Dillon Johnson

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 15 January 2022 5:14 AM PDT

I debated at Coeur d’Alene High school for 3 years and Gonzaga University for 4 years.

My email is mdrjohnson26@gmail.com

I haven’t been heavily involved in debate for a few years as I was working abroad.

Essentially, do whatever you want and I’ll do my best. I try my absolute hardest to pay 100% attention while a debate is happening. This means that I try to make eye contact, listen attentively, and catch all of the arguments the best I can. This also means, however, that I flow on paper. As such, please give me some pen time especially if you have a really important argument you want to get across. **This is 10x more true for theory arguments/T debates - you must slow down.

Also, I really hate interrupting a debate. I don’t yell clear, please just…be clear?

Updates as of Kentucky

1. Line by line is important to me - I understand we're on a time crunch, but I have to know what you're answering. Numbers are great, use them consistently.

2. I like research - I love this aspect of the activity a lot. That said, I think that the way a lot of teams highlight cards is odd. I'm naturally more skeptical of a piece of evidence if you've made 1 sentence from 15 lines of text by highlighting a few words. I also really don't like the size 2 font on cards.

3. Compare your cards! I think every debate I've watched in recent memory could have been improved if no one said "their card is really bad". I'm more persuaded if you first tell me what makes your evidence so persuasive and why the opponent's evidence can't meet that threshold.

4. That said, CX needs to extend beyond just evidence. Asking "where in you card does it say 'x'" for 3 minutes isn't persuasive to me.

5. There is no clarification period. If you are asking a question, that is CX.

Decorum
I don’t like obnoxious people. I have a pretty good sense of humor and I know when being funny crosses a line. I’m also not persuaded when debaters tell others to do harm to themselves or others. It won’t necessarily cost you the debate (unless I’m instructed otherwise) but I will tell you now; it’s a waste of breath that will probably lose you speaker points. I also do not enjoy debates where debaters don't defend the things they have said/read. If you read Irigaray, you have to defend Irigaray. If you try to weasel out of it, I'm either going to think you a) are unprepared/don't understand your evidence b) are a weasel c) are an unprepared weasel.

Theory
I lean neg, but everything is open to debate. This was never my favorite kind of debate and it is definitely not my strength. I don’t consider most things reasons to reject the team unless you tell me and give a good reason. I tend to lean negative on conditionality.

Topicality
Love it. Read it, but be honest with yourself. You and I know both know that T – Sub isn’t the best argument ever, but I’ve won on it and voted on it, so here we are. An important note: I find it easier to vote for/against T when I know what exactly a debate round looks like on average. What are the affs? Are they winnable? What are the DAs? Are they winnable?

Counterplans
Love them. If you’re going to have a super long, complicated text, please read it slowly. I try to write it down the best I can. If you have a lot of planks, you should probably have solvency cards for all the planks.

DAs
Love these too.

Ks
Go for them if they’re your thing. I was a philosophy student, but the K lit most kids read was never my jam. I like a specific link story and I would like to know how the alt solves or why, if it doesn’t, I still shouldn’t vote aff. Something that often confuses me about K debates is that I don’t know what to do with the things I am told, so please impact things clearly and let me know what to do with the information you provide.
I’m not a big fan of the dead-on-the-inside stuff as it all sounds like gobbledygook to me, but if it’s your thing and you want to shine, shine on, friend. I’ll do my best.

K Affs
The more about the topic they are, the happier I am. That said, I don’t hate things that have nothing to do with the topic. Just explain the aff well and try to be as clear as possible. I will say, if all of your cards have paragraph-long tags, it will be harder for me to flow.

Please don’t hesitate to ask me questions before/after the debate. I really love debate and want everyone to do well and get better.

