RCHS Prosecution 48% Da Vinci Charter Academy 52% LOSS MVP: Hunter Cradit
Tournament Awards (selected by the scorers and judges):
Team MVP: Calvin McGee
Top Attorney: Calvin McGee
Top Witnesses: Melina Dhillon, Isabella Zink
Top Clerk: Madison Her
Local Results (3-1)
Local Round 1: Defense 273 (61.21%) vs Kennedy 173 (38.8%) WIN
Local Round 2: Prosecution 538 (49.81%) vs Jesuit 542 (50.18%) LOSS
Local Round 3: Prosecution 415 (50.79%) vs Laguna Creek 402 (49.20%) WIN
Local Round 4: Defense 478 (50.31%) vs St. Francis 472 (49.68%) WIN
River City Mock Trial represented Yolo County in the Sacramento Regional Mock Trial Tournament February 1-27 at the Gordon B. Schaber Courthouse in downtown Sacramento. For the first time in 20 years, River City won three rounds in the local tournament, finishing #2 overall (by percentage of points scored) after the preliminary rounds. Round MVP awards were given by our opponents to team members Ivy Tillich (twice), Trhemson Desean-Concepcion, and Liam Stack. Individual River City students receiving medals from the tournament judges included Tremson Desean-Concepcion as a top pre-trial attorney, Ivy Tillich as one of the top witnesses, and Taher Rhuma as a top prosecution attorney and team MVP. As the sole Yolo County school in the competition, River City had the option to advance to state competition in Riverside. Instead, we decided to accept an invitation to participate in the inaugural Golden State Mock Trial Tournament held in Sacramento in April.
Golden State Tournament Results (1-3)
State Round 1: Prosecution 186 (44.81%) vs Trinity Christian A (Ventura Co.) 229 (55.89%) LOSS
State Round 2: Defense 162 (47.23%) vs Centennial (San Diego) 181 (52.76%) LOSS
State Round 3: Defense 180 (47.74%) vs ByeBuster team 197 (52.25%) LOSS
State Round 4: Prosecution 189 (53.84%) vs ByeBuster team 162 (46.15%) WIN
Trinity Christian C defeated Trinity Christian B for the Tournament Championship. Centennial finished 3rd.
The River City Mock Trial team competed in the inaugural Golden State Mock Trial invitational tournament held in Sacramento over the weekend of April 28-30 at the Sacramento County Courthouse in downtown Sacramento and The Hyatt Hotel. The tournament featured an entirely new case (which students had to learn in a matter of a few weeks), and top teams from up and down the state, including many recent state champions. Team members Alexis Villanueva, Olivia Thomas, Hunter Cradit, and Trhemson Desean-Conccepcion received MVP recognition for the competition in each round. Olivia Thomas received the third-highest overall score among witnesses in the entire tournament and was recognized with a tournament Witness Award at the Closing Ceremonies.
Local Results (2-2)
Local Round 1: Prosecution 195 (48.38%) vs Sheldon 208 (51.61%) LOSS
Local Round 2: Defense 187 (44.52%) vs Kaleo Home School 233 (55.48%) LOSS
Local Round 3: Prosecution 211 (51.08%) vs Laguna Creek 202 (48.91%) WIN
Local Round 4: Defense 231 (52.73%) vs Ponderosa 207 (47.26%) WIN
River City Mock Trial represented Yolo County in the Sacramento Regional Mock Trial Tournament February 17-29 at the Gordon B. Schaber Courthouse in downtown Sacramento. Both Prosecution and Defense sides won a round against tough competition. Anahi Escobar, Ryan DelaRosa, and Annamaria Rizo (twice) received MVP recognition from their opponents. As the sole Yolo County school in the competition, River City automatically advances to state competition in March.
