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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team
Sweeps Swing Tournamnet

MAILED: Oct. 25, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team recently participated in a swing tournament in Mankato, Minn., taking first at both the Minnesota State University-Mankato tournament Oct. 18-19, and at the Bethany Lutheran College tournament Oct. 19-20.
         Karen Morris, director of forensics, said the team was particularly excited about these wins because they won over several schools they had not yet competed against this year, including Texas Southern University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, North Dakota State and Ripon College.
         Individual results at the MSU-Mankato tournament are as follows:
         Junior Brandon Buchanan, San Antonio, Texas, took first place in extemporaneous speaking, second in persuasive speaking and third in legal extemporaneous speaking. He also took fifth in the individual sweepstakes.
         Senior Ben Schneider, Greendale, placed second in both impromptu speaking and communication analysis, and fifth in legal extemporaneous speaking and persuasive speaking.
         Sophomore Kelly Bender, New London, took first place in after-dinner speaking and third place in persuasive speaking.
         Junior Adam Coolidge, Eau Claire, placed first in dramatic interpretation.
         Sophomore Dan Mc Neely, Bloomington, Minn., took first place in informative speaking.
         Senior Scott Boras, Kellogg, Minn., took third place in impromptu speaking.
         Sophomore Andy Bevernitz, Clintonville, placed fourth in dramatic interpretation and fifth in communication analysis.
         Individual results at the Bethany Lutheran College tournament are as follows:
         Schneider took first place in extemporaneous speaking, second in persuasive speaking and third in communication analysis.
         Buchanan placed first in persuasive speaking and fourth in extemporaneous speaking.
         Bender took third place in persuasive speaking and after-dinner speaking, as well as third in duo interpretation with Boras, who also took second in dramatic interpretation and fifth in impromptu speaking.
         Bevernitz placed first in prose interpretation, fourth in dramatic interpretation and communication analysis, and sixth in duo interpretation with Coolidge, who also placed first in dramatic interpretation.
         Mc Neely took fourth place in both informative speaking and prose interpretation.
         Junior Amy Braun, Green Bay, placed sixth in informative speaking.
         The UW-Eau Claire forensics team will host and compete in the Mid-American Forensics League Tournament on the UW-Eau Claire campus Oct. 26-27.
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Updated: October 25, 2002