Kyra Larson Paradigm

Last changed 9/23 8:01P CDT

Kyra Larson
kyra.larson13@gmail.com

Last Updated: Fall 2019
Debated at Olathe Northwest for 4 years (2014-2017) Attending University of Kansas Class of 2020, but I am not debating
Assistant Coached at Lawrence High School for 2 years (2017 Fall-2019 Spring)

The Basics
1. First and most importantly tech over truth (almost in every case, exclusions at the bottom)
2. I'd rather you explain the warrants of your evidence, than reading 3 more cards that say the exact same argument
3. I can comfortably keep up with fast debates, they are what I preferred in high school, but go at what pace is best for you. Don't spread if you can't do so clearly
4. Affirmatives with excessive advantages/impact scenarios and/or extensive negative strategies are acceptable, but preferably the debate will condense at some point
5. Dropped "blippy" arguments can be voters i.e. Fiat is illusory and such. If it is dropped and the original argument included a warrant, a claim, and a voter I have a uniquely low threshold to vote on it as it was dropped - overall it depends on how said argument affects the debate

6. I will default to weighing the K against the aff if no other framework arguments are made

T:
Any strategic 1NC will run a T arg, that being said while I often extended it into the block it was a rare 2NR for me. It's very possible to win this debate, but it is very technical and the violation needs to be justified. There is an argument to be made for both competing interpretations and reasonability. You're losing in the 2AC if you fail to have both a we meet and a counter-interpretation. I've found that education and fairness are both highly valuable, and based on the debating have voted in favor of both. Standards-wise limits and ground are your best bet if you're doing something else, why? Do not run an RVI in front of me I'll be annoyed and simply question why such a stupid thing is occurring


DAs:
Specifics DAs will always be preferred to generics, but I understand the need to run them and will likely vote for them often. Bringing a DA into the block should include an overview, as much turns case arguments you can manage, and a lot of impact work. The Politics DA was my favorite and most frequent 2NR in high school. Just bc I loved them and they bring me joy doesn't mean I know your hack scenario, so please explain. All DA debates should include discussion of uniqueness, link, and impact

CPs:
Every CP you could think of is acceptable to run in front of me. CPs in the block should include overview of what the CP does to solve the aff. The affirmative team-the more creative the perm the more rewarded you will be, but it MUST be supplemented with explanation that isn't prewritten blocks from camp that you spread at me. Doesn't solve arguments are definitely your best bet. Negative-I won't kick out of the CP for you sorry not sorry do the work.

Ks:
It is critical that there is link and alt articulation. If the negative team is failing to engage the aff's arguments that is the easiest way for a K team to drop my ballot. When it comes to the K line-by-line is essential. I'm extremely comfortable with Kritiks though-it was ,after the Politics DA, my most common 2NR in high school and the argument I often took in the block. I'm well-versed in Fem, Legalism, Neolib, Heidegger, and Colonialism.

Pace:
I'm comfortable keeping up with fast debates. Take it back a notch on tags, T, and theory please. I'll say clear once and then if you continue to be unclear your speaks will suffer.

Theory:
More often than not Condo is good, but the aff can also win this debate. Other than that I don't hold many other default theoretical positions and tech over truth means these debates usually come down to technical skill.

K Affs:
If the right judge was present I would read these in high school. They're educational up to the point you can relate it to the resolution. Framework is the best argument against them

Random:
1. Open cross is accceptable, but nobody is going to like it if you're all yelling over each other at once
2. I want the docs however they're being exchanged
3. Jokes and some non-targeted sassiness is humorous, but only in regards to arguments. If it's at a debater you're going to be very sad when you see your speaks
4. Death good was an argument I ran in high school. I'm adamantly opposed to it now. If you run this argument in front of me you will lose the debate no question
5. Have questions? Email me or just ask in the room (:

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI Qtr 12 Ahmed & Ajmera 3 McCarthy & Wright Aff Neg on a 2-1
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI R5 14 Johnson & Wentling 17 Babcock & Babcock Neg
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI R4 5 Kakumanu & Toniappa 19 Al-Shaikhli & Folsom Neg
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI R2 5 Enright & Jackson 14 Hassell & Schroeder Neg
ONW Debate Invitational 10/4/2019 DCI R1 22 Pandya & Willingham 23 Joseph & Hossler Neg
ONW Forensics Invitational NIETOC 3/1/2019 LD R4 25 NW 8 SR Aff
ONW Forensics Invitational NIETOC 3/1/2019 LD R3 11 NG 8 SW Neg
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV SFs Blue Valley Northwest ZG Wichita East NY Aff Neg on a 2-1
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV R6 Emporia GE Mill Valley DE Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV R5 Moundridge MS Blue Valley Northwest BX Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV R4 Emporia MT Lansing Sr RJ Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOVOP R3 Olathe East BD SJA NJ Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOVOP R2 Bishop Seabury AS Pittsburg LR Neg
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV R1 McPherson PY Blue Valley Southwest BC Neg
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R5 P Yost-Wolff & Lillich M Gruman & Marvine Aff Aff on a 3-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R3 N Botkin & Lehan P Vereen & Sommerville Neg Aff on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R2 S Leuker & Oni A Zumalt & Wright Aff Aff on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R1 N Babcock & Babcock P Bangalan & O'Lear Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R5 Shawnee Mission East Apodaca & Winden Blue Valley North Chavali & Indiveri Aff Neg on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R4 Lansing Sr Buchholz & Dawson Blue Valley Southwest Shi & Wu Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Qualifier 11/30/2018 Var R3 Blue Valley West Ma & Mehta Blue Valley Southwest Stanfield & Wu Aff Aff on a 2-1
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R5 Washburn Rural Crater & Maru Lawrence Free State Williams & Hossler Neg
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R4 Washburn Rural Jadhav & Droge Blue Valley Arunachalam & Venkat Neg
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R3 Maize Wolgast & Nelson Shawnee Mission North Trout & Ruzich Aff
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R2 Olathe North Atallah & Ellenz Washburn Rural Cook & Rea Aff
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R1 Olathe South Fair & Heigele Blue Valley North Christensen & Hahn Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOV R5 Kapaun TJ Salina South HT Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOV R4 BV North VA SM South SL Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R3 Hayden CP St James CB Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R2 Lansing KS St James HG Aff