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UIL Speech Judges

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Dakota Hiltzman

Current high school:
Gilmer / East Texas Baptist University

Currently coaching?: yes

Conference: 3A

Number of years coached: 1

Number of tournaments judged: 11 or more

High school attended:
Gilmer HS, Gilmer Tx

Graduated high school: 2011

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
LD CX Extemp Interpt

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: Many
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Issues
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: In a CX round I make no assumptions and will not extend links for the debaters; I keep an extensive flow and will only vote on the things explicitly stated in the round. Affirmative has the burden of proof and Negative has the burden of clash, that said if Neg runs a counterplan or other off-case argument they have the burden to prove that.


Rounds judged: Many
Approach: Issues
I've very, very tab when it comes to LD. I see the criterion as the looking glass by which I view the round, and the value as the guiding ideal by which are arguments are based. I will accept any kind of argument a debater makes so long as they fully and appropriately warrant it; the exception is to kritikal arguments which I feel are abusive in UIL.

Contact Information

cell: 903 7467521

Availability Information

Meet types:
District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 6 Wichita Falls/Texarkana

I will travel to: 1 2 3 5 9