Josh Schulster

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 8 November 2019 4:45 AM EDT

*Last updated 11/7/19*

Background:

Schools Attended: Boca '16, FSU '20

Teams Coaching/Coached: Capitol, Boca

Competitive History: 4 years of PF in high school, 2 years of JV policy and 2 years of NPDA and Civic Debate in college

Public Forum Paradigm:

TL;DR: You do you.

General:

1) Tech > Truth. If you have strong warrants and links and can argue well, I'll vote off of anything. Dropped arguments are presumed true arguments. I'm open to anything as long as you do your job to construct the argument properly.

2) The first speaking team in the round needs to make sure that all offense that you want me to vote on must be in the summary and final focus. Defense in the rebuttal does not need to be extended, I will buy it as long as your opponents don't respond and it is extended in the final focus. The second speaking team needs to respond to turns in rebuttal and extend all offense and defense you want me to vote on in BOTH the summary and the final focus.

3) If you start weighing arguments in rebuttal or summary it will make your arguments a lot more convincing. Easiest way to my ballot is to warrant your weighing and tell me why your arguments are the most important and why they mean you win the round.

4) I don't vote on anything that wasn't brought up in final focus.

Framework:

Frameworks need clear warrants and reasons to prefer. Make sure to contextualize how the framework functions with the rest of the arguments in the round.

Theory:

I will listen to any theory arguments as long as a real abuse is present. Don't just use theory as a cheap way to win, give me strong warrants and label the shell clearly and it will be a voter if the violation is clear. Also, if you're going to ask me to reject the team you better give me a really good reason.

If you are running theory, such as disclosure theory, and you want it to be a voter, you need to bring it up for a fair amount of time.

Kritiks:

I was primarily a K debater when I competed in policy in college, so I am familiar with how they function in round. However, I don't know all the different K lit out there so make sure you can clearly explain and contextualize.

Offense v. Defense:

I find myself voting for a risk of offense more often than I vote on defense. If you have really strong terminal impact defense or link defense, I can still be persuaded to vote neg on presumption.

Weighing:

I hate being in a position where I have to do work to vote for a team. Tell me why your argument is better/more important than your opponents and why that means I should vote for you. Strength of link and/or impact calc is encouraged and appreciated.

Evidence Standard:

I will only call for cards if it is necessary for me to resolve a point of clash or when a team tells me to.

Speaks:

- If I find you offensive/rude I will drop your speaks relative to the severity of the offense.

- I take everything into consideration when giving speaks.

- The easier you make my decision, the more likely you are to get high speaks.

Misc:

- I'm fine with speed, but if you're going to spread send out speech docs.

- Keep your own time.

- I will disclose if the tournament allows me, and feel free to ask me any questions after my RFD.

- I only vote off of things brought up in speeches.

Bottom line: Debate is supposed to be fun! Run what you want just run it well.

