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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team
Wins Four Team Trophies

RELEASED: Feb. 4, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team earned four team trophies during the Iowa Swing Tournament Jan. 19-20 and the Mid-American Forensics League #5 and #6 Jan. 26-27.

The team placed second in team sweepstakes at the Iowa Swing Tournament. Individual results include:

  • Freshman Meghan Pickard, Eau Claire, placed second in informative speaking and seventh in extemporaneous speaking. She qualified for the National Forensics Association by placing second in persuasion and qualified for the American Forensics Association by placing third in impromptu speaking.
  • Sophomore Dylan Jambrek, Eau Claire, placed first in extemporaneous speaking and third in informative speaking.
  • Sophomore Jake Johnson, Mondovi, took second in extemporaneous speaking.
  • Sophomore Emily Schreiner, Wausau, placed third in persuasion and fourth in informative speaking.
  • Freshman Beth Amann, Eau Claire, placed sixth in after-dinner speaking.
  • Junior Justin Rudnick, Stanley, took sixth in persuasion and qualified for NFA.

The team earned fourth place in team sweepstakes at Wartburg College during the Iowa Swing Tournament. Individual results include:

  • Rudnick took first in informative speaking and qualified for AFA. He also took sixth in persuasion.
  • Jambrek qualified for NFA by placing third in persuasion. He also placed third in informative speaking.
  • Amann placed third in after-dinner speaking.
  • Pickard took fourth in informative speaking and fifth in persuasion.
  • Schreiner placed fourth in rhetorical criticism.
  • Senior Katie Nichols, Eau Claire, placed fifth in poetry.
  • Johnson placed seventh in impromptu speaking.

The team took fifth in team sweepstakes at MAFL No. 5. Individual results include:

  • Junior Eric Plantenberg, Monroe, placed first in novice prose and fifth in communication analysis.
  • Freshman April Ross, Wauwatosa, placed third in novice impromptu and sixth in novice prose.
  • Sophomore Nick Miller, Hales Corners, qualified for NFA by placing third in persuasion. He also placed fourth in novice impromptu speaking.
  • Jambrek took third in extemporaneous speaking and qualified for AFA. He also placed fourth in persuasion.
  • Johnson placed fifth, qualifying for NFA, in persuasive speaking.

The team took third in team sweepstakes at MAFL No. 6. Individual results include:

  • Plantenberg placed first in communication analysis and fifth in novice prose.
  • Jambrek qualified for AFA by placing first in persuasion. He also took fourth in extemporaneous speaking.
  • Miller took second in after-dinner speaking, fourth in novice impromptu speaking and sixth in persuasive speaking.
  • Johnson placed third in novice impromptu and fifth in extemporaneous speaking.
  • Ross placed sixth in novice impromptu speaking.

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