Conal Thomas-McGinnis achieved a career bid total of 20 and debated from the 5th grade until graduation. He has now coached for the West Des Moines Valley team for 2 years and has coached students to bid rounds. He specializes in theory, framework, and tricks. He’s particularly interested in unique tricks positions, Kantian positions, and theory. His interests outside debate include nostalgic cartoons, trading card games, and video games.