Wisconsin Forensic Coaches' Association
Wisconsin Forensic Coaches' Association


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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WFCA Fall 2014 Meeting and Coaching Clinic

Please mark you calendars for the WFCA Fall Meeting. It will be held Saturday 9/13/14 at Muskego High School - W183 S8750 Racine Ave, Muskego, WI 53150. The day will begin with a Coaching Clinic at 10:00am and the Fall meeting beginning promptly at 1pm. A more detailed invite will be sent out to Head Coaches soon. Hope you all have had an enjoyable summer!

2014 Spring Meeting

The 2014 WFCA Spring Meeting was held on May 31 in Appleton. Here is a brief summary:

The 2014-15 proposed calendar was presented. The 2015 State Tournament will be Friday April 10 (Congress) and Saturday April 11 (all other events) at Ripon College. The remainder of the calendar will become official at the fall meeting in September.

Officer terms concluded for Elliott Fischer as Past-President and Peter Woods as Treasurer. Elections were held for the two open positions. Jon Balcerak was elected as Treasurer, and Deb Weiher-Traas was elected as President-Elect. Officers continuing to serve next year are Joe Meinecke, President; Kirt Graves, Past-President; and Michael Traas, Secretary.

The proposals for State Tournament awards, disqualificaiton procedures, and semi-final pairings were presented and after discussion were voted down. The proposal passed to restore the name William Hintz Memorial Award for Coaching Excellence to the Founders' Award.

WFCA Logo Design Competition

The WFCA is seeking submissions for a new logo! To help in this process, we've enlisted the help of crowdSPRING, an online service to help create the new logo. The great news is that ANYONE can submit a design via their website.

We're looking forward to seeing your great designs!


2014 State Tournament and Congress

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MARCH 28-29, 2014
Ripon, WI


Tournament results on Speechwire

WFCA State Tournament Results 2014.pdf


is an annual award that will be presented once a year to a High School forensic coach. Candidates must be active in WFCA, be supportive of the WFCA, demonstrate enthusiasm toward forensic activities, have a high regard and respect for fellow coaches, work toward the improvement of the WFCA, promote interscholastic forensic activities through the strength of his/her program, have acquired the respect of students he/she works with, and be supportive of or involved in other speech organizations such as the WDCA, NFL, WCA, WHSFA, or NCFL.

2014 Founders' Winner: Ben Kroll, Sheboygan South


Six $1000 scholarships were awarded to high school seniors
John Ahn, Appleton East
Sierra DuCharme-Hansen, Sun Prairie
Nick Jungers, Waupaca
Anh Le, Madison West
Lauren Watchmaker, Homestead
Troy Wildenberg, Appleton East


Demonstration: Diya Ramanathan, Arrowhead Union

Duo Interp: Griffyn Albers and Terry Beck, Slinger

Extemporaneous: Alekh Kale, James Madison Memorial

Farrago: Abby DuRussel, James Madison Memorial

Four Minute: Erika Isaacson, Eau Claire North

Group Interpretation: Jared Miller, Annie Kailhofer and Bryce Gerrits, Kaukauna

Moments in History: Caroline Liu, Middleton

Oral Interpretation of Literature: Mitch Tenpas, Sheboygan South

Oratory: Archit Baskaran, Brookfield East

Play Acting: Colin Pitman and Caitlin Christie, James Madison Memorial

Poetry: Beekah Madia, Muskego

Prose: Rachel Bednarowski, Appleton East

Radio Announcing: Lexi Slater, Madison West

Solo Acting - Humorous: Ian Olson, Appleton East

Solo Acting - Serious: Elizabeth Gartman, Sheboygan North

Special Occasion: Laura Broman, Madison West

Storytelling: Chad Castle, Sun Prairie


Division III
1st: Luther Prep

2nd: Durand
3rd: Waupaca
4th: St. Lawrence

5th: New Berlin West

6th: Lodi

7th: St. Croix Falls
8th: New London
9th (tie): Plymouth
9th (tie): Port Washington

Division II
1st: Whitefish Bay

2nd: Wauwatosa East

3rd: Slinger

4th: Sheboygan South

5th: DeForest

6th: Ronald Regan
7th: Cedarburg
8th: Marquette University
9th: Waunakee
10th: Kaukauna

Division I
1st: James Madison Memorial

2nd: Sun Prairie

3rd: Appleton East

4th: Brookfield East

5th: Homestead

6th: Arrowhead
7th: Madison West
8th: Eau Claire North
9th: Hartford Union
10th: Sussex Hamilton