Sports Law team performs well at Tulane’s Mardi Gras Sports Law Moot Court Competition
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March 9, 2011
The Wake Forest School of Law team performed well at the Mardi Gras Sports Law Competition sponsored by Tulane Moot Court Board, said the team’s coach, Professor Don Castleman.
The team consisted of Heath Tripp, Phillip Ross and Matt Antonell.
“The team advanced to the round of 16 in the most bizarre competition I have experienced in almost 20 years of coming to this event.,” Castleman said.
“In the first round we were Petitioners against Loyola University as Respondent, with judge Able and Bonkers. In the second round we were Respondents against John Marshall as Petitioner with judges Amy and Barbara. In the third round we were Petitioners against……John Marshall as respondents with judges……..Amy and Carol. (Same Amy). In the round of sixteen we were Petitioners against…..John Marshall again with judges………Charles and …..Bonkers (same Bonkers). So we saw only two out of 32 teams and had the same judges in each repeat. When we saw judge Bonkers come in for the last argument we knew to pack our bags. The team was eliminated by a very good Loyola team, but with the able assistance of a judge who could never keep straight which side was being argued.”
Our thanks to Professors Walker, Davis, Peeples, C. Rose, Graham, Schneider and Korzen for their assistance and to alumnus Andrew Irby, and students Erin Tanner, Rob Zawrotny and Meggan Bushee.
“Please join me in congratulating Phillip Ross, Heath Tripp, and Matt Antonelli for their performance in the Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Moot Court Competition,” said Erin Tanner.
Associate Chief Justice, Wake Forest Moot Court Board. “The Moot Court Board would also like to give a special thanks Professor Castleman for helping the team prepare for this year’s competition.”