Levon Ghanimian Paradigm

Last changed 10/9 12:00P PDT

Yes, I would like to be included in the email chain: ghanimian.levon.98@gmail.com

High School: LD with Granada Hills Charter

College: Policy with California State University, Northridge

Coaching: Traditional and Circuit LD at Granada Hills Charter, Public Forum at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

I competed exclusively in Traditional LD in high school and gained all of my progressive/circuit debate knowledge from policy. I began as a Traditional/Larp debater in policy and ended up debating Kritiks. When I judge, I aim to take in the entire round into context. This means that I want you to link all of the arguments that you make back to your thesis throughout the entire debate. This doesn't mean I won't take individual concessions or drops into account, but I expect them to be tied into your entire argument. I'm almost always tech>truth, but I've been moving in a more techy-truth direction. I'm fine with any argument you decide to run as long as it's well warranted. I've realized that saying I won't vote off an argument is detrimental to education. If you have any general questions, please don't hesitate to email me or ask before round.

FW and T: If you're running a FW arg, tell me exactly how the shift in FW or a specific FW position is key. For example, why is it necessary that we embrace the FW of deconstructing Neocolonialism in the debate round? How does that shift in FW actually work to combat Neolcolonialism. Why is this conversation necessary? In addition to topicality arguments, I'll vote off of ASpec and MechSpec. I'm also willing to vote off of arguments that challenge the validity of the resolution. All interps and counterinterps need to be explained and warranted clearly.

Kritik: I love K debate. I am most familiar with the varieties of Cap: HMA/Orthodox Marx/Neolib. I've dabbled in some performance with Genocide Trivialization. I absolutely love performance Kritiks, but don't just run a performance for the sake of running it. I believe that there needs to be a solid thesis that your performance is connected to so it can generate some sort of offense in the round. For all Kritiks, performative and non performative, a role of the ballot is imperative. If you're going to run some high theory stuff: Zizek, Heidegger, Agamben, Lacan, Deleuze & Guattari, etc., I need you to explain it to me like I'm five. In other words, tell me how it interacts with the resolution and guide me through your link story step by step. I've also been recently interested in identity politics, so go for it. I'm cool with K affs.

CP: Please explain how you have net benefit. Don't drop the perm.

DA: Explain your link story to me CLEARLY. Make your links to your impacts FOR ME. I will not do your link work for you.

Speed: I'm fine with speed, but slow down for analytics. If your opponent is not okay with spreading, DON'T spread. I'll say CLEAR or SLOW if need be.

