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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team
Competes in Tournaments
MAILED: March 3, 2000|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team made a strong showing at three recent tournaments, including one of the largest tournaments in the nation, which was held at Rock Valley Community College in Rockford, Ill., Feb. 25-26.
During competition in the Rock Valley tournament, juniors Arwen Dale and Eric Rasmussen, both from Eau Claire, placed third in duo interpretation. Dale also finished sixth in persuasive speaking, and Rasmussen advanced to poetry semifinals. Senior Cate Dunham, Hartland, took fifth in extemporaneous speaking. Freshman Ben Schneider, Greendale, placed second in novice prose. Sophomore Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., was omitted mistakenly from the prose semifinal round due to a tabulation error.
The forensics team placed third at the UW-Whitewater tournament Feb. 27.
Senior Reid Sollberger, Brooklyn Park, Minn., and junior Jodi Becker, Germantown, qualified for the National Forensics Association national tournament with their win in duo interpretation. Becker also placed sixth in persuasion.
Dunham qualified for NFA with her sixth-place finish in informative speaking. She placed third in extemporaneous speaking and sixth in after-dinner speaking. Freshman James Owen, Nelson, took sixth in dramatic interpretation.
Junior Arwen Williams, Eau Claire, qualified for the American Forensics Association national tournament by placing second in communication analysis. Williams also took fourth place in persuasion.
Junior Barbara Ellevold, Pulaski, took third in prose, third in persuasion and fourth in dramatic interpretation. Ellevold and sophomore Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., placed fourth in duo interpretation. Boras also received second place in poetry interpretation. Ellevold and Schneider finished sixth in duo interpretation. Schneider took sixth place in prose.
The team won the Twin Cities Forensics League tournament Feb. 29.
Freshman Sarah Clark, Sturgeon Bay, qualified for NFA by placing third in extemporaneous speaking. Owen finished fifth in impromptu speaking, qualifying him for NFA. Owen also took second place in dramatic interpretation.
Schneider qualified for AFA with his win in prose. He also placed fifth in poetry. Unseth took first place in persuasion, which qualified him for NFA.
Ellevold placed third in prose. Dunham took second in after-dinner speaking and fourth in informative speaking. Boras qualified for AFA by finishing third in poetry. Williams placed second in persuasion.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 3, 2000