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Forensics Team Wins
Iowa Swing Tournament
MAILED: Jan. 26, 2001

          EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team won the Iowa Swing tournament held in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa and Cornell College.
          At the UNI portion of the tournament Saturday, Jan. 20, junior Ben Schneider, Greendale, qualified for the American Forensics Association national tournament with his win in dramatic interpretation and fourth-place finish in impromptu speaking. He qualified for the National Forensics Association national tournament by winning prose interpretation and placing second in after-dinner speaking. He also took third in extemporaneous speaking.
          Junior Brian Haapala, Gurnee, Ill., qualified for the NFA tournament by placing first in after-dinner speaking and sixth in prose interpretation. He took fourth in dramatic interpretation and fifth in poetry interpretation.
          Senior Cate Dunham, Hartland, qualified for the NFA tournament with a first-place finish in persuasive speaking and a second-place finish in extemporaneous speaking.
          Senior Arwen Dale, Eau Claire, qualified for the NFA tournament by placing third in rhetorical criticism. She also finished second in program oral interpretation and fourth in informative speaking.
          Senior Arwen Williams, Eau Claire, qualified for the NFA tournament with a second-place finish in persuasive speaking. She also took fifth in program oral interpretation.
          Junior Eric Rasmussen, Eau Claire, qualified for the AFA tournament by placing second in prose interpretation. He and junior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., won duo interpretation.
          Freshman Brandon Buchanan, San Antonio, Texas, qualified for the NFA tournament with a second-place finish in rhetorical criticism, while junior Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., also qualified with a fifth-place finish in prose interpretation. In addition, Unseth took third in informative speaking and sixth in poetry interpretation.
          Sophomore Becky Flanders, Ramsey, Minn., qualified for the NFA tournament by placing sixth in informative speaking.
          Senior Barbara Ellevold, Pulaski, finished third in poetry interpretation, and senior Jodi Becker, Germantown, took fourth in rhetorical criticism.
          During the Cornell College half of the tournament, Schneider won prose interpretation and placed second in after-dinner speaking, dramatic interpretation and extemporaneous speaking and fourth in impromptu speaking.
          Becker qualified for the AFA tournament by winning impromptu speaking and taking second in rhetorical criticism and third in persuasive speaking.
          Dunham won extemporaneous speaking, qualified for the NFA tournament with a third-place finish in impromptu speaking and took fifth in persuasive speaking.
          Boras won program oral interpretation and placed fourth in duo interpretation with Rasmussen. Rasmussen also finished sixth in poetry interpretation.
          Haapala took third in dramatic interpretation and fourth in after-dinner speaking, while Williams placed fourth in rhetorical criticism and fifth in program oral interpretation. Unseth took fourth in informative speaking and fifth in prose interpretation.
          Ellevold placed fourth in poetry interpretation. Dale finished sixth in program oral interpretation, and Buchanan took sixth in rhetorical criticism.

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Updated: Jan. 26, 2001