MAILED: Nov. 22, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team placed sixth out of 28 schools at the Bradley University tournament in Peoria, Ill., Nov 17-18.
Junior Eric Rasmussen, Eau Claire, qualified for the National Forensics Association national tournament with his third-place finish in varsity after-dinner speaking and his sixth-place finish with junior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., in duo interpretation.
Juniors Brian Haapala, Gurnee, Ill., and Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., placed second in duo interpretation. Unseth also finished fifth in varsity persuasive speaking, and Haapala took sixth place in varsity poetry interpretation.
Junior Barbara Ellevold, Pulaski, took third place in dramatic interpretation, while freshman Brandon Buchanan, San Antonio, Texas, placed sixth in novice extemporaneous speaking.
Seniors Reid Sollberger, Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Jodi Becker, Germantown, were semifinalists in duo interpretation. Sollberger also was a semifinalist in varsity prose interpretation, and Becker was a semifinalist in varsity impromptu speaking.
Members of the team next will travel to the UW-Stout and Arizona Swing tournaments Dec. 1-2.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 22, 2000