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Forensics team finishes well in February tournaments

February 28, 2013

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire forensics team hosted the Grace Walsh Individual Events Tournament Feb. 9 at UW-Eau Claire. The team placed second in team sweepstakes at the Red Hawk Invitational Feb. 10 at UW-Eau Claire and second Feb. 12 at the Twin Cities Forensics League Tournament No. 5, hosted by Normandale Community College in Minnesota.

Individual results for Feb. 10 are as follows:

Freshman Ben Thompson Isaac, Chaska, Minn., placed fourth in persuasion.

Senior Abby Rand, Melrose, placed third in persuasion and first in prose interpretation.

Senior Megan Chilman, Le Sueur, Minn., placed third in poetry and sixth in informative speaking.

Senior Megan McKeown, Eagan, Minn., placed second in poetry.

Junior Jarrel Montgomery, Madison, placed fourth in prose interpretation.

Junior Stephen Fong, Shorewood, placed fifth in after-dinner speaking.

Senior Megan McKeown, Eagan, Minn., and freshman Ben Thompson Isaac, Chaska, Minn., placed second in duo interpretation.

Senior Megan McKeown, Eagan, Minn., and junior Jarrel Montgomery, Madison, placed first in duo interpretation.

Individual results for Feb. 12 are as follows:

Freshman Ben Thompson Isaac, Chaska, Minn., placed sixth in prose interpretation and fourth in persuasion.

Freshman Nathan Ejuwa, Eagan, Minn., placed fourth in poetry.

Senior Megan Chilman, Le Sueur, Minn., placed third in poetry and third in informative speaking.

Sophomore Caitlyn Duley, Saint Michael, Minn., placed second in informative speaking.

Junior Stephen Fong, Shorewood, placed first in informative speaking.

Freshman Sarah Doege, Saint Charles, Ill., placed fourth in persuasion and third in extemporaneous speaking.

Junior Stephen Fong, Shorewood, placed fourth in after-dinner speaking.

Freshman Elijah Freeman, Ladysmith, placed first in communication analysis.

Freshman Nathan Ejuwa, Eagan, Minn., placed second in dramatic interpretation.

The forensics team subsequently earned the championship trophy at the Wisconsin State Forensics Tournament Feb. 15-16 at UW-Stout. See related news release.

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