MAILED: Oct. 24, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team took first place at the UW-River Falls tournament Oct. 18 and 19.
Senior Nicole Defenbaugh, Wales, was champion in both extemporaneous and informative speaking. She also placed fifth in dramatic interpretation. Senior Mike Paulus, Eau Claire, took first place in impromptu speaking and poetry interpretation. He also took fourth place with senior Holly Pyrek, Horicon, in duo interpretation. Pyrek also placed third in the program of oral interpretation category.
Ann Hackel, a junior from Appleton, took sixth place in impromptu speaking and second place in prose interpretations, informative speaking and program oral interpretation. Junior Stacy Janisch, Maplewood, Minn., placed fourth in informative speaking and fifth in poetry interpretation. Freshmen Nate Otto, Eau Claire, placed fifth in extemporaneous speaking.
The team competes the weekend of Oct. 24-26 at the Mankato/Bethany swing tournament in Minnesota.
For more information about the UW-Eau Claire forensics team, contact director Karen Piercy at (715) 836-4747.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 24, 1997