Hutchinson Community College hosts big tournament

Hutchinson Community College
Hutchinson Community College

HUTCHINSON, Kansas (AP) — Hutchinson Community College will be the center of the forensic tournament world this weekend.

The college is hosting the American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament. It’s expected to bring 1,000 people to the city for the competition Saturday through Monday. The events will be held at the college, the Cosmosphere and the Ramada Conference Center.

About 80 schools will participate.

Travis Roberts, coach of forensics and debate at the college, says he didn’t expect the college to be named as host when he first applied. But Hutchinson met the requirements of being near a major airport and having enough classrooms and hotel rooms

Some schools are already in the city practicing for the event. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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