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UW-Eau Claire Team and Individuals Do Well
at Minnesota River Swing Tournament

RELEASED: Oct. 26, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — Nine University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics students traveled to the Minnesota River Swing Tournament Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22. The team placed fifth at both the Larry Schnoor Invitational, held at Mankato State University on Saturday, and the Vocal Viking Invitational at Gustavus Adolphus College on Sunday.

Because the national forensics tournament will be held in Mankato, this tournament was unusually large, with 29 schools in attendance. Schools from as far away as Long Beach, Calif., and Fairfax, Va., came to the Minnesota River Swing Tournament to compete.

Following are the individual results from the Larry Schnoor Invitational:

Senior Christine Zani, Hurley, placed second in persuasive speaking.

Senior Amy Oldakowski, Sobieski, took second in communication analysis.

Junior Hilary Rasmussen, Eau Claire, placed third in informative speaking.

Freshmen Alex Collie, Menomonie, placed seventh in poetry.

Following are the results from the Vocal Viking Invitational:

Zani took first in overall team sweepstakes by placing first in persuasive speaking, first in communication analysis and third in after-dinner speaking.

Oldakowski placed third in communication analysis, fifth in after-dinner speaking and sixth in extemporaneous speaking.

Rasmussen took fifth in prose interpretation, sixth in informative speaking and sixth in dramatic interpretation.

Sophomore Julie Germain, New Richmond, placed sixth in persuasive speaking.

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