2011 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational

Hosted by University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
April 6–9

Bout schedule and results

Championship Finals on April 9

Finals results 

  1. Macalester College (116.2) 
  2. Washington University (114.8) 
  3. New York University (112.2) 
  4. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (109.2)

Coaches awards 

  • Spirit of the Slam Award: Wesleyan University
  • Best Writing by a Team: Macalester College
  • Best Performing by a Team: Washington University
  • Pushing the Art Forward Award: Brown University
  • Best Individual Poet: Michael Lee, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
  • Best Individual Poem: “Wingdings” by Niko Walkowiak, Macalester College
  • Best Persona Piece: “Eyes” by Randyl Wilkerson and Emily Weitzman, Wesleyan University
  • Most Humorous Poem: “Barista’s Love Poem” by Spencer Retelle, Macalester College
  • Best Love Poem: “OCD,” by Neil Hilborn, Macalester College
  • Best Social Political Commentary Poem(s): “Born” by Storm Thomas, University of California–Santa Cruz; “Kama Shut the Heck Up” by Janani Balasubramanian, Stanford University

Best of the rest 

  • Todd Anderson, Carleton College
  • Fatimah Ashgar and Franny Choi, Brown University
  • Natasha Huey, University of California–Berkeley
  • Chris Milea, SUNY–New Paltz
  • Mary Talbi, SUNY–Oneonta

Semi-Finals on April 8 

Bout 1 results  

  1. Washington University (115.4)
  2. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (113.9)
  3. Eastern Michigan University (113.2)
  4. North Carolina A&T State University (110.4)
  5. Stanford University (103.8)

Bout 2 results 

  1. New York University (111.8)
  2. Macalester College (110.9)
  3. Wesleyan University (109.8)
  4. University of San Francisco (109.8)
  5. Hamline University (105.9)

Bout breakdown

Preliminary A, Bout 1 (Wednesday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.) 

Location: Anderson ABC
4 – Carleton College: 106.4
2 – Haverford College: 107.9
1 – University of Wisconsin–Madison: 109.2

Location: Anderson D
1 – Macalester College: 116.6
4 – Occidental College: 105.9
2 – University of Minnesota–Twin Cities: 116.5

Location: Pendleton
4 – California State University–Northridge: 107.6
3 – Emory University: 107.7
1 – Washington University: 114.7
2 – Yale University: 108.7 

Location: Kuenzel
1 – Central Michigan University: 96.2
4 – Kalamazoo College: 91.3
2 – SUNY College at Geneseo: 94
3 – University of Washington: 92.1 

Location: U-Club
4 – Berklee College of Music: 105.1
1 – Brandeis University: 106.7
2 – Eastern Michigan University: 106.6
 

Preliminary A, Bout 2 (Wednesday, April 6, 8 p.m.) 

Location: Anderson ABC 
2 – Lewis & Clark College: 110.2
3 – SUNY New Paltz: 110
4 – University of Michigan–Ann Arbor: 108.5
1 – University of San Francisco: 111.5 

Location: Anderson D
4 – Davidson College: 104.7
1 – North Carolina A&T State University: 113.7
2 – SUNY College at Oneonta: 112.6
3 – University of California–Santa Cruz: 111.2 

Location: Pendleton
3 – Barnard College: 113.3
4 – Middlebury College: 112.8
1 – New York University: 118.5
2 – Stanford University: 113.4

Location: Kuenzel 
2 – Brown University: 107.2
3 – Emerson College: 105.4
1 – Hamline University: 108
4 – Western Illinois University: 104 

Location: U-Club 
4 – The Ohio State University: 107.8
2 – University of California–Berkeley: 109.1
3 – University of Pennsylvania: 107.9
1 – Wesleyan University: 109.4   

Preliminary B, Bout 1 (Thursday, April 7, 6 p.m.) 

Location: Room D
4 – Kalamazoo College: 103.3 (4)
2 – University of San Francisco: 112.2 (2)
1 – Wesleyan University: 113.3 (1)

Location: Michigan
1 – Eastern Michigan University: 103.9
2 – Hamline University: 101.8
4 – University of Washington: 100

Location: Underground
3 – Brown University: 108
4 – Haverford College: 103.8
2 – Macalester College: 111.9
1 – University of California–Santa Cruz: 113 

Location: Hussey
2 – California State University–Northridge: 117.8
3 – Central Michigan University: 117.3
4 – Lewis and Clark College: 116.1
1 – University of Minnesota–Twin Cities: 119.2

Location: Pendleton (Michigan Union)
2 – SUNY College at Oneonta: 112
4 – University of Pennsylvania: 108.8
3 – University of Wisconsin–Madison: 110
1 – Washington University: 112.4

Preliminary B, Bout 2 (Thursday, April 7, 8 p.m.)

Location: Room D
3 – Berklee College of Music: 110.3
2 – Emory University: 110.7
1 – Middlebury College: 111.1
4 – The Ohio State University: 108.5 

Location: Michigan
3 – Carelton College: 105.2
1 – Davidson College: 107.6
2 – SUNY College at Geneseo: 105.2
4 – University of Michigan–Ann Arbor: 103.2 

Location: Underground
4 – Emerson College: 105.3
1 – New York University: 116
2 – North Carolina A&T State University: 114.5 

Location: Hussey
2 – Barnard College: 108.9
4 – Occidental College: 105.5
3 – Western Illinois University: 107.1
1 – Yale University: 109.5 

Location: Pendleton (Michigan Union)

3 – Brandeis University: 104.3
1 – Stanford University: 112.3
4 – SUNY New Paltz: 101.2
2 – University of California-Berkeley: 109.2

 

Updated Oct. 20, 2011