Nico Williams Paradigm

Last changed 10/28 9:24A PDT

Information about Me:

-Debated at Hendrickson High school for 4 years, octafinals of the TOC reading purely critical arguments.

-Freshman at the University of Michigan

-I purely went for critical arguments and topicality my senior year of highschool. That being said, I am not averse to voting on any argument, assuming it has been deployed in an intelligent way. If you don't know it, don't read it just because I'm your judge.

 

For an early TL;DR

-I am admittedly more comfortable with the k, however I genuinely enjoy debates in which someone is correctly responding to the kritik, and often find myself persuaded by logical arguments as to why a kritik is wrong, or perhaps oversimplifies a complex problem.

 

-For framework, I am persuaded by arguments about how framework can have real world impacts, or solves the problems the affirmative is talking about better.

 

-Read the random things section.

 

Specifics

 

Counterplans/DAs

-I have not judged on this topic at all (Writing before the Michigan HS tournament) so don't expect me to konw the ins and outs of a counterplan or disad without you explaining it. My favorite part of these debates is by far the impact calculus, and solid, logical internal link stories.

Topicality

-I find myself more interested in the fact of topicality which emphasizes limits and the sanctity of what makes debate valuable. I think this is the most strategic way it can be deployed, but that's just my opinion.

 

Kritiks

-I predominately read antiblackness arguments in highschool and in college, but I enjoy critical debates assuming each position is explained well.

 

Framework

-If you read it, believe in it and be passionate about it, but don't be rude about it. I am fine with any framework strategy, 

 

Random Things

-I am not a big fan of "They dropped it, so you have to vote on it" type arguments. With enough explanation, I will grant you that, but don't expect me to vote on an RVI that the other team didn't hear because you said it in 2 seconds and didn't explain it throughout the entire debate. I don't think debates should be won like that, you can disagree with me, but I think we both agree that it's my opinion that counts at the end of the debate.

 

-Don't assume someone's identity, but if you misidentify them, apologize and mean it.

 

-Speed is fine.

 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Casady BB Niles North StKh Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 New Trier EK Univ Of Chicago Lab LP Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 Casady AR New Trier AK Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Lane Tech PB Berkeley Prep KK Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R3 Chattahoochee JN New Trier WM Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Niles North HC Little Rock Central AK Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 Grand Rapids City GH New Trier RS Neg
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/4/2016 VP R7 Detroit Country Day BS Portage Northern DP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/4/2016 NVP R6 Mona Shores BH H.H. Dow WW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/4/2016 VP R5 East Kentwood RS Detroit Country Day BS Neg
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/4/2016 VP R4 Detroit Country Day GR West Bloomfield high school AN Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/4/2016 VP R3 Portage Northern DP Detroit Country Day VX Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/4/2016 VP R2 Petoskey EB Mona Shores BS Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/4/2016 NVP R1 Petoskey TP Wylie E. Groves LS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R7 Whitney Young MW West Des Moines Valley GC Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R6 Niles West RR Little Rock Central CC Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R5 Okemos RR Phoenix Military JH Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 NCX R4 Glenbrook South SK Homewood-Flossmoor GW Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 NCX R3 Little Rock Central PC Glenbrook North BR Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R2 Niles West NS Lexington LG Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R1 Pine Crest Preparatory TV Baltimore City EY Neg