Bill Batterman Paradigm

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Bill Batterman
Associate Director of Debate — Woodward Academy (2010-present)
Director of Debate — Marquette University High School (2006-2010)
Assistant Debate Coach — Marquette, Appleton East, Nicolet, etc. (2000-2006)
Last Updated 09/09/2019

Twitter version: Debate like an adult. Show me the evidence. Attend to the details. Don't dodge; clash. Great research and informed comparisons win debates.

My promise: I will pay close attention to every debate, carefully and completely scrutinize every argument, and provide honest feedback so that students are continuously challenged to improve as debaters.

Pre-round: Please add billbatterman@gmail.com to the email chain. Respect your opponents by sending the same documents to the email chain that you use to deliver your speeches. If you create separate versions of your speech documents (typically by deleting headings and analytical arguments) before sharing them, I will assume that you do not respect your opponents. I like debaters that respect their opponents.

1. I care most about clarity, clash, and argument comparison.

I will be more impressed by students that demonstrate topic knowledge, line-by-line organization skills (supported by careful flowing), and intelligent cross-examinations than by those that rely on superfast speaking, obfuscation, jargon, backfile recycling, and/or tricks. I've been doing this for 20 years, and I'm still not bored by strong fundamental skills and execution of basic, core-of-the-topic arguments.

To impress me, invite clash and show off what you have learned this season. I will want to vote for the team that (a) is more prepared and more knowledgeable about the assigned topic and that (b) better invites clash and provides their opponents with a productive opportunity for an in-depth debate.

Aff cases that lack solvency advocates and claim multiple contrived advantages do not invite a productive debate. Neither do whipsaw/scattershot 1NCs chock-full of incomplete, contradictory, and contrived off-case positions. Debates are best when the aff reads a plan with a high-quality solvency advocate and one or two well-supported advantages and the neg responds with a limited number of complete, consistent, and well-supported positions (including, usually, thorough case answers).

I would unapologetically prefer not to judge debates between students that do not want to invite a productive, clash-heavy debate.

2. I'm a critic of argument, not a blank slate.

My most important "judge preference" is that I value debating: "a direct and sustained confrontation of rival positions through the dialectic of assertion, critique, response and counter-critique" (Gutting 2013). I make decisions based on "the essential quality of debate: upon the strength of arguments" (Balthrop 1989).

Philosophically, I value "debate as argument-judgment" more than "debate as information production" (Cram 2012). That means that I want to hear debates between students that are invested in debating scholarly arguments based on rigorous preparation, expert evidence, deep content knowledge, and strategic thinking. While I will do my best to maintain fidelity to the debate that has taken place when forming my decision, I am more comfortable than most judges with evaluating and scrutinizing students' arguments. I care much more about evidence and argument quality and am far less tolerant of trickery and obfuscation than the median judge. This has two primary implications for students seeking to adapt to my judging:

a. What a card "says" is not as important as what a card proves. When deciding debates, I spend more time on questions like "what argument does this expert make and is the argument right?" than on questions like "what words has this debate team highlighted in this card and have these words been dropped by the other team?." As a critic of argument, I place "greater emphasis upon evaluating quality of argument" and assume "an active role in the debate process on the basis of [my] expertise, or knowledge of practices and standards within the community." Because I emphasize "the giving of reasons as the essential quality of argument, evidence which provides those reasons in support of claims will inevitably receive greater credibility than a number of pieces of evidence, each presenting only the conclusion of someone's reasoning process. It is, in crudest terms, a preference for quality of evidence over quantity" (Balthrop 1989).

b. The burden of proof precedes the burden of rejoinder. As presented, the risk of many advantages and disadvantages is zero because of missing internal links or a lack of grounding for important claims. "I know this argument doesn't make sense, but they dropped it!" will not convince me; reasons will.

When I disagree with other judges about the outcome of a debate, my most common criticism of their decision is that it gives too much credit to bad arguments or arguments that don't make sense. Their most common criticism of my decision is that it is "too interventionist" and that while they agree with my assessment of the arguments/evidence, they think that something else that happened in the debate (often a "technical concession") should be more determinative. I respect many judges that disagree with me in these situations; I'm glad there are both "tech-leaning" and "truth-leaning" judges in our activity. In the vast majority of debates, we come to the same conclusion. But at the margins, this is the major point of disagreement between us — it's much more important than any particular argument or theory preference.

