Adam Torson

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 18 September 2021 4:48 AM PDT

UPDATED: 9/12/2018

1998-2003: Competed at Fargo South HS (ND)

2003-2004: Assistant Debate Coach, Hopkins High School (MN)

2004-2010: Director of Debate, Hopkins High School (MN)

2010-2012: Assistant Debate Coach, Harvard-Westlake Upper School (CA)

2012-Present: Debate Program Head, Marlborough School (CA)

Email: adam.torson@marlborough.org

Pronouns: he/him/his

General Preferences and Decision Calculus

I no longer handle top speed very well, so it would be better if you went at about 70% of your fastest.

I like substantive and interesting debate. I like to see good strategic choices as long as they do not undermine the substantive component of the debate. I strongly dislike the intentional use of bad arguments to secure a strategic advantage; for example making an incomplete argument just to get it on the flow. I tend to be most impressed by debaters who adopt strategies that are positional, advancing a coherent advocacy rather than a scatter-shot of disconnected arguments, and those debaters are rewarded with higher speaker points.

I view debate resolutions as normative. I default to the assumption that the Affirmative has a burden to advocate a topical change in the status quo, and that the Negative has a burden to defend either the status quo or a competitive counter-plan or kritik alternative. I will vote for the debater with the greatest net risk of offense. Offense is a reason to adopt your advocacy; defense is a reason to doubt your opponent's argument. I virtually never vote on presumption or permissibility, because there is virtually always a risk of offense.

Moral Skepticism is not normative (it does not recommend a course of action), and so I will not vote for an entirely skeptical position. Morally skeptical arguments may be relevant in determining the relative weight or significance of an offensive argument compared to other offense in the debate.

Framework

I am skeptical of impact exclusion. Debaters have a high bar to prove that I should categorically disregard an impact which an ordinary decision-maker would regard as relevant. I think that normative ethics are more helpfully and authentically deployed as a mode of argument comparison rather than argument exclusion. I will default to the assumption of a wide framework and epistemic modesty. I do not require a debater to provide or prove a comprehensive moral theory to regard impacts as relevant, though such theories may be a powerful form of impact comparison.

Arguments that deny the wrongness of atrocities like rape, genocide, and slavery, or that deny the badness of suffering or oppression more generally, are a steeply uphill climb in front of me. If a moral theory says that something we all agree is bad is not bad, that is evidence against the plausibility of the theory, not evidence that the bad thing is in fact good.

Theory

I default to evaluating theory as a matter of competing interpretations.

I am skeptical of RVIs in general and on topicality in particular.

I will apply a higher threshold to random theory interpretations that do not reflect existing community norms and am particularly unlikely to drop the debater on them. Because your opponent could always have been marginally more fair and because debating irrelevant theory questions is not a good model of debate, I am likely to intervene against theoretical arguments which I deem to be frivolous.

Tricks and Triggers

Your goal should be to win by advancing substantive arguments that would decisively persuade a reasonable decision-maker, rather than on surprises or contrived manipulations of debate conventions. I am unlikely to vote on tricks, triggers, or other hidden arguments, and will apply a low threshold for answering them. You will score more highly and earn more sympathy the more your arguments resemble genuine academic work product.

Counterplan Status, Judge Kick, and Floating PIKs

The affirmative has the obligation to ask about the status of a counterplan or kritik alternative in cross-examination. If they do not, the advocacy may be conditional in the NR.

I default to the view that the Negative has to pick an advocacy to go for in the NR. If you do not explicitly kick a conditional counterplan or kritik alternative, then that is your advocacy. If you lose a permutation read against that advocacy, you lose the debate. I will not kick the advocacy for you and default to the status quo unless you win an argument for judge kick in the debate.

I default to the presumption that floating PIKs must be articulated as such in the NC. If it is not apparent that the kritik alternative allows you to also enact the affirmative advocacy, then I will regard this argument as a change of advocacy in the NR and disregard it as a new argument.

Non-Intervention

To the extent possible I will resolve the debate as though I were a reasonable decision-maker considering only the arguments advanced by the debaters in making my decision. On any issues not adequately resolved in this way, I will make reasonable assumptions about the relative persuasiveness of the arguments presented.

