joanna mrsich

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 26 April 2019 11:29 AM PDT

**UPDATED FOR TOC**

Assistant Coach for Fairmont Preparatory Academy

Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from the University of La Verne '18

Debate Experience:

University of La Verne 2014 Performance Scholarship Recipient for Speech & Debate

Competitive collegiate British Parliamentary style debater 2014 - 2018

Attended over 25 tournaments nationally & internationally: The Oxford IV 2017, WUDC Mexico 2018, CMUDE Chile 2018, USUDC Anchorage 2015, USUDC Atlanta 2016, USUDC Stanford 2018, Pan-AmericanUDC Atlanta 2018, etc.

Titles: 2017 U.S. National Debate Championship Winner (BP Debate), Spanish World's Debate Championship 2018 Finalist (CMUDE Chile 2018)

Coaching Experience:

Bonita High School, Fairmont Preparatory Academy, University of La Verne (Spanish BP)

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PF Paradigm 2018-2019 Season:

**UPDATED FOR TOC**

"Prep time for the requesting team will not start until evidence has been handed over to the debater requesting said cards. Teams may prep during this evidence request time, this should encourage teams to have their evidence ready and available to present immediately. Judges should discourage teams from attempting to “game the system” if evidence requests become overly burdensome or create excessive delays in the debate." - TOC rules. [KNOW THE RULES KIDDOS]

EXPLAIN UNIQUENESS. If you can't explain/link out to why something actually changes on the AFF, it's going to put you at a huge disadvantage.

CARDS. CARDS. CARDS. I know this topic isn't the crowd favorite, but this is TOC, you *especially* need to have evidence for what you run. Don't make assertions or say "it just logically makes sense" when someone asks where your evidence is in round. Have a card or you don't get access to your impact.

  • I'm a flow judge at heart. I do not like spreading, if you spread: it won't win you any favor in the round and it is better for you to slow down and explain your contentions at a normal pace. Don't read theory.
  • If you want offense in the final focus then extend it through the summary; everything said in final focus should have at least been mentioned in summary. Please know the difference between a team dropping a point/not engaging with a contention and a team whose response you simply did not like. Disliking a team's response to your case does not equate dropping or not refuting it.
  • I don't flow crossfire but I DO listen and it can factor into my decision sometimes. However: anything super important coming out of crossfire that you want me to flow should be in one of your speeches.
  • Productive crossfire: if you spend 3 minutes talking over one another/constantly interrupting/being unnecessarily rude, etc: it's a waste of time for you and will make me annoyed. I lower speaker points for this.
  • I enjoy off time roadmaps so I know where you are at on the flow.
  • What I want to see: flushed out link chains & arguments that have realistic impacts. I vote for teams that are closest to the truth. Truth > Tech in most circumstances. Exaggerations and half-truths will be factored into my decisions; I defer to the teams with the most realistic and honest impact when there is tie.
  • Properly complete/extend your links in summary and final focus
  • Weighing mechanisms :) Explain why I should defer to your side: cost benefit analysis, scope, magnitude, probability, etc. I am in huge favor of clearly explained impacts. Pre-empt this in summary, be sure to do this in final focus.
  • Comparatively weigh the round. Engage with the other side and their impacts and explain why I still should defer to your side.
  • What I do not want to see: 1) abuse or misuse your evidence: I will pull cards if I need to. 2) spreading 3) Unproductive crossfire: allow the other side to speak, be respectful, only interrupt if absolutely necessary. Speaker points will reflect how you treat others in round. 4) Theory. In my opinion, this should only be run if the other side is truly being abusive and you HAVE to thoroughly explain it. 5) Disrespectful Post-Rounding: If you have a question, cool. I am happy to explain my thinking calculus. But do not interrupt me while I am giving an RFD or tell me I'm wrong. You're allowed to disagree, but do so respectfully. :)

ALSO: I have a very serious face when I judge, it is not that I hate you or what you are saying: it is just my face :) If y'all have any questions about anything, feel free to ask before the round!

