Mock Trial Advances to State Competition

Posted February 14, 2017 / Last updated February 16, 2017

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The Jesuit regional runner-up team of (from left) juniors Nick Leonik, Andrew Kuebel, Nathan Alvarez, Ethan Ehrhardt, Manuel Molina, and senior Andre Navarre

Jesuit Mock Trial sent three teams to regional competition at the 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna on Saturday, Feb. 11. After two preliminary rounds involving 17 teams, two Jesuit teams advanced to the final four.

In the semi-final round, the Jesuit team of attorneys Manuel Molina, Nathan Alvarez, and Andrew Kuebel and witnesses Andre Navarre, Nick Leonik, and Ethan Erhardt edged out its brother team of attorneys John Schmidt, Christian Lacoste, and Gabe Dupuy and witnesses Gabe Wax, Chandler Boudreaux, and Donovan Reynolds.

The Jesuit group that advanced to the finals lost to the team from Louise S. McGehee School in an extremely close round. In individual awards, John Schmidt was named best attorney.

Jesuit’s third team of attorneys Aqib Zakaria, Bradley Fugetta, Hunter Richardson and witnesses Josh Schmidt, Michael Daly, Trey Smith, and Ben Wombacher also competed.

The Jays will advance to the State Mock Trial competition on March 11 in Monroe.

John Schmidt, Chandler Boudreaux, Gabe Wax, Donovan Reynolds, Gabe Dupuy, and Christian Lacoste

Making it to the final four of the competition was the team consisting of (from left) juniors John Schmidt, Chandler Boudreaux, and Gabe Wax, sophomore Donovan Reynolds, and juniors Gabe Dupuy and Christian Lacoste.


The underclassmen team competed well in the competition as well: (from left) prefrshmen Ben Wombacher and Trey Smith, freshman Aqib Zakaria, prefreshman Josh Schmidt, sophomore Bradley Fugetta, and prefreshmen Hunter Richardson and  Michael Daly.

John Schmidt won best attorney.

Junior John Schmidt won the 1st Place Attorney award at the competition.