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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2016 Wisconsin Forensics’ Coaches Association Champions Announced

2016 State Tournament Photos

Results on Speechwire

Results Files:

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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CONTACT


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

 
Invitational Tournaments

2016 Results

January 16: Denmark, Port Washington

January 23: Oshkosh North, Prep Prairie

January 30: Appleton East, DeForest, Marquette

February 6: Sun Prairie, Wauwatosa East, Winneconne

February 13: Eau Claire North, Hortonville, West Bend East

February 20: Delavan-Darien, Kaukauna, Lodi

February 27: Eau Claire Memorial, Sheboygan South, UW-Whitewater

March 5: Madison Memorial, Sheboygan North

March 12: New London, West Bend West

March 19: Arrowhead, Madison West, Waupaca

April 2: WFCA State Tournament

 
Calendar Requests for Tournament Hosts

Next year's calendar will be discussed at the WFCA spring meeting on May 14. If you plan on hosting a tournament in 2017, fill out the Calendar Date Request Form for Tournament Hosts and return it to WFCA Secretary Michael Traas by May 6.

2016 WFCA Calendar Date request form for Tournament Hosts.docx

2016 WFCA Calendar Date request form for Tournament Hosts.pdf

 
2016 Spring Meeting

Save the date of Saturday, May 14 for the WFCA Spring Meeting to be held in Neenah. Come the night before for some social events with your fellow coaches.

New business items may be submitted to Mariah Ervin, 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 be submitted by April 22.


WFCA Spring 2016 Meeting

Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center
1000 Cameron Way
Neenah, WI 54956

(920) 720-8000 or (800) 514-5206
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*Blocked rooms can be booked for Friday night and are available under "WFCA Block" for $82/night.

Friday, May 13th

-Executive Board Meeting at 5pm - Garden Patio Room

- EVERYONE is invited to attend the famed "AFTER GLOW" celebration on Friday evening from 7:30pm - ??? in the LaSalle Room at Bridgewood Resort. Come together to celebrate the 2016 season,  it won't be complete without YOU!  

Saturday, May 14th - All meetings in the Garden Patio Room

Morning agenda:
-Committee Meetings - All committee members and executive board should attend.  If you are interested in joining a committee, your attendance is welcome, please contact Mariah Ervin prior to the Spring Meeting at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

-Tournament Host / Calendar Meeting - All tournament hosts and state directors should attend to set the calendar for the 2016-2017 season.

-Round-table discussions - All member schools/coaches are invited to attend! What topics are you interested in discussing?  Please send your suggestions to Mariah Ervin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Common topics of discussion include fundraising, recruiting, script selection, running practices, and how to train judges, and can include much more.

Lunch break, on your own

Afternoon agenda:
-Membership meeting - All member coaches and/or assistant coaches should attend.  Elections for treasurer and president-elect will occur in addition to reports from WFCA committees: Category Committee, State Tournament Directors' Report, TPP Committee, Program Assistance Committee, Communications Committee, and Webmaster's Report.

Documents:
2015-16 Fall WFCA business meeting minutes