Wisconsin Forensic Coaches' Association
Wisconsin Forensic Coaches' Association

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The WFCA's mission is "to instill and develop in students communication skills vital for a lifetime of effective participation in a democratic society." To that end, the WFCA promotes the interests of Wisconsin interscholastic forensics by assisting in the regulation and improvement of forensic practices and by serving as a forum for the airing of opinions concerning forensic activities. Member schools receive notices of invitational tournaments through an official mailing list. The season culminates with the State Tournament, open to every member school. Read more ...

See the video of coaches reflecting on the impact of forensics and scenes from the 2010 State Tournament.

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2015 Wisconsin Forensics Coaches' Association Champions Announced

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Results on Speechwire

Results Files:

Student Congress
Preliminary Rounds
Elimination Rounds
Team Sweepstakes Numbers
Team Standings per Division

RIPON, Wis. (April 11, 2015) – The Wisconsin Forensics Coaches' Association (WFCA) announces the winners of the 2015 WFCA State Tournament.  The event was hosted by Ripon College, Ripon Middle School, and Ripon High School.

This year’s congress, speech, and interpretive event state champions include

  • Niyaz Nurbhasha from Brookfield East High School in Congress
  • Renee Kar-Johnson from James Madison Memorial High School in Demonstration Speaking
  • Andrew Maddox and Sam Wood from James Madison Memorial High School in Duo Interpretation
  • Alekh Kale from James Madison Memorial High School in Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Annika Clawson from Arrowhead Union High School in Farrago
  • Ellie Landwehr from Arrowhead Union High School in Four Minute Speaking
  • Arthuro Cortes, Arnulfo Cortes, Zebediah Boos, Ramon Rocha, and Ben Cruz from St. Lawrence Seminary High School in Group Interpretive Reading
  • Dahlia Tesfamichael from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Interpretation of Poetry
  • Dell Hune from Sun Prairie High School in Interpretation of Prose
  • Abby DuRussel from James Madison Memorial High School in Moments in History
  • Carter Touchet from Appleton North High School in Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • Apoorva Selvaraj from Brookfield East High School in Oratory
  • Elizabeth Robbins and Jack Votava from James Madison Memorial High School in Play Acting
  • Will Bartkowski from Brookfield East High School in Radio Announcing
  • Ian Olson from Appleton East High School in Solo Acting Humorous
  • Tanner Nuon from Appleton East High School in Solo Acting Serious
  • Dani Kallis from Sussex-Hamilton High School in Special Occasion Speaking
  • Gillian Staeven from DeForest High School in Storytelling

 

Senior competitors awarded $1000 scholarships were

  • Daksh Barghava from Sun Prairie High School
  • Katherine Cichon from Appleton East High School
  • Elizabeth Gartman from Sheboygan North High School
  • Leon Pan from James Madison Memorial High School
  • Cole Pankratz from Waupaca High School
  • Kaleigh Pieroth from Arrowhead Union High School

Coach Elliott Fischer from Sun Prairie High School was awarded the William Hintz Memorial Award for Coaching Excellence.

 

In team awards, James Madison Memorial High School was named Division 1 State Champion, Wauwatosa East High School was named Division 2 State Champion, and Durand High School was named Division 3 State Champion.

 

The tournament marks the capstone of high school competitive speech activities for thousands of students around the state. This year, more than 941 participated in the WFCA State Tournament from 71 schools.

 

About the Wisconsin Forensics Coaches Association

Established in 1972, the WFCA's mission is "to instill and develop in students communication skills vital for a lifetime of effective participation in a democratic society." To that end, the WFCA promotes the interests of Wisconsin interscholastic forensics by assisting in the regulation and improvement of forensic practices and by serving as a forum for the airing of opinions concerning forensic activities. Member schools receive notices of invitational tournaments through an official mailing list. In addition to sponsoring a full calendar of tournaments, WFCA offers training and program support. The season culminates with the State Tournament, open to every member school.  For more information, visit www.wfcaforensics.org.

 

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CONTACT

Matthew Prost, Wisconsin Forensics Coaches Association, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (920) 261-4352, Ext. 181

 
2015 Spring Meeting

Save the date of Saturday, May 9 for the WFCA Spring Meeting to be held in Wisconsin Dells. Come the night before for some social events with your fellow coaches.

New business items may be submitted to Deb Weiher-Traas, WFCA President-Elect, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Proposals that involve changes to the constitutional or operational bylaws must be submitted by April 17.

WFCA Spring 2015 Meeting
Chula Vista Resort
2501 River Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Executive Board Meeting ● Friday, May 8 ● 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. ● Sierra Vista room

Hall of Fame Reception and social time ● Friday, May 8 ● 8:30 p.m.
Join fellow coaches for an informal cocktail hour, where we can share stories, laugh, and get to know each other better – Location TBD

Committee Meetings ● Saturday, May 9 ● 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. ● Sierra Vista room

Round Table Sessions ● Saturday, May 9 ● 10:00 - 11:30 ● Sierra Vista room

Lunch Break ● Saturday, May 9 ● 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Spring Meeting ● Saturday, May 9 ● 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. ● Sierra Vista room
If you can't join us for the festivities prior to the Spring Meeting, make sure to attend this formal meeting in order to vote on proposed changes to the WFCA, vote for open executive board positions (President-Elect & Secretary), hear committee updates, and have your voice heard!

NEED A ROOM?
We have a block of rooms set up for anyone who wishes to stay on Friday night – they are specifically in the Fairway Villa, and overlook the golf course. The rate is $99.00;  just need to mention Wisconsin Forensic Coaches' Association, Group Number E12825, phone 855-388-4782.