Brian Manuel Paradigm

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Director of Policy Debate @ Stanford University; Director of Debate @ Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School

(High School Constraints - Edgemont)

(College Constraints - Stanford, Harvard, and a crew of exceptionally talented college debaters I've had the pleasure to coach)

2017-2018 PF TOC Update: April 23rd, 2018

As you can see I used to have a very strong leaning towards how evidence needs to be presented during a debate. I've backtracked pretty substantially on this point. Therefore, I won't ask for your case ahead of time. However, I do still prefer evidence that is directly quoted and cited according to the rules of the tournament we are at. I do not like paraphrasing and will only accept paraphrasing as a logical argument to be made in the round and will not credit you for reading a qualified author.

I know a lot about debate, arguments, and the topics you are debating. I have an extremely competitive set of students that are constantly talking about the topic, I tutor students around the world in PF, and I generally like to be educated on the things that students will debate in front of me.

Beyond what I've said above, I'll give you an additional piece of advice: If you would strike Stefan Bauschard or Amisha Mehta than you'd probably want to strike me. I tend to fall somewhere in between where they are at in their philosophies.

Last but not least, I don't intend to steal your cards...we have more than we can use...however if it means you'll throw me up on a Reddit post that can get over 100+ responses then maybe I'll have to start doing it!

**Disregard the section about asking me to conflict you if you feel uncomfortable debating in front of me since I've judged minimally and don't have any experience judging any of the teams in the field more than once therefore, it doesn't apply to you**

2016-2017 Season Update: September 11, 2016


HS Public Forum Update: This is my first year really becoming involved in Public Forum Debate. I have a lot of strong opinions as far as the activity goes. However, my strongest opinion centers on the way that evidence is used, mis-cited, paraphrased, and taken out of context during debates. Therefore, I will start by requiring that each student give me a a copy of their Pro/Con case prior to their speech and also provide me a copy of all qualified sources they'll cite throughout the debate prior to their introduction. I will proactively fact check all of your citations and quotations, as I feel it is needed. Furthermore, I'd strongly prefer that evidence be directly quoted from the original text or not presented at all. I feel that those are the only two presentable forms of argumentation in debate. I will not accept paraphrased evidence. If it is presented in a debate I will not give it any weight at all. Instead I will always defer to the team who presented evidence directly quoted from the original citation. I also believe that a debater who references no evidence at all, but rather just makes up arguments based on the knowledge they've gained from reading, is more acceptable than paraphrasing.

Paraphrasing to me is a shortcut for those debaters who are too lazy to directly quote a piece of text because they feel it is either too long or too cumbersome to include in their case. To me this is laziness and will not be rewarded.

Beyond that the debate is open for the debaters to interpret. I'd like if debaters focused on internal links, weighing impacts, and instructing me on how to write my ballot during the summary and final focus. Too many debaters allow the judge to make up their mind and intervene with their own personal inclinations without giving them any guidance on how to evaluate competing issues. Work Hard and I'll reward you. Be Lazy and it won't work out for you.

NDT/CEDA Update: I'm getting older and I'm spending increasingly more hours on debate (directing, coaching, and tabulating at the HS and College level) than I used to. I really love the activity of debate, and the argumentative creativity being developed, but I'm slowly starting to grow hatred toward many of the attitudes people are adopting toward one another, which in turn results in me hating the activity a little more each day. I believe the foundational element of this activity is a mutual respect amongst competitors and judges. Without this foundational element the activity is doomed for the future.

As a result, I don't want to be a part of a debate unless the four debaters in the room really want me to be there and feel I will benefit them by judging their debate. I feel debate should be an inclusive environment and each student in the debate should feel comfortable debating in front of the judge assigned to them.

I also don’t want people to think this has to do with any one set of arguments being run. I really enjoy academic debates centered on discussions of the topic and/or resolution. However, I don’t prefer disregarding or disrespectful attitudes toward one another. This includes judges toward students, students toward judges, students toward observers, observers toward students, and most importantly students toward students.

As I grow older my tolerance for listening to disparaging, disregarding, and disrespectful comments amongst participants has completely eroded. I'm not going to tolerate it anymore. I got way better things to do with my time than listen to someone talk down to me when I've not done the same to them. I treat everyone with respect and I demand the same in return. I think sometimes debaters, in the heat of competition, forget that even if a judge knows less about their lived/personal experience or hasn’t read as much of their literature as they have; that the judges, for the most part, understand how argumentation operates and how debates are evaluated. Too many debaters want to rely on the pref sheet and using it to get judges who will automatically check in, which is antithetical to debate education. Judges should and do vote for the "worse" or "less true" arguments in rounds when they were debated better. Debate is a performative/communicative activity. Its not about who wrote the best constructives only. Its about how teams clash throughout the debate.

