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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team
Places in Two Tournaments
MAILED: Nov. 9, 2000

          EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team recently placed second at the Mid-American Forensics League tournament and fifth at the South Dakota State University (Brookings, S.D.) tournament.
          Following are the results from the MAFL tournament held at UW-Eau Claire Oct. 28:
          Junior Barbara Ellevold, Pulaski, won informative speaking and placed third in persuasive speaking.
          Senior Reid Sollberger, Brooklyn Park, Minn., finished first in after-dinner speaking, third in duo interpretation with senior Jodi Becker, Germantown, and fifth in duo interpretation with senior Arwen Williams, Eau Claire. Becker also placed fourth in impromptu speaking, and Williams took fourth in program oral interpretation.
          Junior Eric Rasmussen, Eau Claire, won communication analysis and finished third in prose interpretation.
          Senior Arwen Dale, Eau Claire, took fifth in program oral interpretation and fourth in duo interpretation with sophomore Sarah Clark, Sturgeon Bay. Sophomore Ben Schneider, Greendale, placed third in impromptu speaking.
          The results from the SDSU tournament held Nov. 3-4 are as follows:
          Ellevold qualified for the American Forensics Association national tournament with her win in informative speaking. She also finished third in poetry interpretation and fourth in persuasive speaking and reached semifinals in prose interpretation.
          Schneider placed second in persuasive speaking and advanced to semifinals in dramatic interpretation and quarterfinals in impromptu speaking.
          Junior Brian Haapala, Gurnee, Ill., finished fourth in poetry interpretation and sixth in dramatic interpretation. He also reached semifinals in program oral interpretation.
          Dale took third in program oral interpretation, advanced to semifinals in informative speaking and in duo interpretation with Clark, and reached quarterfinals in prose interpretation.
          Williams placed fifth in informative speaking and advanced to semifinals in program oral interpretation. Rasmussen finished sixth in rhetorical criticism and reached quarterfinals in prose interpretation.
          The team will compete next at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., Nov. 17-18.

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Updated: Nov. 9, 2000