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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team Finishes
Season with Three Midwestern Tournaments

RELEASED: Dec. 11, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team had an eventful long weekend Nov. 30-Dec. 2 as the team traveled to three tournaments around the Midwest.

Some team members participated in the UW-Stout Invitational Forensics tournament on Friday and Saturday, where they took third in team sweepstakes. Others traveled to Ohio for the Ohio Frolic Swing tournament Friday and Saturday and to Otterbein College on Sunday, where the team took third and fifth place respectively in team sweepstakes. After returning home, the team also went to Minnesota for the Twin Cites Forensics League tournament at Normandale Community College on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to finish up for the semester.

The following are individual results from the UW-Stout tournament.

Sophomore Benjamin James Pickard, Eau Claire, took first in persuasive speaking and third in after dinner speaking, qualifying for NFA in both events.

Sophomore Nick Miller, Hales Corners, placed third in impromptu speaking, qualifying that event for NFA. He also placed fourth in after dinner speaking and fifth in informative speaking. Miller also took third in individual sweepstakes.

Miller and Pickard placed fourth in duo interpretation, qualifying for NFA.

Senior Katie Nichols, Niagara, took third in persuasive speaking, qualifying for NFA.

Freshman April Ross, Wauwatosa, took sixth in impromptu speaking, qualifying for NFA.

Sophomore Dylan Jambrek, Eau Claire, placed sixth in informative speaking.

The following are individual results from the Ohio State University tournament.

Senior Hilary Rasmussen, Eau Claire, placed second in program oral interpretation, qualifying for AFA. She also placed fifth in poetry interpretation.

Junior Eric Plantenberg, Monroe, placed fourth in communication analysis, qualifying for NFA. He also placed sixth in persuasive speaking.

Plantenberg and Rasmussen placed third in duo interpretation, qualifying for AFA.

Plantenberg also placed fourth in duo interpretation with junior Justin Rudnick, Stanley, qualifying for NFA.

Rudnick took fifth in communication analysis.

Sophomore Emily Schreiner, Wausau, took sixth in informative speaking.

Freshman Meghan Pickard, Eau Claire, took first in novice informative and fifth in novice extemporaneous speaking.

The following are the individual results from the Otterbein College tournament.

Rasmussen took third in drama interpretation. She also placed third with Plantenberg in duo interpretation. Plantenberg placed third in prose interpretation, fourth in persuasive speaking, and sixth in duo interpretation with Rudnick.

Rudnick also took fifth in persuasive speaking.

Schreiner placed second in communication analysis and sixth in informative speaking.

The following are the individual results from the Twin Cities Forensics League tournament.

Miller took first in informative speaking. He also placed first with BJ Pickard in duo interpretation.

BJ Pickard also took third in persuasive speaking.

Jambrek took first in extemporaneous speaking and second in communication analysis, qualifying for NFA and AFA respectively.

Freshman Beth Amann, Eau Claire, placed first in after dinner speaking and was a finalist in prose interpretation. She qualified for NFA in both events.

Nichols took first in persuasive speaking and was a finalist in poetry interpretation, qualifying for NFA in both events.

Sophomore Jake Johnson, Mondovi, took third in informative speaking.

Freshman Sarah Taylor, Merrill, was a finalist in persuasive speaking, qualifying her for NFA.

Sophomore Alicia Gerber, Ringle, took third in prose interpretation, qualifying for NFA.

Sophomore Zach Boerner, Madison, was a finalist in after dinner speaking, qualifying for NFA.

Freshman April Zoellner, Merrill, was a finalist in poetry interpretation, qualifying for NFA.

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