NIETOC History

The National Individual Events Tournament of Champions is an annual national tournament in Duo, Humor, Drama, Oratory, Informative, and POI. Speakers must achieve excellence throughout the regular season to earn a spot at the tournament. NIETOC hosts some of the best competitors from around the country.

In 2020, NIETOC was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an online tournament, the MASQ (Making Art while Socially Quarantined) was held instead. Twelve entries advanced to the quarterfinal round, the most for Moorhead in team history. Five Spuds competed in semifinals and two, senior Greta Almlie (POI) and junior Grace Halvorson (OO), advanced to finals.

Out of 188 participating teams, Moorhead earned fourth place in overall team sweepstakes.

*= denotes a "MASQ" entry. Note: Duo was not held at the MASQ Tournament.

Host cities:

  • 2020: MASQ - Online Tournament
  • 2019: Omaha, NE
  • 2018: Denver, CO
  • 2017: Kansas City, MO
  • 2016: Denver, CO
  • 2015: Lincoln, NE
  • 2014: St. Peter, MN

NIETOC Finalists

  1. 2nd: *Greta Almlie - POI, 2020
  2. 2nd: Karina Twedt - Drama, 2014
  3. 4th: Ariana Grollman - Humor, 2018
  4. 4th: Maddy Timm & Adam Bakken - Duo, 2015
  5. 4th: Matthew Wisenden - Drama, 2014
  6. 5th: *Grace Halvorson - Oratory, 2020
  7. 5th: Ariana Grollman - Humor, 2017
  8. 5th: Katie Beedy - Oratory, 2014
  9. 5th: Matthew Wisenden & Jordan Hartjen -Duo, 2014
  10. 6th: Jack Mullally - Oratory, 2016
  11. 6th: Skyler Klostriech - Humor, 2016

NIETOC Semifinalists

  1. *Greta Almlie - Drama, 2020
  2. *Ethan Crompton - Drama, 2020
  3. *Maret Holm - Humor, 2020
  4. Sophia Klindt - Humor, 2019
  5. Lance Morlock - Oratory, 2018
  6. Luke Seidel - Drama, 2018

NIETOC Quarterfinalists

  1. *Stella Mehlhoff - Drama, 2020
  2. *Jonah Hanson - Drama, 2020
  3. *Ethan Crompton - Humor, 2020
  4. *Anni Yoney - Informative, 2020
  5. *Thalia Christenson - Informative, 2020
  6. *Charlie Maki - POI, 2020
  7. *Thalia Christenson - Poetry, 2020
  8. Stella Mehlhoff - Drama, 2019
  9. Meghan Johnson - Drama, 2019
  10. Thalia Christenson & Alex Seigel - Duet Acting, 2019
  11. Greta Almlie & Sophia Klindt - Duo, 2019
  12. Maret Holm - Humor, 2019
  13. Grace Halvorson - Informative, 2019
  14. Meghan Johnson - Oratory, 2019
  15. Alyssa Haagenson - POI, 2019
  16. Alex Seigel - POI, 2019
  17. Luke Seidel & Sophia Klindt - Duo, 2018
  18. Margaret Dickey - Drama, 2018
  19. Sophia Klindt - Humor, 2018
  20. Bridget McManamon - Oratory, 2018
  21. Jessica Anderson - Drama, 2017
  22. Ariana Grollman - Humor, 2017
  23. Abby Dahlberg & Skyler Klostriech - Duo, 2017
  24. Abby Dahlberg - Humor, 2017
  25. Laurel Mikkelson - Drama, 2015
  26. Mia Miller - Drama, 2014

NIETOC Octafinalists

  1. Greta Almlie - Drama, 2019
  2. Katherine Leiseth & Jack Entzion - Duo, 2019
  3. Cassidy Wendt & Jonah Hanson - Duo, 2019
  4. Alex Church - Humor, 2017
  5. Alex Church - Oratory, 2017
  6. Jessica Anderson - Oratory, 2017
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