Kelly Lutgen Paradigm

Last changed 17 November 2018 6:32 AM EDT

I am Debate coach as well as a High School Social Studies teacher.

If you spread (i.e. speak very quickly), I will vote against you, no matter how convincing your arguments. The purpose of debating is to prepare students with speaking skills that will be useful in their adult lives. This is not speed chess.

I also find the use of debate lingo unconvincing. No presidential candidate ever referred to "cards" instead of the actual facts; nor did one ever talk about "extending the flow." Speak the substance of your argument; don't use code.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 LD R6 L114 L313 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 LD R6 L361 L176 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 LD R5 L368 L370 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 LD R5 L291 L142 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 LD R4 L297 L212 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 LD R4 L339 L221 Aff Aff 2-0
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 NPF Double Shrewsbury AC Pinecrest BU Pro Con 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 NPF R4 Westborough VP Ivy Bridge CC Con
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 NPF R4 Potomac WC South Plantation WN Con
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 NPF R2 Ransom Everglades MM Edgemont IP Pro
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 NPF R2 Bronx Science MY Nightingale Bamford BP Pro
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF R1 St. Michael's CG Grand Oaks AA Con
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2020-02-13 JVPF R1 Cary HW Evanston Twp PP Pro
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 LD Octo 3134 3177 Neg Aff 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 LD Dbl Oc 3138 3102 Aff Aff 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 LD R5 3123 3050 Neg Neg 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 LD R5 3010 3041 Aff Aff 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 LD R4 3075 3211 Neg Neg 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 LD R4 3066 3036 Aff Aff 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 LD R3 3069 3098 Neg Neg 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 LD R3 3059 3209 Aff Aff 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 LD R2 3015 3172 Aff Aff 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 LD R2 3027 3002 Neg Neg 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 LD R1 3156 3168 Aff Aff 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 LD R1 3023 3120 Neg Neg 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R6 St. Andrew's Episcopal OE Bridgewater RM Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R6 Timothy Christian ST Myers Park ZM Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R5 Syosset MW Chaminade PV Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R5 Hill NL Plano West Sr SW Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R4 Pembroke Pines Charter JD Plano East Senior HG Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R4 Cherokee MT Stuyvesant GP Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R3 Paul J Hagerty SC Timothy Christian MR Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R3 McDowell AN Houston Memorial AO Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R2 Paul J Hagerty SA Paradise Valley EM Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R2 George Ranch DD Asheville MG Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R1 Millburn AG Timothy Christian PT Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD Octafi Ganga KG Ridge AS Aff Neg 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R6 Melissa ZM Timothy Christian JW Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R6 Millburn SC Stuyvesant SP Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R5 Half Hollow Hills MG McClintock LK Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R5 Chaminade JV Raisbeck Aviation DR Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R4 Barrington ST Poly Prep Country Day DB Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R4 Blair AC Hebron SH Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R3 Lake Highland Prep JA Boca Raton EP Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R3 Byram Hills TD Walt Whitman HW Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R2 Ganga KG Montville AS Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R2 Mountain Brook DC Christopher Columbus AS Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R1 Durham BD Roslyn YB Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2018-02-17 JVLD R1 Montville JM Millburn AG Aff
MDTA JVNovice State Championship HS 2017-12-01 JVLD FINAL Edina AV Apple Valley BS Neg Neg 3-0
MDTA JVNovice State Championship HS 2017-12-01 JVLD OCTOFI Edina MR Forest Lake Sr EO Aff Neg 2-1
MDTA JVNovice State Championship HS 2017-12-01 JVLD DOUBLE Lakeville North GR Edina AT Aff Aff 2-1
MDTA JVNovice State Championship HS 2017-12-01 JVLD R5 Edina BB St Michael Albertville RD Aff
MDTA JVNovice State Championship HS 2017-12-01 JVLD R5 Mahtomedi JB Providence II Aff
MDTA JVNovice State Championship HS 2017-12-01 JVLD R4 Champlin Park DS Apple Valley BS Neg
MDTA JVNovice State Championship HS 2017-12-01 JVLD R4 Maple Grove NV Eden Prairie AK Aff