Welcome to the home page for the 2020 Trapper Rendezvous for High Schools tournament hosted by Northwest College on Jan 10-11, 2020 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 49th Annual Trapper Rendezvous Forensic Tournament for High Schools to be held on the Northwest campus in Powell, Wyoming, January 10-11, 2020

       The 2020 Trapper Rendezvous will feature six preliminary rounds of Cross Examination and LD debate in varsity and junior divisions. We also provide the opportunity for competition in one open division of Public Forum 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 one policy that we believe will facilitate tournament administration: 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.

      Please note that the Wyoming High School rules allow the use of laptop computers as outlined in the latest NSDA National Tournament Manual.

     Tournament entry will be facilitated through the website “forensicstournament.net.” Entries must be completed by 10:00pm Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Also, please be advised that you will need to make your motel reservations well in advance of the tournament.

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


Yours truly,                            


Jeannie Hunt                                                   Brendan Kachnowski

Bob Becker                                                     President

Forensics Coaches                                          Charlotte Patrick Speech and Debate Society