Jason Young Paradigm

Last changed 3/24 2:18P PDT

Experience/Background: I debated policy for 4 years in high school (Centerville High School, OH), I did not debate in college. I started a policy team at Garfield High School, WA in 2014, and have been coaching them since then. I judge ~50 rounds a year split between the local Washington and national circuits. I am a white, cis-gendered, heterosexual male that was educated and socialized within a Western context, which has likely produced certain subtle biases in terms of my epistemological view of the world.

Bottom Line: As a debater I pursued a mix of policy and critical positions, so I'm familiar and comfortable with a wide range of arguments. Because of the openness of my paradigm I tend to judge more K debates than policy debates, so that is where I tend to get the most judging experience. My PhD work was also fairly heavy on critical theory, so I have a good grasp of that lit base. At the end of the day, though, I believe that a debate should be about the debaters, not about me. I will therefore do my best to decide the round based on arguments made by the debaters, rather than based on my own beliefs. Be clear about how you think I should be judging, and there shouldn't be any big surprises.


Biases: Unless I am convinced to do something different, I will generally do/believe the following:

-I will flow the round, and will give weight to arguments that are not answered by the opposing team.
-I will protect the negative team from new arguments in the 2AR. This means that if I cannot connect an argument in the 2AR back to the 1AR, then I will likely give that argument less, or no, weight.
-Completely new arguments should not be made in the rebuttals. I also think that it is difficult - although not impossible - for the negative to introduce completely new off-case positions in the 2NC and then develop them completely.
-I will vote for one team or the other.
-I personally believe that the open source movement in the debate community too often takes an unnuanced approach, without considering how the open sourcing of knowledge reproduces new forms of inequalities (often along neoliberal/service economy lines, wherein better resourced schools are better able to take advantage of the open knowledge economy). Therefore, I rarely find 'non-disclosure' theory arguments to be persuasive.
-Don't ask me to 'judge kick' things for you.
-I will vote against you if I think you are clipping cards.

Speaking: Be clear! I like transition words between your arguments, and find that my ears pick up the word 'next' better than 'and'. Not a requirement by any means, but perhaps something you would want to know about me. Please slow down a tad in theory debates, I'll miss arguments if you pepper me with a ton of underwarranted standards.

I learned to flow in the paper era, and I continue to flow on paper. As a result, my flow tends to be much more orderly if you do your line-by-line straight down the sheet of paper rather than when jumping around. Generally, I think that this straight-down organization will help your line-by-line coverage anyway. If you choose not to organize your speech in this way, I will still flow it. But, my flow is likelier to be messier than I (or you) would like.

