Mitch Wagenheim Paradigm

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Mitch Wagenheim

Assistant Debate Coach – Shawnee Mission Northwest

Debated 4 Years at Shawnee Mission West

University of Kansas Class of 2019

 

Overview:

I am a big fan of the line-by-line debate, but don’t lose sight of the overall picture of the round and how arguments interact with each other. Every speech should have clash and every argument you make should mean something. In your final speeches, I expect to see analysis of how your arguments interact with each other and with the other team’s arguments. I am a much better judge for a politics DA and case debate, as opposed to a deep critical theory debate. While I do have enough experience to adjudicate a dense K debate, you will have to do more explanation than you may have to with other judges.

 

Specifics:

 

Ethics/Clipping:

I would really like to avoid having to make these decisions on a whim. If you have evidence (a recording which is clear), and feel there was a substantial violation, by all means, bring it to my attention. Understand that missing one or two words one time is not grounds for a loss, but skipping many words multiple times is.

 

Disclosure – I expect you to disclose unless the aff is a new plan with new advantages.

 

Decorum – I am not too strict here, except you should be respectful to everyone and have enthusiasm for the round. Confidence is good, but cockiness is not.

 

CX – You should use this time to advance arguments; it’s another speech so use it accordingly.

 

DA’s – If you are going for a DA, there must be some good impact calc in the block and in the 2NR. The 2AC should have impact defense in the 2AC. Turns case arguments are easy ways to garner significant offense and put you in a better position to win the round. I would not recommend going for “zero risk of ____” unless there is a dropped argument; almost always there is some risk, however minimal of something happening. Comparing evidence, especially on the UQ/Link levels is very valuable: if there is a major contest and no one has made any comparative analysis, I will do the comparison after the round or you can make that comparison clear for me.

 

Case – Impact calculus should always be a part of the 2AR, unless the neg is all-in on T. Impact defense is very important. The aff will almost always have a risk of solvency, but well-used evidence and analytics can minimize or eliminate this. Too many teams undercover the case, so a strong case debate with adequate offence is a good way to win the round.

 

CPs – I am not fond of Delay or Process counterplans, but in the absence of a well-articulated theoretical objection, they can be run. If you want to run such arguments, make sure you have a good defense against theory or you will lose that arg. Permutations ought to include the entirety of the plan plus part of the counterplan, but a severance or intrinsic perm that is masked and doesn’t get a theory arg from the neg can also work.

 

Theory – Your violation must have a serious impact that is articulated well if you want me to vote the other team down on theory. Every theory argument should have an interpretation, violation, standards, and a voting issue. If these are not present, it does not rise to the threshold of an argument and will not get the ballot.

 

Topicality – I default to competing interpretations, but can be persuaded otherwise. Limits are always important, but overlimiting can have just as large an impact as underlimiting. It is your job to explain why your interpretation is better for debate. Case lists and topical versions of the affirmative will go a long way to winning my ballot.

 

K’s – I believe the aff should get to weigh their impacts versus the impacts of the K and the neg gets to weigh the alt against the plan. There needs to be a very clear explanation of the alt and how it functions both inside and outside of the round. While I will evaluate every argument, I am not fond at all of arguments saying that debate is intrinsically bad (racist, sexist, etc.). If you choose to run such arguments, feel free to do so, knowing that you are fighting an uphill battle and will have to do more work to respond to the other team.

 

