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UNO Forensics cracks nation's top 10 and claims first individual champ

Cameron Logsdon is UNO's first national champion in the program of oral interpretation, as the team placed eighth in the nation.

In the poetry event, Allison Henri placed second and Iven Mendoza was third in the nation. Three competitors earned spots as national finalists over the weekend.

The School of Communication's Instructor and Coach Abbie Syrek, Assistant Coach Vanessa Hatfield and volunteer Ryan Syrek joined 13 students in Eau Claire, Wis., as they competed in a record 45 events.

Six students made quarterfinals in nine events. Five of those students, including Tessie Stednitz and Blaine Miller joined Logsdon, Mendoza and Henri as national semi-finalists -- the most ever for UNO.