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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team
Wins Big at Sugar Loaf Classic
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 enter).
         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 persuasive speaking.
         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.

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Updated: Oct. 22, 2001