Finally, please feel free to ask me questions before the round! I'm happy to answer specific questions about my paradigm.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/22/2019 Pol Qrtrs Interlake BP Ferris OS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/22/2019 Pol R5 Gig Harbor SJ Ferris OS Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/22/2019 Pol R3 Lewis and Clark CR Kamiak KE Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/22/2019 Pol R1 St George's DD Mount Vernon GM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VCX Triple Montgomery Bell BG Kamiak LK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VCX R6 George Washington GH Legacy PN Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VCX R5 Nevada Union FF Downtown Magnets LM Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VCX R4 Heritage Hall NS Barstow PL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VCX R3 George Washington HS Classical TT Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VCX R2 Lincoln GS CK McClatchy FS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/16/2019 VCX R1 Downtown Magnets AJ OES TC Neg
Winterlake Invitational 2/1/2019 OCX Semis Ingraham Kangas & Panton Interlake Pal & Qian Neg
Winterlake Invitational 2/1/2019 OCX R1 Garfield Thomas & Frazer Garfield Harding & Chinowsky Aff
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 CXOP Finals Oak Hill Katrina Carrier & Daisy Hagen Gig Harbor Hallie Jones & Justin Shaw Aff Aff on a 2-1
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 CXOP R5 Oak Hill Katrina Carrier & Daisy Hagen Interlake Nicole Yang & Ashley Chen Aff
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 CXOP R3 Gig Harbor Sophia Olson & Nelson Athow Oak Hill Samantha Mattox & Clara Kaufman Aff
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 CXOP R2 Interlake Nicole Yang & Ashley Chen Gig Harbor Sophia Olson & Nelson Athow Neg
Puget Sound High School Invitational 1/11/2019 CXOP R1 Gig Harbor Sophia Olson & Nelson Athow Oak Hill Katrina Carrier & Daisy Hagen Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX Octo Interlake BP Ingraham ST Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX Double Eagle LC Interlake NT Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R5 Head Royce WM Kamiak LK Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R4 Ferris OS Lewis and Clark CK Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R3 Ingraham ST Eagle LC Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R2 Interlake NT St George's BM Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R1 OES TC Ingraham OP Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol Semis Interlake FY Kamiak DB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol Quarte Ingraham VX Ferris OS Aff Neg on a 2-1
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R6 OES TC St George's DN Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R5 Ferris OS Ingraham ST Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R4 Damien BG Kamiak DB Neg
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R3 Ingraham VX Silver Creek RV Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R7 H.H. Dow RW Heritage Hall SN Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R6 Univ Of Chicago Lab CM Polytechnic HO Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R5 Detroit Country Day FL Blake CM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R4 New Trier GL Detroit Country Day NA Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R3 Head Royce NK West Des Moines Valley PW Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R2 Edina AD Evanston Twp CL Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R1 Edina BS Perry AL Neg
Gig Harbor Invitational 11/2/2018 NCX R3 Ingrah RP MerIsl YK Aff
Gig Harbor Invitational 11/2/2018 OCX R2 Interlake TW Ingraham XV Neg
Gig Harbor Invitational 11/2/2018 OCX R1 Ingraham PO Gonzaga Prep RB Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX R6 St. Vincent De Paul BP Wayzata LK Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX R5 Reagan LB Westwood BS Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX R2 Caddo Magnet LR Dowling Catholic TP Aff
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 Pol Sems Kamiak DS Camas LL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 Pol Qrtrs Interlake RY St George's DC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 Pol R6 Gonzaga Prep CA Kamiak KE Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 Pol R4 University KC Mount Vernon GM Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 Pol R2 Ferris SO BELLINGHAM CR Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VCX Triple Katy Taylor BK Head Royce NK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VCX R6 George Washington CO BS Univ Of Chicago Lab HU Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VCX R5 Peninsula QS Oak Hill BC Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VCX R4 Harker OH CK McClatchy FS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VCX R3 Montgomery Bell GH Westwood GN Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VCX R2 Harker SB George Washington CO MD Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VCX R1 Asian Debate League CP CK McClatchy MV Neg
Federal Way Invitational and NIETOC Qualifier 1/12/2018 OCX S Interlake NT Ingraham VZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Federal Way Invitational and NIETOC Qualifier 1/12/2018 OCX R5 Interlake SR Capital MB Neg
Federal Way Invitational and NIETOC Qualifier 1/12/2018 OCX R2 Eastlake WY Ingraham DS Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX Quarte Heritage Hall VS Head Royce DH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 NovCX R6 Capital BS Interlake PS Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX R5 Head Royce NK Ingraham DV Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX R4 St George's GV Nevada Union MN Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX R3 BELLINGHAM UNITED DEBATE CLUB RD Interlake TN Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX R2 CK McClatchy FS Interlake PY Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX R1 St George's SR Interlake BJ Neg
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/1/2017 V-CX Semis Oregon Episcopal SL Damien BJ Aff Neg on a 2-1
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/1/2017 V-CX Qrtrs Oregon Episcopal TC Interlake LC Neg Neg on a 2-1
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/1/2017 V-CX Octas Fullerton Union GK Kamiak DS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/1/2017 V-CX R6 Oregon Episcopal TC Damien GB Aff
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/1/2017 V-CX R5 Lincoln WS Ingraham VZ Aff
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/1/2017 V-CX R4 Gonzaga Prep CK Interlake NT Neg
