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Communication & Journalism Department

Wyoming Forensics Institute staff

WFI staff 

cramTravis Cram: University of Wyoming, Camp director.

Travis Cram is the Director of Forensics at the University of Wyoming. In high school, Travis debated for Cheyenne East where he won 3 consecutive Wyoming State championships and a 10th place finish at NSDA (NFL) Nationals. He also qualified to the prestigious Tournament of Champions his final year of competition.  As the director of the UW debate team, Travis has coached teams to the elimination rounds of the National Debate Tournament, had two teams reach the top 16 of the CEDA national championship, and was recently named the 2014-2015 Coach of the Year.

 bauschMike Bausch: Bingham High School (Salt Lake, City), Curriculum Director.

Mike Bausch is coming off of his first year as the program director for the Bingham debate team, one of the largest debate programs in Salt Lake.  Mike debated for Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. In college, Mike was a four-time qualifier to the National Debate Tournament and had one of the most dominating Senior years in Wyoming Debate history. His significant accomplishments include winning the 2010 Weber Round Robin, three consecutive final four appearances at the Las Vegas Classic, the sweet 16 of Wake Forest, appearing in the elimination rounds of the National Debate Tournament, and speaker awards at nearly every tournament he has appeared at.

   maryMary Marcum: University of Wyoming, Lab Leader

Mary Marcum is a senior debater for the University of Wyoming. In high school, Mary debated for Millard South, where she was both a State Policy Champion and a qualifier to the NFL/NSDA Nationals tournament. As a debater for UW, Mary has amassed a host of accolades, including reaching the top 16 at CEDA Nationals in back-to-back years, winning the 2013 Weber Round Robin, and reaching the elimination rounds of too many tournaments to list here.   This will be Mary’s third WFI.


Matt Struth: University of Minnesota, Senior Faculty.

Matt Struth is a PhD candidate and assistant coach for the University of Minnesota.  As a debater at the University of Mary Washington, he received a first-round bid to the National Debate Tournament, was a quarter-finalist at the NDT, and was the winner of the 2009 American Debate Association National Championship. He also was the top speaker at ADA Nationals and twelfth speaker at the NDT.  As a coach for Minnesota, he has helped his team receive an invite to the prestigious Dartmouth Round Robin, one of the highest regular season accomplishments in college debate.

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