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Forensics team places second in Iowa tournament

RELEASED: Jan. 28, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team competed in the Iowa Forensics Swing Tournament Jan. 23 at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and Jan. 24 at Wartburg College in Waverly. The team placed second overall for the tournament.

Individual results for Jan. 23 are as follows:

Senior BJ Pickard, Eau Claire, placed second in persuasion and fifth in dramatic interpretation. He also placed first in duo interpretation along with senior Nick Miller, Hales Corners.

Miller also placed second in rhetorical criticism and fifth in impromptu speaking.

Junior Sarah Taylor, Merrill, placed first in program oral interpretation.

Senior Whitney Zahn, Menomonee Falls, placed second in impromptu speaking and sixth in persuasion. She also took sixth place in after-dinner speaking, qualifying for the National Forensic Association tournament in that event.

Junior James Kust, Eau Claire, placed fifth in extemporaneous speaking.

Sophomore Natalie Hunter, Vadnais Heights, Minn., placed sixth in dramatic interpretation.

Junior Kindra Kressin, Champion, Neb., placed seventh in poetry.

Individual results for Jan. 24 are as follows:

Miller placed first in rhetorical criticism, qualifying for that event in the American Forensic Association tournament.

Taylor placed first in program oral interpretation, qualifying for AFA in that event. She also placed fifth in poetry.

Kust placed second in rhetorical criticism, qualifying for AFA in that event, and placed fourth in extemporaneous speaking.

Pickard placed second in dramatic interpretation and third in individual sweepstakes. He also took second in persuasion, which qualified him for AFA in that event.

Hunter and Junior Holly Albers, Mazeppa, Minn., placed third in duo interpretation.

Hunter also placed fourth in dramatic interpretation, fourth in prose interpretation, sixth in informative speaking and first in individual sweepstakes.

Albers also placed fifth in program oral interpretation.

Zahn placed fifth in after-dinner speaking.

Pickard and Miller placed fifth in duo interpretation.

Freshman Megan McKeown, Eagan, Minn., placed fifth in prose interpretation.



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