Evan Svetlak Paradigm

Last changed 10/5 5:07P EDT

Debated at Olathe Northwest for 2 years in mostly open debate. I did Speech all 4 years.

Speech Coach at Lawrence High mostly acting events and Congressional Debate.

please email me with further questions: easvetlak@gmail.com


This is a working paradigm that will and should change with each round and new arguments I see. If you have any questions I would love for you to ask them to me before the round. For most arguments- if you don't understand what you are reading and can't explain it to me clearly, I will not take the time to figure it out my self (understand what you read!!) With that said- I am fine with most basic arguments and as long as you ACTUALLY do the work to explain whatever link, impact, etc. I should be voting on.


I didn't spread in high school but if you give me the speech docs I can keep up for the most part. Don't be crazy.


I really don't care if you run T and don't go for it if it makes at least a little sense. I will vote on T with a violation of the resolution but it needs to be apparent and both teams need to be doing the work and engaging in the debate to tell me what standards I should evaluate.


For theory and framework you can run the basics but it would need a walk through. I mean tell me where and why I'm voting.


Great in front of me long as you can explain to me why their aff links to a DA you can run in every round I have no problem voting on it. I like specific DA's too. With any DA make sure to explain to me the link (or many links) to the aff and do impact work in explaining why the DA is the worst case scenario. I will vote on terminal impacts. And impact turns can be very strategic if done right. This would be a good strategy in front of me.


If you're going to make this argument you have to be going very slow and walk me through it. Probably not the best strategy in front of me but if its important to you and you do it well go for it.


I like all most CP's. Again, if its complicated walk me through it. If you are going to run a CP as an off case, make sure to explain the net benefit to me (now the NB doesn't have to be a whole new DA, if you can articulate to me a creative NB I will consider it.) Aff- Arguments like no solvency work well for me on CP's.

Other notes:

Open cross is fine but don't be rude.

Dont' be Racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.

Rude comments about the other teams are also NEVER okay. Like that will show up on your ballot.

I would like the speech docs if you're doing an email chain or in out rounds.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 KDC Fin 10 Albright & Axtell 19 Brown & Freeman Aff Aff on a 2-1
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI Qtr 8 Flory & Stella 17 Smith & White Neg Neg on a 3-0
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 KDC R5 24 Howell & Spiker 23 Carr & Martin Aff
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 KDC R4 15 Okeowo & Syed 2 Lane & Price Neg Neg on a 2-1
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 KDC R3 10 Albright & Axtell 9 Ansari & Srivastava Aff Aff on a 3-0
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 KDC R2 24 Edholm & Lawson 20 Oni & Smith Aff Aff on a 2-1
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 KDC R1 24 Hoffman & Harbour 23 O'Lear & Jennings Aff