Wasatch Wipeout

2016 — UT/US

Wasatch Wipeout

Wasatch High School Debate Team invites you to attend the Wasatch Wipeout Friday, 29 January 2016.  The Wipeout will run from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m.  There will be three rounds of competition.

 Entry Fees and Division

The cost for the tournament is $15 per school and $3.50 per student entry and / or $7.00 per team.  The Wipeout will offer the following open events.  No novice will be offered.

               Public Forum                      Lincoln Douglas                Congress                            Policy (8 Teams Only)
               National Extemp               Foreign Extemp                 Original Oratory Duo Interp
               Humorous Interp              Dramatic Interp                Impromptu                         Poetry Prose Interp   

 Entries must be received by Monday, January 25 @ 3 pm.  Drops after that date will incur a $25 drop fee.   Students may NOT double enter if they are running debate events or congress.  Double entries will be allowed in speech events only, not in both extemps.  There will be a limit of two events per student.  Students double enter at their own risk.  The tournament will not be held up to accommodate double entries. 



               2:45 p.m.             Registration – Commons Area

               2:45 p.m.             Judges Meeting – Judges Hospitality Room
               3:00 p.m.             Opening Meeting – Commons Area
               3:30 p.m.             Round 1                                            

               5:30 p.m.             Round 2
               7:30 p.m.             Round 3
               9:30 p.m.ish        Awards



CX will run the 2015-2016 topic – Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance.


LD will run the January/February topic -  Resolved:  In the United States, private ownership of handguns ought to be banned.


Public Forum will run the January topic - Resolved: On balance, economic sanctions are reducing the threat Russia poses to Western interests.


Student Congress  - Student Congress bill or resolutions will not come from the state selected docket.  Students participating in congress should bring a piece of legislation as well as copies for their house to debate.  We do this so students who are doing Nat Quals have a chance to run their bills/resolutions.



There will be awards for the top 6 in each event.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd will receive trophies with finalist awards for 4th, 5th, and 6th.



Please bring 1 judge for every 5 students entered in a congress/speech event, 1 PF/LD judge for every 4 teams.   If you bring Policy, you need a designated Policy judge.  Also, please ensure that your judges have graduated from high school.




Concessions will be available for students at the tournament.  Judges and Coaches will also have hospitality rooms with lots of yummy food!


Contact Information

If you have any questions about the tournament, feel free to contact me.  Email – duke.distefano@wasatch.edu; School Phone – 435.654.0640 or Cell Phone – 435.671.2114.


We hope to see you at the Wipeout!