State Finals Results (0-4)
State Round 1: Prosecution 195 (46.76%) vs Chaminade (L.A.) 222 (53.24%) LOSS
State Round 2: Defense 209 (49.64%) vs Ft. Bragg (Mendocino) 212 (50.36%) LOSS
State Round 3: Defense 118 (41.40%) vs Camarillo (Ventura) 167 (58.60%) LOSS
State Round 4: Prosecution 144 (49.32%) vs Our Lady of Peace (San Diego) 148 (50.68%) LOSS
Dos Pueblos of Santa Barbara Co. defeated The Menlo School of Alameda Co. for the State Championship
The River City Mock Trial team competed in the California State Mock Trial Finals over the weekend of March 18-20 at the Sacramento County Courthouse in downtown Sacramento. The team faced tough competition from county champions from Los Angeles (Chaminade HS) and Ventura (Camarillo HS), and narrowly losing to champions from Mendocino (Ft. Bragg HS) and San Diego (Academy/OLP). Despite the four losses, team members Anthony Williams, Ryan Dela Rosa, and Anamaria Rizo (twice) received MVP recognition for the competition in each round. The team performed professionally, improved over the course of the season, and represented River City well. Congratulations to the entire team and our Attorney-coach Allison Zuvela.
State Tournament: 1 Win - 3 Losses
Round 1: RCHS (P) 133 (46.02) Clovis High (Fresno Co.) 156 (53.98) LOSS
Round 2: RCHS (P) 216 (45.19%) Menlo School (San Mateo Co.) 262 (54.81) LOSS
Round 3: RCHS (D) 181 (48.27%) Middletown High (Lake Co.) 194 (51.73) LOSS
Round 4: RCHS (D) 138 (51.11%) Pleasant Valley (Butte Co.) 132 (48.89%) WIN
Local Tournament: 1 Win - 2 Losses - 1 Tie
Round 1: RCHS 176 Sheldon 176, TIE. It was a tie score, but the presiding judge gave the victory to Sheldon in the tiebreaker rule. His not guilty verdict had no bearing on scores or win/loss record.
Round 4 - Lee Vining (Mono Co.) 192 RCHS Pros. 180 LOSS
Brianna Mondia, Edgar Gonzalez, and Mandeep Walia (twice) were recognized as Most Valuable Performers in their rounds.
2013 MOCK TRIAL STUDENTS WIN MEDALS
Several River City Mock Trial students were recognized at the 2013 regional Mock Trial awards for the Gordon B. Schaber Mock Trial Tournament held Feb.-Mar. 2013. Courtroom artist Rebecca Guan, prosecution attorney Deanna Gallegos, and witnesses Violet Hamlet and Brianna Bivians received medals for their performances. Team coaches selected Joel Kersey and Kate Brenenstall as team captains, Deanna Gallegos and Thomas Monce as Most Valuable attorneys, and Adam Rodgers, Eddie Gonzalez, Violet Hamlet, and Brianna Bivians as Most Valuable witnesses. Congratulations!
2012 TEAM FINISHES BEST STATE TOURNAMENT EVER
The River City Mock Trial team competed as Yolo County Champion in the State Finals tournament in Sacramento and finished with its best season ever with a defense victory over Mono County and a prosecution victory over Madera County. One of our two losses was a razor-close 237-231 loss to Tulare County. River City finished 17th out of 32 schools, our highest ranking ever.
Round 1 - Prosecution 231 (49.4%) vs. Tulare High School 237 (50.6%) LOSS
Round 2 - Prosecution 223 (47%) vs Brawley HS 252 (53%) LOSS
Round 3 - Defense 186 (53.6%) vs Lee Vining HS 161 (46.4%) WIN
Round 4 - Prosecution 231 (51.2%) vs Yosemite HS 220 (48.8%) WIN
La Reina High School of Ventura County defeated Dos Pueblos High from Santa Barbara to take the state title in Sunday's championship round at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Sacramento. The national Mock Trial Tournament will be held in May in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
MOCK TRIAL TEAM 2011
Round 1 Scores (two scorers): Pleasant Grove 131, River City 123