Therefore, as a result I will allow any person or team to ask me to conflict them if they feel uncomfortable debating in front of me or feel that the current system of judge placement requires them to prefer me since I'm a better fit than the other judge(s). I won't ask you any questions and won't even respond to the request beyond replying "request honored". Upon receiving the request I will go into my tabroom.com account and make sure I conflict you from future events. I feel this way you'll have a better chance at reducing the size of the judge pool and you'll get to remove a judge that you don't feel comfortable debating in front of which will narrow the number of judges available to you and might allow you to get more preferable judges. My email is bmanuel@stanford.edu. Please direct all conflict requests to this email.

2014-2015 Season Update: September 2, 2014 (The gift that keeps on giving!!)

The following are not for the faint of heart!

Some days you just can't get ready in the morning without being bothered.Then you just need to be cheered up and it fails or someone threatens to eat your phone.
However, when it's all said and done you can at least sleep having sweet dreams.

**On a more serious note. Dylan Quigley raised a point on the College Policy Debate facebook group about what "competition" means when people are judging debates. Therefore, I'll go with this answer "Because this is an emerging debate with no clear consensus, I would encourage judges to let the debaters hash out a theory of competition instead of trying to create one for them. I think in an era were students are taking their power to mold the "world of debate" they debate in it is especially important for us judges to *listen* to their arguments and learn from their theories. No shade towards the original post, I just think it's worthwhile to emphasis the relationship between "new debate" (whatevs that is) and student's ability to create theories of debate on their own instead of choosing a theory that's imposed on them." However, in the absence of these debates happening in the round I will default to a traditional interpretation of "competition." This interpretation says the neg must proves their alternative method/advocacy is better than the affirmative method/advocacy or combination of the affirmatives method/advocacy and all or part of the negatives method/advocacy. Also in these situations I'll default to a general theory of opportunity cost which includes the negatives burden of proving the affirmative undesirable.

2013-2014 Season Update: December 25, 2013 (Yes, it's Christmas...so here are your presents!!)

If you love debate as much as Sukhi loves these cups, please let it show!!

If you can mimic this stunt, you'll thoroughly impress me and be well rewarded: Sukhi Dance

And you thought you had a sick blog!!

Also why cut cards when you can have sick Uke skills like these and these!!

To only be shown up by a 2 year old killing it to Adele

Finally, we need to rock out of 2013 with the Stanford version of the Harlem Shake by Suzuki and KJaggz

2012-2013 Season Update: August 22, 2012

Instead of forcing you to read long diatribes (see below) about my feelings on arguments and debate practices. I will instead generate a list of things I believe about debate and their current practices. You can read this list and I believe you'll be able to adequately figure out where to place me on your preference sheet. If you'd like to read more about my feelings on debate, then continue below the fold! Have a great season.

1. TKO is still in play, and will always be that way!

2. You must win a link to a DA - if you don't talk about it I'm willing to assign it zero risk. Uniqueness doesn't mean there is a risk of a link.

2a. "Issue Specific Uniqueness" IS NOT a utopian answer to all affirmative arguments.

3. You must defend something on the aff - by doing so it also implies you should be able to defend your epistemological assumptions underlying that advocacy.

4. T is about reasonability not competing interpretations. This doesn't mean every affirmative is reasonably topical.

5. Debate should be hard; its what makes it fun and keeps us interested.

6. Research is good - its rewarding, makes you smarter, and improves your arguments.

7. "Steal the entire affirmative" strategies are bad. However, affirmative teams are even worse at calling teams out on it. This mean they are still very much in play. Therefore, affirmatives should learn how to defeat them, instead of just believing they'll somehow go away.

8. There are other parts to an argument other than the impact. You should try talking about them, I heard they're pretty cool.

9. Your affirmative should have advantages that are intrinsic to the mechanism you choose to defend with the aff. Refer to #6, it helps solve this dilemma.

10. Have fun and smile! The debaters, judges, and coaches in this activity are your life long friends and colleagues. We are all rooting you on to succeed. We all love the activity or we wouldn't be here. If you don't like something, don't hate the player, hate the game!

Clipping/Cross-reading/Mis-marking: I hear that this is coming back. To prosecute cheating, the accusing team needs hard evidence. A time trial is not hard evidence. A recording of the speech must be presented. I will stop the debate, listen to the recording, and compare it to the evidence read. If cheating occurred, the offending debater and their partner will receive zero speaker points and a loss. I'd also encourage them to quit. I consider this offense to be more serious than fabricating evidence. It is an honor system that strikes at the very core of what we do here.

Additional caveat that was discussed with me at a previous tournament - I believe that the status quo is always a logical option for the negative unless it is explicitly stated and agreed to in CX or its won in a speech.

