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Carthage Mock Trial hosts tournament at Kenosha County Courthouse


Michael Phegley

December 06, 2018

Carthage Mock Trial hosted a three-team, two-round invitational tournament Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Kenosha County Courthouse. Carthage, UW-Milwaukee, and Northern Illinois University participated.

The Mock Trial tournament was held at the Kenosha County Courthouse.

Carthage Red won the tournament, taking both of its ballots against the two NIU teams. Carthage Black won their ballot against UWM in the afternoon round.

Judge Mary Wagner coordinated the use of the Kenosha Courthouse for the tournament and secured volunteer judges for each round. Judge Wagner is a committed and perennial supporter of the Mock Trial Team.

The Mock Trial tournament was held at the Kenosha County Courthouse.Carthage’s teams participated in three previous tournaments this fall beginning in October at the University of Minnesota (Oct. 12-14); Illinois State University (Nov. 2-4) and Lewis University (Nov. 16-18). Micah Pahl ’21 won awards for Outstanding Plaintiff Attorney and Outstanding Defense Witness at ISU. 

The teams’ final invitational tournament of the season will be at Loras University in Dubuque, Iowa Jan. 24-26. The teams will then compete in the regional tournament in Minneapolis Feb. 22-24.  

This year’s team members are:

Carthage Red
Maham Ali ’19 **
Kierra Coleman ’22
Anne Ewart ’22
Joshua Kundert ’19 **
Alyssa Padjen ’21
Micah Pahl ’21
Elizabeth Stroh ’21
Nateya Taylor ’20

Carthage Black
Dominic Davis ’20
William Fabian ’22 **
Adowa Kankam ’19
Nicole Kipnegetich ’20
Riley Olson ’22
Briana Parks ’21
Lashanna Pierce ’20
Kaitlyn Richardson ’21 **

** Denotes Team Captains

Mock Trial is a course in Criminal Justice (CRJ 3300) which is taught each fall by Professor Michael Phegley (MGT/MKT). Students of all majors are welcome to participate.

Students interested in joining next year’s team should contact Prof. Phegley at

The Mock Trial tournament was held at the Kenosha County Courthouse.