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The forensics alumni at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are pleased to invite you to the 2022 Dairyland Swing.

This year the swing will consist of an asynchronous Edna Sorber Tournament and a Live On-Campus UWW Alumni Forensics Classic.

We are excited to welcome teams back to the campus of UW-Whitewater on December 3rd for the first ever UW-Whitewater Forensics Alumni Classic!


Enclosed in this invitation are additional details including registration deadlines, tournament schedule, etc. 

We look forward to seeing you in December!


Sonny DeGuzman, Alumni Tournament Director, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Brian Schanen & Emily Leong, Co-Directors of Forensics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater




Saturday, December 3rd, 2022. hosted by UW-Whitewater Forensics Alumni at UW-Whitewater’s Heide Hall

8:00 Registration, Heide Hall Lobby
8:30 Extemp Draw
9:00 Round 1A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, INFO, PRO)
10:15 Extemp Draw
10:30 Round 2A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, INFO, PRO)


12:30 Round 1B (DI, CA, IMP, POE, ADS)
1:45 Round 2B (DI, CA, IMP, POE, ADS)
2:45 Extemp Draw
3:00 Finals A (EXT, PERS, DUO, POI, CA, PRO)
4:30 Finals B (DI, INF, IMP, POE, ADS)***

ASAP Awards, Heide Hall 100 (near the lobby)


**If judges allow, we may attempt to collapse finals



Please register separately for each side of the swing using www.speechwire.com by following this link: http://www.speechwire.com/p-calendar.php 


Students may enter up to three events per flight. Students with multiple events in a flight will be responsible for making it to their rounds on time. Students may enter two duos (with different partners) but this will count as two events in a pattern. There are no limits on the number of entries a team can enter in any event, but teams entering large numbers in certain events may anticipate competing against teammates in preliminary rounds. 


Teams must mark their attendance by Tuesday November 29 at 5:00pm. Teams may manage their adds and drops until 5pm on Thursday December 1st. At that time please email Sonny at sonman98@hotmail.comof any drops asap.



  • $8/entry 

  • One quality judge covers six slots. There is a $15.00 fee for every uncovered entry.

  • Fees are assessed on Thursday, December 1st, at 5pm, at this time any drops will still be charged the entry fee.


  • $75/dropped judge at registration.

  • On Saturday, make checks payable to “UW-Whitewater Forensics.”



Saturday will be held at Heide Hall -180 N Prairie St, Whitewater, WI 53190


Teams can park with no penalty at non-metered spots in Lot 12 or on the street right in front of Heide Hall, Google Maps recognizes both Lot 12 and Heide Hall. 

Please note, Lot 13 to the North of Heide is reserved at all time.

Printable University campus map: http://www.uww.edu/campus/uwwmap.pdf



Wireless Internet access has been requested and students may use the internet during extemp preparation. 

Recognizing internet access has drastically expanded the pool of information available to extemp speakers, Saturday’s Edna Sorber Tournament will experiment with unconventional topic areas. We understand students may possess limited background and existing research in these areas, therefore, the questions will be crafted with these factors in mind.

Round 1: Sports issues (e.g. NCAA NIL)

Round 2: LGBTQIA+ 

Final: Wisconsin (social and political)


Extemp prep will be located in a computer lab on both days so if a student experiences connection problems with their laptop or does not own one, access to a hard-wired computer will be available.



The following prompts will be used for Impromptu. 

Saturday: Round 1: Traditional quotations. Round 2: Single word. Final: Feminist leaders



Awards will be given to all event finalists, the top three individuals overall, and the top three schools accumulating the greatest number of combined points from all of their final rounds combined. Points will be earned as followed:


Final Round: 1st (12 pts), 2nd (10 pts), 3rd (8 pts.), 4th (6 pts), 5th (4 pts), 6th (2 pts), remaining finalists 1 pt. each.

Semifinal Round, if needed: 1 pt. for each non-advancing semifinalist. Semifinals will be held in events with greater than 60 entries (this amount may vary based on tournament director’s discretion).



Alll students are entered into individual sweepstakes regardless of the number of events entered or the categories entered. The top five individual speakers (based on total points earned in final rounds combined) will be honored at the awards ceremony. Tiebreakers: 1) Highest total points, 2) Highest number of 1st-place awards in finals, 2nd-place, etc., 3) Highest total of events advancing to finals.



If teams are tied after calculating total team points, team tie-breakers will run as follows: 1) Highest total points, 2) Number of firsts in finals, 3) number of finals



There are no restaurants within a brief walking distance, however, several fast food options are within a short driving distance of about one mile (McDonalds, Qdoba, Jimmy Johns, Rocky's, Culvers, Taco Bell, and Subway). A map of nearby restaurants will be included in your welcome material upon arrival. Also, Jimmy John’s will deliver to campus. Jimmy Johns: 262-473-6100.



There are two hotels in Whitewater. Hotel managers have encouraged teams to call and inquire about discounts for larger reservations. Discounts are available based on availability. The two Whitewater hotels are:


Super 8: 917 E. Milwaukee St., 262-472-0400

Baymont Inn: 1355 W. Main St., 262-472-9400


There are additional options nearby in Janesville and Fort Atkinson.


Important tournament rooms

Awards - Heide 100
Extemp Prep - Heide 101
Registration - Heide Lobby

Manager contact information

Sonny DeGuzman
Email address: sonman98@hotmail.com
Phone number: 262-689-2335

Mailing address

UW-Whitewater Forensics, c/o Brian Schanen
Heide Hall 424, 180 N Prairie St
Whitewater, WI 53190

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