Welcome to the home page for the 2020 UTEP Classic @ The Great Salt Lake Invitational tournament hosted by University of Utah on Jan 17, 2020 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

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 17-20, 2020. On Friday, January 17th and Saturday, January 18th, attendees will be able to participate in two complete IE tournaments, including entry options in IPDA and NFA-LD Debate. On Saturday, January 18-Monday, January 20, 2020, 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 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: https://campusrec.utah.edu/programs/outdoor-adventures/rental/snow/index.php.


SPECIAL NOTE: On Friday, January 17th, 2020, there will be a tournament reception from 8pm until 11pm. We hope that you will join us to celebrate the end of the first day of competition and the 50th Great Salt Lake Invitational.


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


Warmest regards,


Michael Middleton, Ph.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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