Speed

The speed at which you choose to speak will not affect my evaluation of your arguments, save for if that speed impairs your clarity and I cannot understand the argument. I prefer debate at a faster than conversational pace, provided that it is used to develop arguments well and not as a tactic to prevent your opponent from engaging your arguments. There is some speed at which I have a hard time following arguments, but I don't know how to describe it, so I will say "clear," though I prefer not to because the threshold for adequate clarity is very difficult to identify in the middle of a speech and it is hard to apply a standard consistently. For reasons surpassing understanding, most debaters don't respond when I say clear, but I strongly recommend that you do so. Also, when I say clear it means that I didn't understand the last thing you said, so if you want that argument to be evaluated I suggest repeating it. A good benchmark is to feel like you are going at 90% of your top speed; I am likely a significantly better judge at that pace.

Extensions

My threshold for sufficient extensions will vary based on the circumstances, e.g. if an argument has been conceded a somewhat shorter extension is generally appropriate.

Evidence

It is primarily the responsibility of debaters to engage in meaningful evidence comparison and analysis and to red flag evidence ethics issues. However, I will review speech documents and evaluate detailed disputes about evidence raised in the debate. I prefer to be included on an email chain or pocket box that includes the speech documents. If I have a substantial suspicion of an ethics violation (i.e. you have badly misrepresented the author, edited the card so as to blatantly change it's meaning, etc.), I will evaluate the full text of the card (not just the portion that was read in the round) to determine whether it was cut in context, etc.

Speaker Points

I use speaker points to evaluate your performance in relation to the rest of the field in a given round. At tournaments which have a more difficult pool of debaters, the same performance which may be above average on most weekends may well be average at that tournament. I am strongly disinclined to give debaters a score that they specifically ask for in the debate round, because I utilize points to evaluate debaters in relation to the rest of the field who do not have a voice in the round. I elect not to disclose speaker points, save where cases is doing so is necessary to explain the RFD. My range is approximately as follows:

30: Your performance in the round is likely to beat any debater in the field.

29: Your performance is substantially better than average - likely to beat most debaters in the field and competitive with students in the top tier.

28: Your performance is above average - likely to beat the majority of debaters in the field but unlikely to beat debaters in the top tier.

27.5: Your performance is approximately average - you are likely to have an equal number of wins and losses at the end of the tournament.

26: Your performance is below average - you are likely to beat the bottom 25% of competitors but unlikely to beat the average debater.

25: Your performance is substantially below average - you are competitive among the bottom 25% but likely to lose to other competitors

Below 25: I tend to reserve scores below 25 for penalizing debaters as explained below.

Rude or Unethical Actions

I will severely penalize debaters who are rude, offensive, or otherwise disrespectful during a round. I will severely penalize debaters who distort, miscut, misrepresent, or otherwise utilize evidence unethically.

Card Clipping

A debater has clipped a card when she does not read portions of evidence that are highlighted or bolded in the speech document so as to indicate that they were read, and does not verbally mark the card during the speech. Clipping is an unethical practice because you have misrepresented which arguments you made to both your opponent and to me. If I determine that a debater has clipped cards, then that debater will lose.

To determine that clipping has occurred, the accusation needs to be verified by my own sensory observations to a high degree of certainty, a recording that verifies the clipping, or the debaters admission that s/he has clipped. If you believe that your opponent has clipped, you should raise your concern immediately after the speech in which it was read, and I will proceed to investigate. False accusations of clipping is a serious ethical violation as well. *If you accuse your opponent of clipping and that accusation is disconfirmed by the evidence, you will lose the debate.* You should only make this accusation if you are willing to stake the round on it.

