BV Speaking Lynx Invitational

2021 — Brandon, SD/US

BV Speaking Lynx Invitational



Welcome!  We are excited to host our first annual Speaking Lynx Invitational on October 16, 2021.  We look forward to helping you kick off the 2021-22 Speech seasons with a great tournament experience!

I have attempted to have all important information on this page.  If you don't see something you're looking for, please feel free to email me at


Events -- We are offering single divisions of storytelling and Reader's Theatre as well as Varsity and Novice divisions of Drama, Humor, Duo, NonO, and Poetry.

Awards -- The top three students in each category will receive trophies. Other students in finals will be recognized as finalists.  We also will be awarding the top 3 schools with sweepstakes trophies.

Judges -- We are not offering hired judges.  Please make every effort to cover your entries.  We are requiring 1 judge for every 5 entries or part thereof.  If you need names of judges, please email me.  I have a limited number of judges to connect you with.

Entries -- Entries will be due on October 14 at 6 pm.  At that time, fees will be frozen.  Drops will be accepted online until 6 pm on Friday, October 15.  Any drops after that time should be emailed to

Tournament logistics -- Students can be dropped off on the east side of BVHS (301 S. Splitrock Blvd, Brandon, SD) at door #25.  Busses can find parking on the north side of the building in one of several open parking lots.  Students and/or coaches who drive should park on the east side of the building on the north end across from Pizza Ranch.

Concessions -- We will have a concession stand available throughout the day.  I believe we will have breakfast pizza for sale for students in the morning as well as standard concession stand fare throughout the day.  In addition, we will have a lounge available for coaches and judges.

Schedule -- 

8:00 am        Registration

9:00 am        Round 1

10:30 am      Round 2

12:00 pm      Round 3

2:00 pm        Finals

3:30 pm        Awards

This is a preliminary schedule.  Depending on entry numbers, we make some minor adjustments to help the day move along more smoothly.

Please let me know if there is any information we have forgotten here.  We are really looking forward to starting our IN PERSON speech season with you!


Gina Koehn                                             Caitlyn Schwebach

BVHS Speech coach                                  BVHS Speech asst. coach