The Wasatch Independent Debate League relies on partnerships with hosting institutions to host tournaments. 

We're so grateful to them!

University of Utah


The WIDL partners with the Office of Engagement at the University of Utah. 

The University of Utah typically hosts one tournament each year and has been hosting since 2010.

Brigham Young University


The WIDL has partnered with Independent Study at BYU since 2013.  BYU typically hosts our opening tournament in the fall and our Champion Tournament in the spring.

BYU Independent Study was established in 1921 with a commitment to expand educational opportunities for people across the world. Over the last 97 years, our reach and our capacity to serve have increased tremendously—we now offer more than 550 courses that are accessible in all 50 states and in over 90 countries worldwide. We’re proud of our history and look forward to providing best-in-class online courses for many decades to come.

Our mission is to provide excellent online courses at the university, high school, and middle school levels. Pursuing this mission can have a strong effect on the course of education and increase BYU’s influence across the globe. We offer trusted, quality courses that are accredited by several trusted commissions*. With both online and blended learning courses, students receive instruction and content adapted to their needs, at their own convenience.

BYU Independent Study courses offer opportunities to fill gaps in course availability on campus, to recover lost credits in high school and middle school, or to meet other academic needs. Course enrollment is open to anyone, at any time of year, with a year to complete most courses. Because of our accreditation and quality courses, credits from Independent Study can be transferred to most educational institutions across the nation and around the world.

Canyon Grove Academy


Canyon Grove Academy partnered with the Wasatch Independent Debate League as a tournament host beginning in 2019.  They were invaluable through the year of COVID as they did not shut down and willingly hosted the first in person tournament with the WIDL when things started to open up.



Weber State University


Weber State University and the Weber State Debate Team were one of the earliest hosts and partners to the Wasatch Independent Debate League.  They have hosted tournaments since 2009!  They host anywhere from 1 to 3 tournaments a year.

American Heritage School


American Heritage School and its Debate Team have partnered with the WIDL since 2014.  American Heritage typically hosts 1 tournament each year.  American Heritage also hosted an in person tournament at the end of COVID.


American Heritage School is a K–12 private school serving 900 students on our 40-acre campus. Our core pillars are Christian Character, Transformational Scholarship, &Responsible Liberty.

American Heritage School assists parents worldwide in developing the hearts, minds, and bodies of students to realize their divine potential. 

Since its founding in 1970, American Heritage School has continued to flourish thanks to dedicated parents and students, capable administrators and teachers, and visionary donors. The school moved to its new (current) campus in 2002 and presently enrolls approximately 900 students in grades K–12.