The Maverick

2022 — Desert Vista High School, AZ/US

Welcome to The Maverick at Desert Vista High School!



Dates: October 7th and 8th, 2022



For the fourth Maverick Tournament, we move over to the beautiful campus of Desert Vista in Phoenix, Arizona. It has been over a decade since we’ve held competitions on this campus, so it will be nice to have you all return to the land of the Thunder!

The competition will be in person and we will be follow the ASDCA recommendations about mask wearing, which means no one will be required to wear a mask, but we do encourage competitors, judges, and coaches recovering from sickness to wear a mask and that anyone who has covid 19 or needs to quarantine to be responsible and respectful even if that means not attending. The campus is big and there will be plenty of room to socially distance if needed. Judges will be informed not to use the wearing of a mask to discriminate or use it as reason to score a competitor unjustly.

Students will be allowed to register for Congress, one debate event, and three individual events. There are restrictions with Extemporaneous Speaking, and Radio Broadcasting. These restrictions are in place to allow the tournament to run smoothly.

We will also be including two new events! Original Spoken Word Poetry and Children’s Literature.

There will be food options on campus for Congress. Legislations will be due September 20th.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the tournament director at