Newly Updated Philosophy - November 18, 2011

So after talking to Tim Aldrete at USC, he convinced me that I needed more carrots and less sticks in my philosophy. Therefore, I have a small carrot for those debaters who wish to invoke it. Its called a T.K.O (Technical Knockout). This basically means that at any point of the debate you believe you've solidly already won the debate, beyond a reasonable doubt, (dropped T argument, double turn, strategic miscue that is irreparable by the other team) you can invoke a TKO and immediately end the debate. If a team chooses this path and succeeds, I will give them 30 speaker points each and an immediate win. If the team chooses to invoke this but its unclear you've TKO'd the other team or in fact choose wrong, you obviously will lose and your points will be severely effected. Who dares to take the challenge?

Past Updated Philosophy - September 9, 2010

I am Currently the Assistant Coach @ Lakeland/Panas High School, College Prep School, and Harvard Debate. I’m also involved with Research & Marketing for Planet Debate. This topic will be my 14th in competitive debate and 10th as a full time coach. Debate is my full time job and I love this activity pretty much more than anything I’ve ever done in my life. I enjoy the competition, the knowledge gained, and the people I’ve come to be friends with and likewise I really enjoy people who have the same passion I have for this activity.

I last posted an update to my judge philosophy a number of years ago and think it is finally time I revisit it and make some changes.

First, I’ll be the first to admit that I probably haven’t been the best judge the last few years and I think a majority of that has come from pure exhaustion. I’ve been traveling upwards of 20+ weekends a year and am constantly working when I am home. I don’t get much time to re-charge my batteries before I’m off to another tournament. Then while at tournaments I’m usually putting in extremely late nights cutting cards and preparing my teams, which trades off with being adequately awake and tuned in. This year I’ve lessened my travel schedule and plan to be much better rested for debates than I was in previous years.

