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UIL Speech Judges

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Wagner Grams

Current high school:
None

Currently coaching?: No

Conference:

Number of years coached: 10

Number of tournaments judged: 16

High school attended:
Channel Islands

Graduated high school: 1982

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
State champion Extemp 1982 High School Coach 10 years, Coached state Champion High School Judge 20+ years Judged state and National Finals Qualified over 100 students for state and over 30 for NFL Nationals

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 40
Judging approach: Tabula Rasa
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quality of evidence is more important than quantity of evidence
Paradigm: Clash of arguments is the responsibility of both teams. Clear organization supported by analysis and evidence form basis of evaluation. Rebuttals should be focused on weighing of issues. Stock issues and theory carry value when presented persuasively.

LD

Rounds judged: 60
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Philosophy:
Clash of arguments is the responsibility of both teams. Clear organization supported by analysis and evidence form basis of evaluation. Rebuttals should be focused on weighing of issues. Value criteria does not require real world impacts. Examples and theory can be persuasive.

Contact Information

email: vendors@relax4tax.com
cell:
office: 832 2323914

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
CX
LD
Extemp
Prose/Poetry

Travel

Region of residence:
3

I will travel to: 1 2 3 4 5