Sam Gustavson Paradigm

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Sam Gustavson
C.E. Byrd HS class of 2014

Debated at Baylor Univeristy 2014-2016, University of Iowa 2017-2019

Currently coaching Glenbrook South (2019)

Have coached: Caddo Magnet HS, Hendrickson HS, Little Rock Central, University of Chicago Lab

email chain - yes - dgustavson@glenbrook225.org

Random 2019 updates:

Taking two lines from Khalid Shareef's paradigm that I profoundly agree with:

"1.Clarity of thought is paramount. I often find myself voting for teams that can make complex arguments sound like common sense.

2. Good evidence is secondary to what a debater does with it. I really appreciate evidence interrogation in speeches and cross-examination. I don't like reading cards after the debate, please put the important spin and quotations of the card "on the flow."

I don't like reading a lot of evidence after rounds. If there is a dispute about what a piece of evidence says, sure I will read it. But I will not spend a lot of time reading through the docs and reconstructing the debate for you. There is a high chance I don't even open the email chain. I think that the debating should be done by the debaters on the flow and I should not need to read evidence to put together what you said. You should be unpacking that for me and using it to make arguments in the debate.

This is my first year not debating. I care even less about what you read in front of me than I did 5 years ago.

K on K debates when done well are the best debates to watch. When done poorly, easily the worst debates to have to watch. Take that however you will.

Being creative with topical versions of the aff and read-it-On-the-neg arguments on framework will get you a lot further in the debate than saying “you could read your K and defend a plan text”. That requires actually applying these things to the aff.

When answering framework, having a clear counter interpretation will help me filter your offense and defense. Not saying you have to redefine words in the resolution, but having an argument about what debate should look like is important.

No, you will not insert that re-highlighting into the debate. You will read it.

2018 Update (Immigration): Saying an argument is conceded is not the same thing as extending a full argument. Additionally, asserting that arguments have been conceded when that is not the case is not persuasive. It shows that you either aren’t flowing or that you’re just missing arguments that your opponent is making.

Go slower when reading really long counter-plan texts if you want me to get it

2014 Paradigm

I know most of the people who read these aren't looking to learn every thought I have about debate, most of you are reading this quickly before a debate or while doing prefs, so I'll keep this short.

Thesis: Say whatever you want in front of me. I think debate should be about the debaters. Don't debate differently in front of me, just do what you're best at. Of course I have biases that influence the way I evaluate debates, everyone does. But when judging, I will attempt to be objective and evaluate the round based on the arguments presented by both sides. Read a politics DA, an aff without a plan, topicality/framework, a large structural criticism, I don't care. If you debate it well, I will evaluate it as such. If you debate it poorly, I will evaluate it as such.

That said, here are some things I think:

Theory: I think most theoretical objections, with the exception of condo, are a reason to reject the argument not the team. I can be inclined to think differently if you can prove why the mere introduction of an argument into a debate is a reason the other team should lose. That will probably require substantial investment in the argument throughout the debate, and not just a blippy extension.

Clipping: If sufficient proof is presented to me that someone is intentionally clipping in a debate I will promptly vote against the offender and the lowest points the tournament permits.