Public Forum: I vote off of a general offense/defense paradigm and use cost/benefit framework. However, I am MORE THAN HAPPY to have another FW in round. I expect arguments to be extended through summary to final focus if you intend on winning off of them. I don't have specific preferences for PF besides these, so if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O PF Doub Valley International Prep GT Rowland Hall AS Aff Aff on a 3-0
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O PF Doub Hamilton Independent SP Fairmont Prep GP Neg Neg on a 3-0
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O PF R5 Brentwood LS Nova 42 YB Aff
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O PF R5 San Marino CW Palo Verde LZ Neg
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 O PF R3 Dougherty Valley SW Campbell Hall ST Aff
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 N PF R1 Nova 42 HW Carlsbad LS Neg
2019 Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/21/2019 N PF R1 Honor BK La Salle SY Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/6/2019 LD Doub Carmel Valley Independent JY San Marino EW Neg Aff on a 2-1
Loyola Invitational 9/6/2019 LD R6 Academy of Higher Learning NY S. Eugene H. S WK Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/6/2019 LD R5 Carmel Valley Independent EP Segerstrom AN Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/6/2019 LD R4 Bay Independent MS Carmel Valley Independent JS Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/6/2019 LD R3 Classical RP H.B. Plant TK Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R4 K210 K948 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R4 K362 K382 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R4 K826 K423 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R3 K525 K1273 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R3 K552 K441 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R3 K350 K329 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R3 K731 K1115 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R2 K375 K303 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R2 K1302 K1231 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R2 K818 K635 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R2 K862 K1068 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R1 K1022 K254 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R1 K464 K1144 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 XDB R1 K454 K579 Aff
de Toledo High School Invitational 3/24/2019 LD Semi ValInt JP OakPar HH Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R6 Lake Highland Prep PS Interlake PK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R6 Fairview GH Bingham HG Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R5 Carmel Valley GA Harker LS Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R5 Quarry Lane OG Mission San Jose PD Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R3 Snohomish KD Cherry Creek RuHa Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R2 College Prep BG Fairview CJ Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R2 Miramonte BM Mira Loma SG Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R1 Archbishop Mitty KV Dougherty Valley CP Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VPF R1 Cherry Creek TL Harker WW Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD Double Eastlake JY Harvard-Westlake JI Neg Neg on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD Triple Valencia CT Quarry Lane SK Neg Neg on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD Triple Brentwood KR Katy Taylor AP Aff Aff on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R6 Dougherty Valley AY Valencia JP Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R6 Dougherty Valley VB Valencia CT Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R5 Palo Alto HS Independent EH Presentation NB Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R4 Bellarmine RY Archbishop Mitty TK Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R4 Prosper IP Monta Vista RR Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R3 Prosper KS Homewood-Flossmoor GW Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R2 Bellarmine ARa Davis Independent AK Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R2 Loyola BM Dougherty Valley DS Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R1 Saratoga UK Prosper JR Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R1 Oak Ridge EK Canyon Crest Independent JY Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD Doub Loyola JC Brentwood KR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R6 Loyola DB Dougherty Valley AG Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R6 Mater Dei HS - Santa Ana, CA YS Dougherty Valley SK Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R5 San Marino TC Sage Hill Independent TG Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/12/2019 O LD R1 Dougherty Valley JL Perry MH Neg
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational 11/10/2018 O PF Semi Harker GM Nova 42 CK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational 11/10/2018 O PF Quar Riverside STEM LG Nova 42 CK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational 11/10/2018 O PF Octo Nova 42 CK Citrus Valley EA Aff Aff on a 3-0
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational 11/10/2018 O PF R5 Riverside STEM LG Mayfield Senior SG Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/12/2018 O LD Quar Oak Park JF West Ranch RF Neg Neg on a 3-0
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/12/2018 O LD Octo Los Osos JO West Ranch RF Neg Neg on a 2-1
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/12/2018 N LD Quar Nova 42 TV De Toledo NS Aff Aff on a 2-1
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/12/2018 O LD Octo Los Osos RN Beckman SG Neg Aff on a 2-1
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/12/2018 O LD R6 Magnet AN Stockdale AM Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/12/2018 O LD R5 Nova 42 MY West Ranch RF Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/12/2018 O LD R3 Los Osos RN West Ranch DA Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/12/2018 O LD R2 Torrey Pines WP Salem Hills KR Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/12/2018 O LD R2 Los Osos EJ Torrey Pines JSe Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/12/2018 O LD R1 Oak Park LP North Hollywood LQ Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/12/2018 O LD R1 Elite of Irvine DS La Reina EB Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O PF Octo Westridge BM Dougherty Valley KJ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 N PF Octo Capitol RG Riverside STEM ZZ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O PF R6 Northwood BO Maranatha LC Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O PF R6 Maranatha MS Riverside STEM VC Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O PF R5 College Prep HO Nova 42 KG Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O PF R5 San Marino YM Damien BB Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O PF