Important Update

**Clarification questions about the speech doc are CX time**

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Western States All Stars HS 2022-04-29 RR R6 Wyoming Virtual CG Mount Vernon RK Aff
76th National Debate Tournament C 2022-03-31 Open R4 Wayne State RR Minnesota AF Aff Aff 2-1
76th National Debate Tournament C 2022-03-31 Open R3 Minnesota PR Harvard AF - ONLINE Neg Neg 3-0
76th National Debate Tournament C 2022-03-31 Open R2 Navy KR Harvard OY - ONLINE Neg Neg 3-0
76th National Debate Tournament C 2022-03-31 Open R1 Purdue SS - ONLINE Samford ET Neg Neg 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2022-03-18 LD2 Quarte Immaculate Heart Wegmann-Gatarz Marlborough Pressman Neg Neg 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2022-03-18 LD2 R5 Marlborough Stoller Lexington Ghadiali Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2022-03-18 LD2 R4 Marlborough Jen Lake Highland Prep Layson Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2022-03-18 LD2 R3 Durham Liu Marlborough Pressman Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2022-03-18 LD2 R2 Marlborough Lee Lexington Yang Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2022-03-18 LD2 R1 Vestavia Hills Dolatabadi Marlborough Goor Neg
ADA Nationals C 2022-03-05 JV R6 Michigan State KV Navy SP Neg
ADA Nationals C 2022-03-05 Open R4 Kentucky KW Emory PW Aff
ADA Nationals C 2022-03-05 Open R3 Missouri State LR Emory NP Neg
D2 D4 D5 Qualifier C 2022-02-26 D5 R3 Michigan State Glancy & Koster Northwestern Landgraff & Wegener Aff Aff 3-0
D2 D4 D5 Qualifier C 2022-02-26 D4 R1 Minnesota Johnson & Sun Iowa/Grinnell Bennett & Chen Aff Aff 3-0
Mid America Championship C 2022-02-18 Open Sems Kansas Revare & Snow Aff Aff 3-0
Mid America Championship C 2022-02-18 Open Quarte EmpSta Krambeer & Reed-Valizan MisSta Hartter & Woodall Neg Neg 2-1
Mid America Championship C 2022-02-18 Open R6 UTD Karchmer & Sendejas MisSta Shockley & Wilkinson Neg
Mid America Championship C 2022-02-18 Open R5 UTD Lasseter & Watson Aff
Mid America Championship C 2022-02-18 Open R4 Minnes Amundsen & Frese Housto Goodrich & Nguyen Aff
Mid America Championship C 2022-02-18 Open R2 Kansas Revare & Snow EmpSta Krambeer & Reed-Valizan Aff
Mid America Championship C 2022-02-18 Open R1 Minnes/Iowa Rudd & Koperski MisSta Hartter & Woodall Neg
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 LD-V LD - J Athenian EY Corner Canyon BF Neg Aff 2-1
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 LD-N Semis Marlborough ED Kent Denver CH Aff Aff 2-1
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 LD-V R5 Marlborough OO Corner Canyon BF Aff
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 LD-N R3 Kent Denver CH Marlborough CW Aff
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 LD-V R2 Athenian EY Marlborough PS Neg
Western Series University of Wyoming HS 2022-02-11 LD-V R1 Marlborough KM Wyoming Virtual JC Neg
Texas Open C 2022-02-05 OP R6 Weber State Stephens & Phelps Emory Navarrete & Palmer Neg
Texas Open C 2022-02-05 JV R3 Liberty Hamilton & Smith Teddy Munson Aff
Peninsula Invitational HS 2022-01-22 O LD R6 Tays KM Sydney Curry Aff
Peninsula Invitational HS 2022-01-22 O LD R5 Marlborough MS Immaculate Heart MF Aff
Peninsula Invitational HS 2022-01-22 O LD R4 Unionville PW Marlborough WR Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2022-01-22 O LD R3 Troy Independent AP Marlborough SG Aff
Peninsula Invitational HS 2022-01-22 O LD R2 Midtown FB Marlborough AK Neg
Peninsula Invitational MS 2022-01-22 O LD R1 Marlborough PS Able2Shine EZ Aff
Crowe Warken Debates at USNA C 2022-01-15 OOn QTRS Georgetown GL Wake Forest DL Neg Neg 3-0
Crowe Warken Debates at USNA C 2022-01-15 OOn R3 Missouri State KC George Mason VP Aff
Crowe Warken Debates at USNA C 2022-01-15 OOn R1 Navy KR Michigan HM Neg
FullerTown C 2022-01-03 Open R3 Minnesota AP Michigan PS Neg
FullerTown C 2022-01-03 Open R2 Weber State PS Kentucky WS Neg
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Open Quarte Minnesota/Arizona State PS Cal State Fullerton WL Neg Neg 3-0
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Open Octas Minnesota DP Western Washington HK Aff Aff 3-0
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Nov R5 Monmouth SY James Madison WD Neg
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Nov R4 George Mason FA NYU KL Aff
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Nov R2 UT San Antonio FS Monmouth VP Aff
Wyoming College Tournament C 2021-12-03 Nov R1 Oakton Community KG Monmouth BG Neg
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2021-11-12 SHIR Octos Michigan PR Michigan State GK Aff Aff 5-0
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2021-11-12 SHIR Double Purdue SJ Michigan PR Neg Neg 5-0
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2021-11-12 SHIR RD 6 UC Berkeley EE Michigan MM Neg
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2021-11-12 SHIR RD 3 Michigan FM Purdue SJ Neg
Harvard College Tournament C 2021-10-30 Open R6 Kat Butler Georgetown LS Neg