3. I am most persuaded by arguments about the assigned topic.

One of the primary reasons I continue to love coaching debate is that "being a coach is to be enrolled in a continuing graduate course in public policy" (Fleissner 1995). Learning about a new topic area each year enriches my life in profound ways. After 20 years in "The Academy of Debate" (Fleissner 1995), I have developed a deep and enduring belief in the importance of public policy. It matters. This has two practical implications for how I tend to judge debates:

a. Kritiks that demonstrate concern for good policymaking can be very persuasive, but kritiks that ignore the topic or disavow policy analysis entirely will be tough to win. My self-perception is that I am much more receptive to well-developed kritiks than many "policy" judges, but I am as unpersuaded (if not more so) by kritiks that rely on tricks, obfuscation, and conditionality as I am by those styles of policy arguments.

b. I almost always find kritiks of topicality unpersuasive. An unlimited topic would not facilitate the in-depth clash over core-of-the-topic arguments that I most value about debate. The combination of "topical version of the aff" and "argue this kritik on the neg" is difficult to defeat when coupled with a fairness or topic education impact. Topical kritik affirmatives are much more likely to persuade me than kritiks of topicality.

4. I am looking forward to judging debates on the arms sales topic.

I've learned a lot about arms sales policy over the last six months. It's an interesting subject area with strong aff and neg ground. My opinions will change as the tournament season begins, but I have a few initial thoughts — some of which I shared at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVR8MFNxr94 — that seem important to share.

a. Topicality "substantially reduce" could be a winnable negative option in many circumstances. I do not (yet) have a strong opinion about the various interpretations (2.7%, Pearson, non-viable relationship, etc.), but I don't think the aff needs very small cases in order to win and I don't think the topic would be improved by their inclusion.

b. Delivery is part of Foreign Military Sales and Direct Commercial Sales. Counterplans that claim to compete by ending "deliveries" but not "sales" do not make sense to me.

c. The way "durable" fiat and condition counterplans are typically understood doesn't contextualize well to the arms sales topic. Condition (leverage) counterplans might still make sense in some circumstances, but I don't think they are "core neg ground." Part of the problem is that arms embargoes are not permanent, but the negative will want them to be treated as such to generate counterplan competition. This can get very contrived very quickly, and I am unlikely to find those strategic maneuvers persuasive.

d. I remain mostly unpersuaded by "circumvention." The Trump-era topics have led to a series of negative arguments that transform inherency into a solvency takeout. I understand why the negative wants to make these arguments, but I am often left wondering what they then think the point of debate should be. The negative could persuade me that endorsing policy proposals that have no chance of being implemented is counterproductive, but they need to explicitly say so and provide reasons to support this claim. Most circumvention arguments fail to meet this burden.

Works Cited
Balthrop 1989 = V. William Balthrop, "The Debate Judge as 'Critic of Argument'," Advanced Debate: Readings in Theory Practice & Teaching (Third Edition).
Cram 2012 = http://cedadebate.org/CAD/index.php/CAD/article/view/295/259
Gutting 2013 = http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/a-great-debate/
Fleissner 1995 = https://the3nr.com/2010/05/20/chain-reaction-the-1995-barkley-forum-coaches-luncheon-keynote-speech/

