|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.
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.