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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team Finishes
Semester with Two First Place Wins 

MAILED: Dec 17, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Forensics Team finished the fall semester with two consecutive wins, placing first in team sweepstakes at both UW-Stout Dec. 7-8 and the Twin Cities Forensics League Tournament held at Normandale Community College Dec. 11.
         Individual results at UW-Stout were as follows:
         Junior Ben Schneider, Greendale, placed second in the individual sweepstakes. To be eligible for the individual sweepstakes a competitor must be entered in five events. Schneider also placed first in program oral interpretation, which qualifies him for the AFA tournament; second in impromptu speaking; third in both prose interpretation and dramatic interpretation; and second in duo interpretation with senior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn. Boras also took second place in program oral interpretation.
         Senior Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn., placed second in communication analysis and fourth in prose interpretation, which qualifies him for the AFA tournament.
         Senior Eric Rasmussen, Eau Claire, placed first in poetry interpretation and third in after-dinner speaking, which qualifies him for both the NFA and AFA tournaments.
         Sophomore Brandon Buchanan, San Antonio, Texas, placed third in communication analysis and fourth in extemporaneous speaking, which qualifies him for the NFA tournament.
         Freshman Autumn Sotak, Glen Flora, placed third in informative speaking, also qualifying for the NFA tournament.
         Freshman Andy Bevernitz, Clintonville, took sixth place in both informative speaking and after-dinner speaking. Bevernitz also placed sixth in duo interpretation along with freshman Dan Mc Neely, Bloomington, Minn. Both qualified for the NFA tournament.
         Individual results at the Twin Cities Forensic League Tournament were as follows:
         Senior Brian Haapala, Grayslake, Ill., placed third in dramatic interpretation.
         Schneider placed first in prose interpretation, qualifying for the AFA tournament, and second in dramatic interpretation.
         Boras placed second in program oral interpretation and third in impromptu speaking.
         Buchanan placed first in communication analysis and seventh in dramatic interpretation.
         Freshman Kelly Bender, New London, placed first in poetry interpretation and fourth in program oral interpretation.
         Sotak took second place in informative speaking.
         Freshman Amanda Dolan, Greenfield, took second place in communication analysis, qualifying for the NFA tournament.
         Bevernitz and Mc Neely placed fourth in duo interpretation. Mc Neely also took fifth place in poetry interpretation.
         The team will continue traveling before the next semester starts in January, when they will travel to the Hell Froze Over Tournament at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., Jan. 12-13.

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: Dec. 17, 2001