Judge Philosophies

Alberto Rincon -- Wilson High School

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Alexis Manyrath -- Southridge High School

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Amanda Hittlet -- Bend Senior High

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Ann Simon -- Marshfield High School

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Anne Badgley -- Lincoln HS

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Ari Tjahjani -- Sunset HS


Asmita Patwardhan -- Sunset HS


Audrey Umber -- Canby High School

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Beau Woodward -- Lakeridge High School

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Becky Douglas -- Tillamook High School

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Ben LeBlanc -- Lincoln HS


Bernadette Rodgers -- Wilson High School

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Bill Allen -- Tillamook High School

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Brian Horn -- Tillamook High School

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Caron Newman -- Butte Falls Charter School

<p>I am first and foremost a communications judge. &nbsp;That means that eye contact, respect for your opponent while he/she is speaking - not talking to your partner (to me, that is rude), inflection, and rate of speech are important. &nbsp;Regardless of the type of debate, you must be clear and concise. &nbsp;I do not like spreading; what&rsquo;s the point if no one can understand you? &nbsp;Remember, Aff must convince me there needs to be a change in CX. &nbsp;I don&rsquo;t appreciate the neg wasting time on T if it&rsquo;s not really an issue. &nbsp;The worst round I&rsquo;ve ever judged spent 20 minutes arguing the definition of &ldquo;its.&rdquo; &nbsp;If you are not arguing the resolution, it&rsquo;s very difficult for me to vote for you. &nbsp;For LD, I enjoy the philosophical portion as that was my minor in college. Try to stay away from policy jargon in LD; it doesn&rsquo;t fit. For parli, I expect you to answer questions instead of avoiding them and filling time that could be better spent responding to your opponent. &nbsp;Finally, in all events, the cross weighs heavily in my decision-making. &nbsp;I appreciate insightful questioning and clear answers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Collin Peterson-vanKanegan -- West Linn High School

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Dan Tattersfield -- Lincoln HS


Dave Schaefer -- Nestucca High School

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DeLona Campos-Davis -- Hood River Valley High School

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Debbie Groff -- Canby High School

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Don Steiner -- Wilson High School


Earl Pettit -- Monument High School

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Eddie Delanty -- West Linn High School

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Eli Morgan-Steiner -- Wilson High School


Eliza Haas -- Sunset HS

https://judgephilosophies.wikispaces.com/Haas%2C+Elizabeth The above philosophy was written mainly for nat circuit LD, but most things will apply to most debates. I'm also totally good with a traditional, Oregon-style debate. If so, I look more at internal consistency of argumentation than I would with a more progressive debate. Read the paradigm, but feel free to ask me specific questions before the round if you have them!

Ellen Howard -- Bandon High School

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Emma Hoffman -- Lincoln HS


Eric Dale -- West Linn High School


Eric Lowe -- Wilson High School

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Eric Abbruzzese -- Lincoln HS


Hannah Kwak -- Southridge High School

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Harsha Hegde -- Sunset HS


Helena Platt -- Marshfield High School

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Hilary Pohl -- Tillamook High School

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Jennifer Clark -- Hood River Valley High School

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Jenny Owen -- Lincoln HS

Previous debate and practical experience: High school policy debate (1977-1981); legal career; past seven years judging all forms of debate, individual events & Student Congress in Pacific NW for 15-20 tournaments/year as well as 2-3 ToC Tournaments/year; and, six years of coaching a large, comprehensive speech and debate team. I value and thank debaters for pre-round research and preparation, but I view the actual round as the place where even more is required, namely: Engagement, clash, aggressive advocacy/defense of positions, respectful behavior and proportionality. Use of canned arguments, kritiks and counterplans without specific links into the actual debate fail even if they are entertaining, well planned and/or superior to the alternative. I prefer the substance of the debate over the form. Taglines make flowing easier, but do not warrant claims nor constitute extensions of arguments per se. I try to flow all of the debate but not robotically. I aim to judge competitors on their round at hand, not on all the arguments that could have/should have been made, but were not. I do not view the ballot as my chance to cure all that is wrong in the world though I wish it were that easy. I offer a caveat: Rude or malicious conduct are ill-advised. I will default to the rules of that form of debate (to which I will refer if they are called into question) as the base for my decision within the context of debate before me.

Jie Li -- Sunset HS


Jordan Bohnlein -- Mountain View High School

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Jordan Witt -- Canby High School

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Josh Scheirman -- Marshfield High School

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Karen Armstrong -- Glencoe High School


Katie Wilson -- Lakeridge High School

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Kayla Crook -- Marshfield High School

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Lance Haberly -- Siuslaw High School

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Larkin Madden -- Bandon High School

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Laura Cowin -- Bend Senior High

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Lee Anna Jones -- Lincoln HS


Lisa Reynolds -- Lincoln HS


Lorena Iach -- Southridge High School

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Lydia Casas -- Marshfield High School

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Maggie Mick -- Nestucca High School

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McKinley Rodriguez -- Lincoln HS


Megan Medley -- Mountain View High School

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Nikki Thommen -- Ashland High School

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Peter Sprengelmeyer -- South Eugene High School


Priyoshi Kapur -- Sunset HS


Qing Yi -- Sunset HS


Rick Turner -- Beaverton High School

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Ronnie Ontiveros -- Hood River Valley High School

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Sarah Dickinson -- Southridge High School

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Sheryl Floyd -- Nestucca High School

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Stefana Sardo -- Sunset HS


Stewart Reed -- Southridge High School

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Sue Lenzi -- Nestucca High School

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Susan McLain -- Glencoe High School

<p>I love all types of debate. CX, PF, PARLI, AND LD. I am a real world Policy Maker. I am always looking for good solid critical thinking, support ideas or evidence as per event style and type. I believe debate is a persuasive speaking event with strong developed arguments. I am happy to answer questions before round starts.</p> <p>Individual Events are all unique and interesting! I like to judge a variety of events! My extemp, impromptu, radio, oratory and interp speakers have all had strong showings over the years.&nbsp; I have coached for 43 years. Susan McLain</p>

Teri Horn -- Tillamook High School

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Tina Ontiveros -- Hood River Valley High School

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Tyler Wiprud -- Bandon High School

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Tyler Curtis -- Bandon High School

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Zhenya Abbruzzese -- Lincoln HS