Sportfest Rules

Please click the button to the right for each rule in sportfest.


Entry Limit: No limit

This is a hike/run of approximately 9 kilometers. Boys and girls will race together, but be judged separately. There will be three heats run throughout the day to accommodate different schedules and conflicts. First, second and third places will be awarded. All students who finish receive points for their schools. This does not include sweepstakes points awarded for placing in the various heats.

Root beer Guzzling

Entry Limit:  1 boy, 1 girl

Students will guzzle 1 16 oz. cup of root beer at room temperature. Students will be timed with a stopwatch. After students finish drinking, they must turn cup upside down on their head to signify that the cup is empty.


Pretzel Eating Relay

Entry Limit: 1 team of 5; at least 2 girls on each team

Each student will eat one large pretzel. When finished, the student must be able to say “Achtung”, without spitting out pretzel. Students may not break up pretzels until they start eating them. They may not have them broken up before it is their turn. The team of five people will be timed with a stopwatch.


Entry Limit:  1 team, mixed; at least 4 girls on the field at any one time

Each team must have an adult sponsor who is not the German teacher. This sponsor will be responsible for the team’s behavior and discipline. Any team that uses abusive or vulgar language or argues with the referees will be immediately disqualified and the opposing team will be awarded the victory. If possible, have team members wear matching school shirts. Any team with fewer than 4 girls may play, but they need to remove 1 male player for each female player missing.



Feb. 8, 2020  
Jasper High School
6800 Archgate Dr
Plano,TX  75024     
Site Director: Jillian Reilly

Jan. 17, 2020
Online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (early-bird deadline).

Jan. 24, 2020
Online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline).


October 19, 2019
Trinity High School           

500 N Industrial
Euless,TX  76039     

Site Director :Hildegard Lombardo Hildegardlombardo@

More Important Dates

Feb. 29, 2020
Texas State German Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos

Mar. 13, 2020
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

April 30, 2020 
Teacher Grant applications due

February 27, 2021
Texas State German Contest 2020

Contact Us

Beth Smith
Winterfest Mailing Address
328 High Brook Drive
Richardson, TX 78080

Site Director: Jillian Reilly

TSGC Mailing Address
Texas State German Contests, Inc.
PO Box 2043
Boerne, TX 78006

Onsite Directors
Kayla Hill & Dr. Ewa Siwak
Dept. of Modern Languages
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666