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About Forensics

What we're about

The UW-Eau Claire's Forensics team is a collegiate speech team which competes throughout the year at 29 different tournaments across the country from September to April. There are a total of 11 different events in which students participate in, including limited prep, public address, and interpretation events.

Additionally, the Forensics team is one of the only programs in the country that have attended both of the national tournaments throughout most of their existence. The team attended the first ever American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) and has annually since. The team has also attended the National Forensics Association (NFA) national tournament since its second year. The program has a long history and legacy that exists as the team's foundation, which is built upon every year by each new team and new talent.

The Blugold Forensics team doesn't just make good speakers — it makes good people and gives them opportunities to change the world. Forensics helped me hone my public speaking skills, introduced me to lifelong friends, and gave me the chance to go to graduate school.

Jake Wrasse | communication studies '16

Get more information from the big dogs

The forensics community spans across the United States and looks to some of the national committees and teams to get the information needed for different judging methods. We base our program on the foundation built by the National Forensics Association and the American Forensics Association National Individuals Event Tournament. Look into what they do and how they inspire not only our forensics program, but various program across the country.

National Forensics Association                      AFA-NIET

Forensics team laughing at a tournament

Forensics History

We have a rich history. Being the longest running Forensics program in the nation allows us to lean on our past to create the best future for our team. See how our team has succeeded historically.

See our track record
2016 forensics team warming up

Forensics Tourneys

With our season lasting for multiple months on end, you can expect to travel near and far for tournaments to compete. We also host tournaments of our own for you to compete in or assist in judging.

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Forensics Alumni

Being one of the oldest forensics teams in the nation, we value who got us to where we are today. Dedication, drive, and enthusiasm our alumni, helped make us one of the best programs in the nation.

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