2016 Wisconsin Forensics’ Coaches Association Champions Announced

2016 State Tournament Photos

Results on Speechwire

Results Files:

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

Whitewater, WI. (April 3, 2016) – The Wisconsin Forensics Coaches’ Association (WFCA) announces the champions of the 2016 WFCA State Tournament.  The event was hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The tournament marks the capstone of high school competitive speech activities for thousands of Wisconsin students. This year, over 900 students from 73 schools across the state competed in various events.

The 2016 congress, speech, and interpretive event state champions are:

Alekh Kale from James Madison Memorial in Congress

Elaine Yei from James Madison Memorial in Demonstration Speaking

Ruth Fetaw and Carleon Outlaw from Rufus King in Duo Interpretation

Alekh Kale from James Madison Memorial in Extemporaneous Speaking

Abbie Wagaman from Sheboygan South in Farrago

Diya Ramanathan from Arrowhead Union in Four Minute Speaking

Jefferson Nguyen , Timmy Le, Martin Vu, Teddy Le and Bryant Nguyen from St. Lawrence Seminary in Group Interpretive Reading

Kamsi Nwanebo from St. Lawrence Seminary in Interpretation of Poetry

Teagan Strom from Eau Claire North in Interpretation of Prose

Simran Sandhu from James Madison Memorial in Moments in History

Nzinga Acosta from Rufus King in Oral Interpretation of Literature

Bailee Harper from Denmark in Oratory

Sam Cibula and Olivia Ravenscroft from James Madison Memorial in Play Acting

Will Bartkowski from Brookfield East in Radio Announcing

Rachel Bednarowski from Appleton East in Solo Acting Humorous

Aristotle Awes from James Madison Memorial in Solo Acting Serious

Dani Kallis from Sussex-Hamilton in Special Occasion Speaking

Gillian Staeven from Deforest in Storytelling

Matthew Gnanadass from Sussex-Hamilton in Impromptu Speaking

Senior competitors awarded $1000 scholarships were:


Michaela Lemons from Appleton East


Hollis Rammer from Sheboygan South


Alekh Kale from James Madison Memorial


Diya Ramanathan from Arrowhead Union


Anne Liners from Ronald Reagan


Jazmyn Kosier from Wauwatosa West

Coach Kirt Graves from Sheboygan North 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, Ronald Reagan High School was named Division 2 State Champion, and St. Lawrence Seminary High School was named Division 3 State Champion.


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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Dave Harper, Wisconsin Forensics Coaches’ Association, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (920)-863-4176