Second, since my earlier days of coaching/judging my ideology about debate has changed somewhat. This new ideology will tend to complement hard working teams and disadvantage lazy teams who try and get by with the same generics being ran every debate. Don’t let this frighten you, but rather encourage you to become more involved in developing positions and arguments. When this happens I’m overly delighted and reward you with higher speaker points and more than likely a victory.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 2/27/2020 PFRR R5 Livingston HK Schulster Academy DC Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2020 2/27/2020 PFRR R4 Stuyvesant (Independent) CM Schulster Academy DC Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/31/2020 PF Octos Bethesda Chevy Chase GT Hunter TL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/31/2020 PF Double Unionville AZ Academy Of Health Sciences SZ Neg Aff on a 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/31/2020 PF R3 Unionville GM Xaverian HC Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/31/2020 PF R3 Pittsburgh Central Catholic CE Strath Haven MR Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/31/2020 NPF R2 Broad Run PM Council Rock North WC Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/31/2020 PF R1 Rock Ridge BP Broad Run AV Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 1/31/2020 PF R1 State LT Council Rock North DW Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PF F Tuto Cinco Ranch RT Strake Jesuit JA Neg Aff on a 3-2
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR 1/22/2020 CX R4 North Broward Prep Henry W Grady Aff Aff on a 2-0
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR 1/22/2020 CX R3 Caddo Magnet Westminster Neg
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VLD Double Strake Jesuit AMe King AK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Little Lex 11/16/2019 VCX R4 Mamaroneck KM Boston Latin IT Neg
Little Lex 11/16/2019 VCX R3 Lexington XS Mamaroneck LZ Aff
The 16th Scarsdale Invitational 11/9/2019 VPF R4 Stuyve LS Hunter BX Neg
The 16th Scarsdale Invitational 11/9/2019 VPF R3 ForLee PK Hunter BK Neg
The 16th Scarsdale Invitational 11/9/2019 VPF R2 HorMan KG Hunter CF Aff
The 16th Scarsdale Invitational 11/9/2019 VPF R1 Delbar GM Stuyve CP Neg
BQCFL Full Tournament at MELS 10/26/2019 VPF R2 732 762 Aff
BQCFL Full Tournament at MELS 10/26/2019 NPF R1 719 705 Neg
BQCFL Full Tournament at MELS 10/26/2019 NPF R1 701 712 Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 PF Sextos Richard Montgomery HS Independent HZ Valley International Prep BL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX Semifi Whitney Young MM Georgetown Day RP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX RR R6 Glenbrook North KP Greenhill MK Aff Aff on a 2-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX RR R4 Harvard-Westlake NW Whitney Young MM Neg Neg on a 2-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX RR R2 Montgomery Bell BM Westminster AB Aff Aff on a 2-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX RR R1 North Broward Prep DF Georgetown Day RP Aff Aff on a 2-0
Byram Hills Invitational Round Robin 9/6/2019 LD R3 Harris GC Huncol SK Aff Aff on a 2-0
Byram Hills Invitational Round Robin 9/6/2019 LD R2 Huncol NK Hill NL Aff Aff on a 2-0
Byram Hills Invitational Round Robin 9/6/2019 LD R1 Huncol SK Roslyn WB Aff Aff on a 2-0
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF Elim 2 Grexit from the GreEU Sepulveda & Normal Belt and Road InitiatiAVE Breen & Solomon Aff Aff on a 3-0
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF R7 Rusketeers Gunwani & Freeman Belt and Road InitiatiAVE Morrill & Aristizabal Aff
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF R6 Belt and Road InitiatiAVE Redler & Grosso deButt Traps Mackey & Rodriguez Aff
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF R6 Rusketeers Perera & Jain Marco Polanco Jen & Mims Neg
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF R4 Grexit from the GreEU Calderon & Patel deButt Traps Katragadda & Sun Neg
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF R3 deButt Traps Engen & Dill Caropean Union Tiefer & Worrell Aff
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 PF R2 Rusketeers Hasan & Patel deButt Traps Dassell & Arozarena Neg
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 BkOut Finals Marco Polanco Hsu & Shah Marco Polanco Awonusonu & Kasi Neg Neg on a 2-1
ISD Florida Tournament 7/9/2019 BkOut Semis Marco Polanco Jen & Mims Marco Polanco Awonusonu & Kasi Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R5 119 127 Aff Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R4 163 203 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R3 132 126 Neg Aff on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 CX R2 North Star Academy CPHS DT Kent Denver JL Aff
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R5 Kevin Wang Tajaih Robinson Neg
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R4 Simran Gandhi Chase Earland Aff Aff on a 2-0
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R3 Andrew Goldberg Zachary Lu Aff
Harrison Round Robin 4/20/2019 LD R2 Sonali Nicola Osmane Sanogo Neg Neg on a 2-0
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 VPF Semi Regis DM Hunter RT Neg Neg on a 2-1
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 IPF Dub Half Hollow Hills HS East RR Schreiber GL Neg Neg on a 3-0
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 IPF Dub Bronx HS Of Science BE Benjamin N Cardozo RK Aff Aff on a 2-1
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 IPF PF4 Schreiber LS Regis FK Neg
