Zane Cordova Paradigm

Last changed 1/19 1:34P MST


I am a large fan of you always giving a genuine performance. My two biggest things are that you give me a genuinely engaging presentation no matter what event you are doing, debates and speeches alike. Second, is that you always utilize sources and real world examples in all that you do. I am a really lenient chap so I will always be judging you according to the medium within the round. I see no point in having strict paradigms like some other judges cause I recognize that everyone has varying skill levels and dedication. That doesn't mean you can get away with being a butthead though.


Since I usually do Congress I will say a few extra things I like to look for right here. I love participation and just like your chair should always do, I will be keeping record of a questioning priority so I know when the house is both being ran fairly and efficiently. Even though congress has less of an opportunity for clash that is no excuse to not have it! Clash if you can, call out other representatives, get aggressive! I will generally judge your chairmanship very strictly but that is no reason to be scared, I like efficiency and I will put a lot on your ballots about it so that I can help y'all improve. Its not just to be mean. Haha. Overall, I'm still a very laid back judge and you will be judged based off of the medium set forth in the house. So no, my paradigm is still not very strict. I want to help everyone be the best that they can be. I'm at most of the tournaments in Northern Utah so don't be afraid to track me down with any questions!


Since everyone else likes to brag about themselves in their paradigms I guess that means that I have to as well. I started off with speech events during my sophomore year and placed in impromptu fairly frequently as a novice, so I can smell bs from a mile away, its in my blood. I Bs'd the following two years of congress and qualified to compete at nationals during my senior year but never went cause I was broke. When I graduated in 2017 I ranked second in the State of Utah for Congressional Debate. I did a couple FBLA tournaments during my days and at the one tournament where I competed in Parliamentary Procedures I took first place. (If you don't believe me I'll send pics.) So I do know procedures very well. I primarily will be judging Congress but I know my way around all the other events as well so I'm not your typical mom judge. (I'm also a dude, so...) I also tell jokes quite a bit so I hope to be the funniest dude you'll ever meet. Cheers!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 PFD Double Davis Nebeker & Smith Herrim Patrick & Lara Neg Aff on a 2-1
Copper Classic 1/18/2019 OLD Semis Hillcrest DL Davis SC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Copper Classic 1/18/2019 OLD Quarte Park City CM Davis SS Aff Neg on a 2-1
Copper Classic 1/18/2019 OLD Octos Park City AO Summit OK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Copper Classic 1/18/2019 OLD Double Davis SS Waterford GR Aff Aff on a 2-1
Copper Classic 1/18/2019 OLD R5 Logan AX Salem Hills JS Aff
Copper Classic 1/18/2019 OLD R4 Green Canyon RI Logan GS Aff
Copper Classic 1/18/2019 OLD R2 Tooele BW Logan WC Neg
Copper Classic 1/18/2019 OLD R1 Green Canyon SB Northridge KD Aff
Copper Classic 1/18/2019 OLD R1 Timpview MG Davis BM Neg