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East Ridge Raptor Invitational

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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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The East Ridge Raptor Invitational will showcase all 13 categories recognized by the MSHSL and Program Oral Interpretation. We are proud to announce that, like last year, the East Ridge Raptor Invitational will serve as a qualifying event for the NIETOC.


Registration Deadline:

Registration will close when we have reached capacity.

Fees will freeze on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 5:00 PM.



We will be scheduling this tournament on-site, so please make all necessary drops to your registration on Speechwire until registration closes on Saturday morning. After 7:30 AM on Saturday, you may text any of your drops to Tammy Trout-McIntyre (651) 587-8318.


Entry Limits:
Each varsity category has a cap of 90 entries in total.
Each novice category has a cap of 40 entries in total.


Double and Triple Entries:
Students may double or triple-enter with a few exceptions:
- Students in one draw category may enter one other non-draw category.
- Students in Discussion may not double enter in a draw category.

Entry Fees:

$7.00 per entry for all categories except Duo
$14.00 per entry for Varsity and Novice Duo
Checks can be made payable to "East Ridge Speech Boosters."


Judging Requirements:
Teams are required to bring 1 judge for every 6 entries PER LOCATION. Please designate which judges you want at East Ridge and Lake Middle School at registration. Additional judges will be available to hire for $90.00 if teams cannot meet this requirement. Please contact Tammy Trout-McIntyre as soon as possible if you anticipate you will need to hire a judge.

Tournament Divisions:

This tournament will offer both a Varsity and Novice division. A Novice is considered someone in their first year as a high school speech competitor. Varsity and Novice will compete separately in prelims, and Novices will have their own final round.


Tournament Format:
There will be three preliminary rounds of competition followed by a Final consisting of Varsity students who ranked 1-7 in prelims and a Next-In Final consisting of Varsity students who ranked 8-14 in prelims. 

There will also be a Novice Final consisting of the top 7 ranked Novice students.


Second Building:
All preliminary Novice competitions (except Draw categories) will occur at Lake Middle School. 


All Varsity rounds and All Novice Draw Categories will occur at East Ridge High School. 


All final rounds (Varsity and Novice) will occur at East Ridge High School.


Two shuttle buses will be provided to bring Novices to East Ridge when their 3rd rounds are completed. 


Please have your bus drop off students at both locations in the morning.

Lake Middle School - 3133 Pioneer Drive Woodbury MN 55125

East Ridge High School - 4200 Pioneer Drive Woodbury MN 55129

Paperless Tournament:
To reduce paper waste, we will use eBallots, post schematics electronically, and set up a website for maps and helpful links.


NIETOC Bid Tournament:
The East Ridge Raptor Invitational is officially a bid tournament site for the National Individual Event Tournament of Champions. Students competing in Varsity Drama, Duo, Extemp. Speaking, Humorous, Informative, Original Oratory, Prose (counts as a Drama bid), or Program Oral Interpretation can earn a bid that will get them one step closer to competing at the NIETOC Tournament. If there are enough entries in any of the NIETOC categories, we may offer a Merit and Consolation final to offer more bids. 


MSHSL Categories:
Extemp. Reading (Prose): TBA
Extemp. Reading (Poetry): TBA
Storytelling: Varsity: TBA
Discussion: TBA


Discussion Tasks:
We will be distributing Discussion tasks before each round.


Food will be available for purchase throughout the day for students in the East Ridge Cafeteria.

There will be limited snacks at Lake Middle School, but we have scheduled rounds to end early so judges and students can eat lunch at East Ridge.

Please contact Tammy Trout-McIntyre if you have any questions. We look forward to a great tournament!


Important Tournament Rooms

TABROOM - 2049
JUDGES' LOUNGE - 1028 Green
JUDGES' LOUNGE - 1030 Green
PRAYER ROOM - 2019 Gold
TABROOM - LMS Media Center
DRAW ROOM - Media Center


Manager Contact Information

Tammy Trout-McIntyre
Email address: coach@erhsspeech.com
Phone number: 651-587-8318

Mailing Address

East Ridge High School

Speech Boosters

4200 Pioneer Drive
Woodbury, MN 55129


Manager contact information

Tammy Trout-McIntyre
Email address: coach@erhsspeech.com
Phone number: 651-587-8318

Mailing address

4200 Pioneer Drive
Woodbury, MN 55129

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