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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team Wins Wisconsin State Tournament 14 Years Running

RELEASED: Feb. 22, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team has won the Wisconsin State Tournament for the 14th year in a row.

In addition to winning the tournament, the two students who will represent the state of Wisconsin at the Interstate Oratory Contest are both from UW-Eau Claire. Senior Betsy Schroeder, Le Center, Minn., and Junior Christine Zani, Hurley, will travel to the IOC in Pensacola, Fla., in April. This also is the 14th year that both students traveling to the IOC are from UW-Eau Claire.

The tournament was held at UW-River Falls on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19.

Following are the individual results from the Wisconsin State Tournament:

Senior Chris Conklin, Green Bay, placed first in impromptu speaking, first in after-dinner speaking, second in both extemporaneous speaking and individual sweepstakes, third in oratory, and fifth in dramatic interpretation.

Junior Amy Oldakowski, Sobieski, took first in communication analysis, second in impromptu speaking, second in informative speaking, third in extemporaneous speaking, third in individual sweepstakes and fifth in oratory.

Hilary Rasmussen, Eau Claire, placed first in individual sweepstakes, first in poetry interpretation, first in duo interpretation with Zani, second in program oral interpretation, and fourth in dramatic interpretation. Zani took first in oratory, fourth in communication analysis and sixth in after-dinner speaking.

Senior Abby Czeskleba, Middleton, took first in program oral interpretation, second in communication analysis, third in after-dinner speaking, fourth in oratory and fifth in individual sweepstakes.

Schroeder placed second in oratory, fourth in informative speaking and fourth in program oral interpretation.

Senior Chris Kamrath, Chetek, placed third in impromptu speaking and fifth in extemporaneous speaking.

Junior Scott Graser, Hurley, placed third in poetry interpretation.

Freshman Jahlieh Henderson, Platteville, took sixth in poetry interpretation.

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