Katie Cole Paradigm

Last changed 10/27 8:24A CDT

Current head coach at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Policy Debater for 4 years in HS (Sandburg)
4 years of Policy in college (Augustana 1 year, NIU 3 years)
8 years assisting a team with Lincoln-Douglas and PF.

5th year as head coach

LINCOLN-DOUGLAS

When it comes to LD, I am definitely more traditional even though I've spent a lot of time in policy. I don't believe there should be plans or disads. I think the idea of LD becoming 1 person policy is unfortunate. LD should be about negating or affirming the res, not plan creation. You should have a value and value criterion that is used to evaluate the round. I have judged LD often on the local circuit in IL. If you are a more progressive LD debater, you likely don't want me in the back of the room.

PUBLIC FORUM

I'm ok with most things in PF except plans/disads/etc. This is not policy.

POLICY
IF YOU LISTEN TO NOTHING ELSE, PLEASE ENSURE THERE IS A CLEAR DISTINCTION BETWEEN CARDS AND TAGS

I'm not going to fight to understand what your're saying. If you are unclear you will likely lose. I also feel like I shouldn't have to follow along on a speech doc to hear what your saying. Fast is fine, but it should be flowable without reading the docs. Otherwise....what's the point in reading it at all.

I am an advocate of resolution specific debate. We have a yearly resolution for a reason. I don't believe running arguments that stay the same year after year is educational. 2015 example: Your affirmative should have some connection to domestic surveillance.

Topicality – I like T. I think the problem with it is that not enough explanation occurs of the actual abuse the Neg faces and debaters fly through it so fast that it is impossible to catch each argument. I feel like there should be some legit abuse or at the very least major pot. abuse.

Theory - ugh. I know debate can't live without it so I'll say this.....I'm pretty lenient with multiple conditional arguments that aren't extremely ridiculous. I also find theory debates boring. Topic debate good.

Kritiks -- Most of the common K's are fine by me. I am not well read in K literature. I will not pretend to understand your K. If you fail to explain it well enough for me and at the end of the debate I don't understand it, I will not vote for it. I will likely tell you it's because I don't understand. I will not feel bad about it.

1. BE CLEAR. If you are fast but not clear, I am not flowing. You can go as fast as your mouth and lungs will let you, but if you are not clear it will most likely be detrimental to you. I will say clear twice. If you don't adjust I will probably stop flowing.

