Nick Wathke Paradigm

Last changed 9/17 12:36P MDT

Speed: I can handle it. I'm pretty neutral about its use.

The K: Go for it if you're prepared to defend it. Live your dreams. Just be courteous to your opponents if they don't understand it.

Impacts: I don't bother weighing them until you tell me (why) I should. Your nuclear war impact might be worse than an increase in industrial carbon emissions, but I won't know or care until you tell me.

Theory: I evaluate theory before anything else, but I hold it to a high threshold as a voting issue, so if you're going for it, G O F O R I T.

Overall, I'll listen to about anything, and I will believe what you tell me to believe for the purposes of debate (within reason). I do my best to separate my own views outside from how I decide a ballot, but we all know that isn't entirely possible. So say smart things, be nice to each other, and we'll have a nice time.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R2 Lawrence Free State HP Wichita East YN Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 OPDB8 R6 Bishop Seabury AH Lawrence RL Aff
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R4 Derby CS Wichita East DY Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R3 Hutchinson WW Derby JW Aff