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 IPF PF4 Regis OP Roslyn FF Neg
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 NPF PF3 Regis DT Trinity KK Neg
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 IPF PF3 Half Hollow Hills HS East JE Regis CH Aff
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 IPF PF2 Ward Melville ZN Regis BM Neg
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 IPF PF2 Benjamin N Cardozo RR Regis KK Neg
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 IPF PF1 Hackley AK Regis MT Aff
NYSFL State Championship 4/6/2019 IPF PF1 Regis LaMc Schreiber GL Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2019 2/28/2019 PFRR R2 Poly Prep Country Day HL Westfield MZ Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 JVPF IPFF Dipont Education Management WG BL FZ Neg Neg on a 6-3
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PF OC Tut Brophy CP SK Theodore Roosevelt AC Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 NLD R7 Stuyvesant MZ Lexington AT Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 NLD R6 Montville EB Lexington CH Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 NLD R5 Harrison AA Timothy Christian JS Aff
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 NLD R5 Princeton CO Stuyvesant LH Neg
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 NLD R4 Harrison GV Hunter BC Neg
The Ridge Debates 12/7/2018 NLD R4 Bergen County Academies RY Montville NP Aff
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 11/29/2018 RR R2 Brooklyn Technical RW Unionville KL Aff
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VPF Q Hunter XB BroHS SK Aff Aff on a 2-1
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VPF Octa Hackle BW Summit SL Aff Aff on a 2-1
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VPF Partia Delbar FW Living HS Neg Aff on a 2-1
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VPF R6 Dalton CS BroHS ZE Aff
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VPF R5 PolPre RH Prince PR Aff
The 15th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2018 VPF R4 Hunter RT HorMan KM Neg
Westfield NYCUDL Girls RR 10/21/2018 GRR R6 Westfield MZ Dalton Independent CC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Westfield NYCUDL Girls RR 10/21/2018 GRR R4 Dalton Independent CC Stuyvesant LG Aff Aff on a 2-1
Westfield NYCUDL Girls RR 10/21/2018 GRR R3 Stuyvesant LG Dalton Independent CC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 LD RR R6 West Des Moines Valley CT Holy Cross BZ Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 LD RR R4 Newark Science OS Harvard-Westlake SP Aff Aff on a 2-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 LD RR R2 Grapevine MT Harvard-Westlake JN Neg
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 PF 2 R1 Trash Pandas Ram & Zhu Lit LOST Legends Cowin & Chow Neg
SNFI 3 Week Tournament 7/31/2018 PF 2 R1 Trash Pandas Wornow & Oskandy Lit LOST Legends Li & Wu Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R2 Oakton HS Speech/Debate ZY Walt Whitman KK Aff
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 PFRR R6 Leadership and Public Service CS Capitol HW Neg
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 PFRR R4 Montville Township Independent BL Potomac ZL Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Finals Brentwood WJa Servite PA Aff Aff on a 3-0
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Semifi Harvard-Westlake JN Servite PA Aff Neg on a 2-1
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/11/2017 SHIR QTRS Nevada Las Vegas GH Kansas KR Neg Neg on a 5-0
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/11/2017 SHIR RD 6 Kentucky HR Iowa NO Aff
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF R6 Regis MM* Lexington PB Aff
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF R5 Summit CS Millburn SG Aff
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF R4 Needham SW Regis MS* Neg
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF R2 Regis PW* Stuyvesant SP Aff
The 14th Scarsdale Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF R1 Bronx LO* Lexington PX Aff
Las Vegas Classic Debate Tournament at UNLV 10/21/2017 Open F UC Berkeley OP Nevada Las Vegas GH Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Open FYQ Southern California RW Emory AW Aff Aff on a 2-1
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Open R7 Emory CR Wayne State AD Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Open R6 Nevada Las Vegas GH Indiana DT Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Open R5 Wake Forest GT Emory CJ Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Open R3 Northwestern JW Kentucky HR Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Nov R2 Navy RY Indiana LM Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Open R1 Michigan State JS Southern California BL Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/8/2017 PF RR R6 Hawken SK William Mason NR Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/19/2017 WS Final East Texas White New York City White Neg Neg on a 5-4
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 PF Qtr Nueva MS Oakwood School - North Hollywood FO Neg Aff on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 PF Runoff Plano West Senior LY Delbarton SS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 PF R5 Charles W Flanagan SM William Mason NR Aff
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Double Kansas DR Kentucky BT Aff Aff on a 4-1
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Round UT Dallas AR Missouri State BR Aff Aff on a 2-1
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Round Georgetown KL Kansas DR Neg Neg on a 2-1
