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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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Forensics Team Places Third
In Two Illinois Tournaments
MAILED: Jan. 31, 2001

          EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team placed third in two Mid-American Forensics League tournaments.
          The first tournament was held Saturday, Jan. 27, at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. Instead of awarding trophies to winning teams, the tournament awarded money to be given to the charity of the team’s choice. The UW-Eau Claire team contributed its winnings to Bolton Refuge House.
          Junior Ben Schneider, Greendale, qualified for the American Forensics Association national tournament with his second-place finish in after-dinner speaking. Junior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., took third place in dramatic interpretation and fourth place in program oral interpretation.
          Senior Cate Dunham, Hartland, placed fourth in impromptu speaking and sixth in extemporaneous speaking. Junior Brian Haapala, Gurnee, Ill., finished third in program oral interpretation, and senior Arwen Williams, Eau Claire, took fifth place in communication analysis.
          Seniors Jodi Becker, Germantown, and Reid Sollberger, Brooklyn Park, Minn., placed third in dramatic duo interpretation, and freshman Brandon Buchanan, San Antonio, Texas, finished fourth in extemporaneous speaking.
          During the tournament held Sunday, Jan. 28, at Illinois State University in Bloomington Dunham qualified for the AFA national tournament by placing second in extemporaneous speaking. She also took third in impromptu speaking.
          Schneider qualified for the AFA national tournament with his third-place finish in prose interpretation. He also placed third in after-dinner speaking.
          Boras qualified for the National Forensics Association national tournament when he placed fourth in impromptu speaking. He also finished second in dramatic interpretation.
          Haapala placed second in program oral interpretation, and Sollberger took third place in communication analysis.
          Junior Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., finished fifth in poetry interpretation, and Buchanan placed fifth in impromptu speaking. Becker took sixth place in program oral interpretation.

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Updated: Jan. 31, 2001