Jake Thomas Paradigm

Last changed 9/18 10:12P EDT

KU debater 2017-present.

i think affs should be topical and am neg-biased in t debates vs affs with no plans, but my voting record in those debates is pretty even. i think neg arguments about competitive equity / fairness are most compelling, but i also think winning those impacts can be tricky if given enough scrutiny by the aff. i am very particular in framework/t debates, so it isn't an auto-win just because you said "the aff should be t" - if you poorly execute framework/t, my ballot will reflect it

thoughts on t generally - affs need more offense. frontlines almost always seem way too defensive, which makes it basically impossible to win without reasonability, and to be honest i am yet to hear a compelling reasonability argument

assume i don't know what your k is talking about because i probably don't

i will always default to an offense/defense framing of arguments unless i'm told otherwise, but honestly i'm not super sure what other coherent framing there is to evaluate arguments

conditionality is almost always good

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A Qtr 06B MW 02C RM Neg Neg on a 2-1
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A Octa 09A HB 06D PR Neg Neg on a 3-0
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A Doub 02D MX 11D CC Neg Neg on a 3-0
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R6 03B FV 13B HY Aff
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R5 05B MG 22A WM Aff
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R3 13A WS 12A OS Aff
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R1 12D RW 08A HW Neg
Kansas Debate Classic of America Cup of Champions at Maize High 12/6/2019 VP Sems Newton MH Washburn Rural DM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kansas Debate Classic of America Cup of Champions at Maize High 12/6/2019 VP Qtrs Derby HS Washburn Rural DM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kansas Debate Classic of America Cup of Champions at Maize High 12/6/2019 VP RD 4 Newton MH Washburn Rural DJ Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R4 Maize LM SMNW FM Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R3 Blue Valley North HJ Manhattan KJ Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R2 Topeka Seaman PM Jenks ZK Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R1 Trinity KK Derby JW Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI Octos Blue Valley North Kelsie Fisher & Anushka Valsan Washburn Rural Petre Dimitriu & Emma Schroeder Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI Double Blue Valley West Heer Mehta & Supta Das Barstow Phoebe Brous & Rishi Malay Neg Aff on a 2-1
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R6 Mill Valley Grace Emerson & Taylor Doyle Shawnee Mission South Hope Fritton & Owen Kerrigan Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R5 Shawnee Mission East Sam Huntley & Yutong Yi Blue Valley Southwest Kristina Wu & Ben Ziegelman Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R4 Barstow Phoebe Brous & Rishi Malay Washburn Rural Sonya Doubledee & Donna Jalosjos Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R3 Blue Valley Southwest Alex Swanson & Karthik Sathish Derby Robert Eppler & Kevin Phetsomphou Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R2 Mill Valley Amanda Reynolds & Zachary Botkin Shawnee Mission West Rebecca Cathey & Hunter Neal Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R1 Blue Valley Southwest Rory Stanfield & Chloe Shi Eisenhower Seth Hartter & Austin Stiffler Neg
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var Quarte Blue Valley North FV Dowling Catholic WH Aff Aff on a 2-1
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R5 Washburn Rural KP Blue Valley North FV Aff
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R3 Maize ML Blue Valley Northwest BM Aff
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R2 Dowling Catholic WH Blue Valley Northwest RX Aff
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R1 Topeka BJ Blue Valley Northwest MY Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R6 Lansing Sr SS Derby JW Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R4 Lawrence Free State BP Mill Valley BR Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R3 Shawnee Mission South LR Lansing ZW Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R2 Lawrence Free State BB Blue Valley Southwest SwSa Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R1 Mill Valley AS Bentonville West DR Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 3 Week 7/10/2019 3Wk Quarte BWD Shi & Woodcock SWH Marathe & Talluri Aff Aff on a 3-0
Jayhawk Debate Institute 3 Week 7/10/2019 3Wk R6 BWD Shi & Woodcock WMM Mansoor & Barrett Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 2Week 7/3/2019 2Wk Semifi Esquivel/Scott CD Duff/Henry MW Aff Neg on a 2-1
Jayhawk Debate Institute 2Week 7/3/2019 2Wk Octofi Duff/Henry LA Esquivel/Scott CD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jayhawk Debate Institute 2Week 7/3/2019 2Wk R3 Fry/Saunders KC Cerja/Willett RP Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 2Week 7/3/2019 2Wk R1 Esquivel/Scott DW Cerja/Willett KR Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R8 X207 X272 Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R7 X135 X268 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R6 X192 X167 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R5 X253 X249 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R4 X139 X137 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R3 X209 X199 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R2 X196 X251 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 CX R1 X203 X138 Neg Neg on a 2-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/25/2019 CX R5 194 169 Neg Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/25/2019 CX R4 205 114 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/25/2019 CX R3 107 172 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/25/2019 CX R2 212 153 Neg Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/25/2019 CX R1 190 138 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX Octos Washburn Rural KP Blue Valley North CM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R4 Glenbrook North JR Washburn Rural BP Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R3 Glenbrook North BS Washburn Rural KP Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA QFs 19C BV West 12A Free State Neg Neg on a 3-0
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA DOFs 20A Derby 12C Free State Neg Neg on a 2-1
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R6 4A Topeka High 3B Olathe South Aff
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R5 6C Dodge City 9A Manhattan Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R3 4C Topeka High 9B Manhattan Aff
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R2 16B BV Northwest 21B Hutchinson Aff
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R3 B Apodaca & Winden R Clemens & Atkins Neg Aff on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R1 A Zumalt & Wright F Soileau & Gibbens Aff Aff on a 3-0
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Andover Central 10/5/2018 Vars R3 Hutchinson Kian Williams & Jacob Unruh Andover Hanna Mannani & Grace McManus Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 7/4/2018 3Wk Rd5 Bier/Kennedy/Delph CS Bosch/Eisenstadt/Singleton CR Aff
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R5 189 147 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R4 103 143 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R3 142 192 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R2 197 108 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 CX R1 158 166 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kanellis National Invitational 2/24/2017 VCX Semis Lansing BW Niles West BG Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kanellis National Invitational 2/24/2017 VCX Quarte Chicago Lab Schools BH Niles West BG Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kanellis National Invitational 2/24/2017 VCX R5 Glenbrook North BD Chicago Lab Schools BH Neg
Kanellis National Invitational 2/24/2017 VCX R3 Lansing BW Chicago Lab Schools UJ Aff
Kanellis National Invitational 2/24/2017 VCX R2 Glenbrook South KV Cedar Rapids Washington MS Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Bhattacharjee-Loghry MB Duff-Ellis-Wefald RZ Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 3Wk Round Chase-Eisenstadt-Bell VC Munday-Slaw-Cook SH Aff
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 3Wk Round Munday-Slaw-Cook AM Tiny Tims Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 3Wk Round Chase-Eisenstadt-Bell RC Hittin' Pumps Neg
Jayhawk Debate Institute 6/29/2016 2Wk Round Khatri-Zuckerman NP Bhattacharjee-Loghry SS Aff