2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational

University of Colorado–Boulder, March 12–152014 CUPSI logo(1)

Championship Finals on March 15

Finals results
  1. University of Texas–Austin (106.6)
  2. Virginia Commonwealth University (105.1)
  3. Princeton University (104.6)
  4. Montclair State University (101.8)

Coaches Awards

  • Spirit of the Slam Award: Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Best Writing By a Team Award: Brooklyn College
  • Pushing the Art Form Award: Harvard University
  • Best Performing By a Team Award: University of Texas–Austin
  • Best Poem: "British Imperialism" by Arati Warrier, University of Texas–Austin
  • Best Persona Poem: "Siri" by Patrick Roche, Princeton University
  • Funniest Poem: "Oral Sex and Cheese" by Victoria Massie & Brandon Melendez, University of California–Berkley
  • Best Love Poem: "How to Love Your Introvert" by Kevin Yang, Hamline University
  • Head-to-Head Haiku Slam Champion: Mariah Camille Barber, East Carolina University
  • Torchbearer's Award: Janae Johnson, Simmons College
  • Torchbearer's Award: Zachary Caballero, University of Texas–Austin
  • Torchbearer's Award: Ken Arkind, Denver Youth Poetry/Minor Disturbances
  • Best Individual Poet: Ethan Smith, Berklee College of Music
  • Best Individual Poet: Ariana Brown, University of Texas–Austin
  • Best Individual Poet: Mega, Brooklyn College

Best of the rest

  • Walter Kelly, Georgetown University 
  • Bobby Esnard, Dartmouth College 
  • Ethan Smith, Berklee College of Music
  • Samantha Peterson, Lewis & Clark College
  • Fortino Vazquez-Hernandez, University of California–Santa Cruz

Group Piece Showcase  

  • Simmons College
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Brooklyn College

View the overall standings from the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational [pdf]

Semi-Finals on March 14

Bout A  

  1. Virginia Commonwealth University (111.5)
  2. San Francisco State University (108.0)
  3. Simmons College (106.5)
  4. Brown University (95.5)

Bout B  

  1. Montclair State University (106.3)
  2. Washington University (104.7)
  3. Berklee College of Music (102.8)
  4. Carleton College (100.2)

Bout C  

  1. Princeton University (106.2)
  2. University of California-Los Angeles (102.7)
  3. University of Northern Colorado (69.1)
  4. Lewis & Clark College (0.0)

Bout D  

  1. University of Texas-Austin (108.3)
  2. Macalester College (107.7)
  3. Yale University (107.6)
  4. Stanford University (107.1)

Preliminary Results on March 12–13

Updated March 30, 2015