Trey Roark Paradigm

Last changed 28 July 2021 12:38 PM EDT

Trey Roark

She/Her/They/Them

I am a CX college debater at Wake Forest University (RS for life). I also debated for 4 years at Bentonville West High School (DR forever). If you have any questions about the round or anything in general, don't hesitate to email me at trey.roark3@gmail.com (Also add me to the email chain)

Just have fun with the debate I promise I'm not mean it's just my face

TL;DR:

Go off on whatever you want

Truth Over Tech (Tech is obviously amazing, but don’t go reading racism/homophobia good args or something like that because that ain't the truth, and arguments that are just not true are not persuasive)

Love speed especially when clear

If you read 40 cards in the block = fascism (sorry bout it)

Also, cross-ex is like... the most important part to me...

Top Level:

I think that debate is based on the contextualization of the round. Whatever comes out of your mouth is what I evaluate (which on paper sounds really weird but you get the point).

Don't be rude, but that doesn't mean you can't be bitchy, if fact I encourage it, if you know a claim is ridiculous call it out, clown on them, and CX is a perfect place to do this.

IMO CX is CX because of CX so I evaluate Cross-Ex ALWAYS. It's my favorite part, so y'all better know whatchu talking about because CX can be pretty damning for a lot of teams

Arguments:

KvK: I'm all for them, especially if it's done well. I love talking about specific theories and reading various literature on them. I do a lot of QT research so if you're planning on running with that I'd have a pretty good background on it before reading it in front of me. Anything else is totally fine, but I evaluate this in terms of a method v. method, not in terms of which method I think is better but which is better framed, linked, and described materially throughout the round. So tech helps you a lot here.

Plans: Sure! I read soft left affs in high school, so I have a soft spot for em........ If you're not reading one, topic analysis is obviously almost necessary, but even then if it says fvck the res that's totally fine too, C/I can help you with this as well. I read k affs, but I love clash debates.

Framework: As long as the affirmative doesn't screw up anything in this debate, I'd probably lean a little more aff 51/49, but that never means I won't vote on this. I will say there better be a lot of impact framing on this especially in the context of the round, cause I believe that the aff in itself is scholarship so that's already a plus for in-round analysis.

TvPlans: You can go for T in the 2NR, but there needs to be quite a bit of articulation, mostly just because I don't really understand it and I didn't do much of it in high school. I've never gone for T before, so if that gives you any information. Affs that are obviously untopical sway my vote in this case. Grammar T's are pretty strong tho too ;)

DAs: I like these, but at some point, I think they not only get repetitive but also boring. In this case, quality over quantity, because if not, it's a waste, so if you running it into the block, there needs to be a lot of contexts and in-round descriptions.

CPs: I like these, condo is definitely good in this case. I think theory on CPs can be strategic, I also like the creativity on CPs, but I think Fiat in all cases needs to be explained to me in the context of what we fiating and why we should be able to. I don't just buy a "we get fiat" argument, I need to know why you do.

Theory: Perm debate is good, but it isn't just about specific theories and why you deserve perms or not, it's also what can the perm do for each side, or why it's unfair for the affirmative to have one, I love out of the box answers to perms and play on words. Other theories are fine I guess but there needs to be more than a 1 line description and a fairness impact though.

KvPlan (K's in general): I like these kinds of debates, especially if there's a good link not just to the topic/overarching usfg, but specifically the plan itself and why voting aff causes specific disadvantages. Tell me why the perm can't work, and why the K and K alone is specific to solving the plan. I also live for the ways in which plan debaters respond to this, if done well can make for really good debates.

Also, I love putting DA names on links and examples, creative naming goes a long way for me.

Things I hate

- Blippy Disclosure (Unless breaking new or specific reason)

- Stealing Prep

- Clipping

- Homophobia/Racism/Sexism, etc.

Debates supposed to be fun and an awesome activity where we all get to hear each other's opinions, voices, and scholarship; don't ruin that. It makes debate inherently harmful and unfun, and I don't think engaging in such an intellectual activity should be either of those things.

