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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team Continues
Winning Tradition at State Tournament
MAILED: Feb. 22, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — For the 12th year in a row, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team won the Wisconsin State Forensics Tournament held Feb. 16-17 at UW-River Falls.
Also, for the 10th year in a row, both Wisconsin state representatives who will be participating at the Interstate Oratory contest April 25-27 in Rapid City, S.D., are from UW-Eau Claire. They are juniors Ben Schneider, Greendale, and Adam Coolidge, Eau Claire, a novice on the team.
Following are the results of the state tournament. UW-Eau Claire took first place in ten of the eleven events.
Senior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., won the individual sweepstakes with a total of 58 points. He also placed first in prose interpretation, dramatic interpretation, poetry interpretation and program oral interpretation. He took second in duo interpretation with Coolidge.
Schneider took second place in the individual sweepstakes with a total of 48 points. He placed first in extemporaneous speaking and oratory; third in prose interpretation, dramatic interpretation and after-dinner speaking; and sixth in impromptu speaking.
Senior Brian Haapala, Grayslake, Ill., took the third spot in individual sweepstakes with a total of 44 points. He placed first in after-dinner speaking and in duo interpretation, along with senior Aaron Unseth, Plato, Minn.; second in prose interpretation; fourth in dramatic interpretation; and fifth in poetry.
Unseth was the fourth place individual sweepstakes winner with a total of 40 points. He placed first in both informative speaking and rhetorical criticism and fifth in duo interpretation with freshman Kelly Bender, New London.
Bender took fifth place in the individual sweepstakes with a total of 36 points. She also placed second in informative speaking and rhetorical criticism (qualifies for NFA), fourth in program oral interpretation and oratory, and fifth in prose interpretation (also qualifies for NFA).
Beside qualifying for the Interstate Oratory contest with his second place win in Oratory, and placing second in duo interpretation with Unseth, Coolidge also placed second in dramatic interpretation.
Sophomore Brandon Buchanan, San Antonio, Texas, placed third in extemporaneous speaking, impromptu speaking and rhetorical criticism; fifth in dramatic interpretation; and sixth in informative speaking.
Freshman Andy Bevernitz, Clintonville, took fifth place in informative speaking and sixth in after-dinner speaking and oratory (qualifies for NFA).
Freshman Amanda Dolan, Greenfield, placed fifth in rhetorical criticism.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Feb. 22, 2002