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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team
Places Sixth in Indiana Tournament
MAILED: Sept. 27, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team started the 2001-02 academic year with a sixth place finish in overall team sweepstakes at the Boilermaker Speech/Debate Tournament held Saturday, Sept. 22, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
         Eight UW-Eau Claire students, including both novices and veteran speakers, participated in 24 events.
         Senior Eric Rasmussen, Eau Claire, took first place in informative speaking, senior Brian Haapala, Grayslake, Ill., placed third, and freshman Brandon Buchanan, San Antonio, Texas, placed sixth. Haapala also placed third in prose interpretation.
         Senior Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., took first place in poetry interpretation and fifth place in persuasion.
         Freshman Abe Barnes, Wisconsin Rapids, took first place in novice impromptu speaking and third place in novice extemporaneous speaking.
         Senior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., placed fifth in rhetorical criticism.
         The forensics team will compete again in the Mid American Forensics League Swing Tournament to be held at Ripon College on Saturday, Oct. 6 and UW-Whitewater on Sunday, Oct. 7.

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Updated: Sept. 27, 2001