Harvard College Tournament C 2021-10-30 Open R5 Harvard AF Emory GK Neg
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational AKA The Ziggy C 2021-10-22 Nov Quarte Minnesota GH Indiana VB Neg Neg 3-0
Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational AKA The Ziggy C 2021-10-22 Nov R3 Indiana FK Southern Nazarene BM Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VLD Octas Southlake Carroll PK Harker DS Neg Neg 2-1
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VLD Octas Little Rock Central MG Westwood PM Neg Neg 2-1
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VLD R6 Marlborough HL Harker KB Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VLD R4 Marlborough GA Southlake Carroll AS Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VLD R4 Greenhill NT Ayala AM Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VLD R3 Harker VZ Strake Jesuit CM Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VLD R3 Southlake Carroll SD Harker AA Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VLD R2 Immaculate Heart AW Southlake Carroll PK Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VLD R2 Southlake Carroll EP Harker AM Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VLD R1 Westwood AG Immaculate Heart SS Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2021-10-16 VLD R1 Marlborough SL Westwood AP Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2021-10-02 Open R5 Central Oklahoma HW Michigan State BS Neg
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R8 Michigan State GK Navy LR Aff Aff 2-1
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R6 Michigan PS Samford EG Aff Aff 3-0
75th National Debate Tournament C 2021-03-25 Open R4 Harvard OY Georgia MW Aff Aff 3-0
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 Open Double Michigan RV Kansas SoMa Neg Aff 2-1
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 JV R6 Michigan State SV Navy CY Aff
ADA Nationals C 2021-03-06 Open R4 Michigan RV Minnesota FM Aff
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates C 2021-02-05 Open Triple Michigan State AM Wake Forest WA Aff Aff 2-1
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates C 2021-02-05 Open RD 3 Purdue SP Emory NP Neg
University of Minnesota College Invitational C 2021-01-29 Open R3 Indiana OH Minnesota FM Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 O LD R6 La Costa Canyon IR Mirman LS Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 O LD R4 West Ranch KT Oxford VM Neg
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 O LD R4 Acton-Boxborough BH Immaculate Heart SS Aff
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 O LD R3 Marlborough MS West AG Aff
Peninsula Invitational MS 2021-01-23 O LD R3 ModernBrain JM Marlborough AKi Aff
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 O LD R2 Northwood NA Marlborough TZ Aff
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 O LD R2 Immaculate Heart BC Magnet TK Aff
Peninsula Invitational HS 2021-01-23 O LD R1 Loyola BC Marlborough GA Aff
Hoosier Invitational C 2021-01-08 1-Open R7 Minnesota Ferguson & Jamal Johnson County Community Babcock & Babcock Aff Aff 3-0
Hoosier Invitational C 2021-01-08 1-Open R6 Georgia Mruz & Wakefield Michigan State Glancy & Weber Aff
Hoosier Invitational C 2021-01-08 1-Open R4 Missouri State Cade & Wilkinson Minnesota Davis & Huntimer Aff
2020 USC Trojan Invitational HS 2020-12-04 VLD Quarte Harvard-Westlake OF Sage MP Neg Neg 3-0
2020 USC Trojan Invitational HS 2020-12-04 VLD Octas Davidson CH Harvard-Westlake OF Neg Neg 2-1
2020 USC Trojan Invitational HS 2020-12-04 VLD R6 Harvard-Westlake CC Loyola SG Aff
2020 USC Trojan Invitational HS 2020-12-04 VLD R3 Thomas Horace Rogers JW Southlake Carroll PK Aff
2020 USC Trojan Invitational HS 2020-12-04 VLD R2 Bravo KN Harvard-Westlake ML Aff
2020 USC Trojan Invitational HS 2020-12-04 VLD R2 Harvard-Westlake KA Oxford VD Neg
2020 USC Trojan Invitational HS 2020-12-04 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake CV Davidson CH Neg
2020 USC Trojan Invitational HS 2020-12-04 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake IC Oxford VM Aff
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2020-11-13 SHIR Double Wake Forest Trotman & Cisse Emory Pak & Rajagopal Neg Neg 3-2
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2020-11-13 SHIR RD 4 Wake Forest Fernandez & Harper Kentucky Di & Griffith Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 VLD Octos Sage Hill MP Marlborough ML Aff Aff 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 VLD Rd6 Loyola SG Immaculate Heart AW Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 VLD Rd5 Harker RM Marlborough ML Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 VLD Rd4 Peninsula AK S. Eugene H. S WK Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 VLD Rd3 Marlborough AW Dougherty Valley SK Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 VLD Rd2 Marlborough ED Sage Hill MP Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational HS 2020-11-07 VLD Rd1 Classical HL Marlborough AK Neg