1A. Make sure there is a clear distinction between tags and cards

Be a good person.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
CPSA Construction Novice LDPF Tournament 10/19/2019 NLD R1 College Preparatory School of America (CPSA) Mohammedi Benet Guerrero Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R5 Archbishop Mitty IV Princeton CM Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R5 Valencia CT Dougherty Valley AS Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R3 Valor Christian JB Brentwood HG Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VLD R3 Dougherty Valley KK Mission San Jose EZ Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VPF Triple Anderson JB Fairmont Prep GB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VPF R5 Mission San Jose KZ Fairmont Prep SS Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VPF R3 Eagan CU Edina FR Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VPF R2 Montgomery Blair ZK Theodore Roosevelt AM Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate 11/2/2018 VPF R1 Anderson EC Walt Whitman DG Neg
13th Schaumburg Saxon Invitational 10/20/2018 VLD R1 Granite City SL New Trier BM Aff
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF Octos 4090 4074 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R5 4144 4208 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R5 4152 4092 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R3 4035 4026 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R3 4053 4211 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R2 4038 4100 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R2 4215 4194 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R1 4024 4034 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R1 4206 4021 Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 PF R4 Harker NP Columbus CA Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 PF R4 Marist BS Poly Prep Country Day DD Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 PF R3 Poly Prep Country Day WH Blake GM Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 PF R3 Poly Prep Country Day MF Blake JW Neg
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 LD Dbl Oc 3174 3121 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 LD R5 3155 3078 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 LD R5 3118 3070 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 LD R4 3122 3012 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 LD R4 3134 3030 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 LD R3 3014 3040 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 LD R3 3004 3170 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 LD R2 3009 3010 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 LD R2 3136 3150 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD WAU Peninsula JL Greenhill BZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD R6 Lexington NB Harker SP Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 LD R4 Lassiter JM Newark Science DA Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF Double Walt Whitman MM Eastview RF Aff Aff on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF Triple Marist BC Colleyville Heritage NL Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF R6 Walt Whitman GG Blake RS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF R6 East Ridge KY Middleton LS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 PF R5 Stuyvesant JP James Madison Memorial MS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R6 H.H. Dow DP Little Rock Central JJ Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 CX R7 Glenbrook South CA University BM Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/9/2016 POL R5 Georgetown Day SK Harker HW Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VCX Double Lexington RZ Chicago Lab Schools CR Neg Aff on a 2-1
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VCX R7 Wayzata JK Stuyvesant SD Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VCX R6 Bronx Science DK Beacon MN Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VCX R1 Wayzata HS Stuyvesant HC Aff
Maine East Regatta 2/5/2016 OPEN rd 1 Northside CP KV Glenbrook North FZ Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PEL R6 Milton HH Houston Memorial SM Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PEL R4 St. Andrew's Episcopal DZ USN BW Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R6 Carrollton Sacred Heart CP Walter Payton CP BC Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R4 Highland Park Senior BD Montgomery Bell CJ Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R3 USN BW Walter Payton CP WY Neg
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Semis Iowa City West TR Chicago Lab Schools RC Neg Neg on a 2-1
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Dbls East Kentwood BO Milton MF Aff Aff on a 2-1
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Rd 5 Pittsburgh Central Catholic MW Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart MH Aff
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Rd 2 Walter Payton CP BC Glenbrook North CK Aff
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Rd 1 Lane Tech College Prep H.S. CG Niles West NY Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R6 Coppel CD Lex CD Neg
2015 Niles Township Invitational 9/11/2015 POL Round Glenbrook North FK Chicago Lab Schools BJ Aff
2015 Niles Township Invitational 9/11/2015 POL Round West Des Moines Valley GT Glenbrook North KS Neg
2015 Niles Township Invitational 9/11/2015 POL Round Cedar Rapids Washington MM Glenbrook North NS Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/25/2015 CX R6 Glenbrook North CS Edina SR Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVCX Semi Milpitas TT Houston Memorial MS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX R6 Downtown Magnets AL Cypress Bay HK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 VCX R5 Tigard PH Harker HB Aff
Evanston Township HS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/30/2015 VCX Rd5 Lane Tech College Pre KB Whitney M. Young Magnet YO Aff
Evanston Township HS Dead Presidents Invitational 1/30/2015 VCX Rd4 Lincoln Park ZT Glenbrook South KM Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 CX R6 Cathedral Prep DH Westlake WS Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 CX R5 Niles North BE Mount Vernon Presbyterian JS Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake 12/19/2014 CX R7 Niles North BE Montgomery Bell CK Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake 12/19/2014 CX R6 Rowland Hall St Marks WR Lindblom Math and Science HR Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 NCX Octos Seaholm LS Glenbrook North FK Neg Aff on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R7 Blake SW Whitney M. Young Magnet BF Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R6 Niles North BK Portage Northern AW Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R3 Westminster Schools SS Chicago Lab Schools RN Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R1 Chattahoochee HS Niles North BE Neg
The Heart of Texas Invitational at St Marks 10/18/2014 VCX Round Law Magnet SS Kapaun Mount Carmel SC Neg
The Heart of Texas Invitational at St Marks 10/18/2014 VCX Round Niles North WO Niles West DG Aff
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2014 Open Rd 4 H.H. Dow RS Niles North SH Aff
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2014 Open Rd 3 Glenbrook North JM Glenbrook South KA Aff
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2014 Open Rd 1 Niles West OT Glenbrook North HR Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/12/2014 POL R6 Evanston Township AC Walter Payton FM Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/12/2014 POL R5 Lane Tech College Prep H.S. MH Glenbrook North KH Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/12/2014 POL R3 WDM Valley CR Glenbrook North LL Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/12/2014 POL R1 Glenbrook North PM Chicago Lab Schools BC Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R1 Oakwood FP Johns Creek DX Neg
The Cal Invitational - UC Berkeley 2/16/2013 VCX Triple Iowa City W MY Chicago Lab FG Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Cal Invitational - UC Berkeley 2/16/2013 VCX Round Kamiak CH New Trier BG Neg
The Cal Invitational - UC Berkeley 2/16/2013 VCX Round Green Valley BS Coronado CM Aff
The Cal Invitational - UC Berkeley 2/16/2013 VCX Round Nevada Union GW MissSanJose AB Aff
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 4 GleNor HK Alphar BM Aff
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 NCX nov 2 DowCat KM WesBlo BR Neg