Speed: it's good unless argued otherwise. Be clear. I would like to hear the warrants in your evidence as they're presented. I'm not saying I need to be able to repeat you word for word, but if all I hear is a tag and cite and can't decipher the internals of a piece of evidence, I'll say clear. I will say clear up to three times to any given debater. If the problem persists I will just simply not be able to understand your arguments, and you will probably lose and not have very good speaker points. This activity is based on persuasion, and it's hard for me to be persuaded if I can't figure out what you're saying.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/7/2020 CX R4 106 200 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/7/2020 LD R3 205 161 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/7/2020 CX R1 112 104 Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX Finals Blue Valley Southwest HP Iowa City CW Neg Neg on a 2-1
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX Quarte Iowa City CW Barstow MT Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX R6 Washburn Rural DS Iowa City CW Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX R5 Blue Valley Northwest BM Washburn Rural DJ Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX R2 Barstow WL Blue Valley Southwest HP Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 2/1/2020 VCX Octos McQueen RL Meadows NY Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 2/1/2020 VCX R5 CK McClatchy TP Rowland Hall GA Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 2/1/2020 VCX R4 Berkeley Prep LZ University Independent LL Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 2/1/2020 VCX R3 Univ Of Chicago Lab KiNi West Campus MS Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 2/1/2020 VCX R2 Nevada Union WD Rowland Hall LD Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL PFB McDonogh WZ Georgetown Day PR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL ADW North Broward Prep AR Liberal Arts and Science EU Aff Aff on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL R5 Homestead MW McDonogh WZ Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL R3 Riverwood JP Northview IH Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL R2 Airline MR Lexington MC Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2020 PEL R1 Northview YA Calvert Hall CM Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX Double Berkeley Prep KZ Henry W Grady NW Neg Neg on a 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R6 Wayzata CF Berkeley Prep KZ Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R4 Rosemount JN Walter Payton LA Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R3 Newark Science SJ Homestead TW Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R2 Univ Of Chicago Lab NN Minneapolis Washburn JK Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R1 Greenhill WS Berkeley Prep SU Aff
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm 12/13/2019 CX 16 Wayzata YL Barstow WL Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm 12/13/2019 CX 32 Blue Valley Northwest BM Walter Payton LA Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm 12/13/2019 CX R6 Solorio GV Edina SA Neg
The Dowling Catholic Paradigm 12/13/2019 CX R5 Oak Park and River Forest EM Walter Payton KR Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX Qtrs Homestead MW Coppell DR Aff Neg on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX Octos Homestead MW Iowa City CW Aff Aff on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX Sextos Berkeley Prep ZK Coppell DR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R7 Blue Valley Northwest KV St Francis SV Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R6 Walter Payton AL Barstow MT Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R5 Coppell DR Iowa City West DS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R4 Mamaroneck SS Blue Valley Northwest BM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R3 Walter Payton PH Okemos LZ Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R2 Cathedral Prep VS Peninsula FW Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R1 Kinkaid PP Kent Denver MB Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX Octos Homestead MW Kent Denver HS Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX Double Iowa City West DS Edina AB Aff Neg on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R7 Edina AB Casady AR Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R6 Homestead MW Dowling Catholic PS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R5 Kent Denver HS Grand Rapids City HG Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R4 Wylie E. Groves GR Maine East SS Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R3 Univ Of Chicago Lab BB New Trier DT Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R2 Univ Of Chicago Lab CK Lexington BY Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R1 Dowling Catholic WH H.H. Dow ST Aff
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational 10/25/2019 Open Quarte Kansas SP Michigan HL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational 10/25/2019 Open R6 Michigan HL Kansas SM Aff
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational 10/25/2019 Open R5 Michigan State CW UNLV BB Neg
Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational 10/25/2019 Nov R4 Wayne State HaLa Indiana WJ Neg
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 PD R6 Mill Valley BuBo Will Rogers Senior BeHo Aff
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 PD R5 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart MD Crossings Christian CS Neg
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 PD R4 Harker VS Crossings Christian KR Aff
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 PD R3 Will Rogers Senior PK New Trier LS Neg
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 PD R2 Harker JP Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AB Neg
Heart of Texas 10/18/2019 PD R1 Guyer IM Hebron BS Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open Double Barstow LL Head Royce RaWo Aff Aff on a 3-0
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R6 Barstow LL Walter Payton AL Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R5 Head Royce RW Barstow BL Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R4 Wayzata LY Lane Tech PR Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R8 Kansas SB Binghamton DM Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R7 UC Berkeley RN Emory CM Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R6 Dartmouth SW George Mason AH Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R5 Kansas PL Dartmouth HS Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R4 Purdue SJ Kansas HR Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R3 Texas CM Navy GL Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R2 Dartmouth ET Emporia State SV Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2019 Open R1 Kansas HO Central Oklahoma CH Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX Double Wayzata LY Georgetown Day RP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R6 McDonogh WZ New Trier HM Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R5 Alpharetta HS SD Hebron LH Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R2 Midway KP Westside SK Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R1 Univ Of Chicago Lab CK Liberal Arts and Science IJ Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX Octas Walter Payton VR Lane Tech RP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX Dbls New Trier RR Maine East SS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX R6 Homestead KW Minneapolis Washburn JK Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX R5 Iowa City West DS Walter Payton LA Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX R4 Walter Payton VR New Trier TT Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX R3 Homestead MW Northside CW Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/6/2019 VCX R1 Midland DR Walter Payton MW Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL Q North Broward Prep DF Glenbrook South GS Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL O North Broward Prep MR Glenbrook South RS Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R5 Glenbrook South LR Montgomery Bell HP Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R4 Harker AJ Blue Valley Northwest KV Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R3 North Broward Prep MR Glenbrook South GS Aff