If you got this far lol:

+.25 speaking points for each GOOD RuPaul's Drag Race reference ;) (This doesn't mean dancing btw - Asya told me I had to clarify that)

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R4 Durham JH Harker GS Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R4 Vestavia Hills GJ Strake Jesuit RC Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R3 Strath Haven AM Larry A Ryle JG Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R3 Durham SA Harker AV Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R2 Pennsbury EH Little Rock Central MG Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2021-09-11 LD V R1 William Tennent EM St Croix Prep AD Neg
RKS Workshop at Wake Forest 2021-07-29 Semis Michelle Du & Manda Xie Ved Ganesh & Andrew Subingsubing Aff Neg 2-1
RKS Workshop at Wake Forest 2021-07-29 Quarte Ved Ganesh & Andrew Subingsubing Abbey Hossler & Aaron Persinger Neg Aff 2-1
RKS Workshop at Wake Forest 2021-07-29 Octos Jack Jacobs & Mateo Mijares Ved Ganesh & Andrew Subingsubing Neg Neg 2-1
RKS Workshop at Wake Forest 2021-07-29 R3 Francis Jayaratne & Pratham Setia Anastasi Agafonov & Preston Shaw Neg
RKS Workshop at Wake Forest 2021-07-29 R2 Michelle Du & Manda Xie Macy Monical & Arya Rimal Aff
Arkansas Forensics and Debate State Championship HS 2021-03-30 NIPDA Finals 2 Linlee Asbill 11 Kali Givens Neg Neg 2-1
Arkansas Forensics and Debate State Championship HS 2021-03-30 NLD Semis 1 Jace Owens 1 Sawyer Giese Neg Neg 2-1
Arkansas Forensics and Debate State Championship HS 2021-03-30 VLD Semis 1 Adrian Esau 12 Michelle Gong Neg Neg 3-0
Arkansas Forensics and Debate State Championship HS 2021-03-30 NLD R3 1 Joelle Buckner 10 Ashley Garcia Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 LD2 Quarte Diamond Bar Nathan Chu Greenhill Nikitha Thoduguli Neg Neg 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 LD1 Octas Westwood David Li Scripps Ranch Agastya Sridharan Neg Neg 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 LD2 R4 Carnegie Vanguard Leon Sakata American Heritage Broward Spencer Swickle Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 LD1 R3 Lake Highland Prep Harris Layson Marlborough Reese Jones Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2021-03-19 LD1 R2 Harvard-Westlake Kriste An Westwood David Li Aff
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 NIPDA Finals 13 Linlee Asbill 15 Kali Givens Neg Aff 2-1
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 VPF Semis 8 Hill & Alvarez 6 Brandon & Southern Con Con 2-1
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 NIPDA Octos 4 Jackson Crumpler 3 Abigail Heard Aff
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 NIPDA R3 14 Jorge Paz 8 Luis Gomez Guzman Neg
Har Ber High School Speaker Series HS 2021-02-16 PF 4 1501 1517 Con
Har Ber High School Speaker Series HS 2021-02-16 LD R3 1106 1112 Aff
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 CX R2 12 Patil & Shrivastava 1 Vimalraj & Satappagol Aff
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 NLD Semis 4 Sawyer Giese 7 COLBY Crihfield Aff Aff 3-0
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 NPF Quarte 8 Ale Avila 4 Crumpler & Smith Pro
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 NLD R3 4 Joelle Buckner 7 Victoria Doradea Neg
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 NLD R2 2 Emily Ormon 4 Isabella Parker Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 PF Double BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Stefan Boone & Daniel Chen Rowland Hall Mahit Dagar & Emery Bahna Con Con 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2021 HS 2021-01-30 PF R5 Carmel Valley Iain Law & Syon Mansur La Salle Gus Gladstein & Gavin Hussain Con
