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Forensics team competes in Texas during Winterim

January 20, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team competed in the Hell Froze Over tournament Jan. 14-15 in Austin, Texas. The event was hosted by the University of Texas at Austin and Bradley University.

Competing against 43 other schools, UW-Eau Claire's team placed sixth in team sweepstakes Jan. 14 and fifth in team sweepstakes Jan. 15.

Individual results for Jan. 14 are as follows:

  • Senior Patrick Martin, Burnsville, Minn., took sixth in duo interpretation, third in informative speaking and fifth in individual sweepstakes. He also placed second in persuasive speaking, which qualified him for the National Forensic Association tournament. Martin advanced to the semifinals in communication analysis.
  • Senior Holly Albers, Mazeppa, Minn., advanced to the semifinals in informative speaking and poetry interpretation.
  • Sophomore Jarrel Montgomery, Madison, took sixth in duo interpretation.

Individual results for Jan. 15 are as follows:

  • Martin placed first in extemporaneous speaking, informative speaking and communication analysis, and advanced to the semifinals in persuasion. He won the individual sweepstakes Jan. 15 and the overall individual sweepstakes for points accumulated for both tournaments.
  • Senior James Kust, Eau Claire, advanced to the semifinals in informative speaking and impromptu speaking.
  • Albers advanced to the semifinals in informative speaking, poetry interpretation and dramatic interpretation.
  • Senior Natalie Hunter, Vadnais Heights, Minn., advanced to the semifinals in informative speaking.

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