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UW-Eau Claire Forensics Team Starts Semester at Iowa Swing Tournament

RELEASED: Feb. 12, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team attended the Iowa Swing Forensics Tournament at the University of Northern Iowa on Jan. 24 and at Wartburg College on Jan. 25. The team placed fourth overall on days.

The individual results for Jan. 24 are as follows:

Junior Emily Schreiner, Wausau, placed second in persuasion, qualifying her for that event in the American Forensic Association tournament.

Junior Jake Johnson, Eau Claire, placed fourth in extemporaneous speaking.

Junior Whitney Zahn, Menomonee Falls, placed fifth in rhetorical criticism.

Sophomore Alicia Gerber, Ringle, placed fifth in dramatic interpretation.

Freshman James Kust, Eau Claire, placed seventh in extemporaneous speaking.

The individual results for Jan. 25 are as follows:

Johnson placed first in extemporaneous speaking and seventh in after-dinner speaking, qualifying for that event in the National Forensic Association tournament.

Zahn placed fourth in after-dinner speaking and sixth in persuasion, qualifying for NFA in persuasion.

Gerber placed fourth in dramatic interpretation.

Schreiner placed fourth in rhetorical criticism and fifth in persuasion.

Kust placed fifth in extemporaneous speaking and impromptu speaking, qualifying for NFA in both events.

Sophomore April Ross, Wauwatosa, placed fifth in extemporaneous speaking, qualifying for NFA.

Senior Eric Plantenberg, Monroe, placed fifth in prose and fifth rhetorical criticism, qualifying for NFA in rhetorical criticism.

Sophomore Meghan Pickard, Eau Claire, placed sixth in informative speaking and extemporaneous speaking and seventh in impromptu speaking, qualifying for NFA in all three events.

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