Arik Mendelevitz Paradigm

Last changed 12/17 11:37A CDT

I debated policy and then switched to LD on the national circuit as part of GBN's team and have since coached policy at various high schools across the country.  I can handle any speed, as long as its clear and you slow down tags. I have a philosophy degree focusing on language, ethics, and political philosophy.  This means that I have likely read most of your authors and that if you want to run moralistic based arguments or Ks in front of me, make sure to do them well.  In my opinion the most important thing in an argument is its warrants.  Thus, if you fail to mention the "why" when extending, I'm going to have a hard time evaluating your argument.  As long as you do this, I don't care whether you run personal narratives, bring a painting into the room for your K, etc. 

If you have me as a judge, please run interesting arguments.  This doesn't mean I'll be more likely vote for you, but it will make it more fun for everyone.  However, don't do this at the expense of running good arguments you know you can win with.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Tournament of Champions 4/17/2020 PFG 5 Fairmont Prep BC Overlake IM Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/17/2020 PFG 4 Oakton YZ DuPont Manual BC Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/17/2020 PFG R2 Lambert MY Park City EP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Lakeville South LS Perry NF Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Chatfield Senior KM Trinity PH Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 McDowell KP Greenhill AZ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Roseville Area DT Greenhill AM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Eagan AC Elkins KP Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 JVLD R4 Brentwood CL Harvard-Westlake MP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 JVLD R4 Plano Sr AW Brentwood AR Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 JVLD R3 Lakeville South AM Harvard-Westlake LK Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 JVLD R3 Marlborough LD Chanhassen GL Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 JVLD R2 Isidore Newman LB Marquette Univ JW Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 JVLD R2 Brookfield NT Bettendorf CH Neg
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/22/2016 NOV R4 Niles West BG Glenbrook South YB Neg
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/22/2016 NOV R3 Maine East SL Glenbrook South SN Neg
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/22/2016 NOV R2 Maine East NS Glenbrook South SH Neg
Niles North Viking Rumble 10/22/2016 NOV R1 Glenbrook South PG Niles West SK Neg
Maine East Regatta 2/5/2016 OPEN rd 5 Niles West SG Northside CP KV Aff
Maine East Regatta 2/5/2016 OPEN rd 4 Glenbrook South MD Niles West BS Aff
Maine East Regatta 2/5/2016 OPEN rd 2 Maine East H.S. BL Northside CP BB Aff
Maine East Regatta 2/5/2016 OPEN rd 1 Niles West CB Glenbrook South RF Aff
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 JVP R5 Crossings Christian KM Sequoyah RG Neg
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 JVP R4 Agape Leaders Prep PS Brooklyn Technical CS Aff
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 JVP R3 Bishop Guertin TS Westlake AB Aff
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 JVP R2 Bronx Science HG Woodlands MD Aff
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 JVP R1 Milton MH Edgemont MJ Neg