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This is a High School tournament in Wisconsin.

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Dear Forensics Coach,


The Sun Prairie High School and Luther Preparatory School Forensics teams invite you and your team to the Prep Prairie Forensics Tournament.


The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Sun Prairie High School. Our goal is to help teams get the ball rolling for the upcoming competition season. We are prepared to offer a professionally-run, fun and exciting day of competition.


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) with the following modifications:

·         Allowance of one 4x6 notecard in Oratory.

·         Solo acting and OIL are a maximum of 10 minutes, but 8-minute performances will not be penalized.

·         Solo Actors will be allowed to use a chair.



7:30-8:15   Registration

8:30         Radio/Extemp Draw Begins in the LMC

8:30         Student Meeting in the Performing Arts Center

Judges Meeting

9:00         Round I

10:15       Round II

11:30       Round III

1:30         Power Rounds Begin

3:00         Awards in the Performing Arts Center



Trophies will be presented to the top three competitors and medals to the remaining finalists.  Team trophies will be awarded to schools in three divisions using the breakdown below.


Large School: 22-25 entries, based on total points

Medium School: 14-21 entries, based on team average

Small School: 6-13 entries, based on team average



The SPHS Forensics Boosters will have breakfast and lunch for sale.




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

·         Teams can and should manage their own drops on Speechwire.com until 4:00pm,

·         Thursday, January 21st. After that point, email drops to prostmj@lps.wels.net or fischere@uwosh.edu at your earliest possible convenience.

·         Entries dropped after that time 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 Matt Prost at 920-342-2940 or Elliott Fischer at 608-609-0290. You're strongly encouraged to thoroughly complete coach’s information including coach’s cell phone # on SpeechWire, so tournament personnel can call you in case a member of your team fails to check-in by 8:15am.



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 will have hired judges available for you at a cost of $100 per judge. 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 fischere@uwosh.edu or prostmj@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 hosting you on January 23rd at Sun Prairie High School! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!


John Peschl

Head Coach, SPHS Forensics

Work: 608-834-7521

Cell: 608-347-9553

Email: jcpesch@spasd.k12.wi.us


Elliott Fischer

Coach, SPHS Forensics

Cell : 608-609-0290

Email : fischere@uwosh.edu


Matthew Prost

Head Coach, Luther Prep Forensics

Work: 920-261-4352


Email: prostmj@lps.wels.net


Manager contact information

Matthew Prost
Email address: prostmj@lps.wels.net
Phone number: 608-609-0290

Mailing address

888 Grove Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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