Lucas Bryant Paradigm

Last changed 9/22 5:18P CDT

Updated - 9/22/2019

Hi, I’m Lucas Bryant, I debated for around 4 years on the national circuit in LD and have dabbled in policy, congress once, and PF like twice.

Email - bryant.lucas1205@gmail.com

General info- primary role is minimizing intervention and be tab, assumptions like the AC is 6 minutes and conceded arguments are true I will enforce probably unless convinced otherwise. Everything is fair game. Also, tech > truth. For lay, I give leeway if neither debater extends but if one does and the other doesn't it's an auto-L for the person who didn't.

Speaks- I use John Staunton's speaks mechanism now. https://www.dropbox.com/s/uiw9hvdy5yl0t1h/Speaker%20Points.pdf?dl=0

Framework- losing influence in the meta which is a shame, determines what offense is / what impacts are/ how to weigh. I default to epistemic confidence, Biggest mistake in framework rounds is just a bunch of conceded preclusion claims with no interaction, I’ll attempt to resolve these by doing work myself which I don’t want to do.

-TJFs: fine and strategic, maybe abusive, idk that's for y'all to settle.

-Triggers/Contingent Standards: abusive but can be funny

-Skep: mixed feelings, seems lazy in terms of debate application, read unique skep args plz. Skep aff’s are always welcome btw.

-Impact justified fwrks: are awful and hurt my feelings, this won’t hurt your speaks or change my evaluation if it's not an issue brought up by the debaters in the round

Theory- I understand theory for it's strategic purpose. I don’t default on any paradigm issue, they should be in round, things like spirit v text of interp obviously don’t matter if no semantic I-meets are made. Also, I’m fine if counter-interp txt is just “I’ll defend the violation” or “converse / inverse of their interp”. I will never “gut check” against theory args. The "frivolous" nature of shells is determined in round.

-Interps: don’t repeat while extending, I got it the first time, just say “extend the interp”. You should flash this / type it out at a minimum. Don’t be too lengthy or too short. Positively / Negatively worded interp as metatheory makes no sense to me - still will vote on it though.

-offensive counter-interps: just read it a new off / meta-theory shell, calling it an offensive counter-interp seems like you’re just trying to get an RVI when you don’t need one to begin with.

-spikes: are great and some are probably a bit necessary depending on the flavor of the aff. I’m totally fine with hearing a 5 min UV with generic pre-empts and your speaks won’t suffer, you do you.

-disclosure: My opinions don’t matter in round, I’ll vote on disclosure happily if you won it but won’t like cap speaks or vote someone down solely for not disclosing if it’s not mentioned in-round.

K’s- where some of the best debates happen, nothing is cooler than an amazing 2nr collapse, but be slightly original please.

-Performance: they’re fine, make it clear whether or not the act of performance is pre-fiat offense for you.

-Literature: not going to list what I’ve read or authors I like, if you have a concern just ask before the round. My familiarity with any lit base has no influence on my decision. If an understandable claim is conceded that has a complex warrant, an absurdly long explanation isnt necessary.

-K’s v/of Framework: probably slightly abusive possibly but eh who cares, I'll default to the ROTB and standard/value criterion being on the same layer - if Kant is evil in it's application (w/o any like Teehan weighing) but it's true in determining what is ethical then that doesn't matter. Preclusion / Hijack claims make sense in this debate.

-“Going Right”: is maybe not as strategic but equally compelling, read theory to not engage if you want too, or even better, do both.

LARP- plans are cool, soft-left aff’s are dominating right now but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good extinction impact. I've done a decent bit of LARPing (reading a burner aff, crazy strategic) but rarely against a larp debater so not sure how I would be at resolving a pure Adv CP v. plan strat. But I've been in these rounds and babe some experience, it probably won't be an issue.

