Welcome to the home page for the 2022 Trapper Rendezvous for High Schools tournament hosted by Northwest College on Jan 7-8, 2022 for High School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Dear Colleague:


The Northwest College Forensic staff and students extend to you a cordial invitation to attend the 51st Annual Trapper Rendezvous Forensic Tournament for High Schools to be held on the Northwest campus in Powell, Wyoming, January 7-8, 2022. Because of the COVID pandemic, NWC administration requires that everyone wear masks when inside any buildings, except when a student is performing in competition.


The 2022 Trapper Rendezvous will feature six preliminary rounds of Cross-Examination, LD, and Public Forum debate in one open division and LD debate. All debate teams with winning records will advance to elimination rounds.


We offer one open division of individual events, featuring competition in eight events divided into two patterns. We will have three preliminary and two elimination rounds, as entries warrant. The events are Extemporaneous Speaking, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Duet Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, and Oratory. We also will hold three sessions of Student Congress.


Cross-Examination debate competitors will NOT be able to enter individual events, public forum debate, or student congress (This allows us to run six rounds in CX). Please note: LD and Public Forum debaters may enter only one IE event, which cannot be extemp, but do so at their own risk. LD and PF competitors also may not enter Student Congress. We will not make adjustments and it is up to students to make sure they get to all of their rounds.


Student Congress dockethttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12S85NulKS0tIckBgoSLWAwOrTxqFgNJq?usp=sharing


Please make your students aware of the following opportunity: The top debate student and the top individual events competitor will each receive a $2000 scholarship should they choose to attend NWC and compete in forensics.


Tournament entry will be facilitated through the website “forensicstournament.net”. Entries must be completed by 10:00pm Tuesday, January 4, 2022.


We are looking forward to you and your squad joining us for the challenging competition.


Dr. Jeannie Hunt - Director of Forensic

Dr. Bob Becker - Forensics Coach

Michael Neufer - President, Charlotte Patrick Speech and Debate Society

  • Tue 01/04/22 10:00 pm Mountain
    Limit adds, changes, drops to existing schools only (no new schools can register)
  • Thu 01/06/22 2:00 pm Mountain
    Close registration (schools can not edit their registration)