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UW-Eau Claire forensics team fares well in Great Wisconsin Swing event

RELEASED: Nov. 18, 2011

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team had a successful weekend competing in the Great Wisconsin Swing forensics event at UW-Madison Nov. 12 and UW-Whitewater Nov. 13.

UW-Eau Claire's forensics team placed third in team sweepstakes at UW-Madison's Badger Memorial tournament and second at UW-Whitewater's Edna Sorber Invitational tournament. UW-Eau Claire placed second in overall team sweepstakes.

Individual results for the UW-Madison Badger Memorial tournament are as follows:

    • Senior Jessica Krentz, Weston, placed fourth in persuasion.
    • Sophomore Stephen Fong, Milwaukee, placed fifth in communication analysis, qualifying him for the National Forensic Association tournament in spring 2012.
    • Senior Patrick Martin, Burnsville, Minn., placed third in communication analysis and first in duo interpretation with freshman Jarrel Montgomery, qualifying in both events for the NFA tournament in spring 2012. Martin also placed fifth in duo interpretation with senior James Kust.
    • Senior James Kust, Eau Claire, placed third in after-dinner speaking and fourth in impromptu speaking, qualifying him for the American Forensic Association tournament in spring 2012. Kust also placed fifth in duo interpretation with senior Patrick Martin.
    • Freshman Jarrel Montgomery, Madison, and senior Patrick Martin placed first in duo interpretation, qualifying them for the NFA tournament in spring 2012. Montgomery also placed fifth in dramatic interpretation, second in poetry interpretation and third in prose interpretation, qualifying him for the NFA tournament in that event. He also took first place for individual sweepstakes.
    • Junior Abby Rand, La Crosse, placed fourth in dramatic interpretation and second in prose interpretation, qualifying her for the spring 2012 NFA tournament in that event.
    • Senior Natalie Hunter, Vadnais Heights, Minn., placed third in dramatic interpretation, second in program oral interpretation and first in informative speaking, qualifying her for the spring 2012 AFA tournament in that event.
    • Senior Kindra Kressin, Champion, Neb., placed sixth in program oral interpretation and poetry interpretation, qualifying her for the spring 2012 NFA tournament in poetry interpretation.
    • Freshman Jake Stendahl, Forest Lake, Minn., placed third in poetry interpretation.

Individual results for the UW-Whitewater Edna Sorber Invitational are as follows:

    • Junior Megan Chilman, Le Sueur, Minn., placed fourth in poetry interpretation.
    • Senior Jessica Krentz, Weston, placed second in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in persuasion.
    • Senior James Kust, Eau Claire, placed fourth in persuasion, second in informative speaking, third in after-dinner speaking, and fifth in duo interpretation with senior Patrick Martin. Kust also placed third in individual sweepstakes.
    • Senior Patrick Martin, Burnsville, Minn., and freshman Jarrel Montgomery placed second in duo interpretation.
    • Freshman Jarrel Montgomery, Madison, placed first in prose, fifth in dramatic interpretation and second in duo interpretation with senior Patrick Martin. Montgomery also placed first in individual sweepstakes.
    • Junior Abby Rand, La Crosse, placed sixth in communication analysis, qualifying her for the spring 2012 NFA tournament. Rand also placed sixth in prose.
    • Senior Kindra Kressin, Champion, Neb., placed sixth in dramatic interpretation, which qualified her for the spring 2012 NFA tournament in that event. She also placed sixth in program oral interpretation and third in poetry interpretation.
    • Senior Natalie Hunter, Vadnais Heights, Minn., placed fourth in dramatic interpretation and first in program oral interpretation, qualifying her for the spring 2012 AFA tournament in that event.
    • Freshman Jake Stendahl, Forest Lake, Minn., placed third in prose.

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