DE PERE, WIS.: The St. Norbert College mock trial “A” team was one of eight teams at the 2014 Upper Midwest Durst Memorial Regional Tournament on Feb. 22-23 to qualify for the first round of the Mock Trial National Tournament. The tournament will take place in Waukegan, Ill., March 14-16. St. Norbert College competed against 24 other teams from across the Midwest.
The St. Norbert College team is coached by Brown County circuit court judge Marc Hammer, Bret Liebmann of the law firm of Lin.Liebmann LLC, Tim Hogan of the law office of Timothy Hogan, LLC, Tricia Nell of Tricia Nell Law Office, S.C., and St. Norbert College associate professor of political science Charley Jacobs.
Team members include Austin Plier (Port Washington, Wis.), Janelle Krummen (Lodi, Wis.), Katie Hall (Waverly, Ill.), Amber Saskowski (Milwaukee), Matt Maloney (Chicago), Elly Weibusch (Appleton, Wis.), Ben Anderson (Kenosha, Wis.), Kaitlyn Bunker (Green Bay, Wis.), Katrina Geurts (De Pere, Wis.), Alex Kaminski (Greenville, Wis.) and Sarah St. John (Rockford, Ill.).
St. Norbert College also tied for the Spirit of AMTA (American Mock Trial Association) Award that recognizes the team that best exemplifies the spirit and sportsmanship of the event.