Ben Hanson

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 23 September 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Experience:

4 years of PF at duPont Manual in Louisville, KY.

3 years of NFA-LD/LP at Western Kentucky University.

TLDR –

(1) Speed good.

(2) Do what you do best – I’ll do my best to adapt.

(3) Prefer fast policy-style rounds.

(4) No objections to judging the K – just less experienced.

(5) Great debate minds that heavily influenced the way I view/judge this activity: Chad Meadows, Anthony Survance, Claire Rung & Alex Rivera.

Long(ish) Version (will become more detailed as I judge more NFA rounds)

It’s your round – I’m just here to evaluate it. Debate how you’re most comfortable. I’ll do my best to evaluate whatever’s in front of me.

I have not researched the endless wars topic.

I dislike evidence from random news outlets. Flex your author qualifications in front of me.

I like big affs that directly engage a large portion of the topic. I dislike small affs that use their tangential relation to the topic to no-link all neg ground.

Lean neg on most issues related to conditionality. Multiple condo CPs is fine if you can win the condo flow.

Not a fan of five-card DAs that take forever to get to the point.

I default drop the debater on disclosure (put your stuff on the wiki!) – drop the arg on every other theory argument. Feel free to convince me otherwise.

T is a voter. What’s “topical” is up for debate!

Don’t waste your time on RVIs in front of me.

