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2023 Great Salt Lake Invitational & UTEP Individual Events Classic 

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the University of Utah and The University of Texas at El Paso, we invite you to return to the Mountain West for the Great Salt Lake Invitational/UTEP IE Classic held at the University of Utah. The tournaments will be held on January 14-16, 2023. On Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th, attendees will be able to participate in two complete IE tournaments, including entry options in IPDA and NFA-LD Debate. On Sunday, January 15-Monday, January 16, 2023, teams may also choose to participate in the concurrent debate tournaments, featuring competition in NPDA, BP, and CEDA debate formats. Full details about double entry restrictions are included in Part I of the invitation.

This year’s schedule has been revised with an eye toward wellness and providing an opportunity for you to enjoy all that Utah has to offer in January. In an effort to help you enjoy Utah’s “greatest snow on earth,” we have identified an opportunity for all tournament attendees to take advantage of the deep discounts on lift passes and equipment rentals offered by the University of Utah so that you can partake in some of Utah’s world-class skiing/snowboarding opportunities. For approximately $100/person (prices subject to change and based on which ski resort you choose), you can secure a lift pass and a full set of ski/snowboarding gear (skis/snowboard, boots, snow pants, and snow jacket). Other equipment, including show-shoeing gear, is also available to rent. To learn more, visit http://campusrec.utah.edu/programs/outdoor-adventures/equipment-rental/winter/

We look forward to seeing you in January and wish everyone the best of luck and safety in the upcoming competitive season.


Warmest regards,


Jeannie Hunt, Ed.D.                                                              Carlos Tarin, Ph.D.

Director of Forensics                                                             Director of Forensics

University of Utah                                                                  The University of Texas at El Paso




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