If you have any questions email me at joshschulsterdebate@gmail.com or ask me before the round.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFG Semifi Blake JS Hawken EG Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFS IntSem Taipei American SC VDA - Vancouver SL Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFG Octafi Mira Loma GS Westlake DL Pro Con 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFS Runoff Acton-Boxborough LL Bronx Science MR Pro Pro 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFG 6 DuPont Manual BC Westlake DL Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFS R5 Charles W Flanagan HJ BASIS Scottsdale WW Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFG R3 Bronx Science DG Dalton YS Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFS R1 Acton-Boxborough JP Oakton HJ Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 PFS R1 National Cathedral AC Coppell BC Con
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament MS 2020-02-13 JVPF R3 Hunter SL BL SL Pro
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF R3 West Broward GP Trinity AK Con
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF R1 Stuyvesant TY Potomac EZ Con
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF R1 BCAcademy ZC Vancouver SW Pro
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF Double Marist SV Cypress Bay HS Aff Aff 3-0
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF Triple Richard Montgomery HZ Miami Beach MM Aff Aff 3-0
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R6 Montgomery Blair JQ King BM Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R4 South Plantation PR Pine View BP Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R4 Lake Highland Prep WN Chagrin Falls MH Neg
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R3 Cypress Bay NS Flanagan HJ Aff
The Sunvitational HS 2020-01-10 PF R3 King KG Montgomery Blair DZ Neg
The Tradition HS 2019-11-09 PF Final Flanagan DG North Broward Prep KP Pro Con 2-1
The Tradition HS 2019-11-09 PF Semis North Broward Prep KP Ransom Everglades SR Pro Pro 3-0
The Tradition HS 2019-11-09 PF Quar Flanagan DG American Heritage Plantation RZ Pro Pro 2-1
The Tradition HS 2019-11-09 PF Octos North Broward Prep KP Nova RG Pro Pro 2-1
The Tradition HS 2019-11-09 PF Dubs South Plantation GF Lambert MY Pro Pro 2-1
The Tradition HS 2019-11-09 PF R6 Flanagan DG Albuquerque PW Pro
The Tradition HS 2019-11-09 PF R5 Flanagan PL NSU AG Con
The Tradition HS 2019-11-09 PF R4 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches HS Stoneman Douglas BB Pro
The Tradition HS 2019-11-09 PF R3 North Broward Prep BC Pine Crest BC Pro
The Tradition HS 2019-11-09 PF R1 NSU FR Nova AR Pro
The Tradition HS 2019-11-09 PF R1 American Heritage Plantation NZ American Heritage Boca/Delray IR Con
Capitol Debate Marymount Scrimmages HS 2019-07-09 CD R3 Schlab CD Schlab UF Con
Capitol Debate Marymount Scrimmages MS 2019-07-09 CD R1 Poppers Penguins LT Schlab LA Con
Capitol Debate Marymount Scrimmages HS 2019-07-09 CD R1 Schlab CD Poppers Penguins ZH Con
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2019-05-11 PF Partia Ivy Bridge KM Mountain Brook HB Pro Pro 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2019-05-11 PF R6 HuaXia Chinese YZ Ivy Bridge BS Con
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2019-05-11 PF R3 Weiss EB Ivy Bridge SiSo Con
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2019-05-11 PF R2 Potomac FL Ivy Bridge MS Pro
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2019-05-11 PF R1 ADL CC Ivy Bridge GR Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Octafi Valley International Prep LB Mission San Jose KM Con Con 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Octafi University KD Archbishop Mitty VK Con Con 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Double Nueva AA Dougherty Valley JK Con Con 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Double Gunn Sr KB Mountain View RZ Pro Pro 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Triple Archbishop Mitty VK Milpitas SW Pro Pro 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF Triple Westridge MB Fairmont Prep SS Pro Con 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R6 University GP Nueva DM Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R6 Mountain Brook BH Harker SL Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R5 Los Altos HT Evergreen Valley KL Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R5 Foothill SZ Mountain Vista BF Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R3 Hawken EG Clovis North VS Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R3 Archbishop Mitty AA Milpitas SW Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R2 Mission San Jose NR Campbell Hall DL Con
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R1 Saratoga SP Fairmont Prep KH Pro
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2019-02-09 VPF R1 Westridge MB Park City WE Pro
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VPF R6 Saratoga FK BASIS Scottsdale WW Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VPF R6 Clark WS Tucson LL Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VPF R5 Quarry Lane QP Sahuaro HM Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VPF R5 Logan BM Dougherty Valley CP Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VPF R4 Fairmont Prep GB Quarry Lane VS Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2019-01-04 VPF R4 Gunn Sr BK St Mary's Hall ST Pro
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF Final Ransom Everglades RM Lake Mary Prep HM Con Con 3-0
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF Semis Lake Mary Prep HM Ransom Everglades SS Pro Pro 3-0