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open Octas Westminster AB Walter Payton AL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open Double Kent Denver LK Montgomery Bell BM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R6 Northside ChSu Georgetown Day BS Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R5 Homestead LW Oak Park and River Forest GS Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/12/2019 Open R3 Solorio GJ Oak Park and River Forest KM Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/27/2019 VCX Quarte Westminster MP Henry W Grady WN Aff Aff on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX Double Westminster AB OES TW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R5 Rowland Hall AP Liberal Arts and Science IJ Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/12/2019 CX R1 Crossings Christian NB Westminster YL Neg
Novice Round Up 5/4/2019 CX R7 Dallas Highland Park AR Jesuit CM Aff
Novice Round Up 5/4/2019 CX R6 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart PF Liberal Arts and Science CH Neg Neg on a 2-0
NDCA 4/13/2019 POL R6 Jesuit GN Fullerton Union GK Aff
NDCA 4/13/2019 POL R3 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BA Harker KH Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championships 2/22/2019 PF R3 Carrollton Javier Lopez-Miranda & Lyall Penley Sequoyah Nyla Crayton & John Forbes Neg
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships 2/8/2019 JVCX Finals Chattahoochee Jared Adam & Rohan Manne Alpharetta HS Hargunn Sandhu & Thomas Tokos Aff Aff on a 3-0
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships 2/8/2019 JVCX R5 Westminster Thej Khanna & Charlotte Baugher Chattahoochee Jared Adam & Rohan Manne Neg
GFCA 1st 2nd Year State Championships 2/8/2019 JVCX R4 Alpharetta HS Hargunn Sandhu & Thomas Tokos Marist Anthony Ovadje Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R6 Harker KH Strath Haven DP Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R5 Unionville KL Baton Rouge Magnet CH Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R2 Westminster PI Montgomery Bell KK Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R1 Montgomery Bell FK Marist TO Aff
Carrollton Sacred Heart 12/1/2018 VCX R6 St. Mark's School of Texas TG Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart CA Neg
Carrollton Sacred Heart 12/1/2018 VCX R5 Cypress Bay RL Pine Crest Prep EP Aff
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 OPEN Semifi Chattahoochee AP Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Aff Aff on a 2-1
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 OPEN Quarte Montgomery Bell FM Chattahoochee AP Neg Neg on a 2-1
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 OPEN Octafi Westminster RS Alpharetta HS BM Aff Aff on a 3-0
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 OPEN R6 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Montgomery Bell HR Aff
WESTMINSTER 11/17/2018 OPEN R3 Montgomery Bell KK Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BD Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 PD R5 Jesuit CP TH St. Mark's School of Texas SW Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 PD R3 St Francis SN Crossings Christian HK Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/28/2018 VCX Semis Westminster IR Pace HN Neg Neg on a 3-0
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/28/2018 VCX Quarte Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AM Westminster PK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX RR R6 Dallas Highland Park ML Aff Aff on a 2-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX RR R4 New Trier EK
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX RR R3 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD North Broward Prep MR Neg Neg on a 2-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX RR R1 Montgomery Bell BG Glenbrook North DF Aff Aff on a 2-0
Novice Round Up 4/27/2018 CX R4 Georgetown Day BS Heritage Hall RL Neg Neg on a 2-0
Novice Round Up 4/27/2018 CX R3 Harker KV Jesuit CP BM Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL DO Harker HO Chattahoochee AP Aff Neg on a 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R5 Jesuit CP FJ Peninsula AJ Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R4 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Jesuit CP HM Aff
GFCA State 3/2/2018 CX R5 Westminster Sam Pavur & Rishi Manghat Alpharetta HS Shivan Moodley & Suchetas Bokil Aff
GFCA State 3/2/2018 CX R3 Chattahoochee Antareeksh Deb & Richard Xie Westminster Alex Greene & Christopher Rascoe Neg
Crestian Policy Classic 2/14/2018 VAR R3 Mount Vernon Pr KS Carrollton Scho FP Neg
Crestian Policy Classic 2/14/2018 VAR R2 Montgomery Bell HK Westminster YL Aff
Crestian Policy Classic 2/14/2018 VAR R1 Glenbrook South SV Carrollton Scho DJ Aff
GFCA First Year Second Year State 2/9/2018 JVCX R5 Riverwood Neha Devineni & Noel Crenshaw Cambridge Varad Garude & Jack Mruz Neg
