MAILED: Oct. 9, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team placed second in the Nebraska Swing Tournament hosted by Creighton University (Omaha, Neb.) and Concordia University (Seward, Neb.) Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
The team placed first in the individual events sweepstakes and second in the combined individual events and debate sweepstakes at Creighton University. At Concordia University, the team placed third in the combined sweepstakes.
In the Creighton University tournament, senior Reid Sollberger, Brooklyn Park, Minn., placed first in prose interpretation and sixth in after-dinner speaking. Sollberger also finished fourth with senior Jodi Becker, Germantown, in duo interpretation. Becker took third in persuasive speaking and was a semifinalist in impromptu speaking.
Junior Brian Hapaala, Gurnee, Ill., placed third in dramatic interpretation and first with junior Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., in duo interpretation. Unseth also finished second in poetry interpretation and fifth in persuasive speaking.
Junior Barbara Ellevold, Pulaski, earned second in dramatic interpretation and fourth in prose interpretation.
Senior Arwen Williams, Eau Claire, placed second in program oral interpretation and fifth in informative speaking and was a semifinalist in prose interpretation. Junior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., won poetry interpretation.
Senior Arwen Dale, Eau Claire, placed second in informative speaking and fifth in impromptu speaking. Junior Eric Rasmussen, Eau Claire, took fourth in poetry interpretation and rhetorical criticism.
At Concordia University, Ellevold placed third in dramatic interpretation, third in prose interpretation and fourth in informative speaking. Williams finished first in informative speaking and third in program oral interpretation.
Becker took second in impromptu speaking, sixth in persuasive speaking and fourth in duo interpretation with Sollberger. Sollberger placed second in prose interpretation and fifth in after-dinner speaking.
Hapaala placed sixth in informative speaking and third in duo interpretation with Unseth. Unseth also finished first in persuasive speaking and fifth in poetry interpretation.
Rasmussen earned second in poetry interpretation and fifth in rhetorical criticism. Dale placed fifth in informative speaking.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 10, 2000