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Round Weber State GT Georgetown LK Aff Aff on a 3-0
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Round Northern Iowa MK Northwestern LW Neg Neg on a 2-1
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 PFRR R6 Lexington HL Berkeley Carroll MS Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 PFRR R5 Capitol Debate BP Poly Prep Country Day SF Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 PFRR R3 Lakeland TC Bronx HS Of Science KG Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 VPF Finals Hawken EL Oakwood Secondary School - North Hollywood FO Neg Neg on a 5-0
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates at Northwestern 2/4/2017 Open RD 5 United States Military MC Pittsburgh CR Neg
USC Alan Nichols Tournament 1/3/2017 Var R6 Indiana AS Kansas BB Aff
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NLD Quarte Freehold Township NL Stuyvesant RK Aff Aff on a 2-1
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NLD Octa University MW Freehold Township NL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NLD Octa Chaminade CB Byram Hills MF Aff Aff on a 3-0
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/19/2016 SHIR RD 1 Pittsburgh CR Emporia State RW Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF octa Summit KR Stuyvesant FA Aff Aff on a 3-0
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF partia Stuyvesant FA Dalton FU Aff Aff on a 2-1
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R6 Poly Prep Country Day FS Lexington RB Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R5 Stuyvesant FA Success Academy GR Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R5 Stuyvesant SS Dalton FF Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R4 Lakeland ST Timothy Christian LM Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R3 Summit KR Hackley FT Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R2 Hunter KK Success Academy BM Aff
The 13th Scarsdale Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R2 Lexington BC Lakeland TM Aff
4th annual Mukai College Classic at Weber State 10/1/2016 Open QF Oklahoma PS Gonzaga WS Aff Aff on a 2-1
4th annual Mukai College Classic at Weber State 10/1/2016 Open OF Texas BP Oklahoma SP Neg Neg on a 2-1
4th annual Mukai College Classic at Weber State 10/1/2016 Open R8 Gonzaga JM Texas BP Neg
4th annual Mukai College Classic at Weber State 10/1/2016 Open R4 Oklahoma PS Weber State GT Aff
NSDA Korea Summer 2016 8/19/2016 HSLD 3rd Pl HSLD04 HSLD08 Neg Neg on a 2-1
NSDA Korea Summer 2016 8/19/2016 HSPF R1 HSPF04 HSPF22 Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 LD R5 Greenhill VA Harvard-Westlake CC Aff
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Double Rutgers-Newark NM Northwestern CE Neg Aff on a 4-1
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Wake Forest AS Northwestern MO Neg Aff on a 2-1
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round UT Dallas LO Oklahoma CS Aff Aff on a 2-1
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Mary Washington CW Missouri - Kansas City FJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Vermont BL Northwestern CE Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament 3/25/2016 Open Qtrs Vermont BL Rutgers-Newark HS Aff Aff on a 5-0
Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament 3/25/2016 Open Dbls Wyoming MM Johnson County Community OS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament 3/25/2016 Open RD 8 James Madison LW George Mason MT Aff
Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament 3/25/2016 Open RD 3 NYU AZ Oklahoma PS Neg
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/20/2016 Open Semis Pepperdine SC Nevada Las Vegas VN Aff Aff on a 3-0
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/20/2016 Open R4 CSU Northridge CR Nevada Las Vegas OW Neg
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/20/2016 Open R3 Nevada Las Vegas VN San Francisco/San Francisco State SG Aff
Texas Open 2/6/2016 TXO Double Georgetown KL Vermont BL Aff Aff on a 5-0
Texas Open 2/6/2016 TXO R8 Georgia State HN Oklahoma PW Aff
Texas Open 2/6/2016 TXO R7 Texas BP Wyoming MM Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PEL ADW Iowa City WZ St. Vincent De Paul MH Neg Aff on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PEL R5 Leland VV Lexington SM Neg
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR 1/27/2016 Pace R2 Glenbrook South Little Rock Central Aff Aff on a 2-0
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2016 Open Double Wyoming MM Northwestern MO Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Swing 1 1/3/2016 Open R6 Kentucky GV Rutgers-Newark NM Aff
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 NCX R3 North Star JM Newark Science PF Aff
Ridge Debates 12/11/2015 VCX R1 University CE North Star LM Neg
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 RR R5 University Prep MC University BM Neg
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 RR R4 Pace FM Blake NW Neg
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/13/2015 Open RD 7 Georgia State HN UT Dallas SY Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/13/2015 Open RD 6 UT Dallas BJ Rutgers-Newark WF Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic at Walt Whitman 10/23/2015 VPF QUAD Capitol Debate BS Landon AP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic at Walt Whitman 10/23/2015 VPF OCTA Byram Hills KR Capitol Debate FB Aff Aff on a 3-0
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic at Walt Whitman 10/23/2015 VPF Round Hill AW Ackerman PR Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic at Walt Whitman 10/23/2015 VPF Round Hill KW Potomac Debate LY Neg