Questions

I am happy to answer any questions on preferences or paradigm before the round. After the round I am happy to answer respectfully posed questions to clarify my reason for decision or offer advice on how to improve (subject to the time constraints of the tournament). Within the limits of reason, you may press points you don't understand or with which you disagree (though I will of course not change the ballot after a decision has been made). I am sympathetic to the fact that debaters are emotionally invested in the outcomes of debate rounds, but this does not justify haranguing judges or otherwise being rude. For that reason, failure to maintain the same level of respectfulness after the round that is generally expected during the round will result in severe penalization of speaker points.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Tournament of Champions HS 2022-04-23 LD Semis Harker RM Sage Hill MP Neg Neg 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2022-04-23 LD R5 Harker AS Immaculate Heart RR Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2022-01-28 LD WAU Harker MK Immaculate Heart JL Neg Aff 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2022-01-28 LD R2 Strake Jesuit JK Bronx Science IP Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2022-01-28 LD R1 Catonsville AT Southlake Carroll PK Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2021-09-16 LD R5 Immaculate Heart SS Harker DV Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2021-09-16 LD R4 Peninsula RM Westwood PM Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2021-09-16 LD R3 Harrison AC Southlake Carroll AS Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2021-09-16 LD R2 Southlake Carroll PK Presentation NR Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2021-09-16 LD R1 Westwood ST Loyola IB Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 LD Dbls Harker DV Claremont GK Aff Aff 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 LD R6 Advanced Technologies AA Harker DV Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2021-04-10 LD R4 Greenhill RM Lexington BF Neg
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VLD Triple Loyola DB Harrison AC Neg Neg 2-1
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VLD R6 Greenhill NT Harker AR Neg
Heart of Texas HS 2021-02-27 VLD R6 Greenhill AA Harker DS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 VLD Dubs Immaculate Heart FP Dougherty Valley AG Aff Aff 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 VLD Trips Peninsula BD Loyola BC Neg Neg 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 VLD Trips Westwood AR Advanced Technologies JG Aff Aff 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 VLD R6 Westwood AR Harker DV Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2021-02-13 VLD R6 Unionville MP Loyola SN Neg
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 LD-N Finals Granada Hills Charter JL Academy of Higher Learning HL Neg Neg 3-0
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 LD-JV Semifi Oak Ridge AB Northern Valley Regional HS at Old Tappan AK Neg Neg 2-1
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 LD-T Triple Dulles TY Harker RM Aff Aff 2-1
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 LD-T R3 Palos Verdes HS Speech and Debate Team ES Evergreen Valley RL Aff
Harvard Westlake Debates HS 2021-01-14 VLD S Peninsula AR Greenhill KD Neg Neg 2-1
Harvard Westlake Debates HS 2021-01-14 VLD T Westwood BJ Immaculate Heart BC Aff Aff 2-1
Harvard Westlake Debates HS 2021-01-14 VLD R6 Greenhill KD Harker DS Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD Semi Orange Lutheran AZ Peninsula RM Neg Neg 3-0
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD Quarte Orange Lutheran AZ DTHS HV Aff Aff 2-1
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD Octo Immaculate Heart JL San Mateo YR Neg Neg 3-0
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD Double Peninsula RM Lynbrook KD Aff Aff 3-0
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD Double Presentation NR Immaculate Heart ZB Neg Neg 2-1
Alta Silver and Black Invitational HS 2020-12-03 LD R3 West HS SLC AK Ridgevue TJ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VLD R5 Harker AS Greenhill KD Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2020-04-17 LD R6 Harker KM Parker HK Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2020 HS 2020-02-01 VLD Semis Dougherty Valley KD Archbishop Mitty LK Aff Aff 3-0
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 LD Quarte Harvard-Westlake MP Brentwood DL Aff Aff 2-1
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 LD Octos Palo Alto HS Independent EH Brentwood DL Neg Neg 2-1
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 LD R6 Brentwood SR Harvard-Westlake JZ Neg
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 LD R5 Brentwood JC SLC West TS Neg
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 LD R4 Harvard-Westlake AG Plano Independent NG Aff
The Meadows Tournament HS 2019-10-25 LD R2 Brentwood JK Harvard-Westlake CC Neg
Heart of Texas HS 2019-10-18 LD R3 Meadows NS Westwood AL Neg