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/7/2019 CX F West Des Moines Valley KC Iowa City CW Neg Aff on a 2-1
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/7/2019 CX S West Des Moines Valley KC Theodore Roosevelt CA Aff Aff on a 3-0
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/7/2019 CX Quarte Iowa City CW Dowling Catholic WP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/7/2019 CX Octo West SL West Des Moines Valley KB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/7/2019 CX r5 Dowling Catholic WP West Des Moines Valley KC Aff
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/7/2019 CX r2 West Des Moines Valley KB Iowa City MC Aff
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/7/2019 CX r1 West CB Iowa City CW Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX Octos Barstow PL West Des Moines Valley CK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R6 Wichita East RS Barstow WL Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R5 Barstow SF Millard North CS Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R4 Washington SK New Mission HS/BCLA/ACC DP Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R3 Barstow BE Wichita East NH Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R2 Barstow PL Wichita East TY Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R1 West Des Moines Valley LD Barstow PW Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX 16 Glenbrook South GS Evanston Twp LC Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX 32 Marquette Univ TM Jones CP DC Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R6 Walter Payton CP YR Northside College Prep MR Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R4 Millard North GC Glenbrook South BV Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R3 Evanston Twp LC Glenbrook South KS Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R2 Glenbrook South BY Sioux Falls BM Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R1 Northside College Prep CW Niles North KhSt Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 PD R3 Jesuit CP HM Hebron LB Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 PD R2 Winston Churchill BM Hebron LK Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R6 South CS Thomas Kelly NC Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R5 Jesuit CP FJ Niles North NS Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R4 Blue Valley Southwest PH Head Royce RW Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R3 Glenbrook South KS Jesuit CP AK Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R2 Edina BS Jesuit CP GN Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R1 Glenbrook South HF Univ Of Chicago Lab NR Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 CX R6 Westwood CS Polytechnic MN Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 CX R5 Katy Taylor BK South Eugene LS Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX Octos Glenbrook North DJ Barstow FS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R6 Dowling Catholic TM Eisenhower SJ Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R5 Glenbrook South BF Maine East BL Neg
Kanellis Invitational 2/23/2018 VCX R4 Barstow LP Millard North PF Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R6 Hebron LR North Lamar HR Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R5 Little Rock Central GL Georgetown Day FG Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R4 Lexington JR Unionville KL Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R2 Mamaroneck SS Boston Latin FM Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX 8 Wayzata SH Northside CP KS Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX 16 Northside CP KS Glenbrook South SG Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX 32 Evanston Twp CL Glenbrook South SG Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R5 Glenbrook South HY Northside CP LC Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R4 Rosemount SH Cedar Rapids Washington ST Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R2 Glenbrook South SV Northside CP RS Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R1 Wayzata LK Glenbrook South BK Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 CX R4 Whitney Young OR St. Vincent De Paul HP Aff
The JW Patterson Invitational Debates Heritage Hall Take 2 2/24/2017 VCX Quarte Cabot BS Lindale MW Aff Aff on a 2-1
The JW Patterson Invitational Debates Heritage Hall Take 2 2/24/2017 VCX Partia Lindale MW Edmond North WS Aff Aff on a 2-1
The JW Patterson Invitational Debates Heritage Hall Take 2 2/24/2017 VCX R6 Moore CK Cabot BS Neg
The JW Patterson Invitational Debates Heritage Hall Take 2 2/24/2017 VCX R5 Bentonville AV Cabot MA Neg
The JW Patterson Invitational Debates Heritage Hall Take 2 2/24/2017 VCX R4 Edmond North WS Barstow CP Aff
The JW Patterson Invitational Debates Heritage Hall Take 2 2/24/2017 VCX R3 Barstow LP Little Rock Central TC Aff
The JW Patterson Invitational Debates Heritage Hall Take 2 2/24/2017 VCX R2 Blue Valley North BR Liberal Arts and Science MS Neg
The JW Patterson Invitational Debates Heritage Hall Take 2 2/24/2017 VCX R1 Moore HN Barstow DT Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 CCX Quarte Kinkai RB Reagan SS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 CCX Octo HerHal DV LibArt AC Aff Aff on a 2-1
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 CCX Double RouRoc CJ Reagan SS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 CCX R6 Athens HH Dulles VZ Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 CCX R5 Westwo CS TriVal LL Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 CCX R4 HerHal DV Lindal TD Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 CCX R3 WB JF LitRoc JJ Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/2/2016 CCX R2 Kinkai VX EdmNor WS Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/9/2016 CX Octos Clack LL Reagan SS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Grapevine Classic 9/9/2016 CX R3 Prosper SW Westwood SC Neg
Grapevine Classic 9/9/2016 CX R2 Harker HH Lindale MW Aff
Grapevine Classic 9/9/2016 CX R1 Austin SFA RS Coppell CD Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 CCX Octo Kinkai YB Reagan SS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 CCX R6 Prospe VW Elkins PL Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 CCX R5 Ruston GR PinCre CT Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 CCX R4 Casady CP LawMag JG Neg
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 CCX R3 Grapev SP Moore HA Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 CCX R2 Hebron JR Woodla SS Aff
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 CCX R1 LibArt MS Union JS Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/25/2015 CX R7 Loyola GN Baltimore City College BY Neg
The Heart of Texas Invitational at St Marks 10/18/2014 HD Round Grapevine BP Montgomery Bell CK Neg Neg on a 2-0
The Heart of Texas Invitational at St Marks 10/18/2014 HD Round Meadows BN Greenhill KS Aff Aff on a 2-0
The Heart of Texas Invitational at St Marks 10/18/2014 HD Round Peninsula WT Glenbrook South BS Aff Aff on a 2-0
The Heart of Texas Invitational at St Marks 10/18/2014 HD Round Highland Park (Dallas) CK New Trier SW Neg Neg on a 2-0