Justin French

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Justin Allen French
Noted Subjects:
Science, Literature, Mathematics, Krasznahorkai, Fine Arts, Generalism
Current Collegiate Team UCLA (2018–)
Past Collegiate Teams None
High School Team Crystal Springs (2014-18)
Middle School Team None

Justin Allen French is a player at UCLA alongside Anishka Bandara. Earlier, he had attended Crystal Springs and transformed it into a California powerhouse. Though a strong player, he is particularly notable for his public avowal of many radical stances and for his dogged promotion of authors Krasznahorkai and Juan Rulfo.

He wrote for NASAT 2019, Chicago Open 2019, ACF Fall 2019, as well as the side event RULFO.

Public stances

Justin gained notoriety early in his collegiate career for emphasizing that quiz bowl should be exclusively on "real knowledge" and shunning the concept of carding. His advocacy for aspects of world literature and art outside of the quiz bowl canon brought him to incorporate them into the distribution of RULFO. More recently, he has criticized the difficulty, structure, and administration of ACF after he mistakenly repeated a clue between from his packet submission in Chicago Open 2019.