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic at Walt Whitman 10/23/2015 VPF Round Capitol Debate BS Potomac Debate SC Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic at Walt Whitman 10/23/2015 VPF Round Centennial FL Potomac Debate BL Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic at Walt Whitman 10/23/2015 VCX Round Agape Leaders Prep YP Oakton HB Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic at Walt Whitman 10/23/2015 VCX Round Georgetown Day BS Monticello HM Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic at Walt Whitman 10/23/2015 VPF Round Ackerman AA McLean SO Neg
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic at Walt Whitman 10/23/2015 VPF Round Capitol Debate MK Potomac MR Aff
The Kaiser Debate 10/9/2015 PF R5 Regis PW Scarsdale KV Aff
The Kaiser Debate 10/9/2015 PF R4 Regis MS University OW Aff
The Kaiser Debate 10/9/2015 PF R3 Regis LM Poly Prep DP Aff
The Kaiser Debate 10/9/2015 PF R3 Regis Sc Scarsdale BL Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/25/2015 CX Octafi Brooklyn Independent Debate AE Baltimore City College LY Aff Neg on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX Quarte HigPar BD Kinkai BY Neg Neg on a 3-0
SNFI Tournament Policy LD 7/26/2015 CX Semis OPs Lab LB SZ Lab ML Neg Neg on a 3-0
Tournament of Champions 4/25/2015 LD Qtr Newark Science CQ Greenhill VA Aff Aff on a 3-2
Tournament of Champions 4/25/2015 LD Octo Sacred Heart AT Scarsdale MB Aff Aff on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/25/2015 LD R5 Harker PR Lexington PC Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/25/2015 LD R5 Woodlands AC Harrison KK Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/25/2015 CX R3 Glenbrook South DR Westwood BR Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/12/2015 POL R6 Blake NW Highland Park TX CE Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/12/2015 POL R5 Lexington KK Shawnee Mission East MD Aff
69th National Debate Tournament in Iowa 4/3/2015 Open R8 Gonzaga NS Weber State HV Aff Aff on a 3-0
69th National Debate Tournament in Iowa 4/3/2015 Open R7 Northwestern OW Liberty CE Neg Neg on a 3-0
69th National Debate Tournament in Iowa 4/3/2015 Open R6 Wayne State SN KCKCC CN Neg Neg on a 2-1
69th National Debate Tournament in Iowa 4/3/2015 Open R4 Wake Forest DL Northwestern MV Neg Neg on a 3-0
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/21/2015 Open R4 Sacramento State DT Cal State Fullerton VW Aff
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/21/2015 Quals R2 Pepperdine CH Cal State Fullerton DG Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX Quarte Lowell ZB Head Royce PL Neg Neg on a 2-1
Newark Invitational 1/8/2015 VLD R3 Byram Hills JB Ridge NP Aff
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var Final Northwestern MV Kansas HR Aff Aff on a 2-1
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var Octos Oklahoma AC George Mason KL Aff Aff on a 4-1
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 JV Quarte Washington RM CSU Northridge AR Neg Neg on a 3-0
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var R6 Oklahoma AC Kansas FG Aff
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open Finals Newark Science SF Atholton BB Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 Open Semifi Reservoir SS Newark Science SF Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Electric City Debates 12/4/2014 RR R8 La Salle College HG Newark Science SF Neg
2014 Franklin R Shirley Classic 11/15/2014 OPN R3 Rutgers-Newark HS Wichita State SW Aff
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol Octos Damien CS Pace FL Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol R5 Green Valley SR Juan Diego Catholic BL Neg
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol R4 Woodward SH Juan Diego Catholic AZ Neg
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol R2 Greenhill TD Damien CS Neg
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol R1 Damien MP Harker SM Aff
Harvard Debate Costume Contest and Tournament 10/25/2014 Open Octos Wake Forest DL Oklahoma AC Aff Aff on a 2-1
Harvard Debate Costume Contest and Tournament 10/25/2014 Open Round Wake Forest MS Rutgers-Newark HS Neg
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State 10/4/2014 Open Octas Kansas State KlSc Nevada Las Vegas GV Aff Aff on a 2-1
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State 10/4/2014 Open Double Wyoming DM Liberty AB Neg Aff on a 2-1
2nd annual Mukai Invitational Weber State 10/4/2014 Open R3 Kansas MW San Francisco State BL Aff
2014 UMKC Baby Jo Memorial Tournament 9/13/2014 OPEN Sems Kansas CK Oklahoma CA Neg Neg on a 3-0
2014 UMKC Baby Jo Memorial Tournament 9/13/2014 OPEN 7 Missouri State CR San Francisco State AG Neg
SNFI 3wk Camp Tournament 7/30/2014 RR Finals BI NM BI LC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 CX R4 Pace HP Wayzata LH Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 CX R3 Brooklyn Technical CN Lexington AX Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 CX R2 Baltimore City College Damien MR Neg
68th National Debate Tournament in Indiana 3/28/2014 Open 8 USC HS Army BS Neg Neg on a 2-1
68th National Debate Tournament in Indiana 3/28/2014 Open 5 GMU KM IdahoSt DI Neg Neg on a 3-0
68th National Debate Tournament in Indiana 3/28/2014 Open 3 Wayne LM Kan St KM Aff Aff on a 3-0
68th National Debate Tournament in Indiana 3/28/2014 Open 2 Emory DK Okla LM Neg Neg on a 3-0
CEDA Nats Indiana 3/21/2014 Qtrs Oklahoma WL Kansas CB Aff Aff on a 3-2
CEDA Nats Indiana 3/21/2014 Dbls Vermont BB Kansas State KM Aff Aff on a 3-2
CEDA Nats Indiana 3/21/2014 Trip Oklahoma MM James Madison ML Aff Aff on a 2-1
