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Forensics team ranks high in October competition

RELEASED: Oct. 4, 2011

EAU CLAIRE — Earlier this month the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team competed in the I-74 Forensics Swing Tournament sponsored by Illinois State University and Bradley University on the ISU campus.

Twenty-seven schools competed in the event. UW-Eau Claire's forensics team brought home two third-place trophies in team sweepstakes and the championship trophies in individual sweepstakes.

Individual results for Oct. 1 are as follows:


Senior Holly Albers, Mazeppa, Minn., placed fifth in informative speaking.
Senior Patrick Martin, Burnsville, Minn., placed first in informative speaking, which qualified him for the American Forensic Association tournament. Martin also placed first in extemporaneous speaking and impromptu speaking, and first in the individual sweepstakes.

Individual results for Oct. 2 are as follows:


Sophomore Jarrel Montgomery, Madison, was a semifinalist for prose interpretation.

Albers placed fourth in informative speaking.

Senior James Kust, Eau Claire, took second in impromptu speaking. He also placed fifth in duo interpretation with Martin, which qualified them for the National Forensic Association tournament in that event. In addition, Kust placed fifth in the individual sweepstakes.

Martin placed first in impromptu speaking, which qualified him for the American Forensic Association tournament. He also took second in extemporaneous speaking, and first in informative speaking and in the individual sweepstakes.

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