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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2017 Spring Meeting

The WFCA will hold its spring meeting on Saturday May 6th in Sheboygan at the Blue Harbor Resort.  You are also invited to also join the exec board the night before for some social events with your fellow coaches.

New business items may be submitted to Ben Kroll, 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 operating bylaws must have been submitted by April 14.

WFCA Spring 2017 Meeting

Blue Harbor Resort
725 Blue Harbor Dr
Sheboygan, WI 53081

*Blocked rooms can be booked for Friday night for $109 by calling 1-866-701-2583 and using the group code 7AU564 or by visiting www.blueharborresort.com, selecting "book now," and entering 7AU564 in the group code box.

Friday, May 5th

Executive Board Meeting: 5:00-7:00 PM

AFTERGLOW Celebration: from 7:30 until ??? – Join us to celebrate the 2017 season.  We're looking forward to seeing YOU.

Saturday, May 6th

Morning agenda:

Committee Meetings: - Saturday, May 6, 9:00 AM
All committee members and executive board should attend.  Anyone interested in joining a committee is welcome to sit in on these meetings.

Tournament Host / Calendar Meeting: Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM
All tournament hosts and state directors should attend to set the calendar for the 2018 season.

Round-table discussions: Saturday, May 6, 10:15 AM
Do you have a topic you are interested in discussing with other members of the WFCA?  Send a suggestion to Ben Kroll ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).  Topics can include hosting tournaments, fundraising, searching for speech topics, running effective practices, cutting literature, and much more.

Lunch break: The organization has reserved space at Sprecher's Pub in Sheboygan for lunch.  During this lunch break, we will recognize coaching milestones and awards pins to coaches for their coaching longevity.  All coaches are welcome to join us there.

Afternoon agenda:

Spring Membership Meeting: Saturday, May 6, 1:00

All member coaches and assistant coaches are encouraged to attend.  We will hold elections for Secretary and President-Elect, and the various committee chairs (Category, State Tournament, TPP, Program Assistance, Communication, and Webmaster) will present their reports.

Invitational Tournaments

2017 Results:

March 31 - April 1 WFCA State Tournament and Congress

Jan 14 Port Washington
Jan 21 Luther Prep / Watertown
Jan 21 Oshkosh North
Jan 28 Appleton East
Jan 28 DeForest
Jan 28 Marquette University High School
Feb 4 Slinger
Feb 4 Sun Prairie
Feb 4 Winneconne
Feb 11 Eau Claire North
Feb 11 Hortonville

Feb 11 West Bend East
Feb 18 Delavan-Darien
Feb 18 Durand
Feb 18 Kaukauna
Feb 18 Lodi
Feb 25 Sheboygan South
Feb 25 UW-Whitewater
Mar 4 James Madison Memorial
Mar 4 Sheboygan North
Mar 11 New London
Mar 11 West Bend West
Mar 18 Arrowhead
Mar 18 Madison West
Mar 18 Waupaca
Mar 25 Brookfield East
Mar 25 Denmark



2017 Spring Meeting Proposals

The following proposals will be considered at the WFCA 2017 Spring Meeting to be held May 6 in Sheboygan:

State Tournament Fee Structure

State Tournament Qualification

State Tournament Sweepstakes Points

Time Limits for Group Interpretation and Play Acting

Number of Individuals in Group Interpretation

Voice Requirement for Radio Announcing

Remove the Use of Binder as a Prop

Solo Acting Chair

Calendar Requests for Tournament Hosts

WFCA Members,

Attached is the form for requesting a tournament date on next year's calendar. If you are interested in hosting an event and would like to be on the association's calendar – please fill out the form and return it to me.

Thank you,
Michael Traas
WFCA Secretary

2017 WFCA Calendar Date request form for Tournament Hosts.docx

2017 WFCA Calendar Date request form for Tournament Hosts.pdf

2017 Wisconsin Forensics’ Coaches Association Champions Announced

Results on Speechwire

Results Files:

WFCA Student Congress

WFCA State Tournament Team Sweepstakes, Elimination Rounds, and Preliminary Rounds

The Wisconsin Forensics Coaches’ Association (WFCA) announces the champions of the 2017 WFCA State Tournament.  The event was hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on March 31 and April 1. The tournament marks the capstone of high school competitive speech activities for Wisconsin students. This year, over 1000 students from 74 schools across the state competed in various events.

Coach Tom Hardin from James Madison Memorial 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, Waunakee High School was named Division 2 State Champion, and St. Lawrence Seminary High School was named Division 3 State Champion.


The 2017 congress, speech, and interpretive event state champions are:

Colin Gray-Hoehn from Brookfield East in Student Congress

Devika Kamath from James Madison Memorial High School in Demonstration Speaking

Bella Hyndiuk and Michelle Lazar from Brookfield East High School in Duo Interpretation

Anurag Sandireddy
from James Madison Memorial High School in Extemporaneous Speaking

Humberto Huerta
from St. Lawrence Seminary High School in Farrago

Bryant Nguyen, Jefferson Nguyen , Martin Vu, Peter Hall and Teddy le
from St. Lawrence Seminary High School in Group Interpretation

Evanka Annyapu
from James Madison Memorial High School in Informative Speaking

Erik Bakken
from Appleton North High School in Moments in History

Madison Carlson
from Sun Prairie in Oral Interpretation

Priyanka Iyer
from Franklin High School in Oratory

Julia Holschuh and Mikenna Buchinger
from Kaukauna High School in Play Acting

Kellen Sharp
from Ronald Reagan High School in Poetry

John Vu
from St. Lawrence Seminary High School in Prose

Joe Skubal
from Slinger High School in Radio Speaking

Rachel Bednarowski
from Appleton East HS in Solo Humorous Acting

Durran Goodwin
from Rufus King in Solo Serious Acting

Addie Zweifel
from James Madison Memorial High School in Special Occasion Speaking

Sophia Kulow
from Sun Prairie in Storytelling