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UW-Eau Claire Forensics League Takes
First at Twin Cities Forensics League Tournament

RELEASED: March 23, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — In their last two regular season meets the University of Wisconsin forensics team placed first at the Twin Cities Forensics League Tournament #6 on March 6 and fifth at the Mid-American Forensics League Tournament #7 held in Dekalb, Ill., on March 4.

In addition to their placement, the forensics team won the Jim Pratt Cumulative Sweepstakes Award for the most cumulative points in multiple seasons at TCFL #6. The team won the award three years ago, causing their total points to revert to zero, but the team had accumulated enough points to come back and win again this year.

Following are the individual results from TCFL #6:

Freshman Laura Magnusson, Apple Valley, Minn., placed first in informative speaking, qualifying that event for AFA.

Junior Hilary Rasmussen, Eau Claire, took first in program oral interpretation, qualifying that event for AFA, and second in duo interpretation with B.J. Pickard, Eau Claire.

Freshman Whitney Zahn, Menomonee Falls, took first in after-dinner speaking and fourth in prose interpretation.

Freshman Nathan Jahnke, Madison, placed second in communication analysis, qualifying that event for NFA.

Freshman Katie Nichols, Middleton, took second in persuasive speaking, qualifying that event for NFA. She also placed second in poetry.

Sophomore Justin Rudnick, Stanley, placed third in persuasive speaking.

Junior Eric Plantenberg, Monroe, took third in poetry.

Freshman Paul Gilleland, Fall Creek, took fourth in after-dinner speaking and sixth in prose interpretation.

Following are the individual results from MAFL #7:

Freshman Jake Johnson, Eau Claire, placed second in extemporaneous speaking.

Freshman Alex Collie, Menomonie, and Plantenberg took first in duo interpretation, qualifying that event for American Forensics Association National Tournament.

Gilleland placed second in poetry, qualifying that event for AFA.

Freshman Dylan Jambrek, Waukesha, took fourth in communication analysis, qualifying that event for the National Forensics Association National Tournament. He also placed sixth in persuasive speaking.

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