2017 Riverton High School Tournament
Dates: 2/17/2017 - 2/18/2017

Dear Fellow Coaches,

Riverton High School is pleased to invte you to the Riverton High School Speech and Debate Tournament offered February 17th and 18th, 2017.



We are not offering all State events due to space constraints. For debates, the Public Forum resolution will be the NFL February topic, and the Lincoln Douglas resolution will be the Jan/Feb NFL topic.  While we do not require that you bring judges, any debate judges you do bring would be greatly appreciated.

Congressional Debate will be in the HOPE pattern. Debaters and Congress competitors cannot double in their pattern. Lesislation should be submitted by February 3rd, 2017. Please email legislation to rpierson@fremont25.org. Participants should bring copies of their bills as a backup. Order of the docket will be set by contestants in each house.  



Humor (HI) Public Forum (PF)
Oratory (OO) Lincoln-Douglas (LD)
Poetry (PO) Cross Examination (CX)
Extemp (EX) Drama (DI)
Impromptu (Imp) Duo (DU)
Congress (CD  


Entry Limits and Deadines:

We are limiting our initial registration numbers to 4 entries per school in each event.  You may waitlist extra students. After the initial registration deadline we will be able to better judge our ability to accept your additional entries. Where possible, we will add waitlisted competitors no later than Febuary 13th.

Entry fees for our tournament will run at $9.00 per individual entry and $14.00 per team entry and a $15 school fee.  Competitors may double in a pattern at their own risk.  Since we have a bit of a late start, we will have 75 minute rounds for HOPE pattern events and 90 minute rounds for Ds to allow for double-flighted debates. 

We would appreciate receiving your preliminary entries by February 4th, 2017.  However, you have until February 15th, 2017, the Wednesday before the tournament, to adjust your entries without a penalty.  Registration has been set up through www.joyoftournaments.com and is available now.

Only drops will be allowed after the final registration deadline (no adds.) All changes and drops should be made online in accordance with the stated deadlines.  Invoices will be based on numbers recorded online after February 15th, 2017.  Drops on Friday, February 17th, 2017 may be made online until 10 a.m.  They may also be made by calling or texting Becca Pierson at 307-203-7710.  There is no refund for meals dropped after Wednesday, February 15th or for event drops after 5 p.m. on Wednesday February 15th, 2017.  


We will award trophies to the top three places in each event while remaining finalists shall receive certificates. In addition, sweepstakes trophies will be awarded for the top two places in 1A/2A, 3A and 4A school categories.



We have student organizations arranging dinner and lunch options for Friday evening and Saturday noon. Meals will cost $7.50 a piece. As soon as we have more information on this, we’ll post it under the Meals tab on www.joyoftournaments.com.   



This year registration will occur at the Career Center which is a separate building located at the corner of College View Dr. and W Sunset Dr.

Registration will be from 2:30 - 3:30 at the Career Center.

Students may be at the Career Center but may not enter Riverton High School until 3:50pm.  Entrance to the high school must be through the west side doors following the sidewalk from the Career Center.

On Saturday, students may enter Riverton High School through the front doors located on the north side of the building.

 *Please note we will be asking that teams camp at the Career Center on both days. 


We truly look forward to seeing you in the heart of Wyoming this February!


The Riverton Speech & Debate Coaches,

Annette Thornton


(307) 840-1655

Becca Pierson


(307) 203-7710




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