Team History



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FLATHEAD BRAVES
644 4TH Avenue West, Kalispell, MT 59901
School Colors:  Orange & Black.  Enrollment:  1,351
Superintendent: Mark Flatau. Principal:  Peter Fusaro.  Activities Director: Bryce Wilson

RECENT STATE TOURNAMENT FINISHES:
2006—1st Place (138.5 points)
2007—1st Place (187 points)
2008—2nd Place (110.5 points)
2009—1st Place (142 points)
2010—3rd Place (113 points)
2011—2nd Place (135.5 points)
2012—3rd Place (115.5 points)
2013—2nd Place (125.5 points)
2014—2nd Place (114.5 points)
2015--1st Place (188 points)
2016--2nd Place (126.5 points)
2017--3rd Place (87.5 points)

AA Coach of The Year:  Shannon O’Donnell (2014), Sean O’Donnell (2006), Sean O’Donnell (1999), Greg Adkins (1997), Greg Adkins (1995), Bruce Riley (1990), Bruce Riley (1986), David Hashley (1985), Sue Brown (1982), David Hashley (1981), Connie Wagner (1973), Tom Richardson (1966)

MFEA Coaches Hall of Fame:  Greg Adkins (2016), Tom Richardson (2009), Sue Brown (2004), David Hashley (1998), Connie Wagner (1992)

STATE TOURNAMENT HISTORY
Team Sweepstakes State Champions

1915  Head Coach:  Mr. Jessen
1943  Head Coach:  Tom Richardson
1946  Head Coach:  Tom Richardson
1947  Head Coach:  Tom Richardson
1948  Head Coach:  Tom Richardson
1949  Head Coach:  Tom Richardson
1951  Head Coach:  Tom Richardson
1955  Head Coach:  Tom Richardson
1976  Head Coach:  Connie Wagner
1985  Head Coach:  David Hashley

1986  Head Coach:  Bruce Riley
1994  Head Coach:  David Howell
1998  Head Coach:  Greg Adkins
1999  Head Coach:  Greg Adkins
2000  Head Coach:  Greg Adkins
2001  Head Coach:  Greg Adkins
2003  Head Coach:  Greg Adkins
2004  Head Coach:  Greg Adkins
2005  Head Coach:  Greg Adkins
2006  Head Coach:  Greg Adkins
2007  Head Coach:  Greg Adkins
2009  Head Coach:  Kala Lougheed
2015  Head Coach:  Shannon O’Donnell

