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RTR Varsity Invitational

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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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You are invited to attend the 2022 RTR Varsity Speech Invitational!  It will be held on Saturday, March 19, at the BRAND NEW RTR Public School in Tyler, MN.  Students in grades 6-12 may compete. 

We are excited to have you at our tournament! Please note the change in our location as we have moved. Come and help us inaugurate our new facility!

We will be having 3 rounds of competition and a final in all 13 MSHSL categories. Double entries are welcome and even encouraged! We have staggered our start times so that Discussants have the option of double entering as well!


This is an in-person meet. Entry cost is $7 per single event, $14 for Duos. Make checks payable to RTR Schools.


Judges:  You must provide one judge for every six students or fraction thereof you register.  Uncovered Judges will cost $100 and availability will be limited to non-existent. Judges are asked to bring an electronic device for online balloting and critiques. Paper ballots and critiques will be available, but we strongly encourage the electronic version.


Concessions will be available throughout the day, as well as refreshments in the Coach/Judge Lounge.


Team Attendance Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 16

Add Deadline: Saturday, March 19

Drop Deadline: Saturday, March 19.

Please enter all adds and drops on Speechwire. Any late drops or adds (morning of the meet) please text to Erick Harper @ 507-829-5762


Location: RTR High School, 111 County Road 8., Tyler, MN 56178 -- Please note our new location! Come and enjoy our gorgeous new facility!

Arrival: Buses may drop off students in the driveway loop off County Road 8 or in the parking lot to the south of the building.  Please have your drivers park in the south lot.


*Tentative* Schedule:

Registration: 8:00 AM

Coaches/Judges Meeting: 8:45 AM

Round 1 Draws: 9:00 AM

Round 1 Begin: 9:30 AM

Round 1 Disco Begin: 9:45 AM

Round 2 Draws: 10:30 AM

Round 2 Begin: 11:00 AM

Round 2 Disco Begin: 11:15 AM

Round 3 Draws: 12:00 NOON

Round 3 Begin: 12:30 PM

Round 3 Disco Begin: 12:45 PM

Final Round Draws: 2:00 PM

Final Round Begin: 2:30 PM

Final Round Disco Begin: 2:45 PM

Awards: 4:30 PM


We will be giving awards in both Varsity and JV Divisions. JV is open to anyone in grades 6-9. JV awards will be based on the 3 prelim rounds with no final. JV awards will not count for team sweeps.


We look forward to seeing you on March 19!


Erick Harper, Head Speech Coach


507-247-5913 x3004

507-829-5762 (cell)


Neil Witte, Assistant Speech Coach


507-247-5913 x2304

507-829-2384 (cell)



Manager contact information

Erick Harper
Email address: erick.harper@rtrschools.org
Phone number: 507-247-5913 x3004

Mailing address

111 Co. Rd 8
Tyler, MN 56178

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