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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team Places First and Third in Weekend Tournaments

RELEASED: Oct. 24, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team placed 3rd and 1st respectively Oct. 18-19 at the Larry Schnoor Invitational held at the University of Minnesota-Mankato and the Bill Robertz Invitational held at Gustavus Adolphus in Minnesota.

Following are individual results from the Larry Schnoor Invitational Tournament:

Senior Justin Rudnick, Stanley, placed first in duo interpretation with senior Eric Plantenberg, Monroe, second in informative and the individual sweepstakes, fourth in program oral interpretation and sixth in duo interpretation with senior Katie Nichols, Pembine. Plantenberg also placed fourth in persuasion.

Sophomore Sarah Taylor, Merrill, took first in after-dinner speaking and fifth in program oral interpretation. Junior Dylan Jambrek, Waukesha, took second in communication analysis and qualified for the semi-finals in impromptu.

Junior Emily Schreiner, Wausau, placed second in persuasion and took fifth in informative speaking. Junior Laura Magnusson, Apple Valley, Minn., placed fifth in prose and sixth in dramatic interpretation.

Following are the individual results from the Bill Robertz Invitational:

Jambrek placed first in impromptu, third in persuasion and fourth in communication analysis. Plantenberg took first in persuasion and third in informative.

Rudnick took second in poetry, fourth in duo interpretation with Plantenberg and fifth in duo interpretation with Nichols, who also placed fourth in persuasion.

Sophomore Whitney Zahn, Menomonee Falls, placed third in after-dinner speaking and fourth in informative speaking.

Magnusson took fifth in dramatic interpretation. Schreiner took sixth in persuasion. Taylor placed seventh in program oral interpretation.

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