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The competitive forensic tournament is a cornerstone of the activity. That's why we travel to compete in tournaments from late September through nationals in April AND host 2-3 tournament weekends each academic year. As a member of our program, you'll find yourself traveling all over the country to compete and helping to provide that experience to other students like you. 

Check out more about our latest tournament results as well as our hosted tournaments below!

Tournament Travel & Results

UWEC Forensics has a long history of success at both regional and national-level competition. In the past three years our tournaments have taken us into new online platforms and across the country, from California to Texas to South Dakota to right here in Wisconsin. But no matter the location, one thing remains the same: the BluGold spirit of excellence. Check out some of our most recent travel and results below!

Interstate Oratory Contest (April 22 & 23 at the University of Texas at Austin)

  • 5th Place Oratory- Meghan Roeser
  • Semifinalist Oratory- Brock Erdman

National Forensic Association Championship Tournament (April 13-17 at Bradley University)

  • 4th Place in President's Division I Team Sweepstakes
  • 12th Place in Open Team Sweepstakes
  • National Runner Up After-dinner Speaking- Annie Ward
  • Semifinalist Informative Speaking- Austyn Clemen
  • Quarterfinalist Prose Interpretation- Meghan Roeser
  • Octafinalist Duo Interpretation- Meghan Roeser & Annie Ward
  • Octafinalists Extemporaneous Speaking- Austyn Clemen & Brock Erdman
  • Octafinalists Informative Speaking- Annika Emerson & Brock Erdman
  • Octafinalists Persuasive Speaking- Brock Erdman
  • Octafinalists Program Oral Interpretation- Ali Metzen & Annie Ward
  • Octafinalists Prose Interpretation- Ali Metzen & Annie Ward
  • Octafinalist Rhetorical Criticism- Jax Prokott

American Forensics Association National Speech Tournament (April 1-3 at Santa Ana College)

  • 12th in Team Sweepstakes
  • Semifinalist After-dinner Speaking- Annie Ward
  • Semifinalist Communication Analysis- Luke Plagens
  • Semifinalist Duo Interpretation- Meghan Roeser & Annie Ward
  • Semifinalist Program Oral Interpretation- Luke Plagens
  • Quarterfinalist Extemporaneous Speaking- Austyn Clemen
  • Quarterfinalist Informative Speaking- Austyn Clemen
  • Quarterfinalist Persuasive Speaking- Brock Erdman
  • Quarterfinalist Prose Interpretation- Annie Ward

Asynchronous Speech Championships (March 22-26 Online)

  • 4th in Ocean Division (Open) Team Sweepstakes
  • 3rd Place Novice Individual Sweepstakes- Austyn Clemen
  • 5th Place Drama Interpretation- Meghan Roeser
  • 5th Place Duo Interpretation- Meghan Roeser & Annie Ward
  • 6th Place After-dinner Speaking- Annika Emerson
  • 6th Place Persuasive Speaking- Hal LeRoy
  • Semifinalists After-dinner Speaking- Brock Erdman & Annie Ward
  • Semifinalist Communication Analysis- Luke Plagens
  • Semifinalist Extemporaneous Speaking- Brock Erdman
  • Semifinalist Informative Speaking- Austyn Clemen
  • Semifinalist Persuasive Speaking- Brock Erdman
  • Semifinalist Poetry Interpretation- Sam Koepsell
  • Semifinalists Program Oral Interpretation- Austyn Clemen & Annie Ward
  • Semifinalist Prose Interpretation- Annie Ward
  • Quarterfinalists After-dinner Speaking- Gwen Fischer & Meghan Roeser
  • Quarterfinalist Drama Interpretation- Brock Erdman
  • Quarterfinalists Informative Speaking- Annika Emerson, Brock Erdman, & Luke Plagens
  • Top Non-Advancing Novice Extemporaneous Speaking- Austyn Clemen
  • Top Non-Advancing Novice Drama Interpretation- Sam Koepsell

Hosted Tournaments

Students travel as far as Texas and Florida, or as close as the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to compete in UWEC Forensics hosted tournaments. Each year we host a high school invitational for the state of Wisconsin, a college tournament weekend, and tournaments for forensic organizations such as the Mid America Forensic League. We also have hosted national tournaments several times throughout our history. So if you are looking to judge or check out an intercollegiate forensics tournament for yourself, take a look at this year's hosted tournaments and reach out to director of forensics Chris Outzen at 

2023-2024 Hosted Tournaments

  • Mid-American Forensic League #1-2
    • Saturday October 21 and Sunday October 22
    • College-Level Tournament
    • Features two in-person tournament opportunities with all eleven AFA/NFA events
    • More information forthcoming
  • UW-Eau Claire Invitational Speech Tournament 
    • Saturday February 3
    • Wisconsin High School Tournament
    • Features one in-person tournament opportunity offering primarily WCFA events
    • More information forthcoming
  • Wisconsin Love Fest Swing
    • Saturday February 10 and Sunday February 11
    • College-Level Tournaments
    • Features the Grace Walsh Individual Events Tournament and the We <3 Forensics Alumni Tournament, co-hosted with the Association of BluGold Forensics Alumni. The tournaments offer all eleven AFA/NFA events. 
    • More information forthcoming
  • American Forensics Association National Speech Tournament
    • Friday April 5 through Monday April 8
    • College-Level National Tournament; Competitive Qualification Required
    • More information forthcoming
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