ran smoothly.
Yale A (Beyoncé) finished in 3rd place with an impressive record of 9-3 (CS: 26.5) in the Pop Queens Division!
Yale B (Adam Levine) finished in 5th place with a record of 7-5 (CS: 29) in the Pop Kings Division.
Also in this division, Alex Feiock (27.5 ranks) and Ella Wood (26 ranks) were awarded the Outstanding Attorney and Outstanding Witness awards.
So excited for next year’s Invitational!
OCTOBER 21, 2012
What a spectacular opening weekend for YMTA’s 2012-2013 season! In our best opening weekend performance to date,
YMTA sent four teams to three different invitationals and earned the following results:
2nd Place at the Guardian Invitational, hosted by the Coast Guard Academy
5th Place at CUBAIT, hosted by Columbia University
4th Place at the Happy Valley Invitational, hosted by Penn State
Abby Walter and Robert Peck were awarded Outstanding Attorney awards at Coast Guard and Penn State, while Johnny Golding, Ali Lohman, and Vincent Mitchell were awarded Outstanding Witness awards at CUBAIT and Penn State.
We’re looking forward to an extremely successful season!
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Congratulations and a big welcome to our new members: Clé Dupuy, Allison Durkin, Johnny Golding, Jeffrey Guo, Loryn Helfmann, Sofia John, Yuxi Liu, Ali Lohman, Vincent Mitchell, Ralph Molina, Breanne Porter, Skyler Ross, Daniel Stern, Andrew Tran, Olivia Walker, Connie Wang, and Raymond Zhu!
Announcing our new Executive Board for 2012-2013!
President of External Affairs: Abby Walter
President of Internal Affairs: Vinay Nayak
Tournament Directors: Lionel Rodriguez and Corinne Ruth
Finance Director: Wendy Cai
Communications Director: Robert Peck
Networking Directors: Amelia Clark and Eric Baudry
Looking forward to working together with all of you!
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