Zachary Brown Paradigm

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Zachary Brown

He/Him/His

zrbrown@gmail.com
Updated: Sept 2019

Background:
8 years debate experience 2000-2008 (Derby HS, Wichita State University)

11 years coaching experience 2007-2018 (Assistant coach- Wichita East HS, Wichita State University, Head Coach- Hutchinson HS)

I am no longer as active as I used to be and I have not coached or judged extensively for the last few years. Explain your topic acronyms and argument jargon.

I think the topic is important but what the "topic" means is open for discussion. Debate is an important forum and I support efforts to discuss ways to make the community better.

I feel that respect and inclusion are fundamental values. Be mindful of the people in the room. Be nice! I have no tolerance for rude, disrespectful, and exclusionary behavior. Don't like it? Strike me. Debate is a game. Play to win, but have fun!

I don't care what kind of arguments you make, just make it a good one. I am not impressed by teams who copy the latest trends and arguments from a college or national circuit wiki without fundamental knowledge on how to execute those arguments. I like innovative arguments and I've voted for some wild stuff, but know your argument and do it well. I appreciate gutsy decisions and well executed strategy. I miss case debate.

At the risk of being a luddite, I don't like to call for cards and I don't want to get your speech doc. Debate is a communication activity and too many debaters rely on the speech doc to make arguments that the were not made in a speech. I don't want to read the evidence unless I have to. Usually if I call for a card that means that there is a fundamental disagreement about contents, suspicion of clipping, or unclear argumentation. Evidence quality matters a lot to me. The most underutilized skill in debate is good evidence comparison. Give me reasons to "prefer your evidence". It is the job of the debater to explain their arguments in a way that is understandable and flowable. Rate of delivery doesn't matter to me, but clarity does.

I know there is lots of other stuff to discuss. Just ask me before round if you have any questions.

6.2.5

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Wichita East Blue Ace Invitational 9/27/2019 Var R7 BA Payne & Baxter AG Akins & Peery Aff Aff on a 3-0
Wichita East Blue Ace Invitational 9/27/2019 Var R5 BL Moore & Wemhoff AZ Auletti & Woods Aff
Wichita East Blue Ace Invitational 9/27/2019 JV R4 AD Koppa & Wills AF Newman & Wright Aff
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R4 3 Johnson & Torkelson 9 Silva & Gardner Aff Aff on a 3-0
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R3 4 Goodnight & McDavitt 10 Hartter & Jarmer Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 PF R14 N358 N290 Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R7 X176 X211 Aff Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R6 X209 X256 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R5 X182 X219 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R4 X280 X144 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R3 X163 X132 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R2 X137 X110 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R1 X249 X208 Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI Quarte Barstow Tyler Durwood & Kristin Tingle Jenks Rylee Buchert & Sanjeev Musuvathy Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI Octos Lawrence Free State Li Gordon-Washington & Maxwell Lillich Derby Noah Graham & Alec Hinecker Aff Aff on a 2-1
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI Double Barstow Sam Short & Taha Fanaswala Washburn Rural Grace Kessler & Raina Peter Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI 5 Maize Hayley Tice & Hannah Piros Lawrence Free State Ting Ting Shi & Amanda White Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI R4 Blue Valley North Max Indiveri & Chris Lucas Barstow Miles Luce & Amanda Munsell Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI R3 Blue Valley Southwest Ted Shi & Anna Lee Kapaun Mount Carmel Jacob Doolittle & Ben Engle Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI R2 Kapaun Mount Carmel Loic Rocheleau & Vanessa Nguyen Blue Valley Southwest Faris Bdair & Niko Helixon Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI R1 Kapaun Mount Carmel Madeline Rowley & Margaret Moore Blue Valley Southwest Max McCarty & Eli Pieper Neg
Panther Debate Tournament 10/27/2017 DCI DCI Qu Blue Valley West Ma & Mehta Kapaun Mount Carmel Bolinger & Magana Neg Neg on a 2-0
Panther Debate Tournament 10/27/2017 DCI R4 Topeka Reed & Hatesohl Olathe North Gupta & Shirley Aff
Panther Debate Tournament 10/27/2017 DCI R3 Eisenhower Stiffler & Hartter Kapaun Mount Carmel Rowley & Moore Neg
Panther Debate Tournament 10/27/2017 DCI R2 Washburn Rural Garg & Reza Blue Valley West Tallavajhala & Vasudevan Neg
Wichita East Invitational 10/6/2017 Var R3 KapMou BM LawFre LG Neg
Tom Kelly Invitational Debate Touranment 9/23/2016 DCI R5 Shawnee Mission West HV Blue Valley North RG Aff
Tom Kelly Invitational Debate Touranment 9/23/2016 DCI R4 Buhler RG Olathe Northwest JL Neg
Tom Kelly Invitational Debate Touranment 9/23/2016 DCI R1 Shawnee Mission East BW Garden City UN Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/6/2015 DCI Double Blue Valley Southwest Hussaini & Lowe Kapaun Mount Carmel Phillips & Yoon Neg Aff on a 2-1
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/6/2015 DCI R3 Barstow Fussell & Nalamachu Blue Valley Southwest McCarty & Khan Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/6/2015 DCI R2 Greenwood Lab Morrison & Watson Kapaun Mount Carmel Engle & Salgado Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/6/2015 DCI R1 Kapaun Mount Carmel Wong & Lett Olathe Northwest Delehanty & Smith Neg
Moorhouse Debate Tournament WSU 1/26/2013 Open 7 UTDallas MV Wyoming FJ Aff
Moorhouse Debate Tournament WSU 1/26/2013 Open 6 North Texas MS Emporia BW Aff
Moorhouse Debate Tournament WSU 1/26/2013 Junior Round Lindenwood CH JCCC NW Neg
Moorhouse Debate Tournament WSU 1/26/2013 Junior Round Emporia DW Lindenwood PW Aff
Moorhouse Debate Tournament WSU 1/26/2013 Open 1 Kansas HM Emporia FT Aff