Cabot Classic Invitational HS 2021-01-15 VLD Finals 6 Marguerite Speaker 24 Giavanna Chopra Aff Aff 2-1
Cabot Classic Invitational HS 2021-01-15 VPF R4 6 Kelly & Weitzel 3 Hufford & Vasquez Pro
Cabot Classic Invitational HS 2021-01-15 VPF R3 6 Fishman & Mohnot 11 Crow & Coussoule Con
Cabot Classic Invitational HS 2021-01-15 VLD R1 9 Ariel Couch 24 Giavanna Chopra Neg
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 VPFD Semis Duchesne Academy Of The Sacred Heart BB Delbarton BS PRO PRO 2-1
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 VPFD Quarte Oak Grove HK Mississippi School For Mathematics and Science YN CON CON 3-0
Virtually the Saints Classic HS 2021-01-07 VPFD R3 Bergen County Academies NN Baton Rouge AT PRO
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 LD-N Octas Murrah HJ West Des Moines Valley AT Aff Neg 2-1
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 LD-N R6 Christ Episcopal CM Gulf Breeze LM Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 LD-N R4 Ardsley KK Holy Cross PO Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 LD-N R2 Montgomery LJ Durham JH Neg
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2020-12-11 LD-N R1 Oxford CA John Paul the Great EG Neg
ACTAA High School December Regional HS 2020-11-28 NPF Semis 3 Nobles & Skinner 3 Schneider & Robertson Con Con 3-0
ACTAA High School December Regional HS 2020-11-28 VLD Semis 3 Alexis Childs 3 Adrian Esau Aff Aff 3-0
ACTAA High School December Regional HS 2020-11-28 NLD R3 2 Isabella Moody 3 Chloe Howard Aff
ACTAA High School December Regional HS 2020-11-28 VPF R2 20 Ray & Taylor 3 Amber Beard Con
ACTAA High School December Regional HS 2020-11-28 VLD R1 5 Jayce Pollard 3 Adrian Esau Aff
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2020-10-16 JVCX Semis St Mark's School of Texas ML Crossings Christian AH Neg Aff 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2020-10-16 NCX Finals Liberal Arts and Science RU Reagan MW Aff Aff 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2020-10-16 VCX R6 Coppell YP Rowland Hall DL Neg
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2020-10-16 NCX Quarte Meadows HL Univ Of Chicago Lab GE Aff Aff 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2020-10-16 VCX R3 Shawnee Mission East HY Head Royce KR Neg
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2020-10-16 JVCX R2 Greenhill MS Westwood OP Aff
JW Patterson Invitational HS 2020-10-16 VCX R1 SF Roosevelt LT Sonoma SJ Aff
Duke Invitational HS 2020-09-19 VLD R6 Helix Charter AE Cary HS JM Aff
Duke Invitational HS 2020-09-19 VLD R5 Cary Acad CP Cape Fear ND Aff
Duke Invitational HS 2020-09-19 VLD R4 Fremont KI William Tennent EM Neg
Duke Invitational HS 2020-09-19 VLD R3 Davis SS Chaminade LA Neg
Duke Invitational HS 2020-09-19 JVLD R1 Cape Fear EF West Broward SM Neg
NDF Online Session 1 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-07 PF R5 Zhang & Date DeLeon & Nadeem Neg
NDF Online Session 1 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-07 PF R4 Tan & Ke Zheng Neg
NDF Online Session 1 Minh Luong Tutorials HS 2020-07-07 PF R3 Wang & Jiang Kim & Nambala Neg
NDF Online Session 1 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-07 PF R2 Kim & Yoon Gonzalez & Leon Neg
NDF Online Session 1 Minh Luong Tutorials 2020-07-07 PF R1 Rong & Han Thomas & Aluri Aff
NSDA Middle School Nationals MS 2019-06-18 PF R3 DG Vega Ayala & Weiss GK Nam & Ramabhadran Con
NSDA Middle School Nationals MS 2019-06-18 PF R3 GK Manickam & Panigrahi HK Qi & Tu Con
NSDA Middle School Nationals MS 2019-06-18 PF R1 HW Sudarshan & Goli HK Choi & Paik Pro
NSDA Middle School Nationals MS 2019-06-18 PF R1 FD Kompella & Mirza HH Guo & Lin Con