Individual State Champions

1960  Bob Casne (Oratory)
1971  Doug Wells (Impromptu)
1972  Valerie Chapman (Oratory)
1974  Cheryl Soderstrom (Oral Interpretation)
1975  Nic Herriges (Student Congress (S))
1976  Phil McCreedy (Student Congress (S))
1976  Laura Deily & Chris Brown (Policy Debate)
1976  Paul Garner (Oral Interpretation)
1977  Henry Kichli (MPA)
1978  Robert Jenkins (Boys Extemp)
1978  Mitch Weaver (MPA)
1979  Julie Moore (Oral Interpretation)
1980  Marca Robbin (Oral Interpretation)
1980  Ty Richardson (MPA)
1980  Andrea Conn (Impromptu)
1981  Donna Lewis (Oral Interpretation)
1981  Allison Conn (Expository)
1981  Jennifer Moore (Girls Extemp)
1982  Jennifer Moore  (Girls Extemp)
1982  Angie Furhman (Expository)
1983  John McGinnis (Expository)
1983  Amy Little (Oral Interpretation)
1984  Linda Scharen (Girls Extemp)
1984  Laura Issacson (Oral Interpretation)
1985  Kim Davis (MPA)
1985  Alicia Houseworth (Impromptu)
1985  Cori Clark (Serious Interpretation)
1986  Cori Clark (Serious Interpretation)
1986  Karen Martinka (MPA)
1986  Greg McDowell (Extemporaneous Speaking)
1986  Mike Free (Expository)
1987  Cheyenne Doss (Humorous Interpretation)
1987  Paul Hager (Extemporaneous Speaking)
1987  Sonja Lewis (MPA)
1988  Susan Conner (Serious Interpretation)
1988  Aaron Scott & Mike Hogan (Policy Debate)
1988  Tricia Farmer (Oratory)
1988  Miles Carson (Impromptu)
1989  Steve Oliver (Extemporaneous Speaking)
1989  Shelley Collins (Impromptu)
1990  Amber Alley (Serious Interpretation)
1992  Steve Lympus & John Hughes (Policy Debate)
1992  Rann Cook (Humorous Interpretation)
1994  Buffie Rogers (Serious Interpretation)
1994  David Daniels (Humorous Interpretation)
1995  John Fawcett (Humorous Interpretation)
1995  Liz Cummings (MPA)
1995  Atarah Martin (Oratory)
1997  Trina Zahller (Serious Interpretation)
1997  Emily Cummings (MPA)
1998  Michelle Galvin (MPA)
1998  Matt Hawkins (Impromptu)
1998  Mike Palchak (Extemporaneous Speaking)
1999  Mike Palchak (Extemporaneous Speaking)
1999  Marcy Moody (Impromptu)
1999  Michael Greig (Parli Debate-House)
1999  Jenny Fawcett & Nancy Natividad (Duo)
2000  Dustin deYong (Humorous Interpretation)
2000  Alissa Militello (Expository)
2000  BG Istre (Oratory)
2000  Sarah Berg & Cassie DeZort (Policy Debate)
2000  Dustin deYong (Humorous Interpretation)
2000  Alissa Militello (Expository)
2000  BG Istre (Oratory)
2000  Sarah Berg & Cassie DeZort (Policy Debate)
2001  David Edwards & Josh Berg (Duo Interpretation)
2001  Andrea Swanberg (Oratory)
2001  Jon Fetter-Vorm (Impromptu)
2001  Andrew Bissell (Parli Debate House)
2001  John Michael Myers (Parli Debate Senate)
2002  Sheena Istre (Extemporaneous Speaking)
2002  Sarah Whealon (Impromptu)
2003  Jenet Ricketts (MPA)
2003  Jillian Vashro (Oratory)
2003  Natalie Luehr (Expository)
2003  Kala French (Impromptu)
2003  Valerie Tutvedt (Parli Debate House)
2003  Keith Scranton (Parli Debate Senate)
2004  Lucy Beard (Expository)
2004  Audra Booky (Lincoln Douglas Debate)
2004  Emily Rader (Oratory)
2004  Kevin Nalty (Extemporaneous Speaking)
2004  Trevor Hunter (Legislative Debate)
2005  Trevor Hunter (Legislative Debate)
2005  Sarah Harball (Expository)
2005  Chelsea Eickert (MPA)
2005  Ben Clanton (Serious Interpretation)
2006  Amanda Barker (Oratory)
2007  Josh Kelly (Serious Interpretation)
2007  Jesse Brenneman (Humorous Interpretation)
2007  Treza Hirsch (Impromptu)
2007  Treza Hirsch (Extemporaneous Speaking)
2007  Mara Mercer (MPA)
2007  Mara Mercer (Oratory)
2007  Larkin Lane (Expository)
2008  Annika Heinle (Legislative Debate)
2008  Katie Hoag (Extemporaneous Speaking)
2009  Casey Brown (Serious Interpretation)
2009  Dawson Lynch (MPA)
2009  Cailin Rogers (Legislative Debate)
2009  Casey Brown (Humorous Interpretation)
2010 Tierney Strandberg (MPA)
2010 Tierney Strandberg (Oratory)
2011 Emily Stoick (Lincoln Douglas Debate)
2012 Elena Musz (Impromptu)
2012 Jeremy Zug (Legislative Debate)
2013 Karl Boveng (Humorous Interpretation)
2013 Wyatt Dykhuizen & Parker Kouns (Duo)
2013 Brooke Wahlert (MPA)
2014 Ethan Hall (Humorous Interpretation)
2014 Sarah Ward (Impromptu)
2015 Wyatt McGillen (Extemporaneous Speaking)
2015 Maija Hadwin (Original Oratory)
2015 Michael Rutledge (Expository)
2015 Eli Cornell (Impromptu)
2015 Parker Kouns & Wyatt Dykhuizen (Duo Interpretation)
2015 Alaina Mothershead (Lincoln Douglas)
2016 Ethan Hall (Duo)
2016 Edgar Hall (Duo)
2017 Grace Cady (Impromptu)