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Alumni Host Tournament


UWEC forensics team hosted the Grace Walsh Individual Events Tournament (GWIET) on Saturday (February 8th) and then competed on Sunday (February 9th) while 25 UWEC Forensics Alumni came home to host the We Love Forensics UWEC Alumni Tournament.  What a wonderful celebration of forensics!


In addition to the following results which allowed the team to take 5th place at Sunday’s Tournament, UWEC juniors Meghan Neu and Elder Romero will be representing the State of Wisconsin at the Interstate Oratory Contest (the oldest collegiate competition in existence) in Oklahoma City, OK in late April.  For at least the past twenty seven years, UWEC has won at least one, if not both slots to represent the state of Wisconsin.  UWEC also boasts the most IOC champions over any other program in the history of the tournament.


Here are the specific results from Sunday’s Tournament:

Extemporaneous Speaking—5th place—Clayton Cavanaugh

After-Dinner Speaking—4th place—Jacob Nieman

Duo Interpretation –1st place—Emily Shepardson/Dana Athmann 

Impromptu Speaking—4th place—Allison Schwarz 

Informative Speaking—5th place—Meghan Neu

Dramatic Interpretation—4th place—Dana Athmann

Communication Analysis—6th place—Jacob Nieman 

Communication Analysis—5th place—Emily Shepardson

Communication Analysis—2nd place—Meghan Neu


Team Sweepstakes—5th place!