I didn’t debate the K much, but feel free to read it. Alt solvency is really important to me. Wouldn’t suggest kicking the alt and going for the K as a DA to the aff in the 2N in front of me.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
4th Annual NFALD Grand Prix C 2022-03-12 GP JV Elim 3 Washbu HS PSSADT GH Neg Aff 2-1
4th Annual NFALD Grand Prix C 2022-03-12 GP JV Elim 2 NebLin JQ MoState MW Aff Aff 2-1
4th Annual NFALD Grand Prix C 2022-03-12 GP JV Elim 1 Washbu JB PSSADT GH Neg Neg 2-1
4th Annual NFALD Grand Prix C 2022-03-12 GP O R5 SacSta AA Washbu DA Neg
4th Annual NFALD Grand Prix C 2022-03-12 GP JV R2 MoState PR FloSta MA Aff
4th Annual NFALD Grand Prix C 2022-03-12 GP JV R1 Washbu LM MoState JA Neg
The Fall Finale C 2021-12-04 Open OLD10 Missouri State BL Lafayette JH Aff Aff 4-1
The Fall Finale C 2021-12-04 NOV Nov8 Northern Iowa JT Lafayette MA Neg Neg 2-1
The Fall Finale C 2021-12-04 NOV Nov6 Northern Iowa JT Penn State Speech and Debate Team LM Aff
The Fall Finale C 2021-12-04 Open OLD5 Kansas State BT Truman State KH Aff
The Fall Finale C 2021-12-04 Open OLD3 Nebraska-Lincoln AT Kansas City Kansas CC NN Aff
The Fall Finale C 2021-12-04 JV JV2 Central Michigan LL Missouri State LW Neg
Asheville High Cougar Classic MS 2021-11-20 JVLD R4 Riverside ND Myers Park SD Neg
Asheville High Cougar Classic HS 2021-11-20 JVLD R3 Myers Park LS Ardrey Kell SD Neg
Asheville High Cougar Classic HS 2021-11-20 VLD R2 Cary AC Asheville MR Aff
Fall Redbird Debate Tournament C 2021-11-06 VLD R8 Sacramento State Ayyah Al-jibouri Lafayette Josh Hale Neg Neg 3-0
Fall Redbird Debate Tournament C 2021-11-06 VLD R7 Washburn Cade Blenden North Texas Joseph Wofford Aff Neg 2-1
Fall Redbird Debate Tournament C 2021-11-06 VLD R6 Illinois Donna Jenkins Illinois State Christopher Chavez Neg
Fall Redbird Debate Tournament C 2021-11-06 NLD R4 Lafayette Michael Antonacci Washburn Erin Watts Aff
Fall Redbird Debate Tournament C 2021-11-06 VLD R3 Washburn Andrew Rea Truman State Alicia Stout Aff
Fall Redbird Debate Tournament C 2021-11-06 VLD R2 Washburn Cade Blenden Sacramento State David Kirker Aff
Fall Redbird Debate Tournament C 2021-11-06 VLD R1 Nebraska-Lincoln Salman Djingueinabaye Utah Alyssa Lee Neg
Wku Fall Tournament C 2021-09-25 JVLD Quarte TruSta Eli Bartz Simpso Teagan Townsend Neg Neg 3-0
Wku Fall Tournament C 2021-09-25 OLD Octo Washbu Jenna Gorton Lafaye Josh Hale Neg Neg 3-0
Wku Fall Tournament C 2021-09-25 OLD R6 CenMic Tyler Tobias ConUni Riley Maszk Aff
Wku Fall Tournament C 2021-09-25 JVLD R5 TruSta Eli Bartz NebLin Omaima Lado Aff
Wku Fall Tournament C 2021-09-25 OLD R3 Lewand Jackson Rice IllSta Porter Giles Neg
Wku Fall Tournament C 2021-09-25 OLD R2 ConUni Ryan Dunn SacSta Ayyah Al-jibouri Neg
Wku Fall Tournament C 2021-09-25 OLD R1 NorTex Joseph Wofford NebLin Zachary Wallenburg Aff
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 PF 5 Strath Haven LR Half Hollow Hills HS East EK Pro Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 PF 4 Paul J. Hagerty TM Eden Prairie PA Con Con 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 PF 3 Natick RZ American Heritage Boca/Delray EM Pro Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 BT BT PF Ballot Test NT Ballot Test SE Aff Aff 257-165
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 PF 2 Coral Reef JR Regis GO Con Con 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 PF 1 Stuyvesant CP Mira Loma JR Con Con 2-1
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VPF Double Acton-Boxborough BV Winston Churchill DM Pro Pro 2-1
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 JVPF Quarte Bethesda Chevy Chase KR Marist LE Con Con 3-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VPF R6 Carrollton ZH Millard North KM Pro
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VPF R5 Marist KC Hackley YL Con
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 VPF R4 Mikaela Anthony Ransom Everglades TR Con
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2021-01-15 NPF R1 Thales Academy Rolesville MS Desert Vista WG Con
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 PF Triple Newton South DD Edina SJ Con Con 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 PF Triple Hamilton SP National Cathedral AB Pro Pro 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 PF R6 Richard Montgomery SX Hamilton MP Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 PF R2 Del Norte BP Edgemont Junior-Senior MM Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2020-12-18 PF R1 Aberdeen Central HP Bronx Science DG Con
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VPFD Double Carmel Valley Independent BH Clover Hill RW Pro Pro 3-0
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VPFD R4 Bronx Science PS Carmel Valley Independent GD Con
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VPFD R3 Regis PV Westborough YV Con
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VPFD R2 Winston Churchill HW Walt Whitman LD Con
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VPFD R1 Collegiate FN Regis KM Con
