MAILED: Oct. 16, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — The University of
Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team placed second at both of two tournaments
that comprised the Mid-America Forensics League Swing Tournament held this year
at Ripon College and UW-Whitewater.
Eight UW-Eau Claire students competed in 23 events and
broke over 50 percent of them to finals on both days, which means that after
only their second trip of the season, six students are now qualified in at least
three events each for the NFA National Tournament in April 2002.
Following are the results for the first tournament at
Senior Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., placed first in
Senior Eric Rasmussen, Eau Claire, placed second
in informative speaking, fifth in poetry interpretation, and first and second in
duo interpretation with junior Ben Schneider, Greendale, and
senior Brian Haapala, Grayslake, Ill., respectively. Haapala also took
first place in prose interpretation and Schneider also placed fourth in both
impromptu and extemporaneous speaking.
Junior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., took first
place in poetry interpretation with straight ones, and third place in both prose
interpretation and communication analysis.
Freshman Brandon Buchanan, San Antonio, Texas,
placed fourth in informative speaking and fifth in impromptu speaking.
Elections for MAFL officers also were held at the first
tournament and Karen Morris, director of forensics for UW-Eau Claire, was
reelected as MAFL president.
Following are the results for the second tournament at
Boras placed first in prose interpretation, again with
straight ones, and second in poetry interpretation.
Unseth took second place in prose interpretation and
third in both persuasive speaking and poetry interpretation.
Haapala took third place in informative speaking and
third in duo interpretation along with Rasmussen, who also took second in
informative speaking and second in duo interpretation with Schneider.
Buchanan placed fifth in informative speaking and sixth
in both impromptu and extemporaneous speaking.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 16, 2001