MAILED: Oct. 22, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — The University of
Wisconsin-Eau Claire Forensics team recently traveled to Winona State University
for the Sugar Loaf Classic and for the eighth year in a row returned with the
first place trophy.
With a total of 294 points, UW-Eau Claire finished way
out in front, with almost double the 153 points total of the second place
finisher, the University of Northern Iowa. Ten UW-Eau Claire students
participated in 32 events.
Senior Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., placed first in
three events — informative speaking, persuasive speaking and poetry
interpretation — and second in the individual sweeps (four events needed to
Senior Eric Rasmussen, Eau Claire, placed third in
poetry interpretation and first place in duo interpretation along with junior
Ben Schneider, Greendale. Schneider also placed second in after-dinner
speaking, third in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in informative speaking.
Senior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., took first
place in the individual sweeps; second place in dramatic interpretation, poetry
interpretation, and rhetorical criticism; fourth place in prose interpretation;
and fifth place in impromptu speaking.
Junior Adam Coolidge, Eau Claire, placed third in
Sophomore Amy Braun, Green Bay, took fourth place
in rhetorical criticism.
Freshman Kelly Bender, New London, placed second
in persuasive speaking.
As a result of these wins, Unseth, Schneider, Braun,
Coolidge, and Bender have qualified to participate in the next NFA tournament.
Unseth, Boras, Rasmussen, and Schneider have qualified to participate in the
next AFA tournament.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 22, 2001