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Worthington Trojan Tournament

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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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Dear Speech Coaches:

We would like to invite you to the 2022 Worthington Trojan Tournament. This will be an in-person, 3 round tournament. As of now, masks will be required for everyone attending, speakers may remove them for their performance. We will stay in accordance with ISD 518’s and the MSHSL’s guidelines, so these requirements may change. We will notify you of any changes as soon as we know of them.




Date:          Saturday, February 5th, 2022

9:00 AM     Draws for Round 1

9:30 AM     Round 1

9:45 AM     Round 1 - Discussion

10:30 AM   Draws for Round 2

11:00 AM   Round 2

11:15 AM   Round 2 - Discussion

12:30 PM    Round 3

12:45 AM   Round 3 - Discussion

2:00 PM      AWARDS!!




We will be offering competition in all 13 MSHSL categories, and there is no cap as to number of students who attend. Teams will need to supply 1 judge for every 6 competitors or fraction thereof. We will not have judges for hire. Double entries are allowed in all events, discussion rounds will start 15 minutes late to accommodate any double entries in that category.

Speechwire registration deadline is Wednesday, February 2nd at 3:00 pm. At that time, all judges will be locked. Changes can be made to a team’s entry without cost until Saturday, February 5th at 7:00 AM. After this point drops will be allowed, but not be refunded. Adds will be allowed at the discretion of the tournament manager.

$7/Entry, $14/Duo. Please make checks payable to:

Worthington High School

        1211 Clary St.

Worthington, MN 56187




Individual awards will be presented to participants who place in the top 6, as well as red and blue ribbons for those who are close.  Team sweepstakes awards will be presented to teams placing 1-4.




Draws will be conducted live.  We will draw for Rounds 1 & 2, please have your students repeat a selection for Round 3.  Cuttings will be from the 1st ten stories in Storytelling, 1st ten stories in Extemp. Reading, and all of the poetry selections in Extemp. Reading.




Since this is going to the first tournament of the season for most of us, tasks will be sent out via email to coaches on Monday, January 31st. Please distribute them to your students to help facilitate the discussions.  We also plan on moving discussion rounds back 15 minutes for possible double entries.  If there are none, then we will move discussion rounds back to start on time with the other categories.




All students and judges will need a live.speechwire.com account. Please set that up before Saturday morning. Have everyone log in to their account to verify that their account works.




For judges, we are going to offer both paper ballots/critiques as well as online ballots/critiques. Please note upon registration of your judges which method they prefer. If using online ballots, please make sure all critiques are entered before the end of the tournament.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at brandon.caster@isd518.net or call me:

Cell: (507) 329-1987     Home: (507) 343-4629     WHS Office: (507) 376-6121

We are excited for this return to normalcy!!

    Linda Neugebauer & Brandon Caster

Worthington High School Speech Coaches

           & The Trojan Speech Team


Manager contact information

Brandon Caster
Email address: brandon.caster@isd518.net
Phone number: (507) 329-1987

Mailing address

1211 Clary St.
Worthington, MN 56187

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