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF Triple American Heritage Plantation TW Boston Latin CJ Con Con 2-1
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF R6 Edvic ZL BCAcademy ZL Pro
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF R4 APASS LY Lincoln-Sudbury CK Con
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF R3 Dalton KB Westborough SA Pro
Yale University Invitational HS 2020-10-01 JVPF R1 Berkeley Carroll KB Ridgewood MM Pro
GFCA Practice Tournament 2 HS 2020-09-19 PFO R2 Starrs Mill Michael Lin & Tito Alofe Henry W Grady Griffin Richie & Dana Richie Neg
GFCA Practice Tournament 2 HS 2020-09-19 PFO R1 Lassiter Aaditya Majumdar & Charlie Moreno Northview Eileen Chen & Anjali Dhupam Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF V Quads Hamilton High Independent ST Independent Campbell Hall GT Con Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF RS R5 Newton South AS VDA - Vancouver YY Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF RS R5 Chelmsford SM Newton South LY Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF V R3 Byram Hills HW Lincoln Independent TF Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF V R3 Lake Highland Prep NA Walt Whitman WB Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF V R2 Hawken MW Hackley RM Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF V R2 Walt Whitman SS Hawken VH Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF V R1 Hackley AS Lexington KD Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener Hosted by UK HS 2020-09-12 PF V R1 Plano West GS Brentwood RH Con
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R5 N206 N131 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R5 N120 N152 Pro
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R3 N204 N213 Pro
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R3 N151 N146 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R2 N254 N185 Con
ONLINE DEBATE COVID 19 SERIES 5 PF CONGRESS middle high MS 2020-05-16 MSN PF4 BCAcademy Eun Woo Chung & Andrew Yoon Center LC Aff
ONLINE DEBATE COVID 19 SERIES 5 PF CONGRESS middle high HS 2020-05-16 MSN PF2 University Pro Brin Ridley & Ryleigh Jahmani BCAcademy Sophie Kim & Kelvin Chan Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFG 4 Horace Mann XS Hawken WM Con
Georgetown Spring International Tournament HS 2020-04-03 PFV octos PAcad Diaz & Moon ValInt Boulton & Loze Neg Neg 3-0
Georgetown Spring International Tournament HS 2020-04-03 PFV partia ChaUni Mills & Mills IndCle Gandhi & Chen Neg Neg 3-0
Georgetown Spring International Tournament HS 2020-04-03 PFV R6 Blake Khan & Terveen BetChe Glickman & Tiefer Neg
Georgetown Spring International Tournament MS 2020-04-03 PFV R5 PAcad Yu & Li WesDeb Mehta & Zhao Neg
Georgetown Spring International Tournament HS 2020-04-03 PFM R4 Kugnus ACTS SS BCAcademy KiCh Neg
Georgetown Spring International Tournament HS 2020-04-03 PFJV R4 Albany LJ BCAcademy JL Neg
Georgetown Spring International Tournament HS 2020-04-03 PFV R3 PAcad Huang & Huang NorAll Naik & Perera Aff
Georgetown Spring International Tournament HS 2020-04-03 PFV R2 SW Basavaraj & Zhao SANGAN Huang & Jones Neg
Georgetown Spring International Tournament HS 2020-04-03 PFV R1 PAcad Liu & Pan BelJes Alvarez & De La Maza Aff
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF Octofi Elkins HZ Lake Highland Prep KS Aff Neg 2-1
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF Double Thomas S. Wootton TZ Lake Highland Prep KP Aff Aff 3-0
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF Triple American Heritage Boca/Delray IR Lake Highland Prep KH Neg Neg 3-0
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R6 Santa Fe TF Miami Beach MM Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R5 Piper GS North Broward Prep MF Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R5 Marist SV Trinity Prep HR Aff
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R4 Miami Beach Sr LU King BM Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R4 Ft Lauderdale ES Mountain Brook DH Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R3 Winston Churchill HH Flanagan CT Aff
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R3 Cardinal Gibbons MJ Livingston HS Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R2 Richard Montgomery HZ Ravenwood FC Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R2 Ravenwood MM Westwood Independent PR Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R1 St Thomas Aquinas GO Flanagan HJ Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R1 Ravenwood BJ Boca Raton LL Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF Quarte Westridge BM Hunter College Independent BX Pro Pro 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF Octafi Ravenwood BJ Westridge BM Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF Double Milton CW Fairmont Prep GS Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF Triple Wayland GZ Fairmont Prep JC Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF R6 Acton-Boxborough RHS Independent QS Fairmont Prep KO Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF R6 Centerville MJ Oxbridge Academy SG Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF R5 North Broward Prep KP Lambert MS Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF R3 Henry Clay CO Ravenwood MB Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF R3 Mountain Brook DH Winston Churchill DM Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF R1 Thomas S. Wootton LM Marist SV Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2019-09-07 VPF R1 Ravenwood FC Medina Senior AB Pro
