Steve Goodbred

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 7 September 2018 5:09 PM CDT

I am a university science professor and have judged on local PDF circuits for the last five years, and also several national tournaments. I look for data-driven, evidence-based arguments that are grounded in reality, not hyper-speculative or overly contrived.

I do not mind rapid speech, as long as words are well articulated and not delivered in an evenly paced monotone. Emphasizing key points through a change in pace or intonation can ensure that I understand your case structure and am drawn to your most important evidence ... in other words, make your strongest evidence and cards clear.

I will look for the winning team to develop and defend its own case at least as strongly as it tries to negate the opposing team's arguments. During cross-fire, exerting control over the pace and direction of questioning is fine, but rude, intimidating, or overly aggressive behavior will not earn speaker points.

In arriving at a final decision, I will always value well-researched arguments over rhetoric and diatribe.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R6 American Heritage Plantation RZ Nueva SS Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R5 Thomas S. Wootton SZ Lincoln MW Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R4 Richard Montgomery LT Fairmont Prep JS Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R3 Poly Prep Country Day WD Milpitas BT Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R2 Oxbridge Academy GS Lincoln BC Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 JVPF R1 Orange County AA Mountain Brook FS Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 PF Sextos Princeton HL Hackley BW Pro Pro 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 PF R7 DuPont Manual BH Success Academy Manhattan CG Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 PF R7 Stuyvesant SS Chelmsford BD Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 PF R5 Walt Whitman RT Horace Mann SM Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 PF R5 Perry LH Trinity BM Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 PF R3 Trinity Prep PK DuPont Manual CS Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 PF R3 Boston Latin TU Horace Mann BD Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 PF R1 Lake Highland Prep FB Berkeley Carroll SL Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2017-10-13 PF R1 Trinity CS Dalton BS Pro