Brian Kunz Paradigm

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Brian Kunz

U of Minnesota coach & Lakeville Coach

TLDR:

Do whatever you think helps you best in this space or is what you think you are best at is what I want to see, do that and I'll do my best to give you my full attention and to check my disposition at the door. I’ve read a lot of critical literature and I am generally very comfortable adjudicating critical positions but I have still voted on a fair number of FW / T arguments and as a competitor I generally ran Policy Plan affs.

I will award +.4 speaker points to debaters that have their case full disclosed on the wiki -please let me know before the start of the round if this applies to you

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Framework: Please tell me how the framework contextualizes your offense / defense in relation to the ballot and/or the round. I require framework to also contextualize how your opponents arguments are implicated by your f/w arguments otherwise I default to f/w being non sequitur and just evaluate offense/defense of both cases (this is not a good place for you to be imo)

Argument Resolution: I reward debaters who clearly articulate and provide reasons why their warrants, impacts, sources are stronger in this round - give me reasons why you win! not why your opponent has lost. Debaters who provide well warranted arguments that are developed early and throughout the debate get both high speaks from me and my ballot.

Theory: I vote on well developed procedurals, I rarely vote on blipped shells that blow up later in the debate - this isn't to say don't run T in front of me but rather that you need to provide me a well developed justification for why to prefer your side - arguments of exclusions and similar arguments can be good reasons to prefer one interp. over another. Focus on impacts through a education/fairness filter will be the easiest way to my ballot on this issue.

Critical debate: I will not dismiss your argument because it is counter to the norm of debate, I have read and actively coach a lot of critical debate but you should not however assume I know the literature base you will be pulling from, feel free to ask prior to the start of the round about my familiarity. The more specific your argument is to the round or issue at hand then the easier route you will have to my ballot.

