Kate Totz Paradigm

Last changed 8/12 7:41P EDT

Tldr; Debate is first and foremost an educational experience that needs to be accessible and accommodating to all.

General Preferences: Email chain me at ktotz173@gmail.com before you give your speech please and thank you. I’m fine with flex prep as long as everyone else in the room is cool with it. Speed is fine but debate is still an activity about communicating so please for the love of all that is holy, enunciate and differentiate your tone. Also slow down on analytics ESPECIALLY if they aren’t on the doc. If you just give me 7 minutes of monotone spread I will not be happy. I am doing my best but I can only type so fast. Most importantly, debate is a learning experience first and foremost, I don’t appreciate anyone taking away learning opportunities just for a win. Let me know if you have specific questions on this paradigm, debate, or just life in general before the round starts! Good luck and debate well.

T: - new and improved! Legitimate theory is always cool, friv theory is cool with me as long as it doesn’t take away from anyone’s learning. This means I’m not down for frivolous theory against a kid who has never once encountered theory, that’s not cool. Topicality/framework against K’s, particularly debate space K’s, is really iffy to vote on for me, I will 100% always prefer that you actually engage the meat of the K. Topicality and framework against pretty much anything else is cool with me, but again my threshold for voting on it is pretty high if it’s against anything other than a topical version of the aff. In general, I tend towards standards of accessible education, competing interpretations, and portable skills.

K’s: - love a good k still!! Specific links are always very important; I LOVE a great link story! Perms of K’s need to be very well explained and I need to walk away knowing what the perm world would look like pretty clearly. This means that if you’re deciding between 3 perms with no explanation and 1 really good, well-explained perm, you should always go for the one perm response in front of me. I love a good K aff, but be ready to defend it on the framework and the body level of the K. Debate space K’s will always come before T, all other types of K’s I’m willing to hear debate about which comes first but I tend towards K unless there’s some really great accessible education claims out of the T.

CPs: - nice!!! But please give really good solvency advocates, especially on PICs. Down for PICs, but also down for PIC theory. Get creative with perms but, like with K perms, you need to give me a brief explanation of what the perm world would look like if you want me to vote on it.

DAs: Down, specific link chains are really important to me, as are specific link beginnings. I’m over the ‘any international change will lead to nuke war’ arguments, but I’m very down for specific analysis on why a particular action triggers the DA. The more chains in the link, the less likely I am to buy that the DA turns case.