Gonzaga University The Jesuit C 2020-10-30 Open Dbls UNLV RR Louisville BY Neg Neg 3-2
Gonzaga University The Jesuit C 2020-10-30 Nov RD 6 CSU Long Beach ST Mary Washington FL Aff
Gonzaga University The Jesuit C 2020-10-30 Open RD 3 Harvard OY Kentucky DG Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2020-10-03 Open R6 Samford GT Wichita State PL Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2020-10-03 Open R3 Emory BR Kansas SW Neg
Season Opener at Northwestern University C 2020-09-18 Open R6 Michigan MM George Mason DM Neg
Season Opener at Northwestern University C 2020-09-18 Open R4 Gonzaga MH Emory MS Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2017-07-25 Open O TitleWon BH Skoogs AA Aff Aff 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2017-07-25 Open R1 TitleWon RM Skoogs MK Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University HS 2017-01-06 OpeCX Double Interlake GL Ingraham VZ Neg Neg 2-1
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University HS 2017-01-06 OpeCX R3 Sonoma DS Univ GS Aff
Feline Frenzy HS 2016-12-02 OCX R5 Gonzaga Prep AT Ferris SH Neg
Feline Frenzy HS 2016-12-02 OCX R2 Gonzaga Prep GM Univ SG Aff
GDI 6 Week RR HS 2016-07-28 R6 Min & Kaul Yoon & Vargas Neg Neg 2-1
GDI 6 Week RR HS 2016-07-28 R4 Devavrat & Venkataraman Jones & Shen Aff
GDI 6 Week RR HS 2016-07-28 R3 Duncan & Bergman Yoon & Vargas Neg
GDI 6 Week RR HS 2016-07-28 R2 Jones & Shen Cho & Shan Neg
GDI 6 Week RR HS 2016-07-28 R1 Vera & Kornfein Ross & Lair Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2016-07-19 Vars S HoHoDuck11 RN Paige Against The Machine KG Neg Neg 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2016-07-19 Champ F Xióng KM Xióng RW Aff Aff 3-0
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2016-07-19 Vars Q Original Glasers BF HoHoDuck11 RN Neg Neg 2-1
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2016-07-19 Vars R6 Original Glasers EL HoHoDuck11 SZ Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2016-07-19 Champ R6 Xióng HR Xióng VY Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2016-07-19 Vars R5 HoHoDuck11 AM Original Glasers KD Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2016-07-19 Vars R4 HoHoDuck11 RN Original Glasers WO Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2016-07-19 Champ R4 Xióng NF Xióng NM Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2016-07-19 Vars R3 Paige Against The Machine CG Original Glasers MW Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2016-07-19 Champ R3 Xióng SC Xióng DV Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2016-07-19 Vars R2 HoHoDuck11 SD MY CROSS-X JG Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2016-07-19 Vars R1 Original Glasers PS SHNEPDO LN Neg
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic HS 2016-01-08 OpeCX Octo Juan Diego Catholic CS Interlake GJ Neg Neg 3-0
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic HS 2016-01-08 OpeCX Double Interlake WC Centennial MX Neg Neg 3-0
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic HS 2016-01-08 OpeCX R5 Oregon Episcopal School (OES) GR Centennial TW Neg
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic HS 2016-01-08 OpeCX R4 Milpitas BP Ingraham BD Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic HS 2016-01-08 OpeCX R3 Juan Diego Catholic AB CK McClatchy HN Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic HS 2016-01-08 OpeCX R2 Interlake GL St George's MV Neg
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic HS 2016-01-08 OpeCX R1 Eagle EE Garfield PS Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2015-07-22 Schol Quarte $corpion$ FS Anonymous MP Neg Neg 2-1
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2015-07-22 Open R6 DWA LLS Oculus RP Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2015-07-22 Schol R5 $corpion$ CD Anonymous ES Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2015-07-22 Open R5 Rage Against The Machine GM Snaps4Surveillance BC Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2015-07-22 Schol R4 $corpion$ CC Anonymous AB Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2015-07-22 Schol R2 $corpion$ FS Anonymous HS Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2015-07-22 Open R2 Snaps4Surveillance XY Oculus OG Neg
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2015-07-22 Open R1 Snaps4Surveillance TK D.W.A EE Aff
Gonzaga Debate Institute Tournament 2015-07-22 Schol R1 Anonymous FZ $corpion$ HS Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic HS 2015-01-09 OpeCX Q Lake City CM Renaissance MG Aff Aff 3-0
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic HS 2015-01-09 OpeCX O St George's MM Head Royce CF Neg Neg 2-1
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic HS 2015-01-09 OpeCX R6 Timberline XW Head Royce LW Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic HS 2015-01-09 OpeCX R4 Head Royce CF Lake City CM Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic HS 2015-01-09 OpeCX R1 Head Royce PT Timberline JF Aff