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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team
Wins Winona State Tournament
MAILED: Oct. 14, 1999|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team took first place at the Winona State University tournament in Minnesota Oct. 8-9.
The team totaled 307 points to finish well ahead of second place Northern Illinois University with 184 points. Third place went to Eastern Illinois University with 143 points.
The top speaker of the tournament who took first place in individual sweepstakes was sophomore Eric Rasmussen, Eau Claire. Sophomore Barbara Ellevold, Pulaski, placed third in individual sweepstakes. Team members also won seven of the 11 events.
Individual place winners from Eau Claire included junior Reid Sollberger, Brooklyn Park, Minn., first in after-dinner speaking, fifth in extemporaneous interpretation and first in duo interpretation with Rasmussen. Rasmussen was also first in persuasive speaking, second in extemporaneous interpretation and fifth in poetry interpretation.
Junior Jodi Becker, Germantown, finished first in informative speaking and second in rhetorical criticism. Junior Cate Dunham, Hartland, placed first in rhetorical criticism and second in impromptu speaking, and sophomore Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., finished first in prose interpretation and sixth in poetry interpretation. Unseth also qualified for the American Forensics Association national tournament with his second-place finish in informative speaking.
Ellevold finished first in poetry interpretation, third in persuasive speaking, fourth in informative speaking and fifth in prose interpretation. Sophomore Arwen Williams, Eau Claire, was fourth in persuasive speaking and fifth in informative speaking. Freshman Ben Schneider, Greendale, qualified for the American Forensics Association national tournament with his third-place finish in dramatic interpretation.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 14, 1999