Misc- sit, stand, lay on the floor or levitate, idc as long as I can hear you clearly. Flashing isn’t prep time but if everyone in round wants it to be then it’s up to y’all. Embedded clash doesn’t exist unless made explicit or it’s your opponents lack of signposting / messiness was the cause of why an argument would need to be evaluated with embedded clash. If there's anything I didn't explicitly mention, just ask.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/27/2019 NLD2 Fin Iowa City West SG West Des Moines Valley CK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/27/2019 VLD Semifi John F. Kennedy AS Iowa City West MG Neg Aff on a 2-1
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/27/2019 VLD R5 West Des Moines Valley SG West Des Moines Valley MM Neg
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/27/2019 NLD2 Semis West Des Moines Valley RT Iowa City West SG Neg Neg on a 2-1
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/27/2019 VLD R4 West Des Moines Valley BT Iowa City West QT Neg
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/27/2019 VLD R2 West Des Moines Valley SG West Des Moines Valley TH Neg
Valley IntraSquad 4/12/2019 Pol R4 John Hibbert & Eli Frohardt Jay Bell & Grant Engelbert Neg
The Millard West Wildcat 12/1/2018 NLD R3 Lincoln Southwest ER Papillion La Vista SM Neg
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/28/2018 NLD2 Finals West Des Moines Valley Alyssa Ashmore West Des Moines Valley Shreya Joshi Neg Neg on a 4-1
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/28/2018 NLD1 R4 West Des Moines Valley BT West Des Moines Valley MM Neg
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/28/2018 NLD2 R4 Indianola Tristan Staight West Des Moines Valley Jordan Praska Aff
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/28/2018 NLD2 R3 West Des Moines Valley Thomas Knudsen West Des Moines Valley Elaine Wang Aff
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/28/2018 NLD1 R1 West Des Moines Valley CG West Des Moines Valley SG Aff
NSDA Middle School Nationals 6/19/2018 LD R6 Harker NA Forest Glen MA Aff
NSDA Middle School Nationals 6/19/2018 LD R6 River Oaks Baptist BW Somerset NK Aff
NSDA Middle School Nationals 6/19/2018 LD R1 Chandler Prep SB James And Sharon Tays CW Neg
NSDA Middle School Nationals 6/19/2018 LD R1 Forest Glen KH Quail Valley VC Neg
Valley Intrasquad 4/20/2018 LD R4 Aidan Mundy Mia Dukle Neg
Valley Intrasquad 4/20/2018 LD R3 Ayden Johnson Claire Gilbert Neg
Valley Intrasquad 4/20/2018 Pol R1 Michelle Zhang & Allen Li Uma Dukle & Keagan Kirkpatrick Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 Octas Greenhill Cameron Kettles Marlborough Isabella Whitney Neg Neg on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R5 Lake Highland Prep Rohith Ganjam Mountain Brook Spencer Keel Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R5 Harvard-Westlake Tessa Augsberger Meadows Sarah Lelah Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R3 Harvard-Westlake Hope Shinderman Mountain Brook Christian Glenos Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R2 Harvard-Westlake Jason Morganbesser Northview Yamsin Shalim Aff
Tournavelt 10/20/2017 FNLD R3 West Des Moines Valley KC West Des Moines Valley TH Neg Neg on a 2-1
Tournavelt 10/20/2017 FNLD R2 West Des Moines Valley TH West Des Moines Valley OB Neg Neg on a 2-1
Tournavelt 10/20/2017 FNLD R1 West Des Moines Valley OB West Des Moines Valley KC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kennedy Cougar Classic 10/6/2017 NLDS Semis WesDes Kaci Kopf WesDes Kathryn Jones Aff Aff on a 2-1
Kennedy Cougar Classic 10/6/2017 NLDS R5 JohF. Mawadda Tavia WesDes Chloe Grandberg Neg
Kennedy Cougar Classic 10/6/2017 NLDS R4 WesDes Tony Holm Betten Caden Knight Neg
Kennedy Cougar Classic 10/6/2017 NCX R2 IowCit CI WesDes LK Neg
Kennedy Cougar Classic 10/6/2017 NLDS R2 Wateas Kalilia Givens WesDes Lanie Anthan Neg
Kennedy Cougar Classic 10/6/2017 NLDS R1 WesDes Olivia Brown WesDes Kathryn Jones Aff
Kennedy Cougar Classic 10/6/2017 NCX R1 WesDes DL IowCit BK Neg
Simpson Storm Indianola HS 9/29/2017 NLD1 R4 West Des Moines Valley SE West Des Moines Valley CGr Neg
Simpson Storm Indianola HS 9/29/2017 NLD2 R4 Waterloo East Sam Dennis Oskaloosa Henry Peterson Aff
Simpson Storm Indianola HS 9/29/2017 NLD1 R2 West Des Moines Valley CG West Des Moines Valley BK Aff
Simpson Storm Indianola HS 9/29/2017 NLD1 R1 West Des Moines Valley VI West Des Moines Valley TH Aff
Simpson Storm Indianola HS 9/29/2017 NLD2 R1 John F. Kennedy HS, Cedar Rapids Shefaia Tavia West Des Moines Valley Sean Eddy Aff