Henry Wright Paradigm

Last changed 9/8 8:56A CDT

Debated 4 years of policy debate at Iowa City High school
Debated 3 years at the University of Iowa (BS Economics)
University of Chicago Masters in Public Policy candidate

Contact: wright.henry15@gmail.com

I find debates the most interesting when debaters bring new things to the table or have a strong and innovative way to explain their argument. Someone who understands and can apply their links from the cap K or spending DA to the aff specificity is more rewarding than someone struggling to answer basic questions about a more topic-specific argument. With that in mind, if you have spent the time to construct a specific strat please please read it.

Before taking everything I say to heart, Tim Alderete told me something that changed my perspective on reading judge philosophies. He said something to the effect of “Judges ALLWAYS lie. No one ever wants to say they are a bad judge or predisposed to certain arguments. It is your job as debaters to sift through that.” So if you want the truth don't ask me what I like ask people who know me.

1) I find that debate is a game and whoever plays it better wins. I really enjoy good line by line debate but what is often lost is for what ends are your arguments being made. Please have a framework for me to evaluate everyone's arguments. That should help prevent me from intervening arbitrarily.

2) Speed=amount of arguments clearly articulated per second. So make sure you articulate the argument and not just a claim. Moreover, if I can't understand you then I can't flow you and I can't evaluate what you said as an argument.

3) I think that a discussion of the resolution is important. That can be come in many forms but should include an advocacy that answers/engages with the topic.

I want you to enjoy this activity so please ask me for help if you want it.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX Sextos Maine East PP North Star TO Aff Neg on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R7 Heritage Hall NS Univ Of Chicago Lab KC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R6 Lansing SS Walter Payton PH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R5 North Broward Prep GG Shawnee Mission East CR Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R2 Brooklyn Technical AW Bellarmine GI Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX Sextos Lane Tech GC Blue Valley North AL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R7 Peninsula AL Univ Of Chicago Lab CM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R4 Maine East MR Isidore Newman HV Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R3 Wichita East SR Hoover LK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R2 Lane Tech TR Mamaroneck SR Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX Octos Kent Denver HS Oak Park and River Forest GS Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX Octos Niles West AT New Trier WW Neg Neg on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 New Trier RS Solorio UG Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 Mamaroneck SR Westminster VK Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 Kent Denver JL Whitney Young JM Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Mamaroneck KR Walter Payton HP Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R3 Northside HW Mamaroneck MM Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Mamaroneck CL H.H. Dow RW Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 Whitney Young PM H.H. Dow DV Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Dbls Homestead KW Glenbrook North KO Aff Aff on a 3-0
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 6 Glenbrook North KO New Trier RT Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 5 Northside College Prep SW Homestead KW Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 4 Northside College Prep KS Glenbrook North BS Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 3 Glenbrook North JR Walter Payton CP KV Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 2 Walter Payton CP HP Glenbrook North KS Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 1 Glenbrook North JeRa Minneapolis Washburn BJ Neg
Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships 3/23/2018 JVCX R2 Maine East RS Glenbrook North KN Neg
Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships 3/23/2018 JVCX R1 Univ Of Chicago Lab RW Glenbrook North CP Aff
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/1/2018 CX f IC West JW Dowling TM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/1/2018 CX s DM Roosevelt DA Dowling TM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/1/2018 CX q Dowling HS IC West TK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/1/2018 CX r4 WDM Valley DS Dowling PM Neg
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/1/2018 CX r1 IC West SE Dowling HS Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R6 Barstow TD Millard North KC Aff
City Classic at Iowa City High 1/26/2018 VCX R4 Iowa City West SD Dowling Catholic TM Neg
City Classic at Iowa City High 1/26/2018 NCX R2 Iowa City West TT Dowling Catholic MP Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX 32 Iowa City West TK Glenbrook South AK Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R6 Niles North WI Glenbrook South KD Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R5 Glenbrook South BF Lane Tech LH Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R3 Minneapolis Washburn DK Iowa City West TK Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R2 West Des Moines Valley GC Glenbrook South KR Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R1 New Trier JM Wayzata PS Neg
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol Double Whitney Young GP Kapaun Mount Carmel RN Aff Aff on a 2-1
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R6 Derby GH Niles West CS Aff
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R5 Niles West BC Blue Valley West SV Neg
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R4 Millard North KJ Blue Valley Southwest HH Neg
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R3 Kapaun Mount Carmel LP Whitney Young GP Aff
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R2 Blue Valley Southwest SL Whitney Young JT Neg
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R1 Niles West BM Millard North FG Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R7 Whitney M. Young Magnet MR Maine East AP Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 NCX R5 West Bloomfield RK Niles West PS Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R3 Glenbrook North HR Iowa City West ST Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R2 Glenbrook South CS DSM Roosevelt CH Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R1 Glenbrook South AS Oakwood FP Aff