GFCA First Year Second Year State 2/9/2018 JVCX R4 Alpharetta HS Saanya Saurabh & Sakshi Deshpande Chattahoochee Suraj Peramanu & David Hauser Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R5 Liberal Arts and Science AV Jesuit CP HM Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R2 Peninsula ST College Prep MC Neg
Justin Wilson Debates Pace Round Robin 1/24/2018 Pace R5 Overland Park Southwest Riverwood Aff Aff on a 2-0
Justin Wilson Debates Pace Round Robin 1/24/2018 Pace R2 Montgomery Bell Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Aff Aff on a 2-0
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF Semis Montgomery Bell BJ Highland Park (Dallas) MK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF Octos Montgomery Bell BJ Jesuit CP HM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R6 Glenbrook South KR Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R4 Jesuit CP HM Montgomery Bell BJ Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R3 Isidore Newman AL Niles West GS Aff
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R1 Peninsula AJ Highland Park (Dallas) MK Aff
Carrollton Sacred Heart 12/2/2017 VCX R6 St. Mark's School of Texas VT Carrollton DG Aff
Carrollton Sacred Heart 12/2/2017 VCX R5 Cypress Bay RL Westminster AB Neg
Carrollton Sacred Heart 12/2/2017 VCX R4 Westminster PN Carrollton AD Neg
Carrollton Sacred Heart 12/2/2017 VCX R3 Carrollton AP Westminster FV Aff
Westminster 11/18/2017 OPEN Quarte Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BG USN BK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Westminster 11/18/2017 OPEN Octafi Montgomery Bell DF Chattahoochee AP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Westminster 11/18/2017 OPEN R6 Chattahoochee DX Northview RJ Aff
Westminster 11/18/2017 OPEN R4 Chattahoochee AP Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Neg
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 Pol Quarte McQueen RR Green Valley SW Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 Pol Octos Salt Lake City West NL Greenhill EG Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 Pol R6 Coppell DP Rowland Hall-St Mark AG Aff
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 Pol R3 Rowland Hall-St Mark HD Coppell BD Neg
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 Pol R1 Rowland Hall-St Mark MA Fullerton Union GK Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 PD Octas Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Montgomery Bell BJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 PD R6 Montgomery Bell HR Harker HO Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 PD R5 Barstow DT Jesuit CP GT Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 PD R1 Bellarmine College Prep TJ Montgomery Bell DF Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/29/2017 VCX Quarte Carrollton ArPa Pace HN Neg Neg on a 2-1
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/29/2017 VCX Octas Carrollton JC Montgomery Bell RH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX Quarte North Broward Prep MR Montgomery Bell BJ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX Octafi Liberal Arts and Science AV St. Mark's School of Texas SW Aff Aff on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX Double Wayzata SH Montgomery Bell BJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R3 Winston Churchill AD Emporia BM Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R2 Rowland Hall-St Mark DS Niles North LL Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R1 St. Mark's School of Texas SW Jesuit CP HM Aff
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/1/2017 CX Quarte BGMOS Lab Sears & Goldberg BGMOS Lab Williams & Ivackovic Aff Aff on a 2-1
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/1/2017 CX R5 BHT Lab Scott & Gutierrez GMMS Lab Ramani & Saurabh Aff
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/1/2017 CX R4 BLRS Lab Bokil & Moodley BLRS Lab Zhang & Jung Aff
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/1/2017 CX R3 BGMOS Lab Charnes & Aralis BGMOS Lab Kong & Jalan Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/1/2017 CX R2 BLRS Lab Burugu & Dasgupta BHT Lab Bagdon & McGraw Aff
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/1/2017 CX R1 BHT Lab Nanji & Butch BLRS Lab Sandhu & Shah Neg
Novice Round Up 4/28/2017 CX R7 Westwood BD Jesuit CP CN Aff Aff on a 2-0
Novice Round Up 4/28/2017 CX R6 Crossings Christian SC Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Pe Aff
Novice Round Up 4/28/2017 CX R5 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AP John H Guyer MI Aff
Novice Round Up 4/28/2017 CX R4 Coppell DG Westwood LS Aff Aff on a 2-0
Crestian Policy Classic 2/16/2017 VAR Octas St. Mark's School of Texas WW Montgomery Bell KR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Crestian Policy Classic 2/16/2017 RR R6 North Broward Preparatory MR
Crestian Policy Classic 2/16/2017 RR R5 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart DP Westminster HB Aff Aff on a 2-0