Heart of Texas HS 2019-10-18 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake NR Harker SS Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2019-09-12 LD R6 Harker QC Harrison RA Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2019-09-12 LD R6 Westwood SM Palo Alto HS EH Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2019-09-12 LD R5 Harker KM Harvard-Westlake JZ Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2019-09-12 LD R3 Guyer CM Sage Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2019-09-12 LD R3 Immaculate Heart BC Alief Taylor SO Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2019-09-12 LD R2 Harker SS Immaculate Heart JL Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2019-09-12 LD R2 Harker RT Hebron LC Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2019-09-12 LD R1 Dougherty Valley KK Village AF Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2019-09-12 LD R1 Harvard-Westlake AG Harker AV Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2019-09-06 LD Doub Brentwood LE Harvard-Westlake MP Neg Neg 3-0
Loyola Invitational HS 2019-09-06 LD R6 Brentwood LE Palo Alto HS Independent EH Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2019-04-13 LD Octo Harvard-Westlake WB Immaculate Heart MC Aff Aff 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2019-04-13 LD R6 Harvard-Westlake JN Immaculate Heart MC Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2019-04-13 LD R5 Harker DS Harrison GC Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2019-04-13 LD R4 Harvard-Westlake AG Dougherty Valley KK Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2019-04-13 LD R4 Harvard-Westlake MP Saratoga UK Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 HS 2018-11-29 LD Quarte West Linn DT Harvard-Westlake BW Neg Aff 2-1
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 HS 2018-11-29 LD Octo Mission San Jose MS Harvard-Westlake SM Neg Neg 3-0
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 HS 2018-11-29 LD Octo Harvard-Westlake AL Pinnacle KA Neg Neg 3-0
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 HS 2018-11-29 LD Double Mission San Jose MS Logan TF Aff Aff 3-0
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 HS 2018-11-29 LD Double Presentation MS Quarry Lane VG Aff Aff 2-1
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 HS 2018-11-29 LD R6 Fort Collins IW Harvard-Westlake AL Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 HS 2018-11-29 LD R6 Harvard-Westlake NR Eagle TW Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 HS 2018-11-29 LD R5 Juan Diego Catholic TV Timberline SM Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 HS 2018-11-29 LD R5 Sky View SG Presentation HM Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 HS 2018-11-29 LD R2 Eagle BK Meadows KS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-17 VLD R6 McDowell SK Immaculate Heart FP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-17 VLD R3 Chanhassen NW William G. Enloe AC Neg
The Meadows Tournament HS 2018-10-26 LD R6 Brentwood DL Harvard-Westlake AL Neg
The Meadows Tournament HS 2018-10-26 LD R6 Oakwood School - North Hollywood MC Harvard-Westlake SP Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2018-10-12 LD Octas Greenhill BZ Harvard-Westlake VC Neg Aff 2-1
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2018-10-12 LD Octas Greenhill AM Harvard-Westlake SM Aff Aff 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2018-10-12 LD Double Greenhill MR Harvard-Westlake SM Neg Neg 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2018-10-12 LD Double Harvard-Westlake SK Strake Jesuit College Prep VL Aff Aff 2-1
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2018-10-12 LD R2 Austin SFA AR Harvard-Westlake VC Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2018-09-13 LD Double Harrison AZ Carroll SM Aff Aff 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2018-09-13 LD Double Harvard-Westlake AD Edgemont RG Aff Aff 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2018-09-13 LD R6 Harvard-Westlake AM Westwood AZ Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2018-09-13 LD R6 Kinkaid SM Harvard-Westlake AD Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2018-09-13 LD R4 Harvard-Westlake VC Austin SFA AR Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2018-09-13 LD R4 Northland Christian ABr McNeil KK Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2018-09-13 LD R3 Harrison EV Brentwood HG Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2018-09-13 LD R2 Edgemont RG Garland KP Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2018-09-13 LD R2 Strake Jesuit College Prep AM Harvard-Westlake SM Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2018-09-13 LD R1 Strake Jesuit College Prep JPo Edgemont JJ Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2018-09-13 LD R1 Presentation SP Meadows KS Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2018-09-07 LD Doub Dougherty Valley KK Brentwood KR Aff Aff 3-0
Loyola Invitational HS 2018-09-07 LD Doub Northwood VA Harvard-Westlake MP Aff Aff 3-0
Loyola Invitational HS 2018-09-07 LD R1 Cupertino HK Arcadia ML Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2018-09-07 LD R1 Northwood GA Canyon Crest Independent JY Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 LD Dbls Greenhill SK West Des Moines Valley CT Aff Aff 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 LD R4 Greenhill BZ Lexington RW Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 LD R4 Harvard-Westlake VC Apple Valley KA Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2018-04-28 LD R2 Harvard-Westlake IP Westwood RM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VLD Sextos Westwood RM Apple Valley KA Neg Neg 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VLD R5 Oak Hall KZ Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VLD R5 Lexington LE Harker SL Neg
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School HS 2017-11-11 N LD Semi Harvard-Westlake HSh La Reina TH Aff Aff 3-0
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School HS 2017-11-11 O LD Quar La Reina AM Los Osos Independent RN Aff Aff 2-1