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRCX R3 Brophy MS Stratford OS Aff
Stanford Invitational 2/8/2014 VCX Finals St. Mark's School of Texas MJ Pine Crest Preparatory GJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Stanford Invitational 2/8/2014 VCX Quarte Pine Crest Preparatory GJ Interlake LM Aff Aff on a 3-0
17th annual Val Browning RR at Weber State 1/25/2014 Val Finals North Texas AK Michigan State BS Neg Aff on a 2-1
17th annual Val Browning RR at Weber State 1/25/2014 Val R6 Gonzaga SN North Texas MQ Neg
17th annual Val Browning RR at Weber State 1/25/2014 Val R5 Missouri - Kansas City JC Whitman College LT Aff
17th annual Val Browning RR at Weber State 1/25/2014 Val R3 Cal State Fullerton BS Kansas State MK Neg
2014 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2014 Var Dubs Liberty CE Minnesota CE Aff Aff on a 2-1
2014 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2014 Var R4 Vanderbilt SW Michigan HK Neg
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX Finals Capitol Debate HP Acorn Community AJ Aff Neg on a 2-1
2013 Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/15/2013 OPN DBLS George Mason KL Oklahoma CL Neg Neg on a 5-0
2013 Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/15/2013 OPN R2 Nevada Las Vegas VR Oklahoma CL Neg
2013 Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/15/2013 OPN R1 Rutgers-Newark HS Emory JS Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2013 USCRR R3 Niles North OW Torrey Pines HS Speech and Debate HN Aff Aff on a 2-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2013 USCRR R2 Hamilton HS Speech and Debate CD Damien ML Neg Neg on a 2-0
Harvard Debate Tournament 10/26/2013 Open R7 Louisville LR Emory KM Neg
Harvard Debate Tournament 10/26/2013 Open R1 Kansas City Kansas CC CG Emory JS Neg
Bronx Round Robin 10/17/2013 TD R3 Edgemont XK Bronx Law AL Neg Neg on a 2-0
Bronx Round Robin 10/17/2013 TD R2 Bronx Science MD Centennial KK Neg Neg on a 2-0
Kentucky College Tournament 10/5/2013 Opn DBLS Fresno State HT Northwestern VM Neg Neg on a 4-1
Kentucky College Tournament 10/5/2013 Opn Rd 2 Northwestern HS Wayne State LM Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 10/5/2013 Opn Rd 1 Oklahoma MM Michigan State CZ Aff
2013 Baby Jo Memorial 9/14/2013 OPEN Finals Northwestern MV Kansas BiCa Aff Aff on a 3-0
2013 Baby Jo Memorial 9/14/2013 OPEN Qrtrs Kansas BiCa UNLV RV Aff Aff on a 2-1
2013 Baby Jo Memorial 9/14/2013 OPEN 8 USC PV Baylor BB Aff
2013 Baby Jo Memorial 9/14/2013 OPEN 5 Kansas HW Texas CD Aff
2013 Baby Jo Memorial 9/14/2013 OPEN 3 Gonzaga GS UNT AS Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 CX Final Glenbrook North KS C.K. McClatchy SH Neg Neg on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 CX Round Chattahoochee KP Crosby GL Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 CX Round Stuyvesant LC Glenbrook North CH Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 CX Round Damien LR Glenbrook North KS Neg
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/22/2013 Quals Q5 Sac State GM Pepperdine HR Aff
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/22/2013 Quals Q4 Pepperdine DE Sac State GM Aff
D1 Qualifier and Pacific Championship 2/22/2013 Quals Q2 Sac State GM CalBerkeley PS Neg
The Cal Invitational - UC Berkeley 2/16/2013 VCX Double Bingham GH Bellarmine SV Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Cal Invitational - UC Berkeley 2/16/2013 VCX Triple Niles West NP Nevada Union GW Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Cal Invitational - UC Berkeley 2/16/2013 VCX Round Juan Diego CW Homewood-Flo CR Aff
The Cal Invitational - UC Berkeley 2/16/2013 VCX Round Wayzata NS Sam Barlow GM Aff
The Cal Invitational - UC Berkeley 2/16/2013 VCX Round San Dieguito GS Cherry Creek GR Aff
Cal College Tournament 1/12/2013 Open Elim UNLV EJ Oklaho BC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal College Tournament 1/12/2013 Open Elim Oklaho BC UNLV PS Aff Aff on a 3-0
USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2013 Var 1 ISU CI Northwestern LV Neg
Franklin R. Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/8/2012 - 2 Northwestern LV CSUF BS Aff
Sun Devil Invitational 10/27/2012 Open Finals UNLV PS ASU CY Neg Neg on a 2-1
Sun Devil Invitational 10/27/2012 Open Semis Gonzaga EO ASU CY Aff Neg on a 2-1
Sun Devil Invitational 10/27/2012 Open R4 Pepperdine CP CSUF PR Neg
Sun Devil Invitational 10/27/2012 Open R2 UNLV PS ASU RV Aff
Las Vegas Classic Invitational @ UNLV 10/13/2012 Open Open2x Kansas FS Wyoming MP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Las Vegas Classic Invitational @ UNLV 10/13/2012 Open Open7 Baylor BE Cal Poly CI Aff
Las Vegas Classic Invitational @ UNLV 10/13/2012 Open Open6 UNLV EJ Michigan HL Aff
Las Vegas Classic Invitational @ UNLV 10/13/2012 Open Open4 ASU CY UTD LV Aff
Las Vegas Classic Invitational @ UNLV 10/13/2012 Open Open2 SFSU AT Texas CT Aff
Golden Gate Regional Opener 9/28/2012 JV JV Fin SacSta AG LosRio BS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Golden Gate Regional Opener 9/28/2012 JV JV Sem LosRio BS CSUF GS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Golden Gate Regional Opener 9/28/2012 JV JV Qtr SacSta GM SouCol MU Aff Neg on a 2-1
Golden Gate Regional Opener 9/28/2012 JV JV 5 SacSta GM LosRio BS Neg
Golden Gate Regional Opener 9/28/2012 Open Open 1 CHICO LP FRESNO GR Aff
Gonzaga University Jesuit Debates 9/15/2012 OPD Octos Wyoming MP Weber RaSh Aff Aff on a 3-0
Gonzaga University Jesuit Debates 9/15/2012 OPD Rd 6 Whitman MM Weber SS Aff
Gonzaga University Jesuit Debates 9/15/2012 OPD Rd 4 ISU DH UNLV EP Aff
Gonzaga University Jesuit Debates 9/15/2012 OPD Rd 2 UTSA RR Gonz EO Aff