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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team
Wins Mankato Tournaments
MAILED: Oct. 19, 1999|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team won two tournaments in Mankato, Minn., the weekend of Oct. 15-17.
At the Minnesota State University, Mankato, tournament Friday and Saturday, junior Cate Dunham, Hartland, took third in individual sweepstakes. She also placed second in impromptu speaking, third in communication analysis and fourth in extemporaneous speaking and persuasive speaking.
Junior Reid Sollberger, Brooklyn Park, Minn., took second in after-dinner speaking, sixth in communication analysis and fourth in duo interpretation with sophomore Eric Rasmussen, Eau Claire. Rasmussen also qualified for the American Forensics Association national tournament with his second-place finish in poetry interpretation and placed third in prose interpretation and persuasive speaking.
Freshman Ben Schneider, Greendale, won dramatic interpretation and was a semifinalist in prose interpretation. Sophomore Barbara Ellevold, Pulaski, finished third in program oral interpretation, fifth in informative speaking and was a semifinalist in prose interpretation.
Sophomore Arwen Williams, Eau Claire, won informative speaking and took fifth in persuasive speaking. Junior Arwen Dale, Eau Claire, placed fourth in informative speaking.
The second tournament was held Saturday and Sunday at Bethany Lutheran College. Sollberger placed third in individual sweepstakes and won communication analysis. He also qualified for the AFA national tournament with his win in after-dinner speaking and second-place finish in duo interpretation with Rasmussen. In addition, Rasmussen won poetry interpretation and qualified for AFA by winning persuasive speaking.
Dunham placed second in extemporaneous speaking and seventh in persuasive speaking. She qualified for the AFA tournament with her win in impromptu speaking and third-place finish in communication analysis. Ellevold took second in informative speaking and poetry interpretation and sixth in persuasive speaking and prose interpretation.
Dale won informative speaking and qualified for the AFA national tournament, as well as finished fourth in prose interpretation and fifth in persuasive speaking. Schneider placed second in dramatic interpretation. Williams took fourth in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in informative speaking and was a semifinalist in prose interpretation.
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., placed second in both tournaments and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln third.
UW-Eau Claire will host and compete at the Mid-America Forensics League tournament on campus Oct. 23.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 19, 1999