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School HS 2017-11-11 O LD Quar Gabrielino LS La Reina EA Neg Neg 3-0
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School HS 2017-11-11 O LD R5 Los Osos Independent RN La Reina AM Neg
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School HS 2017-11-11 O LD R4 Gabrielino AW Flintridge Sacred Heart RL Neg
Chuck Ballingall Memorial Invitational at Damien High School HS 2017-11-11 O LD R4 Flintridge Sacred Heart DG La Reina OA Neg
The Meadows School Invitational HS 2017-10-27 LD R6 Loyola ST Harvard-Westlake JG Aff
The Meadows School Invitational HS 2017-10-27 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake AM Immaculate Heart MC Aff
The Meadows School Invitational HS 2017-10-27 LD R2 Greenhill SK Harvard-Westlake JD Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2017-09-30 TOCLD Octo Harvard-Westlake JI Northwood VA Neg Neg 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament HS 2017-09-30 TOCLD R1 Harvard-Westlake JN Northwood KK Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2017-09-16 LD Double Harvard-Westlake IP Strake Jesuit College Prep JH Aff Aff 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2017-09-16 LD Double Collegiate KY Harvard-Westlake AM Aff Aff 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2017-09-16 LD R4 Collegiate KY Harvard-Westlake SP Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2017-09-16 LD R3 Northland Christian MR Cy-Fair TW Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2017-09-16 LD R3 Winston Churchill BR Westwood JA Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2017-09-16 LD R2 Christopher Columbus DD Harvard-Westlake AM Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2017-09-16 LD R2 Brentwood JD Grapevine TS Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD Doub Brentwood RY Harvard-Westlake MG Neg Aff 2-1
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD Trip Brentwood KR Northwood KK Neg Neg 2-1
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD R6 Cupertino HK Kamiak NB Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake MG Brentwood HG Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake JI Brentwood KR Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD R4 Brentwood ELi Harvard-Westlake WB Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD R4 Palo Alto Independent BH Harvard-Westlake JC Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake AM Northwood KK Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake MP Northwood GA Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD R2 Carmel Valley Independent NF Dougherty Valley KD Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD R2 Northwood AH Harvard-Westlake SP Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD R1 Harvard-Westlake IP Northwood VA Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2017-09-08 LD R1 Harvard-Westlake JG Los Osos Independent RN Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 LD Semis Peninsula JL Harvard-Westlake EE Aff Aff 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 LD Quarte Peninsula JL Greenhill BZ Neg Aff 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 LD Octas Harker SL Peninsula JL Neg Neg 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 LD Octas Greenhill BZ Harvard-Westlake JD Aff Aff 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 LD R4 Lexington VV Sunset AB Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 LD R4 Greenhill SK Harvard-Westlake EE Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake AM Harker EM Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake KK Greenhill BZ Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 LD R1 Harvard-Westlake LM Presentation NA Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championships HS 2017-04-08 LD R1 Lexington NG Harvard-Westlake JG Aff
SCJFL Early Spring Debate 2017-02-25 LD R5 Velasq JZ Kudos AZ Aff
SCJFL Early Spring Debate MS 2017-02-25 CX R1 Autonomy Debate YL Kudos GL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VLD Double Lynbrook NS Winston Churchill BR Aff Aff 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VLD Double Harvard-Westlake JN Winston Churchill BW Aff Aff 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VLD Triple Winston Churchill JL Brentwood KM Aff Aff 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VLD Triple Presentation AS Brentwood RY Neg Neg 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VLD R6 New Trier BS Harker SL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VLD R6 Brentwood KM Harvard-Westlake LM Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VLD R5 Peninsula YCh Harker KS Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake JN Lynbrook SZ Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley HS 2017-02-18 VLD R1 Brentwood DW Harvard-Westlake SK Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R6 Immaculate Heart LM Harvard-Westlake SK Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake LM Corner Canyon TB Aff
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R5 Hendrick Hudson MG Harvard-Westlake AM Aff
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R3 Albany EK Salem Hills SC Aff
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R3 Immaculate Heart DD Palo Alto (Independent) BH Aff
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R2 Harker SL Skyridge Debate IM Aff
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R2 North Hollywood JS Servite PA Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R1 Juan Diego Catholic ZS Lynbrook NA Neg