Crestian Policy Classic 2/16/2017 RR R4 Marist AV Glenbrook South BS Aff
Crestian Policy Classic 2/16/2017 VAR R4 Niles West CB Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart DP Neg
Crestian Policy Classic 2/16/2017 VAR R3 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart PF Glenbrook South GS Aff
Crestian Policy Classic 2/16/2017 RR R3 Meadows BN Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BG Aff Aff on a 2-0
Crestian Policy Classic 2/16/2017 RR R2 Niles West BG Montgomery Bell CJ Neg Neg on a 2-0
Crestian Policy Classic 2/16/2017 RR R1 Greenhill KS Glenbrook North FM Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL RBS Peninsula TW College Prep HR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL PFB Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart DP Montgomery Bell CJ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL R4 Wayzata SH Montgomery Bell KR Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/27/2017 PEL R3 Montgomery Bell CJ Cypress Bay KK Aff
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN Semifi St. Mark's School of Texas VW Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart DP Neg Aff on a 2-1
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN Quarte Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart DP Montgomery Bell CJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN Octafi Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BG Montgomery Bell FR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN R4 Chattahoochee XR Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BG Aff
Westminster 11/19/2016 OPEN R1 Montgomery Bell HB Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AT Aff
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 Pol R6 Greenhill GR Gulliver Prep BG Aff
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 Pol R5 Greenhill MK CK McClatchy LP Aff
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 Pol R2 Pace AK CK McClatchy NM Aff
The Meadows Invitational 10/28/2016 Pol R1 Greenhill SK Pace HN Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 PD Double Blue Valley West BN Highland Park (Dallas) CM Aff Neg on a 2-1
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 PD R6 Jesuit LV Montgomery Bell RK Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 PD R4 Glenbrook South KV Harker JW Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 PD R2 Liberal Arts and Science MV Highland Park (Dallas) CM Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/30/2016 VCX Quarte Pace MM Montgomery Bell DR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX Octafi Montgomery Bell KR Highland Park (Dallas) CM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX Double Wayzata JM St. Mark's School of Texas WW Neg Neg on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX R4 Pine Crest Preparatory CJ Wayzata JM Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX R3 Liberal Arts and Science MV Pine Crest Preparatory PR Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX R2 USN BW St. Mark's School of Texas RV Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX R1 St. Mark's School of Texas WW Jesuit CP LR Aff
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/2/2016 PD Semis BGMP Tambe & Wang BGMP Kong & Jalan Aff Aff on a 2-1
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/2/2016 PD R6 ORS Huynh & Williams GMRS Kudmuri & Udeshi Aff
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/2/2016 PD R5 GMRS Kothari & Harris RRSW Adam & Shen Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/2/2016 PD R4 BBHT Padhi & Meloche BBHT Yang & Eckert Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/2/2016 PD R3 ORS Gollman & Sharod BGMP Duncombe & Pachika Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 8/2/2016 PD R1 RRSW Goldberg & Roberts ORS Keffer & Mcllhon Aff
Novice Round Up 4/29/2016 CX Semis Harker HK Highland Park (Dallas) KM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Novice Round Up 4/29/2016 CX R7 Crossings Christian KD Harker HK Neg Neg on a 2-0
Novice Round Up 4/29/2016 CX R5 Jesuit WM Casady DR Aff Aff on a 2-0
Novice Round Up 4/29/2016 CX R2 Jesuit MA Kealing Middle SM Aff Aff on a 2-0
NDCA National Championships 4/9/2016 POL R6 Wayzata JM Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart CP Neg
NDCA National Championships 4/9/2016 POL R5 Harker SJ Jesuit CP HL Neg
NDCA National Championships 4/9/2016 POL R1 Marist AV Wayzata KS Aff
GFCA Varsity State Championship 3/4/2016 CX R4 Northview MR Marist AV Neg
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championship 2/20/2016 NCX Quarte Westminster Schools-Atlanta RK Wheeler SP Aff Aff on a 3-0
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championship 2/20/2016 NCX R5 Chattahoochee AM Pace HN Neg
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championship 2/20/2016 JVCX R1 Marist RE Henry W. Grady NW Aff
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament 2/10/2016 RR R7 Glenbrook South RS Niles West GG Aff Aff on a 2-0