Non-Plan Affirmatives – I think the aff ought to defend the theoretical implementation of a topical policy option. I can be persuaded otherwise, but it takes work and a well-argued T violation will win the round. If you win the debate on framework and the line by line, I have to vote for you and will assuming you do the better debating.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R3 R Wilkus & Ruland T Sufi & Squires Aff Aff on a 3-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R2 S Tran & Kerrigan G Reed & Burke Neg Neg on a 3-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R1 E Shew & Viloria J Svedarsky & Brown Aff Aff on a 2-1
ONW November Classic 11/2/2019 Open R4 13 Azwell & Chapman 5 O'Lear & Jennings Aff
ONW November Classic 11/2/2019 Open R3 13 Riggs & Reiter 6 Morinville & Oni Neg
ONW November Classic 11/2/2019 Open R1 5 Sidabutar & Mechler 8 White & DeDecker Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV R6 Lawrence Free State JH Blue Valley West BW Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV R5 Salina South NM Shawnee Mission South MH Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOVOP R4 Newton NM Washburn Rural DW Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV R3 Lawrence PV Andover Central PW Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV R2 Shawnee Mission West WQ Hayden MN Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOVOP R1 Garden City CS Lyons GD Neg
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 PF R5 T Fuss & Kalis P Basore & Rupp Neg Aff on a 3-2
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 LD R4 S Arthur Bagdasaryan H Chloe Chaffin Neg Neg on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R1 L Racy & Racy H Cornell & Headley Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R4 Blue Valley West Saiedian & Tallavajhala Blue Valley North Chavali & Indiveri Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R3 Shawnee Mission East Apodaca & Winden Blue Valley Southwest Helixon & Pieropan Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R2 Emporia Mose & Rosa Blue Valley West Ma & Mehta Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R1 Shawnee Mission East Bledsoe & Semrick Lansing Sr Buchholz & Dawson Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI Double Barstow Amanda Munsell & John Lubianetsky Raymore-Peculiar Brenden Lucas & Jaden Lanza Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R5 Barstow Ariza Nanji & Julia Butch Shawnee Mission South Arden Larsen & Cyan Ridge Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R4 Shawnee Mission West Nicholas Wallenberg & Alex McCarthy SF Roosevelt David Wells & Peter Moriarty Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R1 Blue Valley Northwest Arvind Shankar & Zaki Mansoor Barstow Kate English & Kelsie Jackson Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R6 LanSr SS SMS RL Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R5 LawFre WaBa OlaNor MS Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R3 LawFre GH AndCen CK Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX Octos Glenbrook South GS Washburn Rural KP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R4 Glenbrook South KR Glenbrook North BO Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R3 Glenbrook North CL Glenbrook South AK Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R1 Glenbrook South HY Glenbrook North KP Neg
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R6 BVSW Hussaini & Holzer ShaMis Rodriguez-Hanley & Colvin Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R4 BVW Vasudevan & Saiedian BVSW Lowe & Edwards Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R2 BVW Shrouti & Narayanan BVN Mendelson & McMahon Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 Nov Semis Washburn Rural Tanisha Maru & Austin Rea Barstow Noah Waldman & Rishi Malay Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 Nov Quarte Wichita East Esra Qaki & Isabelle Schafer Barstow Noah Waldman & Rishi Malay Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI 6 Wichita East Ammeriahya Gonzalez & Madeline Halabi Maize Hayley Tice & Hannah Piros Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 Nov R5 Blue Valley West Rayyan Abid & Abihith Kothapalli Blue Valley Southwest Harrison Powell & Egan Li Aff
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI R4 Wichita East Malhar Tamhane & Srinivasan Madhavan Lansing Sr Thomas Atkins & Noah Kincaid Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI R3 Lawrence Free State Zachary Hill & Alexi Sommerville Washburn Rural Jimin Park & Harun Khan Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI R2 Liberty Sr Emma Kenney & Hannah Sanders Barstow Miles Luce & Amanda Munsell Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI R1 Blue Valley North Vamsi Chavali & Avanyish Toniappa Lawrence Free State Li Gordon-Washington & Maxwell Lillich Neg
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 1/27/2017 KSDB8 QFs 03A Shawnee Mission East HM 13A Garden City Cr Aff Aff on a 3-0
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 1/27/2017 KSDB8 OFs 03D Shawnee Mission East RM 08C Blue Valley West VK Aff Aff on a 2-1
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 1/27/2017 KSDB8 DOFs 04B Blue Valley CO 09C Blue Valley North MT Neg Neg on a 3-0
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 1/27/2017 KSDB8 R6 03C Shawnee Mission East SS 09B Blue Valley North CM Neg
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 1/27/2017 KSDB8 R4 18B Derby SC 21A Campus SW Aff
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 1/27/2017 KSDB8 R3 05D Lawrence BN 12C Olathe North SM Aff
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 1/27/2017 KSDB8 R2 02D Olathe Northwest CC 18A Derby BL Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 1/6/2017 NOVOP OFs Blue Valley North BL Lawrence MV Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Sunflower Invitational 1/6/2017 NOV R5 Free State BS Shawnee Mission South HJ Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 1/6/2017 NOV R4 Tonganoxie HS Wichita Collegiate Upper EK Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 1/6/2017 NOV R3 Shawnee Mission North TL Blue Valley West DH Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 1/6/2017 NOV R2 St Thomas Aquinas LP Tonganoxie WL Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 1/6/2017 NOV R1 McPherson HS Blue Valley North ED Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/4/2016 DCI Double Millard North Clausen & Clausen Lawrence Free State Gordon-Washington & Swanson Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/4/2016 DCI R6 Millard North Clausen & Clausen Lansing Wong & Bircher Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/4/2016 Nov R5 Barstow Munsell & Guduputi Kapaun Mount Carmel Rowley & Wilhelm Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/4/2016 Nov R3 Blue Valley Southwest Auvray & Shi Blue Valley North Buffo & Lucas Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/4/2016 Nov R2 Blue Valley Southwest Helixon & Bdair Blue Valley North Silswal & Swenson Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/4/2016 Nov R1 Blue Valley North Chavali & Deng Blue Valley West Mehta & Verma Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/5/2016 VCX R5 Andrew BL CroChr DK Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/5/2016 VCX R3 Westwo CS Lansin MF Aff
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/5/2016 VCX R2 Sagina GM Lindal DW Neg
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/5/2016 VCX R1 Westwo GN Grapev NL Aff
The Sunflower Invitational KS Novice State 1/8/2016 OpDb8 SFs BV North FF BV Northwest SZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Sunflower Invitational KS Novice State 1/8/2016 9DB8 Qfs BV North AH SM East BW Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Sunflower Invitational KS Novice State 1/8/2016 9DB8 Rd. 4 Collegiate SW Topeka High LhWr Aff
The Sunflower Invitational KS Novice State 1/8/2016 9DB8 Rd. 3 Great Bend DP Shawnee Heights BM Aff
The Sunflower Invitational KS Novice State 1/8/2016 OpDb8 Rd. 2 Aquinas CH Topeka High TR Aff
The Sunflower Invitational KS Novice State 1/8/2016 9DB8 Rd. 1 Free State GH Newton CR Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/6/2015 Nov Quarte Barstow Case & Park Blue Valley West Kohnle & Sander Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/6/2015 Nov R6 Blue Valley Southwest Kelley Peterman Barstow Turner & Tadros Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/6/2015 DCI R5 Blue Valley Southwest Johnson & Novicoff Lindale Ramsey & Thrasher-Evers Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/6/2015 Nov R4 Blue Valley Northwest Shankar & Zhuang Barstow Lin & Williams Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/6/2015 Nov R3 Little Rock Central Carlson & Cunningham Barstow Durwood & Tingle Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/6/2015 DCI R2 Wichita East Bye & Smading Olathe Northwest Brabec & Leong Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/6/2015 Nov R1 Blue Valley West Price & Nudson Barstow Archer & Nanji Neg