Gabriel Esquivel Yglesias Paradigm

Last changed 10/5 7:43A CDT

Gabe Esquivel 7/5/18

Debated 4 years at Kapaun** Mount Carmel in Wichita, Kansas

University of Kansas 2021

Email chain: gaboesquivel@gmail.com

About me:

I am a stereotypical policy 2A. I’m alright at flowing but may miss tricks/theory args if you don’t make them especially clear. I’m a 6/10 for speed. Maybe a 7 if I'm very awake. I mostly go for DAs in the 1NR. I read security and cap a couple times, but I never got familiar with anything other K from the neg side. I really like presumption and T. I have a very hard time with K's and internal link questions now a days. By this I mean that specificity almost always increases the probability of an argument which is how I've started to evaluate most link questions.

Argument preferences:

I can always be persuaded the other way on these arguments, and I always hope you can teach me something. All of this is to show where I'm at in terms of how I think debate works.

I lean aff on framework vs a neg K because I think the aff should get fiat and hypothetical implementation for fairness. I don’t really understand K’s without alts yet, but I'm eager to learn from a good team how they work. I've become more sympathetic toward education based arguments on framework so I think this might be changing.

I lean neg on framework/T against planless affirmatives because I like fairness. Cheating CPs are okay unless you lose theory, I probably sympathize with 2A's though.

I think condo is either all good or all bad. I think presumption is an offensive argument because change is risky and knowledge is imperfect so feel free to say "presumption outweighs the risk that the aff does anything". Competing interpretations are more persuasive to me than reasonability.

I think "status quo is always an option" certainly means judge kick and "conditionality" leaves room for debate. Please start early if you plan on judge kick.

How I decide debates:

I'll always do my best to determine the debate and I'll try to understand your argument to the full extent possible.

I tend to start with the impacts to see which ones matter most. Turns case arguments help me prioritize impacts. Then I evaluate the risk of link arguments in terms of probabiltiy, magnitude, and timeframe. When there is no comparison by teams I think of link arguments as equal in what is most intuitive/persuasive and see if there is any mutual concession or a floating argument that increases risk. .

I try to keep tech over truth but will use truthiness if I need to resolve arguments that are left unresolved or have no direct clash as I mentioned above. I tend to read cards if I get to this point and I grant more weight to spin.

Explicitly answering tricks like serial policy failure, floating piks, cp turns into the aff, and link turns case will help me not intervene as much. If I can't explain your link, internal link, or impact arguments to the other team in an rfd I probably won't vote for it. I like to leave things like judge kick or "insert re-highlighting into debate" to the debaters, but if it comes down to it I will judge kick for you except in some circumstances (see above).

To be honest, I’m young and have not judged very much so my thoughts on lots of these things are still malleable. Being persuasive and “striking chords” will be helpful. I’ll try to show when that happens or when I’m confused with facial expressions. I really like it when powerpoints are used in cx.