Framing: In general, utilitarianism and philosophy are kind of fake arguments and I’ll tend to vote on K responses to those arguments, but I do still enjoy a good phil v. phil debate and can follow most phil as long as it’s clearly articulated outside of case.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R7 X180 X191 Neg Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R6 X244 X202 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R5 X290 X179 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R4 X141 X187 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R3 X267 X280 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R2 X178 X276 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R1 X285 X253 Aff Aff on a 2-0
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 3/23/2018 PAR N R5 Irvington SY Wilcox AD Neg
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 3/23/2018 PAR V R5 Notre Dame MT Evergreen Valley TK Aff
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 3/23/2018 PAR N R2 Evergreen Valley RD Irvington BZ Neg
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 3/23/2018 PAR V R2 Crystal Springs Uplands WM Menlo-Atherton CG Neg
SCU Spring Philalethic Invitational 3/23/2018 PAR V R1 Menlo-Atherton FW Irvington LC Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 NJVLD R5 Marlborough IW Harvard-Westlake BW Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 NJVLD R1 Meadows CA Woodbridge Independent OD Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships 3/2/2018 NJVLD R1 Magnet AN Harvard-Westlake ZN Aff
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR Round Greenhill SK Mountain View VP Aff Aff on a 2-0
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR R6 Chaminade CP RA North Hollywood JS Aff Aff on a 2-0
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR R5 North Hollywood JS Newark Science BA Neg Neg on a 2-0
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 PF RR R4 Quarry Lane SA Los Altos CK Aff Aff on a 2-0
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR R3 Newark Science BA Greenhill AM Aff
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR R3 San Marino ED Harvard-Westlake JN Aff
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR R2 Harvard-Westlake JN Greenhill SK Neg Neg on a 2-0
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR R2 Greenhill AM Chaminade CP RA Neg
California Round Robin 2/15/2018 LD RR R1 Mountain View VP Palo Alto (Independent) FZ Neg Neg on a 2-0
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD Semi Servite PA Harvard-Westlake JG Aff Aff on a 3-0
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD Quar Servite PA Harvard-Westlake JN Neg Aff on a 2-1
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD Octo Harvard-Westlake KK San Marino ED Neg Aff on a 2-1
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD Octo Harvard-Westlake JN La Salle AT Aff Aff on a 3-0
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD Doub Harvard-Westlake JI La Salle AT Neg Neg on a 3-0
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R6 Notre Dame AB Harvard-Westlake JG Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R6 Loyola JS Sage Hill Independent AA Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake MG Loyola AO Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake JC La Salle AT Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R2 Servite PA Harvard-Westlake WB Aff
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R2 Nova 42 DK Harvard-Westlake MP Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R1 Arroyo Grande Independent SD Harvard-Westlake JN Neg
Peninsula Invitational 1/19/2018 LD R1 Valencia HS Independent CL Gabrielino HS (Independent) ET Neg
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R6 Marlborough ST Brentwood AR Aff
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R6 Palo Alto FZ Stockdale WA Aff
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R5 Harker AC Quarry Lane VG Aff
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R5 Meadows KS Canyon Crest JY Aff
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R4 Northwood AH Stockdale RS Neg
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R2 Oak Hall KZ Flintridge Sacred Heart CB Aff
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R2 Los Altos NH Mission San Jose KG Neg
The Harvard Westlake Debates 1/11/2018 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake JC Los Altos PD Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD SF Hamilton AM Brophy CP NK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD QF Hamilton GM Tucson JC Aff Aff on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD OF Hamilton GM Canyon Crest RAg Aff Aff on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD 2x Red Mountain MC BASIS Flagstaff FD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD 2x Hamilton AM Foothill NP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD 3x Saratoga VL Perry (Independent) CM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NLD R6 Clark JR Presentation MS Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NLD R6 Clark SA Meadows DH Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R5 Park City HS DR Salt Lake City West GG Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R5 Clark KT Mountain View AZ Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R4 Mira Loma Matadors SM Grand County GO Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R4 Basis Mesa AC Canyon Crest CW Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R2 Desert Vista SY Hamilton NK Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R2 La Salle AT Hamilton DS Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R1 Flintridge Prep IJ Mission San Jose MS Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R1 Advanced Technologies Acad CH Mesquite JY Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/16/2017 NLD Semis S. Eugene H. S WK Harvard-Westlake HS Aff Aff on a 2-1
College Prep LD Invitational 12/16/2017 OLD Octas Harker AM Loyola LA Neg Neg on a 3-0
College Prep LD Invitational 12/16/2017 NLD Octos Monte Vista AN Harvard-Westlake HS Neg Neg on a 3-0
College Prep LD Invitational 12/16/2017 OLD R5 Loyola JC Harker KMa Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/16/2017 OLD R5 Mission San Jose DX Golden State HH Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/16/2017 OLD R4 Loyola LA Carmel Valley Independent JY Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/16/2017 OLD R3 Basis Mesa AC Mission San Jose JX Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/16/2017 OLD R2 Evergreen Valley AZ Harvard-Westlake KK Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/16/2017 OLD R2 Basis Mesa HS Harker NT Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/16/2017 OLD R1 Phillips Academy Andover TC BASIS Independent Silicon Valley AC Aff
