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UIL Speech Judges

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Colten Meisner

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Early High School

Graduated high school: 2013

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I competed at the UIL State Level for three years in Cross-Examination Debate (2A), four years in Persuasive Speaking (2A/4A), one year in Lincoln-Douglas Debate (4A), and two years in Poetry Interpretation (2A/4A). I competed at the TFA State Level in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking. Currently, I am a communications major at Texas Christian University.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
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: I generally fall as a Tab judge, but I have a Policymaker lean at times. I will hear any arguments in a round; however, I like to see those arguments articulated with precision. I appreciate good speaking and clean, professional clash. I am fine with Topicality to the end that it is not dismissive of all other argumentation. Good analysis on cards is crucial; otherwise, you're just reading to me. Most importantly: be respectful.


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Good analysis and communication is crucial. I like to see strong value clash. If values are the same, criterion-level debate is huge (i.e. who upholds value best). Be respectful in cross-ex, but be strategic. Do not bring up arguments and then let them "die" -- extend in every speech and re-prioritize their importance as the debate evolves.

Contact Information

cell: 817 9016931

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 2 5