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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team
Wins State Tournament
MAILED: March 8, 2000|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team won all 11 events and took first place at the Wisconsin state tournament March 4.
The team won with a total of 320 points, while the second-place team, Ripon College, scored 78 points. UW-Whitewater finished third with 47 points.
Individual sweepstakes awards were awarded to the following UW-Eau Claire students: junior Arwen Williams, Eau Claire, first place; sophomore Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., second place; junior Barbara Ellevold, Pulaski, third place; senior Cate Dunham, Hartland, fourth place; and freshman Ben Schneider, Greendale, and junior Jodi Becker, Germantown, tied for fifth place.
Williams qualified for the Interstate Oratory Contest with her win in oratory, and she finished second in informative speaking and fourth in rhetorical criticism. She won duo interpretation with Unseth. Unseth also took first in prose interpretation and poetry interpretation and fourth in oratory. He qualified for the National Forensics Association tournament with his second-place finish in rhetorical criticism.
Ellevold placed second in program oral interpretation, third in dramatic interpretation and fifth in oratory. She and Schneider took second in duo interpretation, while Ellevold and sophomore Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., placed third in the same event. Boras also finished third in poetry interpretation, fourth in dramatic interpretation, and qualified for NFA with a fifth place in impromptu speaking.
Dunham took first in extemporaneous speaking and impromptu speaking, third in rhetorical criticism, fifth in informative speaking and sixth in after-dinner speaking.
Schneider finished first in dramatic interpretation, third in impromptu speaking and fifth in poetry interpretation. For the third year, Becker qualified for the Interstate Oratory Contest with her second-place finish in oratory. She also placed first in program oral interpretation, third in informative speaking and fifth in duo interpretation with senior Reid Sollberger, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Sollberger took first in after-dinner speaking and second in poetry interpretation. He also qualified for NFA with a fourth-place finish in informative speaking. Junior Arwen Dale, Eau Claire, finished first in informative speaking and rhetorical criticism and third in oratory.
Freshman Sarah Clark, Sturgeon Bay, placed third in extemporaneous speaking, and she qualified for NFA with a fourth-place finish in prose interpretation. Freshman James Owen, Nelson, took second in dramatic interpretation and fourth in impromptu speaking.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 8, 2000