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Two State Finalist Entries for Two Rivers

At the MSHSL AA State Tournament Two Rivers had a finalist for the first time since 2005. The Duo of Quinn Hendel and Scooter Stoik took 8th Place. Grace Lyles took 6th Place in Discussion. Congrats to Tommy Larsen who made it to state for the second year in a row in Great Speeches. Earlier this week Grace Lyles and Quinn Hendel were named All State Speakers by the Minnesota Speech Coaches Association. 

2024 Schedule

Date Name of Tournament Location
Jan 6 Ties of Friendship MPA
Jan13 Water Park  Stillwater
Jan 20 The Odyssey Orono
Jan 26/27 Moorhead Speech Invitational Moorhead
Jan 27 Irondale Irondale
Feb 3 Laker Invitational Prior Lake
Feb 10 Warrior Invitational Home
Feb 17 Chaska High School Invitational Chaska
Feb 24 Star Tribune Eastview Lightning Classic Apple Valley
Mar 2 Shakopee Speech Invitational Shakopee
Mar 8/9 NSDA MN Central Woodbury/Eagan
Mar 9 South St Paul Hilke Invitational SSP
Mar 16 Northfield Northfield
March 19
  MSHSL Section 3AA
April 19-20 MSHSL Speech State Tournament Shakopee



The Two Rivers Speech Team competes in MSHSL tournaments and NSDA tournaments across 15 categories. The vast majority of speeches are 10 minute prepared speeches, while few others are 7 minute extemporaneous speeches. Generally the 15 categories can be put into two larger categories. The first, Public Address, in which a competitor conducts research on a topic and writes either a informative or persuasive speech based on the category. The second type, Interpretation, requires competitors to tell the story of a piece of literature in the time given. This can be from books, plays or poems. Students gain skills in research, writing and delivery.

Practices begin at the end of November, with the competitive season starting in January.  The MSHSL Section tournament occurs in March. Students competing at the national level may compete through June. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact Ben Geiger at .