Disadvantages: I evaluate Disads first on the risk of intrinsic link to the aff before questions of uniqueness and the way this implicates the affirmative, this isn't to say questions of uniqueness don't implicate the link but questions of link comes first and then are determined to be strengthened / weakened by the uniqueness. - Work done on the impact level to have strong warrants as well as good weighing are an easy way to my ballot.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
2020 MSHSL Section 6AA Debate 1/8/2020 VLD R4 Hopkins AL Chanhassen AN Neg
2020 MSHSL Section 6AA Debate 1/8/2020 VLD R2 Wayzata NN Minnetonka SW Neg
2020 MSHSL Section 6AA Debate 1/8/2020 VLD R1 Hopkins ET St Michael Albertville RD Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD Double Needham ZL West Des Moines Valley LG Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD Triple Edina KS Apple Valley BS Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R5 Edina SO Homewood-Flossmoor GW Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R3 Lincoln AW Cypress Bay IM Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R2 Edina EM Eagan AK Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R2 Edina LH Apple Valley NB Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R1 West Des Moines Valley BK Evanston Twp LT Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 LD R1 Needham ZL Evanston Twp QH Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 VLD Quarte West Des Moines Valley LB Edina KS Neg Aff on a 2-1
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 VLD Octas Edina SC West Des Moines Valley IN Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 VLD Octas Liberty Sr GJ West Des Moines Valley JM Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 VLD R6 West MG Urbana KM Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 VLD R4 Edina KS West Des Moines Valley LB Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 VLD R4 West Des Moines Valley AJ Edina SC Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 VLD R3 West Des Moines Valley LG Glendale SM Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 VLD R2 West Des Moines Valley IN Millard North CP Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 VLD R2 Edina MR Glendale KT Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 VLD R1 Homewood-Flossmoor HL West Des Moines Valley JM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD Sextos Harvard-Westlake SM Appleton East MM Aff Aff on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 Thomas Jefferson HSST AD West Des Moines Valley LG Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R6 West Des Moines Valley JM Archbishop Mitty LK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Edina RM New Trier WT Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R5 Newsome DB Hattiesburg OS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Westlake HS (Austin) AC Trinity PH Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R4 Success Academy Manhattan SB Brookfield East RL Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Edina SC Durham BD Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R3 Edina MK Appleton East SM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Oakwood School - North Hollywood MC Lovejoy CM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R2 Edina KS New Trier KM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 West Des Moines Valley LB Apple Valley BS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VLD R1 Newsome AG Cabot LH Neg
Badgerland 11/9/2018 LD Final Appleton East MM West Des Moines Valley CT Neg Neg on a 3-0
Badgerland 11/9/2018 LD Semi Norman CS Appleton East MM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Badgerland 11/9/2018 LD Quar Apple Valley BS Appleton East MM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Badgerland 11/9/2018 LD R7 Appleton East SM Apple Valley TH Neg
Badgerland 11/9/2018 LD R6 West Des Moines Valley LB Norman CS Aff
Badgerland 11/9/2018 LD R5 Apple Valley SA West Des Moines Valley JW Neg
Badgerland 11/9/2018 LD R4 Marquette Univ MP West Des Moines Valley CL Neg
Badgerland 11/9/2018 LD R3 Apple Valley BS West Des Moines Valley KC Aff
Badgerland 11/9/2018 LD R2 Apple Valley MA Appleton East MM Neg
Badgerland 11/9/2018 LD R1 Whitefish Bay SS West Des Moines Valley TH Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R4 West Des Moines Valley LG Charlotte Catholic DE Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R3 Evanston Twp LT Appleton East MM Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VLD R1 Greenhill BZ Needham ZL Aff
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/29/2018 VLD R5 Edina AV Minnetonka CH Aff
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/29/2018 VLD R4 Apple Valley TH Minnetonka EM Aff
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/29/2018 VLD R3 Eastview SM Minnetonka PB Aff
Rosemount Irish Invitational 9/29/2018 JVLD R2 STA/Vis PM Edina LH Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD Double Scarsdale SB Beaverton Independent RS Neg Aff on a 2-1
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R6 Canyon Crest Independent CW Appleton East SM Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R6 William G. Enloe AC Beaverton Independent RSu Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R5 West Des Moines Valley RS Sprague LW Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R4 Cypress Falls RK Beaverton Independent RS Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R2 Eagan AK Apple Valley TH Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R1 Newsome DB Evanston Twp IF Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 VLD R1 Hill JM Bergen County Academies MS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD Octas West Des Moines Valley CT Kamiak NB Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD Double Stuyvesant PY Appleton East MM Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R5 Edina SC West Des Moines Valley LB Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R4 Roseville Area EB Edina KS Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R4 West Des Moines Valley IN Scarsdale AW Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R3 Edina MR Stuyvesant PY Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R2 Evanston Twp JA Rosemount TA Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R1 John F. Kennedy AS Edina RM Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 LD R1 Kamiak NB West Des Moines Valley LG Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 VLD R6 West Des Moines Valley CT Rockhurst CA Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 VLD R5 Sioux Falls Lincoln RO Edina MK Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 VLD R4 West Des Moines Valley CR Marist DS Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 VLD R4 Appleton East MM West Des Moines Valley JM Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 VLD R3 Homewood-Flossmoor EM Indianola ML Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 VLD R2 Homewood-Flossmoor LP SF Roosevelt JA Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 VLD R1 Edina MR Fremont JS Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 VLD R1 East Ridge MR West Des Moines Valley KK Neg
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD SEMIFI Roseville Area EC Edina AV Neg Neg on a 3-0
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD OCTOFI Apple Valley TH Robbinsdale Armstrong LH Aff Aff on a 3-0
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD R2 Edina AJ Maple Grove NV Aff
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD R2 Eden Prairie AK Forest Lake Sr EO Neg
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD R1 Edina BB East Ridge MC Neg
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD R1 Edina KS Champlin Park DS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R7 Denver East NY Carroll HS - Southlake RP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R2 Lexington NN Eagan ML Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VLD R2 Neenah MA Stuyvesant CL Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 NLD Octos Rosemount TA West Des Moines Valley AB Aff Aff on a 2-1
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 NLD R5 Apple Valley MA STA/Vis GC Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 NLD R4 St. Louis Park GK STA/Vis PM Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 NLD R3 Chaska OD Apple Valley DM Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 NLD R2 Apple Valley HA West Des Moines Valley TH Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/3/2017 NLD R1 St. Louis Park SW Isidore Newman SK Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/6/2015 VPF Round Blaine GL Lake Highland Prep AL Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/6/2015 VPF Round Bettendorf HS St. Michael/Albertville BF Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/6/2015 VPF Round James Madison VY Walt Whitman LA Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/6/2015 VPF Round Lake Highland Prep RO Eastview GG Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/6/2015 VPF Round Marist DB Harrisburg CD Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/6/2015 VPF Round Oxbridge Academy BL Harker LX Aff