Ryan Hang Paradigm

Last changed 23 February 2019 12:11 PM PST

If you find yourself here, it probably means that i'll be judging an upcoming round of yours -- so here is some information about me!

I debated for 4 years on the national circuit, cleared 3 times at the NPTE, and took 4th overall at the 2014 NPTE. I was also Cal's NPDA/NPTE coach during the 2015 season.

My involvement with debate ended in 2015 and I have not kept up with the activity. Consequently, I am not up to speed on the latest debate meta. I'll figure that out as I go.

From a content perspective, feel free to run whatever you want! Policy debate, K debate, theory debate, and any other type of "non traditional" debate are all fine with me. If a theory debate does happen, please take time to explain your arguments. This type of argumentation tends to be more tricky.

From a speed perspective, go as fast as you want! Just be courteous to the other team in the room. From my own experience, speed past a certain threshold is not generally effective. I'm much more persuaded by a single well developed argument cross applied to a blip storm, because I can understand the logic behind that well developed argument.

Please tell me why you are winning the round! Writing my RFD for me and explaining the interaction of arguments during the round will go far towards earning my ballot!

Finally and most importantly, have fun!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Round Robin C 2019-03-02 Open R5 Whitman FW Washburn WB Opp Opp 2-0
National Round Robin C 2019-03-02 Open R4 Concordia University Irvine CL Texas Tech GT Opp Opp 2-0
National Round Robin C 2019-03-02 Open R3 Rice CS St Mary's GS Gov Gov 2-0
National Round Robin C 2019-03-02 Open R2 Oklahoma SS Texas Tech DG Opp Opp 2-0
National Round Robin C 2019-03-02 Open R1 Oregon GL Washburn UB Gov Gov 2-0
Golden Gate Invitational C 2015-10-03 Open Finals CSULB CD William Jewell HJ Gov Gov 3-0
Golden Gate Invitational C 2015-10-03 Open Semis Washburn BK CSULB CD Opp Opp 2-1
Golden Gate Invitational C 2015-10-03 Open R6 CSULB FL Concordia LL Gov
Golden Gate Invitational C 2015-10-03 Open R5 Concordia HV CSULB GH Opp
Parli TOC HS 2015-04-11 Parli Final Los Altos DH Evergreen AC Aff Neg 3-2
Parli TOC HS 2015-04-11 Parli Quar Dougherty Valley BZ Claremont LG Aff Aff 2-1
Parli TOC HS 2015-04-11 Parli R6 Saratoga/West Ranch YS Sonoma NM Neg Neg 2-0
California Round Robin HS 2015-02-12 LD RR R4 Meadows MS Newark Science AF Neg Neg 2-0
California Round Robin HS 2015-02-12 LD RR R2 Harker KQ Meadows MS Neg
California Round Robin HS 2015-02-12 LD RR R2 Greenhill VA Marlborough AG Aff Aff 2-0
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VPD Double Washington ST Foothill Technology LM Opp Opp 2-1
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VPD Triple Washington RR La Canada KM Gov Opp 2-1
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VPD Triple Ashland BF Claremont LG Gov Gov 2-1