Alta Silver and Black HS 2016-12-01 LD R1 Palo Alto (Independent) CF East AG Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2016-11-03 VarLD Quarte West Ranch JW Peninsula JL Neg Neg 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2016-11-03 VarLD Quarte Immaculate Heart DD Harvard-Westlake JaNa Aff Aff 2-1
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2016-11-03 VarLD Octas Harvard-Westlake SpKl Peninsula JL Neg Neg 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2016-11-03 VarLD Octas Peninsula IG Rowland Hall-St. Mark's KO Aff Aff 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2016-11-03 VarLD Double Santa Monica RE University HS, Irvine JC Neg Neg 2-1
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2016-11-03 VarLD Double Brentwood KM Harvard-Westlake JaNa Neg Neg 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2016-11-03 VarLD R5 West Ranch JW Peninsula IG Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2016-11-03 VarLD R3 San Marino KW Santa Monica RE Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2016-11-03 VarLD R1 Meadows KS Servite PA Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2016-11-03 VarLD R1 Chaminade CP JB Harvard-Westlake LoMo Neg
The Meadows Invitational HS 2016-10-28 LD Quarte Harvard-Westlake JD Brentwood RY Neg Neg 3-0
The Meadows Invitational HS 2016-10-28 LD Octos Greenhill SK Harvard-Westlake VC Neg Aff 2-1
The Meadows Invitational HS 2016-10-28 LD Double College Prep ZD Palo Alto (Independent) BH Neg Neg 3-0
The Meadows Invitational HS 2016-10-28 LD Double Brentwood JD Kinkaid SS Neg Neg 3-0
The Meadows Invitational HS 2016-10-28 LD R6 West KN Greenhill SK Neg
The Meadows Invitational HS 2016-10-28 LD R4 Kinkaid JY Brentwood RY Neg
The Meadows Invitational HS 2016-10-28 LD R2 Peninsula JL Harvard-Westlake IP Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2016-09-18 LD R6 Kinkaid JG Colleyville Heritage CW Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2016-09-18 LD R5 Westwood RM La Canada AZ Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2016-09-18 LD R4 West Des Moines Valley HS Westwood AG Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2016-09-18 LD R4 Woodlands DY Harvard-Westlake IP Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD Doub Lynbrook NA Harvard-Westlake IP Neg Neg 3-0
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD Doub Brentwood WJ Harvard-Westlake CE Neg Neg 3-0
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD Trip Harvard-Westlake SK Palo Alto (Independent) BH Neg Neg 3-0
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD R6 La Canada AZ Harvard-Westlake KK Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD R6 Lynbrook AP Clovis North RG Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD R5 Chaminade CP JB Brentwood EL Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD R5 Northwood Independent KK Brentwood RY Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD R4 Brentwood LR La Reina AC Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD R4 Peninsula SL Quarry Lane LL Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD R3 San Marino VL MV Independent LH Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD R3 Elite of Irvine CL Lynbrook CW Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD R2 Harvard-Westlake JG Brentwood EB Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD R2 San Marino AL Polytechnic EM Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2016-09-10 LD R1 Lynbrook YZ Peninsula JL Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 LD Octo Harrison RP Greenhill VA Neg Neg 3-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake IP Strake Jesuit CP SM Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 LD R2 Meadows LS Lynbrook VV Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 LD Octas Lexington KB Greenhill VA Neg Neg 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake SP Presentation RG Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 LD R4 Harker EM Harvard-Westlake JC Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 LD R3 Harker SP Peninsula IG Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake VC Gig Harbor CA Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD O Harvard-Westlake EE Los Altos JN Neg Neg 2-1
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD O Peninsula AJ Harvard-Westlake CE Neg Neg 3-0
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD D Peninsula IG Harvard-Westlake MG Aff Aff 2-1
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD D Peninsula KK Harvard-Westlake JD Aff Aff 2-1
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD R6 Brentwood RY Harvard-Westlake EE Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD R5 Peninsula JL Oakwood School - North Hollywood AB Aff
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD R4 Yucca Valley DA Meadows KB Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD R4 Carmel Valley RR Brentwood WJ Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake JD Peninsula KK Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake VC Los Altos JN Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD R2 Brentwood KM Harvard-Westlake LM Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake NP Loyola ZM Neg
USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships HS 2016-03-04 VLD R1 Harvard-Westlake SP MV Independent OZ Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 VLD Triple Harker RX Dougherty Valley CS Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake AL Harker SL Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake JD Winston Churchill WC Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake EE Meadows KB Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament HS 2016-02-13 VLD R3 Lynbrook NA El Cerrito EM Aff
