Apple Valley MinneApple Debate

2015 — MN/US

The Twenty Ninth Annual
MinneApple Debate Tournament
November 6 & 7, 2015

Sponsored by the Apple Valley High School Forensics Team, Parent Boosters, and American Legion Post 1776  

September 1, 2015

Dear Debate Coach:  

On behalf of the Apple Valley Forensics Team, Parent Boosters, and the Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776, we would like to invite you and your team to attend the 29th annual MinneApple Debate Tournament on November 7th and 8th. Last year, over 800 competitors, coaches, and judges from over 80 schools and 20 states joined us. The MinneApple is proud to offer Lincoln Douglas DebatePublic Forum Debate, and Congressional Debate. Our commitment to providing an efficient tournament with great hospitality, strong competition, and superior judging has made it one of the largest debate tournaments in the Midwest and nationally.  We would be honored to have you be a part of this event.  

The MinneApple is a Tournament of Champions qualifier at the OCTAFINAL level in LD, the OCTAFINAL level in Public Forum, and for the TOP SIX competitors in Congressional Debate. We offer three divisions of LD and novice and open divisions in Public Forum and an open division of Congressional Debate. In addition we will also be offering the 2nd  Annual MinneApple Round Robin in Varsity LD Debate to be held Sunday, November 8th. We offer mutual judge preference in varsity LD debate.  

Our awards will once again feature the red marble apple.  We also offer elimination rounds in all LD and PF divisions.  Students, coaches, and judges will be provided with a complementary Friday dinner and Saturday lunch. We also provide shuttle buses on Friday afternoon to take JV and Novice LD, Public Forum, and Congressional debaters to their competition sites. In addition, on Saturday, buses will return LD debaters to the elimination rounds at AVHS

Our tab staff is dedicated to being on time and accurate.  In Varsity LD, we are pleased to have Scott Wunn, Executive Director of the National Speech and Debate Association, Cherian Koshy (National Speech and Debate Association), and Greg Malis (Isidore Newman School, Louisiana) directing tabulation.  Zach Prax (Eastview High School, Minnesota) will lead Public Forum, and PJ Samorian (American Heritage Schools, Florida) will head up Congressional Debate.

We look forward to seeing you at the MinneApple!


Pam Cady Wycoff                              
Tournament Director Emeritus

Colin Goodson
MinneApple Tournament Director / 952-431-8326

Bryan Hagg
Director of Speech and Debate

Chris Theis
Round Robin Director & Head Lincoln-Douglas Debate Coach                               

Zach Prax
MinneApple Tournament Coordinator           


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