R4 Gabrielino TH Cambridge ST Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O PF R4 Cambridge CT Claremont PK Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O PF R3 Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas OD San Marino CR Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 O PF R3 Cambridge YP Fairmont Prep IM Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 N PF R1 Honor KD Northwood WY Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/22/2018 N PF R1 Fountain Valley LD Gabrielino ML Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD Triple San Marino ED Oakwood School - North Hollywood WA Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD Triple Davis Senior ET Isidore Newman MK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R6 Los Altos PD Greenhill BZ Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R6 Brentwood KM Harvard-Westlake GZ Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake JI Brentwood SH Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R5 Cypress Bay CS Dougherty Valley SMu Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R4 Brentwood EL Harvard-Westlake TD Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R4 Palo Alto (Independent) FZ Beckman SG Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake AG Harker AV Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake WF Canyon Crest KL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R2 Immaculate Heart LM Harvard-Westlake TA Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R2 Loyola NT Cherry Creek EH Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R1 Mountain View MS Isidore Newman SG Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VLD R1 Mission San Jose JP Newark Science OS Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Double Harvard-Westlake KK Brentwood WJa Neg Neg on a 2-1
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Triple Loyola LA Strake Jesuit College Prep AN Aff Aff on a 2-1
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Triple Saratoga DK Servite PA Aff Neg on a 2-1
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R6 Archbishop Mitty NCa Harvard-Westlake JC Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R6 Yucaipa EC Mission San Jose KG Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R5 Presentation SP Harker KK Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R5 Torrey Pines FK Ashland SS Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R4 Brentwood PSa Harvard-Westlake CL Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R4 Brentwood LE Harvard-Westlake JI Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake EL Mission San Jose AZ Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R3 Torrey Pines JC Monta Vista VA Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R2 Dulles GC Bellarmine College Prep AP Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R2 Meadows DH Harker ARe Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R1 Brentwood SH Mission San Jose SC Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R1 Barrington AA Los Altos NH Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R6 Loyola AO La Salle AT Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R4 San Marino BK Harker AN Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R4 Sage Hill Independent AA Trinity MH Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R3 North Hollywood JS Gabrielino HS (Independent) MC Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R2 Gabrielino HS (Independent) EH Loyola JS Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R1 Los Osos Independent RN Nova 42 DK Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R1 Troy LG Harker AD Aff
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R6 Harker KK Loyola JN Neg
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R6 Canyon Crest JY Harker UP Aff
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R5 Harker SL Marlborough JS Aff
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R5 Canyon Crest KL Stockdale RS Aff
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R4 Stockdale WA Sage Hill MJ Aff
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R2 Dougherty Valley PC Canyon Crest EL Neg
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R1 Brentwood HG Canyon Crest RAg Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O LD R6 Socrates Institute AS Falcon SK Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O LD R6 Torrey Pines HS WP Salem Hills JT Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O LD R5 Torrey Pines HS DK La Costa Canyon HW Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O LD R5 Beckman SG Torrey Pines HS AN Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O LD R4 La Salle AT Elite of Irvine DC Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O LD R4 Harvard-Westlake AG Elite of Irvine PB Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O LD R3 Harvard-Westlake AM Torrey Pines HS RS Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O LD R3 Sage Independent AA Harker HD Aff
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O LD R2 Oxford NN Harvard-Westlake AL Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O LD R2 La Costa Canyon CB Elite of Irvine NM Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O LD R1 Harvard-Westlake CL Arroyo Grande SD Neg
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational 10/13/2017 O LD R1 Yucaipa SA Foothill Technology AS Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Dub Gabrielino ET La Reina AC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Dub Canyon Crest EL San Marino ED Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R3 Beckman KM Northwood VA Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R2 Brentwood DW Elite of Irvine CL Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R2 Northwood KK Socrates Institute AS Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R6 CL Education AY Corona Del Sol ZE Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R4 Oakwood School - North Hollywood LB Quarry Lane ZD Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R4 Quarry Lane VG Sage Hill Independent TG Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JLD Semifi Young Genius VA La Canada KL Neg Neg on a 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JLD Quarte Young Genius VA Lynbrook AS Aff Aff on a 3-0
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JLD Quarte Young Genius JSi St. Francis AN Neg Neg on a 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JLD Octafi Lynbrook AS Oak Park SP Neg Aff on a 2-1
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JLD R4 Leland JYa Cupertino SMa Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JLD R4 Cupertino OR Claremont EK Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JLD R3 Mission San Jose TW Saratoga VC Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JLD R3 Cupertino CL BASIS Silicon Valley GH Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JLD R1 San Marino AI Stratford Independent KC Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JLD R1 San Marino TA Mountain View NM Neg