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/1/2017 V-CX R3 Interlake LC Fullerton Union GK Aff
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/1/2017 V-CX R2 Oregon Episcopal SL Interlake TY Neg
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/1/2017 V-CX R1 GigHar TA Kamiak DS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R7 Edina DA George Washington CO EM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R6 Barstow DT Cedar Rapids Washington ST Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R5 RTC Medical Prep AR Homestead WK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R3 St. Ignatius CP CR Meadows NS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R2 College Prep SG Charlestown FL Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R1 Westwood GN Phoenix Military TC Aff
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX Octas St George's CD Interlake HS - Bellevue TN Aff Aff on a 3-0
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R6 Eagle GH Mountain Brook CH Neg
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R5 Interlake HS - Bellevue YT Oregon Episcopal LS Aff
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R4 Oregon Episcopal CT Gig Harbor SJ Aff
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R3 Mountain View FG Kamiak DS Neg
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R2 St George's GV Mount Si RR Aff
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R1 Camas LL Capital HL Aff
Gig Harbor Invitational 11/3/2017 OCX final Vashon ED Ingraham DV Neg Aff on a 2-1
Gig Harbor Invitational 11/3/2017 OCX R2 Vashon ED Gig Harbor SG Aff
Gig Harbor Invitational 11/3/2017 OCX R1 Gig Harbor SG Mount Si RR Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R6 Midway KJ Crossings Christian DS Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R5 Little Rock Central RW McKinney CB Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R4 Westwood GN West Des Moines Valley GC Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R2 Dowling Catholic TM Prosper HD Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R1 Isidore Newman AL Presentation GN Aff
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/17/2017 Pol Finals Interlake HS - Bellevue CL St George's VG Aff Aff on a 2-1
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/17/2017 Pol Sems Interlake HS - Bellevue CL Bellingham HR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/17/2017 Pol R5 Bellingham CR Interlake HS - Bellevue RY Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/17/2017 Pol R3 St George's VG Gonzaga Prep CJ Aff
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/17/2017 Pol R1 Kamiak WD St George's CD Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX Double Denverlake Independent RL Polytechnic WL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX Triple Montgomery Bell GJ Newark Science MM Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX R6 Coppell CD Kent Denver HW Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX R5 Lake Oswego AJ Archbishop Mitty VD Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX R3 CK McClatchy VK Lakewood BD Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX R2 CK McClatchy NM Leland LK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VCX R1 Interlake GL Archbishop Mitty CG Aff
Redmond Forensics Invitational 2/4/2017 POLIC R4 Garfie MR Garfie LF Neg
Redmond Forensics Invitational 2/4/2017 POLIC R3 Garfie BH Eastla AV Aff
Redmond Forensics Invitational 2/4/2017 POLIC R2 Garfie MR BELUNI SS Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX Quarte Interlake DS CK McClatchy LP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX Octo Ingraham VZ Heritage Hall DV Neg Neg on a 3-0
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX R6 Nevada Union MR Eugene Independent LS Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX R4 Ingraham BS Interlake TY Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX R3 Interlake MS St George's GV Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX R2 Ingraham DK CK McClatchy LP Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX R1 Ingraham VZ Fullerton Union GK Neg
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R7 LakOsw Jiang & Li Ingrah Guthrie-Honea & Watajaa Aff Aff on a 2-1
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R6 VasIsl Garrett & Elenko Interl Qiu & Tang Aff
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R5 Interl Young & Tsang Ingrah Zhou & Vigil Aff
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R4 LakOsw Avery & Padgett Interl Dai & Sun Neg
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R3 Interl Kwak & Xu GigHar Harbaugh & Monro Neg
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R2 CarVal Rao & Tang Ingrah Goldberg & Strevey Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R7 Maine East BL Dougherty Valley PS Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R4 Newark Science MM Little Rock Central JJ Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R3 La Salle College OS Edina KE Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R2 Damien RY Iowa City West JW Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R1 Eagen RW Cypress Bay MF Neg
Gig Harbor Invitational 11/4/2016 NCX R5 GigHar BM VasIsl KWM Neg
Gig Harbor Invitational 11/4/2016 NCX R3 Eastla AV GigHar JS Neg
Gig Harbor Invitational 11/4/2016 NCX R2 Interl NX GigHar TA Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX R6 St. Peter's Classical Ru Casady AC Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX R5 Berkeley Prep ES Loyola SC Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX R3 Reagan SS West AB Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX R2 Crossings Christian SH Cabot BS Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R6 Beckman CC Interlake GL Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R5 Lynbrook MK Little Rock Central WW Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R4 Interlake DS Katy Taylor Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R3 Bishop O'Dowd JH University Prep CM Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R2 Interlake RY Whitney M. Young Magnet FB Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VCX R1 Interlake LL Isidore Newman AW Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R6 Ingraham BD CDA GS Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 NovCX R5 Interlake TY Eagle BW Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R4 Eagle HP St George's DW Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R3 St George's BE Heritage Hall DV Neg
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R2 Interlake GJ St George's AR Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R1 Lewis and Clark PA Interlake SY Neg