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF Quar American Heritage Plantation CP Lake Mary Prep HM Con Con 3-0
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF Dubs South Plantation GF Lake Highland Prep FK Con Pro 2-1
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R6 Western LB North Broward Prep CF Con
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R5 Cardinal Gibbons MC Marist SV Con
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R4 Miami Beach Sr SM South Plantation RP Pro
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R4 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches SG Potomac KS Pro
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R3 Pembroke Pines Charter HD Ransom Everglades RM Con
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R3 Ft Lauderdale SM Western BR Pro
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R2 West Broward PW Stoneman Douglas RL Pro
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS 2018-11-10 PF R2 Trinity Prep RH NSU RS Pro
The Tradition Round Robin HS 2018-11-09 PF R2 Chander & Ratzan Katz & Peterson Con Con 2-0
The Tradition Round Robin HS 2018-11-09 LD R1 Geller Rivera Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 JVPF Semifi Marist VN Henry Clay GM Pro Pro 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Triple Fairmont Prep SG Marist SV Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R6 Ravenwood FB Bromfield KS Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R5 Westridge BM Blake GJ Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 PF RR R5 Eagan PS Theodore Roosevelt AC Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 JVPF R4 Potomac GL Morristown West BM Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 JVPF R4 Medina Senior AB Mountain Brook JP Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 PF RR R3 Lake Mary Prep HM Blake GJ Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R2 DuPont Manual CT Henry Clay CO Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R1 North Broward Prep KP Brentwood GG Pro
International Club Debate League Nationals Tournament 2018-05-05 U13Clu R4 129 139 Pro
International Club Debate League Nationals Tournament 2018-05-05 U13Clu R4 114 133 Pro
International Club Debate League Nationals Tournament HS 2018-05-05 U16Clu R3 200 227 Pro
International Club Debate League Nationals Tournament HS 2018-05-05 U16Clu R3 203 132 Pro
International Club Debate League Nationals Tournament HS 2018-05-05 U13Clu R2 129 222 Pro
International Club Debate League Nationals Tournament 2018-05-05 U13Clu R2 142 138 Pro
International Club Debate League Nationals Tournament 2018-05-05 U13Clu R1 135 142 Pro
International Club Debate League Nationals Tournament 2018-05-05 U13Clu R1 125 112 Con
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School HS 2018-03-01 VPF Quarte Montville Township Independent LP Thomas S. Wootton LZ Con Con 2-1
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School HS 2018-03-01 VPF R5 Montville Township Independent LP Hunter TB Con
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School HS 2018-03-01 VPF R5 Montville Township Independent BL Richard Montgomery LZ Pro
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School HS 2018-03-01 VPF R4 Highview LM Sunset Park/Beacon CG Con
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School HS 2018-03-01 VPF R4 Hunter AX Acton-Boxborough LG Con
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School HS 2018-03-01 VPF R2 Lexington SZ Beacon MM Con
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School HS 2018-03-01 VPF R2 Wayland GZ Half Hollow Hills HS East YA Con
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF Quarte Archbishop Mitty LV Mission San Jose MK Con Con 2-1
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2018-02-10 VPF Octafi University CK Saratoga AR Pro Pro 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2018-01-26 PF TR Tut Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Nueva RM Pro Pro 3-0
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2017-10-21 PF R5 Thomas Jefferson HSST LP Pro
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2017-10-21 PF R5 Potomac School AA
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2017-10-21 PF R4 Potomac Debate Academy - East HW Potomac Debate Academy - West LW Pro
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2017-10-21 PF R4 Potomac School JM Pro
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2017-10-21 PF R3 Oakton CW
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2017-10-21 PF R3 Oakton ZY Potomac Debate Academy - East WW Pro
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2017-10-21 PF R2 Potomac Debate Academy - West HS Oakton DH Con
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2017-10-21 PF R2 Thomas Jefferson HSST RK Potomac Debate Academy - East CZ Con
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2017-10-21 PF R1 Potomac Debate Academy - East SZ Pro
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic HS 2017-10-21 PF R1 Potomac Debate Academy - West MZ Con
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS HS 2017-10-07 PF Quar NSU LM Charles W Flanagan MS Con Con 2-1
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS HS 2017-10-07 PF Octo Cambridge HK American Heritage CP Con Pro 2-1
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS HS 2017-10-07 PF Dubs Ft Lauderdale CF Newsome AE Pro Pro 2-1
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS HS 2017-10-07 PF Partia Ransom Everglades ScFr Nova GE Pro Con 2-1
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS HS 2017-10-07 PF R6 West Broward CG Western FR Con
The Tradition Cypress Bay HS HS 2017-10-07 PF R6 McArthur AS Marist PT Pro