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UIL Speech Judges

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Ryan Aguirre

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: 0

Number of tournaments judged: 7-10

High school attended:
Gregory - Portland High School, Portland, TX

Graduated high school: 2008

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
I competed in LD for three years in high school. I qualified for TFA State three times, UIL State once. I also competed in Extemp for three years and was competitive at TFA State, NFL Nationals, and UIL.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 1
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality


Rounds judged: 30+
Approach: Equal
Spreading is not something I view as an effective approach to LD debate. I also tend to enjoy a traditional approach to LD over a critical one or one that utilizes pre-standard arguments. That being said, I enjoy a debate that allows for the maximum amount of substantive clash on a line by line basis. Avoid debating definitions, as I feel that it detracts from the overall relevance of the debate. Focus instead on the big picture issues and give me solid voters either as you run down the flow or all at once in the final rebuttal.

Contact Information

cell: 512 709-8824

Availability Information

Meet types:
District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 1 Austin/San Antonio

I will travel to: 1