Ross Eichele Paradigm

Last changed 4/26 5:33P CST

I coach speech and debate at Eagan High School and am the librarian/media specialist there.

I enjoy debate, so I look forward to hearing your round!

In general you may want to know this about me:
I want to hear you debate about the resolution/legislation at hand. Theory is very rarely needed. I like to hear real world impacts, and I want to understand how your arguments will impact the lives of people. I have little interest in unique/trick/squirrel/non-topical arguments. Weighing is important...so give me a clear way to weigh a round. Delivery is important, so speak well and avoid speed at all costs. Speaking of speaking, there have been five times when I've given a 30 in my life, and the lowest end I've given was 10. In all situations the speaker points were earned. My typical range is 26-29. I rarely disclose and there will be no orals after the round. Finally and most importantly, have fun and debate with class.

Specifically, in terms of congressional debate: I'm probably going to vote for the best legislator. You should speak well...but not have canned speeches. You should show me you can speak in a variety of positions (author legislation, introduce arguments, refute arguments, and weigh/crystalize the round). You should advance your arguments through questions. You should use motions to advance/end debate when appropriate. You should play the role of a congressperson with the decorum it deserves. You are always on...even during recess. You should be a good person (don't be a jerk).

In terms of public forum: I'm probably going to vote for the team that does the best job of explaining the big picture of what happens in the pro and/or con world. Real world impacts are important. Weighing is important.

In terms of LD: I'm old school. I would gladly judge a value debate. I would gladly judge a round in which the criterions are debated.

In terms of policy: Good luck. Use everything written here to adapt your approach to me. I might not be the best judge for your typical approach. I do not want to have to vote on presumption.

Good luck!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
MSHSL Section 4 Tournament 1/8/2020 PF R4 Enya Brett & Holly Restad Ava Olson & Alessandro Perri Aff
MSHSL Section 4 Tournament 1/8/2020 PF R3 Zach Dyar & Liam Will Emily Lawrence & Sam Padmanabhan Aff
MSHSL Section 4 Tournament 1/8/2020 PF R2 Emily Shultz & Johnny Busch Shere-Ka Bishop & Maddex Siewert Aff
MSHSL Section 4 Tournament 1/8/2020 PF R1 Spencer Burris-Brown & Ellie Dawson-Moore Laila Ali & Mira Cook Neg
2020 MSHSL Section 6AA Debate 1/8/2020 VPF R7 Eden Prairie CK Champlin Park AW Neg
2020 MSHSL Section 6AA Debate 1/8/2020 VPF R6 Chanhassen KV Chaska OV Aff
2020 MSHSL Section 6AA Debate 1/8/2020 VPF R5 Robbinsdale Armstrong MT Chanhassen MF Aff
2019 Robbinsdale Birds of Prey 11/23/2019 JVPF SemiFi Eastview RC SPA TB Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cougar Classic 1/2/2015 VPF Octafi HAIS VZ Hendri GR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cougar Classic 1/2/2015 VPF Octafi Strake Jesuit CP EJ Woodla GS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cougar Classic 1/2/2015 VPF Round SamHou BC Hebron AN Neg
Cougar Classic 1/2/2015 VPF Round Austin MP Strake Jesuit CP ZS Neg