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The Team

Welcome to the Team Page! Check out the decades of Blugold history all leading up to the current 2011-2012 team.

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UWEC Forensics
2000's Alumni

2001

Jodi Becker

Major: Broadcast Journalism
Minor: Political Science
Current Occupation: News Reporter, KFI-AM 640
Years Competed: 1997-2001
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Impromptu, After Dinner, Persuasion, Poetry, CA, POI, Duo, Prose

 

 

 

Cate Dunham

Major: English-Creative Writing
Current Occupation: Technical Writer/Manager
Years Competed: 1997-2001
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Impromptu, Extemp, After Dinner, Persuasion, CA, Prose

Becky Flanders

Major: History/Theatre
Years Competed: 2000-2001
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Poetry, Informative, Prose, After Dinner, DI

Arwen Rassmussen

Current Occupation: News Reporter, KFI-AM 640
Years Competed: 1997-2001
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright

 

 

 

 

Reid Sollberger

Major: Communication
Years Competed: 1997-2001
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright

 

 

 

 

2002

Brian Haapala

Major: Economics and Business Administration
Years Competed: 2000-2002
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Persuasion, After Dinner, CA, Prose, Poetry, DI, POI, Duo

 


Eric Rasmussen

Major: Speech Communication
Current Occupation: Writer for Volume One in Eau Claire
Years Competed: 1998-2002
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright

 

 

 

Aaron Unseth

Major: Public Communication
Minor: Theater
Current Occupation: Pastor
Years Competed: 1998-2002
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, After Dinner, Persuasion, Poetry, CA, POI, DI, Duo, Prose

Arwen Williams

Major: Political Science
Current Occupation: Attorney
Years Competed: 1998-2002
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright

 

2003

Amy Braun

Major: Public Communication
Years Competed: 2000-2003
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Prose, Persuasion, Informative, CA, Extemp

Scott Boras

Major: English (Creative/Technical Writing)
Years Competed: 1999-2003
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Prose, Poetry, Duo, DI, POI, CA, Impromptu

 

 

Ben Schneider

Major: Political Science
Current Occupation: Attorney
Years Competed: 1999-2003
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Prose, DI, Duo, Poetry, After Dinner, CA, Persuasion, Informative, Extemp, Impromptu

 

2004

Brandon Buchanan

Major: Political Science and Economics
Current Occupation: City Councilman and Political Organizer
Years Competed: 2000-2004
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Debate - LD, Debate - NDT, Informative, Impromptu, Extemp, Persuasion, CA, DI

 

2005

Kelly Bender

Major: Accounting
Years Competed: 2001-2005
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Prose, Duo, Persuasion, POI, After Dinner, CA, Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Bevernitz

Major: English
Years Competed: 2001-2005
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright

 

 

 

 

Mandy Dolan

Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright

 

 

 



Dan McNeely

Major: Public Relations
Current Occupation: Liability Administrator
Years Competed: 2001-2005
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, ADS, Poetry, CA, POI, DI, Duo, Prose

 

 

2006


Chris Conklin

Major: Chemistry/Scientific Communication
Current Occupation: Chemist
Years Competed: 2002-2006
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Inform, Impromptu, Extemp, ADS, Persuasion, Poetry, CA, POI, DI, Duo, Prose

 

 

 

 

Abby Czeskleba

Major: Public Relations
Minor: Scientific & Technical Writing
Current Occupation: Children's Book Editor
Years Competed: 2002-2006 Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, After Dinner, Persuasion, Poetry, CA, POI, Duo, Prose

 

 

 

Chris Kamrath

Major: Elementary Eduaction
Current Occupation: Teacher
Years Competed: 2004-2006
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Impromptu, Extemp, After Dinner, Persuasion, Prose

 

 

 

Betsy Schroeder

Major: Political Science
Minor: Public Communications
Current Occupation: Administrator
Years Competed: 2002-2006
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Extemp, After Dinner, Persuasion, CA, POI, DI

 

 

 

2007

Amy (Oldakowski) McNeely

Major: Public Communication/Women's Studies
Current Occupation: Donor Relations Manager at Mount Mary College
Years Competed: 2003-2007
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: CA, Persuasion, Informative, ADS, Impromptu, Extemp, Duo, and Poetry

 

 

 

Christine Zani

Major: Information Systems
Years Competed: 2003-2007
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: ADS, Informative, Persuasion, Rhetorical Criticism, Prose, Duo, and Extemp

 

 

 

2008

Hilary Rasmussen

Major: Public Communications
Minor: Anthropology
Current Occupation: Assistant Director of Forensics at Southwest Minnesota State University
Years Competed: 2004-2008
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Poetry, POI, DI, Prose, Duo, and Informative

 

 

 

2009

Julie Germain

Major: Comprehensive Business Management
Current Occupation: Assistant Manager
Years Competed: 2005-2007
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Extemp, Persuasion, CA, DI, Duo, Prose

 

Katie Brunner (Nichols)

Major: Organizational Communications
Minor: Theatre
Current Occupation: Assisted Living Resident Assistant
Years Competed: 2005-2009
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Prose, Poetry, Persuasion, Crit, Duo

 

 

Eric Plantenberg

Major: Biology Education
Minor: Broadfield Science
Current Occupation: Menomonie High School Science Teacher
Years Competed: 2006-2009
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: DI, Prose, Duo, Poetry, Persuasion, CA, Informative

 


Justin Rudnick

Major: Public Communication
Minor: Chemistry
Current Occupation: Student
Years Competed: 2005-2009
Coaches: Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Prose, Poetry, POI, Persuasion, Duo, and Informative, CA

 

 

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