**Pronounced (Kay-pen)

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 PF Final 516 525 Neg Aff on a 2-1
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 PF Quarte 517 522 Aff
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 PF Octo 503 505 Aff
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 OCX R4 811 808 Aff
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 OCX R3 804 814 Neg
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 OCX R2 807 815 Neg
NSDA Taiwan Invitational 10/11/2019 NCX R1 705 707 Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 OFs Maize NL Shawnee Mission East CR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 DOFs Newton HM Maize NL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R6 Blue Valley West Jaguars VB Derby CS Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R5 Lawrence Free State BH Lansing DA Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R4 Andover Central QH SMNW FM Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R3 Blue Valley North TU Maize NL Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R1 Lawrence Free State HJ Little Rock Central RL Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 2Week 7/3/2019 2Wk Semifi Duff/Henry RZ Duff/Henry CH Neg Aff on a 2-1
Jayhawk Debate Institute 2Week 7/3/2019 2Wk Quarte Duff/Henry MB Duff/Henry RZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jayhawk Debate Institute 2Week 7/3/2019 2Wk R5 Fry/Saunders BB Duff/Henry CC Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 2Week 7/3/2019 2Wk R2 Cerja/Willett KR Fry/Saunders CY Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R8 X137 X248 Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R7 X130 X168 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R6 X176 X205 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R4 X167 X268 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R3 X155 X177 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R2 X278 X240 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R1 X251 X239 Aff Aff on a 2-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R5 213 131 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R4 198 150 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R3 200 110 Aff Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R2 118 147 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 CX R1 179 171 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX Octos Blue Valley Southwest PH Glenbrook North BC Aff Aff on a 2-1
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R6 Shawnee Mission East SR Blue Valley North CM Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R2 Glenbrook North BC Blue Valley Southwest PH Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R1 Glenbrook South FH Barstow PL Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R6 12C Free State 8D Olathe West Aff
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R5 17A Mill Valley 12B Free State Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R3 20A Derby 21A Hutchinson Aff
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R2 12D Free State 19A BV West Neg
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R5 5 Brant & Weakland 10 Hartter & Jarmer Neg Neg on a 3-0
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R4 5 Brant & Weakland 11 Wentling & Zimmerman Aff Aff on a 3-0
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R3 4 Goodnight & McDavitt 10 Hartter & Jarmer Neg Neg on a 3-0
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Andover Central 10/5/2018 Vars R3 Maize Alexander Broyles & Jason Liang-Lin Sumner Jaleon Brown & Neymara Freeman Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol Quarte Oak Park and River Forest GS Wayzata HR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol Octos Washburn Rural BP Niles West FW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R6 Rosemount HJ Harker KH Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R5 Harker PJ Blue Valley Southwest WS Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R4 Washington SS Wayzata LN Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R3 Rosemount HS Washburn Rural KP Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R2 Washburn Rural BP Niles West CK Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R1 Niles West FW Harker LS Aff
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R4 106 173 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R3 170 162 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R2 149 182 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R1 163 131 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R6 Washington HS - Cedar Rapids MH Glenbrook South BF Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R5 Blue Valley Southwest SL Blue Valley North MM Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R3 Glenbrook North DL Barstow BN Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R2 Barstow EW Glenbrook North CL Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R1 Washburn Rural KP Glenbrook South GS Neg
Sunflower District Tournament 12/8/2017 CX R4 AM Akins & Karnes
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R6 SMNW Kuffour & Osei BVSW McCarty & Shi Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R5 Lans Woodcock & Atkins MilVal Taruga & Smith Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R4 ShaMis Rodriguez-Hanley & Colvin MilVal Babcock & Babcock Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R3 BVSW Lowe & Edwards BVN Indiveri & Lucas Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R2 ShaMis Semrick & Bledsoe BVW Vasudevan & Saiedian Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R1 BVSW Hussaini & Holzer BVN Anderson & Chilappa Aff Aff on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX Octas Shawnee Mission East CR Lansing Sr BW Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX Partia Lansing Sr CB Washburn Rural AB Neg Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R6 Blue Valley Southwest MP Blue Valley North CT Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R5 Lansing Sr BW Washburn Rural PK Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R3 Isidore Newman DQ Lansing Sr ZW Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R2 Blue Valley North KI Maize TP Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2017 VCX R1 Fayetteville AM Liberal Arts and Science CU Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 3Wk Quarte BBH MS CEB SN Aff Aff on a 3-0
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 3Wk Octos BBB RO BBB HP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 2Wk Quarte Cooper/Saunders SC Kennedy/Welch KP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 2Wk Octos Kennedy/Welch TV Kennedy/Welch TP Neg Aff on a 2-1
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 3Wk R7 BBH SL CEB PK Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 2Wk R6 Kennedy/Welch TP Coleman/Wefald TJ Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 3Wk R3 CEB TT ESF WS Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/5/2017 2Wk R3 Cooper/Saunders AK Bajorek/Kirk QS Aff