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UIL Speech Judges

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Lesly Gutierrez

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: Yes

Conference: 5A

Number of years coached: 2

Number of tournaments judged: 20+

High school attended:

Graduated high school: 2013

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
I debated at UIL CX districts 3 years, 1 year and regional appearance in LD, 1 octo final appearance at the state level, 3 years of qualifying to the TFA state tournament and 2 years of college debate. I've judged at NSDA Nationals, as well as 4 TOC qualifying tournaments, 2 UIL Districts, and many TFA Qualifiers this year.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 100+
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 think my role is to be an educator, to let the participants set the parameters for what is important in the round, and to then debate it out to see who best meets those parameters.


Rounds judged:

Contact Information

cell: 832 3877295

Availability Information

Meet types:
CX State

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 2