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2016-02-06 VLD Double Harker SP Mission Independent PB Aff Aff 3-0
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2016-02-06 VLD Double Lynbrook VV Harvard-Westlake VC Aff Aff 3-0
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2016-02-06 VLD R6 Harvard-Westlake SP Meadows ER Aff
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2016-02-06 VLD R6 Mountain View VPa Harvard-Westlake CJ Aff
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2016-02-06 VLD R5 Lynbrook HW Palo Alto (Independent) BH Aff
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2016-02-06 VLD R5 Harker ZD Palo Alto (Independent) FZ Neg
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2016-02-06 VLD R2 Salpointe Catholic MM Meadows IO Aff
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2016-02-06 VLD R1 Juan Diego Catholic CS Loyola DW Neg
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV HS 2016-02-06 VLD R1 Brentwood KM Salpointe Catholic AG Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC RR HS 2015-11-05 VarLD Finals Peninsula JL Oakwood School - North Hollywood JW Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC RR HS 2015-11-05 VarLD Octas Peninsula IG Harvard-Westlake WP Aff Neg 2-1
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC RR HS 2015-11-05 VarLD Double Harvard-Westlake LM Meadows KB Neg Neg 3-0
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC RR HS 2015-11-05 VarLD R6 Loyola NT Peninsula IG Neg
The Meadows Invitational HS 2015-10-30 LD Double Harvard-Westlake CE La Costa Canyon RL Aff Aff 3-0
The Meadows Invitational HS 2015-10-30 LD R6 La Canada AZ Rowland Hall-St. Mark's KO Aff
The Meadows Invitational HS 2015-10-30 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake CC Greenhill VA Aff
The Meadows Invitational HS 2015-10-30 LD R5 Kinkaid JY Law Magnet DD Neg
The Meadows Invitational HS 2015-10-30 LD R3 Greenhill BE Clovis North RG Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2015-09-19 LD Quarte Clements FT Harvard-Westlake NS Neg Aff 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2015-09-19 LD Octafi Harker SP Harvard-Westlake CC Neg Neg 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2015-09-19 LD Double Meadows LS Clements FT Neg Neg 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2015-09-19 LD Double La Canada AZ Harvard-Westlake CE Aff Aff 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2015-09-19 LD R4 Apple Valley PH Peninsula KK Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2015-09-19 LD R4 Harker KQ Winston Churchill JL Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2015-09-19 LD R3 Lexington NB Apple Valley HD Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2015-09-19 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake CE Plano East Senior AK Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2015-09-19 LD R2 Meadows SK Westwood NS Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2015-09-19 LD R2 Harvard-Westlake CC Interlake AL Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2015-09-19 LD R1 Strake Jesuit CP SM Harker SP Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic HS 2015-09-19 LD R1 Meadows LS Peninsula JL Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2015-09-11 LD Quarte Los Altos JN Crossroads NS Neg Neg 3-0
Loyola Invitational HS 2015-09-11 LD Octas Meadows KB Harvard-Westlake CC Neg Neg 3-0
Loyola Invitational HS 2015-09-11 LD Double Immaculate Heart DD Lynbrook NS Neg Neg 3-0
Loyola Invitational HS 2015-09-11 LD R6 Peninsula JL Mountain View VP Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2015-09-11 LD R6 Brentwood CH Harvard-Westlake CC Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2015-09-11 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake NS Meadows AT Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2015-09-11 LD R5 Lynbrook VV Harvard-Westlake WP Aff
Loyola Invitational MS 2015-09-11 LD R4 West Ranch JW HWMS JD Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2015-09-11 LD R4 Harvard-Westlake IP Lynbrook NS Neg
Loyola Invitational MS 2015-09-11 LD R3 Elite of Irvine CL HWMS ER Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2015-09-11 LD R3 Lynbrook NA Peninsula KK Neg
Loyola Invitational MS 2015-09-11 LD R2 Lynbrook CW HWMS NP Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2015-09-11 LD R2 Peninsula IG Harvard-Westlake EC Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2015-09-11 LD R1 Clovis North RGi La Canada AZ Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2015-09-11 LD R1 Lynbrook HW Immaculate Heart DE Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2015-04-25 LD Octo Greenhill VA Peninsula AT Aff Aff 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2015-04-25 LD Octo Peninsula AJ Greenhill BE Aff Aff 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2015-04-25 LD R7 Westlake DB Peninsula AT Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2015-04-25 LD R7 La Canada AZ Crossroads NS Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2015-04-25 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake CC Peninsula JL Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD Octo Peninsula JZ Greenhill VA Neg Neg 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD Octo Peninsula JL Harker PR Neg Neg 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD Double Peninsula JL Lexington LW Neg Aff 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD R5 Harvard-Westlake KW Los Altos SN Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD R5 Harker PR Harvard-Westlake JN Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD R4 Peninsula KK Meadows MS Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD R4 Mountain View KX Peninsula JL Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD R3 Greenhill MM Harker ZD Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD R3 Los Altos JN Harvard-Westlake CE Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD R2 Peninsula IG Harvard-Westlake NS Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD R2 Harker KQ Greenhill VA Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD R1 Peninsula JZ Presentation RG Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2015-04-12 LD R1 Harvard-Westlake WP Lexington LW Neg