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament 2/10/2016 VAR Round Pace MA Montgomery Bell RK Neg
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament 2/10/2016 RR R5 Montgomery Bell RK Meadows BN Aff Aff on a 2-0
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament 2/10/2016 VAR Round St. Mark's School of Texas GW Montgomery Bell YZ Aff
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament 2/10/2016 VAR Round Alpharetta GK Montgomery Bell BH Aff
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament 2/10/2016 RR R2 Niles West GG Glenbrook North LM Aff Aff on a 2-0
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament 2/10/2016 VAR Round Montgomery Bell GJ Glenbrook South RS Aff
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament 2/10/2016 RR R1 Glenbrook North LM Montgomery Bell RK Neg Neg on a 2-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PEL ADW Glenbrook South RS College Prep JM Aff Neg on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PEL R5 Cathedral Preparatory HK Highland Park BD Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PEL R3 College Prep JM St. Mark's School of Texas KP Aff
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR 1/27/2016 Pace R6 Walter Payton CP Highland Park Neg Neg on a 2-0
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR 1/27/2016 Pace R5 Glenbrook South Edgemont Jr./Sr. Aff
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR 1/27/2016 Pace R1 La Costa Canyon Niles West Aff
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum 1/2/2016 SBF Round Paideia RH Jesuit CP BR Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum 1/2/2016 SBF Round Harker HS Berkeley Prep EL Aff
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum 1/2/2016 SBF Round Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BG Berkeley Prep NY Aff
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum 1/2/2016 SBF Round Jesuit CP HL Marist AV Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R4 Milton HH Montgomery Bell KR Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R3 Oakwood ER Westminster Schools DG Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R7 Eric Solorio Academy LN Perry HY Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R5 Wooster CL St. Mark's School of Texas KP Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R4 Wayzata SL Blue Valley Southwest ZF Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R3 Cathedral Prep HK College Prep DH Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R2 Heartland Debate GM Iowa City ZW Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R1 Union JS Harker SJ Neg
Ivy Street Public Forum Round Robin 10/30/2015 PF R2 Fayette County Henry W. Grady Neg Neg on a 2-0
Ivy Street Public Forum Round Robin 10/30/2015 PF R1 Marist Columbus Neg Neg on a 2-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 PD Round Westminster Schools CK Liberal Arts and Science Academy - LBJ CM Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 PD Round Glenbrook South CA Coppell CD Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 PD Round Marist AV Pine Crest Preparatory JV Neg
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Dbls Whitney M. Young Magnet JR Pace FM Neg Neg on a 2-1
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Rd 6 Head Royce HW Niles West SB Neg
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Rd 5 Northside CP SK Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BF Aff
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Rd 3 Northside CP KS Niles West CS Neg
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2015 Open Rd 1 Milton MF Glenbrook South KB Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/25/2015 VP Semifi Pace Funston & Movsovitz Johns Creek Buck & Tang Aff Aff on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R6 LaCos MY ColPre JM Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R3 IsiNew FL JohCre BT Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R2 Penins TW St.Mar GW Neg
SDI 4 Week Tournament 7/28/2015 CX Semifi BEPST Bannister & Dill BEPST Tambe & Wang Aff Aff on a 3-0
NDCA National Championships 4/12/2015 POL R6 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart CG Niles West GB Neg
NDCA National Championships 4/12/2015 POL R3 Jesuit CP HL Berkeley Prep EL Aff
GFCA Varsity State Championship 3/6/2015 CX Finals Pace LS Chattahoochee SW Neg Neg on a 2-1
GFCA Varsity State Championship 3/6/2015 CX Semifi Pace LS Roswell BR Neg Aff on a 2-1
GFCA Varsity State Championship 3/6/2015 CX Quarte Pace LS Chattahoochee DN Aff Aff on a 3-0
GFCA Varsity State Championship 3/6/2015 CX Partia Chattahoochee DN Milton HH Aff Aff on a 3-0
GFCA Varsity State Championship 3/6/2015 CX R6 Pace FL Chattahoochee SW Neg
GFCA Varsity State Championship 3/6/2015 CX R4 Pace MM Roswell BR Neg
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championships 2/20/2015 JVLD Finals Valdosta LC Starr's Mill MR Aff Aff on a 3-0
