MAILED: Feb. 22, 2001
For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team won the Wisconsin state tournament, which was held at UW-Platteville Feb. 17.
Junior Ben Schneider, Greendale, placed first in individual sweepstakes, prose interpretation and impromptu speaking, second in extemporaneous speaking and dramatic interpretation and fourth in oratory.
Senior Barbara Ellevold, Pulaski, took second in individual sweepstakes, while winning informative speaking and dramatic interpretation and placing third in poetry interpretation and oratory and fourth in prose interpretation and program oral interpretation.
Senior Jodi Becker, Germantown, finished third in individual sweepstakes and won oratory. For the fourth consecutive year, Becker will represent UW-Eau Claire at Interstate Oratory Contest at Solano Community College in Fairfield, Calif., April 26-28. She also took first in rhetorical criticism, third in program oral interpretation and third in duo interpretation with senior Reid Sollberger, Brooklyn Park, Minn. Sollberger also placed fourth in individual sweepstakes, first in after-dinner speaking and second in rhetorical criticism.
Junior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., took fifth place in individual sweepstakes, second in program oral interpretation, third in dramatic interpretation, fourth in impromptu speaking, fifth in poetry interpretation and fourth in duo interpretation with junior Brian Haapala, Gurnee, Ill. Haapala also placed first in program oral interpretation and sixth in after-dinner speaking.
Junior Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., finished second in oratory, qualifying him to attend the Interstate Oratory Contest with Becker. Unseth also won poetry interpretation.
Senior Cate Dunham, Hartland, placed second in impromptu speaking, third in extemporaneous speaking and fourth in rhetorical criticism.
Kelly Jo Wright, assistant director of forensics, also was re-elected as president of Wisconsin Collegiate Forensics Association.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Feb. 22, 2001