California Round Robin HS 2015-02-12 LD RR R6 Torrey Pines VB Greenhill BE Aff Aff 2-0
California Round Robin HS 2015-02-12 LD RR R6 Harker PR Peninsula AT Aff
California Round Robin HS 2015-02-12 LD RR R5 Miramonte TK Harvard-Westlake CE Aff Aff 2-0
California Round Robin HS 2015-02-12 LD RR R5 Meadows MS Torrey Pines VB Neg
California Round Robin HS 2015-02-12 LD RR R2 Harvard-Westlake CE Newark Science SS Neg Neg 2-0
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD Triple Interlake AL Lake Highland Prep MCo Aff Aff 3-0
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD Triple Los Altos SN Harvard-Westlake NS Neg Neg 3-0
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R6 Meadows MS Mission San Jose RR Aff
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R6 Loyola NR Peninsula IG Aff
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R5 Lake Highland Prep JN Miramonte AB Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R5 Lake Highland Prep MCo La Reina EP Aff
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R4 Evergreen Valley KV Peninsula KK Aff
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R4 Hawken Independent NK Mission San Jose SS Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R3 Monta Vista HS (Cupertino) SS Claremont DC Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R3 Monta Vista HS (Cupertino) OZ Harvard-Westlake CE Neg
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R1 West Des Moines Valley BG Peninsula MG Aff
29th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2015-02-08 VLD R1 Claremont SH West Des Moines Valley TF Neg
The Glenbrooks HS 2014-11-22 VLD Round Peninsula JZ Harker PR Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin HS 2014-11-06 VarLD R5 Peninsula KK Harvard-Westlake CC Neg
The Meadows School HS 2014-10-31 LD Double Peninsula JL Crossroads NS Aff Aff 2-1
The Meadows School HS 2014-10-31 LD R4 Brentwood JR Torrey Pines AI Neg
The Meadows School HS 2014-10-31 LD R4 Peninsula IG Brentwood JL Neg
The Meadows School HS 2014-10-31 LD R3 Harvard-Westlake KWe Greenhill BE Neg
The Meadows School HS 2014-10-31 LD R2 Kinkaid MS Harvard-Westlake DM Neg
The Meadows School HS 2014-10-31 LD R2 Kinkaid EH Greenhill GB Neg
The Meadows School HS 2014-10-31 LD R1 Loyola AP Greenhill MM Neg
The Meadows School HS 2014-10-31 LD R1 Harvard-Westlake JN Crossroads NS Neg
Voices Foundation Invitational HS 2014-10-10 VLD R5 Monta Vista Independent OZ Mountain View AC Aff
Voices Foundation Invitational HS 2014-10-10 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake CJ Monta Vista Independent SS Aff
Voices Foundation Invitational HS 2014-10-10 VLD R4 Cerritos JC Mountain View KX Neg
Voices Foundation Invitational HS 2014-10-10 VLD R4 Crossroads NS Palo Alto AN Aff
Voices Foundation Invitational HS 2014-10-10 VLD R3 Los Altos IG Harker DB Aff
Voices Foundation Invitational HS 2014-10-10 VLD R3 Harvard-Westlake NS Meadows SK Aff
Voices Foundation Invitational HS 2014-10-10 VLD R2 Del Mar Independent VB Meadows KB Aff
Voices Foundation Invitational HS 2014-10-10 VLD R2 Harker KQ Mountain View VP Aff
Golden Desert UNLV HS 2014-02-01 VLD Semis Harker Pranav Reddy Harvard-Westlake Julie Engel Aff Aff 3-0
Golden Desert UNLV HS 2014-02-01 VLD Qts Harker Pranav Reddy Harvard-Westlake Cameron Cohen Aff Aff 2-1
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD Semis PV Peninsula AT Brentwood JL Aff Neg 2-1
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD Quarte La Jolla RP PV Peninsula AJ Neg Neg 2-1
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD Octas PV Peninsula JW La Jolla RP Neg Neg 3-0
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD Octas Leucadia SW Meadows SM Neg Neg 3-0
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD Partia San Marino NT
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD R6 PV Peninsula KK Citrus Valley SO Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD R6 Meadows AT San Marino EL Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD R5 PV Peninsula AJ
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD R5 Arcadia VL PV Peninsula JZ Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD R4 Granada Hills Independent SG Immaculate Heart AS Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD R4 Immaculate Heart SS Brentwood JS Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD R3 Meadows KB FSHA (Flintridge) MC Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD R3 Brentwood CH PV Peninsula RT Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD R2 Claremont JH
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD R2 Meadows MS PV Peninsula JW Neg
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD R1 PV Peninsula JL Los Altos JN Aff
Loyola Invitational HS 2013-09-13 LD R1 Arcadia GH Brentwood JL Neg