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championships 2/20/2015 JVCX Quater Westminster Schools BG Marist AV Neg Neg on a 3-0
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championships 2/20/2015 JVCX R4 Druid Hills TP Westlake WT Neg
GFCA 1st and 2nd Year State Championships 2/20/2015 JVCX R3 Pace MM Cambridge LY Aff
CarterKing Invitational at Grady HS 1/30/2015 NCX Semis Milton BL Mount Vernon Presbyterian SL Aff Aff on a 3-0
CarterKing Invitational at Grady HS 1/30/2015 OCX Quarte Cambridge LL Paideia GL Neg Neg on a 3-0
CarterKing Invitational at Grady HS 1/30/2015 OCX R5 Calhoun FS Paideia GL Neg
CarterKing Invitational at Grady HS 1/30/2015 OCX R3 Milton FM Calhoun BK Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 CX RBS Qr Newark Science FS Atholton RS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 CX ADW Db Alpharetta HS Coppell GS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 CX R5 Alpharetta MW Calhoun KS Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 CX R3 St. Mark's School of Texas PA Iowa City WZ Aff
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR 1/21/2015 Pace R6 Niles North Greenhill Neg
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR 1/21/2015 Pace R3 Notre Dame Caddo Magnet Aff
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR 1/21/2015 Pace R2 Wayzata Niles West Aff Aff on a 2-0
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 NCX Semifi Montgomery Bell BH Montgomery Bell CJ Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Octafi Montgomery Bell GG Westminster Schools SS Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol Octos Leucadia Independent GY College Prep HJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol R6 Greenhill AG Dallas Jesuit HW Neg
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol R4 Harker SM Green Valley HZ Neg
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol R3 Dallas Jesuit HL St. Mark's School of Texas GP Neg
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol R2 College Prep TD Pace FL Neg
The Meadows School 10/31/2014 Pol R1 Greenhill DJ College Prep CF Aff
The Heart of Texas Invitational at St Marks 10/18/2014 VCX Double Coppell GS Shawnee Mission East WD Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Heart of Texas Invitational at St Marks 10/18/2014 VCX Round Pace BR Coppell GS Neg
The Heart of Texas Invitational at St Marks 10/18/2014 VCX Round Homewood-Flossmoor FR Pace FL Aff
The Heart of Texas Invitational at St Marks 10/18/2014 VCX Round Harker KJ Shawnee Mission East WD Aff
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2014 Open Rd 6 Chattahoochee RS Niles West GD Neg
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2014 Open Rd 5 Niles West SC WDM Valley HP Neg
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2014 Open Rd 4 Niles West SC Solorio FL
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2014 Open Rd 3 Niles North AS Ransom Everglades PG Neg
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2014 Open Rd 2 Glenbrook South RD Mona Shores JT Aff
New Trier Season Opener 10/10/2014 Open Rd 1 Maine East AS Hamilton PC Neg
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Round HLR Bender & Zeng BHW Cozad & Williams Neg
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Round CGRS Jain & Scullion BHW Lin & Jacobs Neg
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Round CGRS Fitzpatrick & Bodea CGRS Movsovitz & McMillin Aff
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Round CGRS Ventarapragada & Kim HLR Heit & Nichols Aff
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Round HLR Dasaraju & Nicolae GKMS Alex Moon Aff
SDI 2014 4Week Mini 7/26/2014 CX R4 HLR Bender Zeng CGRS Jain & Kuang Aff
SDI 2014 4Week Mini 7/26/2014 CX R3 BHW Lemons & Jacobs BHW Lin & Mohamed Aff
SDI 2014 4Week Mini 7/26/2014 CX R2 GKMS Alex Moon HLR Heit & Nichols Aff
SDI 2014 4Week Mini 7/26/2014 CX R1 HLR Bhatnagar & Zhang CGRS Hu & Kakkar Neg
The Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2014 PD Richar Glenbrook South CM Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart RG Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2014 PD Phylli Niles West NP Glenbrook South CM Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2014 PD Anne D Lexington AX Glenbrook South CM Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2014 PD R4 Chattahoochee WP Ft. Lauderdale CM Aff
The Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2014 PD R3 Pace LS Milton HH Aff
The Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2014 PD R2 Roswell RB Montgomery Bell BR Neg
The Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2014 PD R1 Milton FM Bronx Science DM Neg
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR 1/22/2014 Pace R5 Glenbrook North Carrollton School of Sacred Heart Aff
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR 1/22/2014 Pace R2 Pine Crest Stratford Neg Neg on a 2-0
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR 1/22/2014 Pace R1 Niles West Pine Crest Neg Neg on a 2-0