Kelly Lutgen Paradigm

Last changed 11/17 11:32A 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 Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 NPF Double Shrewsbury AC Pinecrest BU Aff Neg on a 2-1
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 NPF R4 Westborough VP Ivy Bridge CC Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 NPF R4 Potomac WC South Plantation WN Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 NPF R2 Bronx Science MY Nightingale Bamford BP Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 NPF R2 Ransom Everglades MM Edgemont IP Aff
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVPF R1 St. Michael's CG Grand Oaks AA Neg
46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/13/2020 JVPF R1 Cary HW Evanston Twp PP Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 JVLD Octos West Des Moines Valley CF Hawken DK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 JVLD R5 Lake Highland Prep DP Harvard-Westlake JM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 JVLD R4 Lake Highland Prep YA Harrison EM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 JVLD R4 Little Rock Central TW Harvard-Westlake IM Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 JVLD R3 Little Rock Central DS Harrison AA Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 JVLD R3 Little Rock Central JP St. Andrew's Episcopal KP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 JVLD R2 Marlborough ML West Des Moines Valley MM Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 JVLD R2 Apple Valley JS Little Rock Central EB Aff
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 LD Octo 3134 3177 Neg Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 LD Dbl Oc 3138 3102 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 LD R5 3123 3050 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 LD R5 3010 3041 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 LD R4 3075 3211 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 LD R4 3066 3036 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 LD R3 3069 3098 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 LD R3 3059 3209 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 LD R2 3027 3002 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 LD R2 3015 3172 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 LD R1 3156 3168 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 LD R1 3023 3120 Neg Neg on a 2-1
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R6 Timothy Christian ST Myers Park ZM Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R6 St. Andrew's Episcopal OE Bridgewater RM Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Syosset MW Chaminade PV Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Hill NL Plano West Sr SW Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R4 Pembroke Pines Charter JD Plano East Senior HG Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R4 Cherokee MT Stuyvesant GP Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R3 McDowell AN Houston Memorial AO Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R3 Paul J Hagerty SC Timothy Christian MR Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Paul J Hagerty SA Paradise Valley EM Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R2 George Ranch DD Asheville MG Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R1 Millburn AG Timothy Christian PT Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD Octafi Ganga KG Ridge AS Aff Neg on a 2-1
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD R6 Melissa ZM Timothy Christian JW Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD R6 Millburn SC Stuyvesant SP Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD R5 Half Hollow Hills MG McClintock LK Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD R5 Chaminade JV Raisbeck Aviation DR Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD R4 Barrington ST Poly Prep Country Day DB Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD R4 Blair AC Hebron SH Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD R3 Byram Hills TD Walt Whitman HW Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD R3 Lake Highland Prep JA Boca Raton EP Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD R2 Ganga KG Montville AS Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD R2 Mountain Brook DC Christopher Columbus AS Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD R1 Durham BD Roslyn YB Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVLD R1 Montville JM Millburn AG Aff
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD FINAL Edina AV Apple Valley BS Neg Neg on a 3-0
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD OCTOFI Edina MR Forest Lake Sr EO Aff Neg on a 2-1
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD DOUBLE Lakeville North GR Edina AT Aff Aff on a 2-1
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD R5 Mahtomedi JB Providence II Aff
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD R5 Edina BB St Michael Albertville RD Aff
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD R4 Maple Grove NV Eden Prairie AK Aff
MDTA JVNovice State Championship 12/1/2017 JVLD R4 Champlin Park DS Apple Valley BS Neg