Lastly: I know it's TOC and y'all have a lot on the line, but don't forget to breathe & enjoy the ride. I know it's corny and cliché, but don't forget to have fun.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG Runoff Unionville KR Westlake DS Con Con 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R7 Delbarton FW Coral Academy GW Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R6 Coral Academy DZ Mount Si MS Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R5 Newton South SJ Summit CL Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R4 Unionville RZ Cranbrook ZR Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R3 NSU University SR Dexter GR Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R2 Dulles CL Bromfield SK Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R1 Plano West MR Eagan PS Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF Double Nueva CS Carmel Valley GA Pro Pro 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF Triple Westridge MB Nueva RM Pro Pro 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF Triple Los Altos HA Mission San Jose GZ Pro Con 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R5 Legacy WR Fairview TG Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R4 Anderson ChEr Monte Vista BX Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R4 Monte Vista CW Nueva CW Con
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R3 Lynbrook MX Dougherty Valley KS Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R3 Harker PC Cherry Creek DR Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R2 Monte Vista KS Taipei American TT Pro
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R2 Cherry Creek RuHa Evergreen Valley PS Con
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R1 George Washington RH Gunn Sr KB Con
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2019-02-16 VPF R1 College Prep GG CK McClatchy HL Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Quarte Gunn Sr KB Mission San Jose KM Pro Pro 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Double Archbishop Mitty VK Quarry Lane VS Pro Pro 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Double Mission San Jose PrHu Lake Mary Prep HM Con Con 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Triple Mission San Jose PrHu Hawken EG Pro Pro 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Triple Gunn Sr KB Capitol PD Pro Pro 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R6 Canyon Crest Independent CT Lynbrook FM Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R6 Capitol PD University MK Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R5 Harker WW Del Norte Independent BP Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R5 Valley International Prep LB University KY Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R3 Mission San Jose TS Del Norte Independent KW Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R3 Valor Christian WH Harker GN Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R1 Bishop O'Dowd BB Mission San Jose ZZ Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R1 Foothill SZ Archbishop Mitty VK Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF S Tuto Poly Prep Country Day FK Theodore Roosevelt AC Pro Pro 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF Q Tuto Edgemont SeKo Poly Prep Country Day FK Con Con 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF OC Tut Unionville KR Poly Prep Country Day FK Con Con 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF TR Tut Winston Churchill DD Marist SV Con Con 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R6 Marist VW Charles W Flanagan HJ Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R6 Westwood BS Cinco Ranch RT Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R5 Charlotte Latin NS Poly Prep Country Day HL Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R5 Lake Highland Prep SB Theodore Roosevelt AM Con
Peninsula Invitational HS 2019-01-12 O PF Quar La Salle DH Campbell Hall DP Aff Aff 2-1
Peninsula Invitational HS 2019-01-12 O PF R6 Stockdale KM Valley International Prep BL Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2019-01-12 O PF R6 San Marino QW Denver South BW Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2019-01-12 O PF R5 La Salle CH Campbell Hall DP Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2019-01-12 O PF R5 Gabrielino Club LD Valley International Prep AC Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2019-01-12 O PF R4 North Hollywood QK Boston academy KS Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2019-01-12 O PF R4 Campbell Hall PG Gabrielino Club FL Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF Octos Walt Whitman KK Mission San Jose KM Con Con 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF Double Theodore Roosevelt AC Strake Jesuit DS Pro Pro 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF R6 College Prep HN Dougherty Valley RB Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF R4 Anderson ErCa Mission San Jose KZ Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF R3 Walt Whitman KK Harrisburg SA Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2018-11-02 VPF R1 Hawken EG Cranbrook SK Pro
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational HS 2018-10-13 Parli Final Redlands East Valley UQ Claremont RW Neg Neg 3-0
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational HS 2018-10-13 Parli Quar Redlands SD Claremont RW Neg Neg 2-1
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational HS 2018-10-13 Parli R4 Claremont RW New Roads GG Aff
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational HS 2018-10-13 O PF R3 Claremont PK Citrus Valley AP Aff
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational HS 2018-10-13 O PF R2 Claremont KS CVHS Independent SK Neg
Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational HS 2018-10-13 O PF R1 San Marino WS Claremont JJ Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational HS 2018-10-12 O PF R4 Riverside STEM LG Torrey Pines WH Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational HS 2018-10-12 O PF R2 Campbell Hall KS Los Osos HF Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational HS 2018-10-12 O PF R1 Nova 42 KG Campbell Hall EG Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational HS 2018-10-12 O PF R1 Campbell Hall FS Nova 42 HC Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament MS 2018-09-22 N PF Quar Hale DL Riverside STEM ZZ Aff Aff 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2018-09-22 N PF Octo Riverside STEM GJ Nova 42 CK Neg Neg 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2018-09-22 O PF R6 Dougherty Valley KJ Oak Park ZP Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2018-09-22 O PF R6 Mayfield Senior SG Archbishop Mitty AA Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Triple DuPont Manual CR Nueva CS Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R6 DuPont Manual SP Hawken LG Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R5 Blake SW Acton Boxborough GL Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R4 Cranbrook RK Ames AM Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R3 Lake Mary Prep HM Acton Boxborough HN Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R2 Dublin Jerome RB Acton Boxborough PV Con
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational HS 2018-01-05 O LD R3 Dana Hills NM Northwood GA Aff
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational HS 2018-01-05 O LD R3 ILEAD SL Classical KF Aff
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational HS 2018-01-05 O Par R2 Global Prep BM Redlands ST Neg
Claremont Wolfpack Invitational HS 2018-01-05 O PF R2 Los Osos WC Bonita Vista NT Aff