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Rock River Forensics Tournament 2021

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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Wisconsin.

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Dear Forensics Coach,


The Watertown High School and Luther Preparatory School Forensics teams invite you and your team to the Rock River Forensics Tournament.


The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Watertown High School. Our goal is to help teams get the ball rolling for the upcoming competition season. We are prepared to offer a SYNCHRONOUS VIRTUAL TOURNAMENT via the NSDA Campus platform which is integrated with SpeechWire. This means that it will be a live tournament via video conference rooms which follows a typical tournament schedule. Judges and students will need to be available most of the day on Saturday the 23rd. Registered teams will receive more information on how this works in the coming weeks. We encourage you to watch some of the videos on the SpeechWire Tournament Services channel on YouTube. Ben has created some nice tutorial and information videos about virtual tournaments.


Special Notes

-We are allowing students to double enter in the tournament in all events. This will allow motivated students the opportunity to compete in two events.

-We’ll be using the SpeechWire registration and tabulation software system. To register your team, visit: www.speechwire.com



WFCA rules will be used for all events (For a list of rules see www.wfcaforensics.org) . Please note that allowances will be made for difference in WHSFA rules. Those rule differences can be found here.



7:30-8:15   Registration

8:30         Radio/Extemp Draw Begins

8:35         Student Meeting

8:45 Judges Meeting

9:00         Round I

10:30       Round II

11:45       Round III

1:30         Power Rounds Begin



Medals will be presented to the top three competitors and to the remaining finalists.  Team awards will be given to schools in two divisions using the breakdown below.


Large School: 16-25 entries, based on total points

Small School: 6-15 entries, based on team average



Whatever you can find in your own fridge/cupboards/pantry. :)



·         Please register via SpeechWire by Friday, January 15th by 5:00 pm.

·         Teams can and should manage their own adds and drops on Speechwire.com until 4:00pm, Thursady, January 21st. After that point, schools may only manage drops until 3:00pm on Friday, January 22nd. Any drops after this should be emailed to krogmalg@lps.wels.net or lobensteinh@watertown.k12.wi.us at your earliest possible convenience.

·         Entries dropped after 3:00 PM on Friday will still be charged.

·         Day of tournament drops are strongly discouraged. Please call-in or text last minute drops as soon as possible on tournament day to Lucas Krogmann at 920-296-6571 or Hillary Lobenstein 920-285-0452. You're strongly encouraged to thoroughly complete coach’s information including coach’s cell phone # on SpeechWire, so tournament personnel can call you if needed.



A fee of $9.00 for each individual entry and $12 for group entries (Duo, Group Interp, Play Acting). Entry fees are per entry, not per student. Fees will be based on your confirmed entry.



Each school must provide one judge for every five entries or portion of five entries. Each duo, group interp or play acting is considered one entry. Please try to bring your own quality judges. Your judge commitment will be based on your entry as of Thursday, January 21st. We can have hired judges available for you at a cost of $120 per judge. Please email krogmalg@lps.wels.net or lobensteinh@watertown.k12.wi.us if this is needed. Teams with over 50 entries/10 judges are required to hire judges from the tournament. Total entries are not capped.



Your top 25 entries will count toward team scores with a maximum of four entries per event. Additional entries are welcome. Students are allowed to enter two events.



·         Please register via Speechwire.com no later than 5:00pm, Friday, January 15th. If you encounter any problems with the online registration, don't hesitate to email lobensteinh@watertown.k12.wi.us or krogmalg@lps.wels.net. A registration confirmation will be emailed out after registration closes. Coaches can also view up-to-the minute fees on Speechwire.com.

·         Note on Varsity/Novice designation: When prompted to enter a student’s division, please use varsity for all competitors. There will not be a separate award or division for novice speakers.


We are looking forward to virtually hosting you on January 23rd! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!


Hillary Lobenstein

Head Coach, WHS Forensics

Work: 920-262-7500 ext. 6228

Cell: 920-285-0452

Email: lobensteinh@watertown.k12.wi.us


Lucas Krogmann

Head Coach, LPS Forensics

Work: 920-261-4352 ext. 194

Cell : 920-296-6571

Email: krogmalg@lps.wels.net 




Manager contact information

Lucas Krogmann
Email address: krogmalg@lps.wels.net
Phone number: 920-296-6571

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Watertown, WI 53094

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