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UIL Speech Judges

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Dylan Cavanaugh

Current high school:
Grapevine HS

Currently coaching?: yes

Conference: 5A

Number of years coached: This is my second year.

Number of tournaments judged: 11 or more

High school attended:
Van High School, Van TX

Graduated high school: 2009

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I currently coach LD at Grapevine High School with Jane Boyd, I regularly judge finals and outrounds at large TFA tournaments, and am often preferred well at national tournaments; as such, I feel I can offer educational, accurate, and transparent judging to the competitors. Additionally, as a 4 year UIL debater in HS, I placed 2nd in LD my senior year and still occasionally judge at UIL tournaments.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 3
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Issues
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: I am open to whatever arguments are presented in the round. I have little experience in policy, but my LD paradigm applies here.


Rounds judged: at least 150
Approach: Equal
I am open to both progressive and traditional styles, and believe both have value. As such, I do not discriminate or reject styles or case formats on face, and enjoy creative and interesting arguments. My decision calculous is contingent on the framework/analysis given in the round. My full paradigm in on the public WikiSpaces under judge philosophies.

Contact Information


Availability Information

Meet types:
State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 2 Dallas/Fort Worth

I will travel to: 1 2