La Reina December Debate Scrimmage 12/2/2017 NPD R3 NewRoa SS NewRoa TY Neg
Glenbrooks Round Robin 11/21/2017 LD RR R3 WesDes CR LakHig AA Neg
Glenbrooks Round Robin 11/21/2017 LD RR R2 St.And IB AppVal KA Aff
Glenbrooks Round Robin 11/21/2017 LD RR R1 StrJes MC NewSci BA Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R7 Colleyville Heritage CW Houston Memorial AQ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R6 Evanston Twp ED John Paul II KA Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R6 Denver East GK Neenah MA Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R5 Denver East TC Cypress Bay IM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R4 Phillips Academy Andover TC Oakwood School - North Hollywood LB Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R3 Newark Science OS Denver East TP Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R3 Rosemount AS Denver East NY Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R2 Lakeville North NG Colleyville Heritage AL Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R1 Greenhill AM McDowell ZK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R1 Lakeville South EH Presentation NV Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD Quarte Newark Science BA Cambridge Rindge and Latin AG Aff Aff on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD Double Cy-Fair TW Brentwood EL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD Triple Brentwood EL Carroll HS - Southlake AP Neg Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R5 Carroll HS - Southlake AP Brentwood EL Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R4 Brentwood DW Carroll HS - Southlake JC Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R3 Barrington KPi Newark Science BA Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R2 Evanston Twp HE Eagan KP Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 VLD R1 Cape Fear MA Rosemount TS Aff
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD Final Palo Alto (Independent) FZ Immaculate Heart DD Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 JVLD R7 Carmel Valley Independent JS Leland DJ Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 LDRR R5 Nueva AK Immaculate Heart DD Aff
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD R4 Los Altos NHu Harvard-Westlake LK Neg
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 LDRR R4 Palo Alto Independent FZ North Hollywood JS Aff Aff on a 2-0
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD R3 Westridge RH Mission San Jose SC Aff
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 LDRR R3 Mountain View VP Palo Alto Independent FZ Neg Neg on a 2-0
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD R3 Davis Senior ET Los Altos NH Neg
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 VLD R2 Loyola ST Kamiak NB Neg
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 LDRR R2 Kamiak NB Mountain View VP Aff Aff on a 2-0
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 JVLD R1 Carmel Valley Independent ST Harker KM Aff
The Presentation Invitational 10/7/2017 LDRR R1 Servite PA Torrey Pines FK Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Final Torrey Pines FK San Marino ED Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Quart Torrey Pines FK Loyola AO Aff Aff on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Octo Loyola AO San Marino BK Aff Aff on a 2-1
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Dub Brentwood KR Presentation NV Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD Dub Brentwood JD Sage Hill Independent TG Aff Aff on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R6 Canyon Crest EL Elite of Irvine CLe Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R5 Sanger GM Los Osos RN Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R5 Brentwood JD Loyola AO Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R4 Troy LG Perry Independent CM Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R4 Northwood EC Stockdale RS Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R3 AofHL EE Presentation NV Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R3 Loyola AT Archbishop Mitty TB Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R2 Loyola CL Chaminade CP AL Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R2 Gabrielino ET Canyon Crest RA Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 TOCLD R1 Sage Hill Independent TG Brentwood KR Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD Doub Sprague LW Kamiak NB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R6 Brentwood LE Crescenta Valley DY Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R3 La Reina OA Beckman RC Neg
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R2 La Reina AC Elite of Irvine CL Aff
Loyola Invitational 9/8/2017 LD R2 Los Osos Independent RN Sprague LW Neg
Bruschke Invitational at CSU Fullerton 4/14/2017 O Par R4 Redlands MR Troy SH Aff
Bruschke Invitational at CSU Fullerton 4/14/2017 O Par R3 Troy PS Northwood HC Neg
Bruschke Invitational at CSU Fullerton 4/14/2017 O Par R1 Troy YC Riverside STEM GS Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF Double Horace Mann SK Byram Hills UR Aff Aff on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF Triple University WM Byram Hills UR Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF R6 Stuyvesant JP Horace Mann SK Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF R6 Poly Prep Country Day FS Colleyville Heritage NL Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF R3 Walt Whitman YD Theodore Roosevelt SM Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF R3 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches BL Edgemont BS Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF R2 Hawken EL Walt Whitman FH Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF R2 Shanley WW Eagan CU Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF R1 Hawken HS Walt Whitman RT Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF R1 Eastview RF Harrisburg TM Aff
La Costa Canyon Winter Classic 12/9/2016 PF Octo Carlsbad CT Flintridge Prep AL Aff Neg on a 2-1
La Costa Canyon Winter Classic 12/9/2016 LD Double Immaculate Heart CH Cypress KA Aff Aff on a 3-0
La Costa Canyon Winter Classic 12/9/2016 LD R5 Canyon Crest RA Rancho Bernardo ET Aff
La Costa Canyon Winter Classic 12/9/2016 LD R4 Canyon Crest RAg Mission Vista KS Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 JVLD Finals Cape Fear MA West Des Moines Valley BK Aff Aff on a 3-0
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 JVLD Semis Cape Fear MA Harrison EL Aff Aff on a 3-0
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R5 McDowell ZK Brookfield East TG Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R5 NSU ZL McDowell ZL Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VLD R4 Ransom Everglades HS Munster MY Neg