Capitol Debate Notre Dame of Maryland Camp Tournament HS 2019-07-24 PFD R7 Low STANdards ET Low STANdards DG Con Con 2-0
Capitol Debate Notre Dame of Maryland Camp Tournament HS 2019-07-24 PFD R5 Low STANdards ET Low STANdards BK Con
Capitol Debate Notre Dame of Maryland Camp Tournament HS 2019-07-24 PFD R5 Low STANdards WY Low STANdards LS Pro
Capitol Debate Notre Dame of Maryland Camp Tournament 2019-07-24 CD1 R3 Intellectual Assassins Gopisetti Intellectual Assassins Cao & Choi Pro
Capitol Debate Notre Dame of Maryland Camp Tournament 2019-07-24 CD2 R2 Capitol Club Lab 2 Lin Capitol Club Lab 2 Singh & Scarborough Pro
Capitol Debate Notre Dame of Maryland Camp Tournament 2019-07-24 CD2 R2 Capitol Club Lab 2 Aue & Yee Capitol Club Lab 2 Apostolo & Dietrick Pro
Capitol Debate Villanova 2019-07-10 JVCD R4 Debrainiacs Fu & Puri Debrainiacs Kim & Yao Pro
Capitol Debate Villanova HS 2019-07-10 VCD R2 Rocktopi (Dave) Cai & Lu SCREAMING IATV Villanova 2019 Agarwala & Feng Con
Capitol Debate Villanova HS 2019-07-10 VCD R2 Rocktopi (Dave) Serafin & Singh Rocktopi (Dave) Beaudoin & Xu Con
Capitol Debate Vanderbilt 2019-06-11 OP R7 Natalia Gupta & Anjali Gupta Mitchell Brennan & Eric Qi Neg Neg 3-0
Capitol Debate Vanderbilt 2019-06-11 OP R6 Mitchell Brennan & Eric Qi Trey Wilkins & Sreenesh Allu & Chloe Liang Neg
Capitol Debate Vanderbilt HS 2019-06-11 Paul R5 Caden Morris & Aiden Dombrosky William Johnson & Jarl Schlunk Aff
Capitol Debate Vanderbilt HS 2019-06-11 Paul R4 William Johnson & Jarl Schlunk Anaya Singh & Wilhelmina Ullrich Aff
Capitol Debate Vanderbilt HS 2019-06-11 Paul R3 Caden Morris & Aiden Dombrosky Hamsa Javagal & Avery Lloyd Neg
Capitol Debate Vanderbilt HS 2019-06-11 Paul R1 Caden Morris & Aiden Dombrosky Anaya Singh & Wilhelmina Ullrich Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG Octofi Westlake DS Valley International GT Con Con 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG Runoff Mira Loma SG Lake Mary Prep HM Con Con 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R6 BASIS Silicon Valley IS Westridge MB Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFG R5 Plano West MR Millard North RZ Con
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 PF Triple Newton South RS Walt Whitman BW Pro Con 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 PF R5 SF Roosevelt HC Livingston KR Con
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 PFRR R4 Marist SV North Broward Prep KP Con Con 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 PF R4 Boca WP Walt Whitman RS Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 PF R3 Delbarton TL Lakeland DR Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 PFRR R3 University KM Eagan PS Con Con 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 PF R3 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches MK Walt Whitman DG Con
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 PFRR R2 Lakeville South MG Dalton Independent CY Con Con 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 PF R1 Lakeville North NS Horace Mann MM Con
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 PF R1 Theodore Roosevelt AC Delbarton LT Pro
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School HS 2018-12-14 PFRR R1 Poly Prep Country Day KF Westridge BM Pro Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Quarte Eagan PS Nueva AA Pro Pro 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 JVPF Semifi Marist VN Henry Clay GM Pro Pro 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Triple Westridge BM Milpitas PS Pro Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R6 Acton Boxborough HN Theodore Roosevelt AC Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R5 Oxbridge Academy GS Nueva SW Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R3 Capitol BC Cranbrook SK Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R2 King HS Independent BM Mountain Brook AB Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R1 Westridge BM Acton Boxborough LM Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R1 Medina Senior GP Winston Churchill DD Con
Capitol Fairfield 2018-07-25 R6 Tzou & Morgan Chen & Toczek & Kohler Pro
Capitol Fairfield 2018-07-25 R6 Huang & Fukaya Ling & Tian Pro
Capitol Fairfield 2018-07-25 R3 Ling & Tian Chen & Toczek & Kohler Pro
Capitol Fairfield 2018-07-25 R3 Huang & Fukaya Tzou & Morgan Pro
Capitol Fairfield HS 2018-07-25 R2 Hellman & Bond Hollingsworth Ding & Luk Pro
Capitol Fairfield HS 2018-07-25 R1 Smetak & Withington Bandura & Jung Con
Capitol Fairfield HS 2018-07-25 R1 Ding & Luk Rojas & Welzbacher Pro