Holden Martinson Paradigm

Last changed 11/29 9:00P MST

If you have any specific questions, please ask in round.

I don't disclose. I don't ask for evidence. I don't accept post-rounding. The round should be controlled by debaters, and anything that you feel is important to earning my ballot needs to be addressed in the round. Once completed, the round is out of sight and mind. Any critiques I have will go on the ballot. No one's opinion is worth an additional ten minutes of hearing themselves talk.

While I am flexible in terms of argumentation style, for PF and LD, I prefer traditional arguments. It's super easy to rest on jargon and to vomit a case. Brevity is becoming a lost skill in debate, and I like seeing it. If you think you can win on progressive arguments regardless, please present them.

In Policy and PF, I judge almost entirely on impact and framework. In LD, VC gets a little more weight, naturally. Voters are super helpful. Anything you drop is weighed against you.

Topicality is annoying, so please avoid running it. If you think you can swing Theory, do your darnedest. Kritiks are cool, too.

If you want to do speed, that's fine, but anything I can't understand can't go on my flow, and I'm not gonna correct you. You're in charge of your own performance.

FLASHING COMES OUT OF PREP, unless done before the 1AC. Also, if your preflow takes more than five minutes, I will dock speaks for each additional minute.

Clashing and some aggressiveness is fine, but if you're scoffing or snickering at any opponent, I'm going to be especially motivated to find reasons to drop you, obviously. Even if I like your argument or pick you up, I'm probably going to give you really low speaks. Respect the fact that your opponents also work hard to be in the same room as you.

When I call "time," nothing you say gets added to the flow. Simply stop speaking, because it's not going to be counted. No exceptions.

Most of all, if you have me as your judge, relax. It is debate. You're not defusing a bomb. You're not performing neurosurgery. You'll make it out of the round alive, and you'll probably go on to debate many other rounds. You want to do well, and a lot goes into that. You will be okay, regardless of how I vote.

Miscellaneous items that won't decide around, but could garner higher speaks

-Uses of the words, and various thereof, "flummoxed," "cantankerous," "trill," "inconceivable, "verisimilitude," and "betwixt"

-Quotes from television series Community, Steven Universe, Friday Night Lights, Arrested Development, and 30 Rock

-Knowing the difference between "asocial" and "antisocial"

-Rhyming

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Young Lawyers 10/11/2019 OLD Quarte Hunter KB Logan GZ Aff Aff on a 2-1
Young Lawyers 10/11/2019 OLD R5 CopHil OB Cyprus ZJ Aff
Young Lawyers 10/11/2019 OLD R4 Davis BM SkyVie SM Neg
Young Lawyers 10/11/2019 OLD R4 Davis ET Viewmo IH Aff
Beehive Bonanza 10/4/2019 OPF Quarte DavAca HW ParCit EO Aff Neg on a 2-1
Beehive Bonanza 10/4/2019 OPF Octos ParCit GP Logan VL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Beehive Bonanza 10/4/2019 OPF Octos Elko BM Jordan FC Neg Aff on a 2-1
Beehive Bonanza 10/4/2019 OPF R5 ParCit EP DavAca MK Aff
Beehive Bonanza 10/4/2019 OPF R5 Alta DR Jordan SH Aff
Beehive Bonanza 10/4/2019 OPF R4 Herrim LR Parker SS Neg
Beehive Bonanza 10/4/2019 OPF R4 ParCit GP Jordan PL Neg
UHSAA 5A State Tournament 3/8/2019 PF R8 AK 206 AN 226 Neg Aff on a 2-1
UHSAA 5A State Tournament 3/8/2019 LD R8 AJ 301 AN 325 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL 2019 Salt Lake Diocese 2/15/2019 LD R5 AF Rushmeen Tariq AE Diana Tran Neg
NCFL 2019 Salt Lake Diocese 2/15/2019 LD R4 AR Jared Sly AE Diana Tran Neg
NCFL 2019 Salt Lake Diocese 2/15/2019 LD R4 AF Danju Liu AN Reed Olsen Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 11/29/2018 LD Double Fort Collins ZG Mountain View RH Aff Neg on a 2-1
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 11/29/2018 LD R3 Mission San Jose AB Eagle PF Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 11/29/2018 LD R3 Park City AO Juan Diego Catholic TV Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 11/29/2018 LD R2 Salem Hills JT Logan KM Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 2018 11/29/2018 LD R2 Sky View SM Park City IB Neg
Young Lawyers 10/12/2018 OLD R3 Hunter DT Skylin AV Aff
Young Lawyers 10/12/2018 OLD R3 Hillcr MS Bingha CL Aff
Young Lawyers 10/12/2018 OLD R2 Hillcr AH East AG Aff
Young Lawyers 10/12/2018 OLD R2 GreCan BW CopHil AT Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX Octa Interlake HS - Bellevue LeSo Nevada Union FH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX Double Cherry Creek FG Sonoma BE Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX R6 Rosemont HP Lowell YW Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX R5 Sonoma KG Heritage Hall NH Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX R4 Harker ZS Manual Arts Senior AT Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX R3 New Design Charter School-University Park RE Kent Denver CS Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX R2 James Logan MB CK McClatchy HL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 JVCX R1 St Francis RP CK McClatchy SP Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 NCX Semis Juan Diego Catholic AB Rowland Hall LB Aff Aff on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 NCX R5 Rowland Hall SL Juan Diego Catholic RM Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 NCX R4 Damien TD Isidore Newman KF Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 NCX R3 CK McClatchy PS Meadows FJ Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 NCX R2 Polytechnic WX Juan Diego Catholic AB Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 NCX R1 Rowland Hall LB Notre Dame AD Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VCX R6 Skyline Independent FT Casady LA Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VCX R5 Foothill PA Skyline Independent DS Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NCX R4 Hamilton HW College Prep SM Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NCX R3 Casady WT Hamilton GS Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NCX R2 St Francis NK Desert Vista WB Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VCX R1 University HS, Irvine LL Chandler Prep CS Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 11/30/2017 LD R4 Lone Peak RO Woods Cross SC Neg
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 LD R6 Marlborough SD Brentwood LE Aff
The Meadows School Invitational 10/27/2017 LD R4 St Francis DJ Gonzaga Prep WF Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VLD R6 Peninsula MG Flintridge Sacred Heart ER Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VLD R6 El Cerrito CD University RH Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VLD R5 Dougherty Valley AS Cherry Creek HL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VLD R4 Cherry Creek TS Mission San Jose AS Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VLD R3 Cherry Creek DC Leland AG Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 VLD R2 New Trier AP Flintridge Sacred Heart DG Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF Octos Mission San Jose Gupta & Maunder Northwood Patil & Miskell Neg Aff on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF Octos Nueva Nickel & Aysola Campbell Hall Selden & Stone-Molloy Neg Neg on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF Double Nueva Santhanam & Waytena Green Valley Palor & Balasky Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF Double Rock Springs Sparks & Skorcz Campbell Hall Selden & Stone-Molloy Neg Neg on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF R6 Salpointe Catholic Walsh & Wells Campbell Hall Lupi & Dalesandro Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF R6 California HS - Whittier Calderon III & Hurtado Harker Xie & Wang Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF R5 Milpitas Barat & Tai Carmel Valley Independent Lin & Shen Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF R5 East Valdivia & Severeid Northwest Career And Technical Goldman & Moody Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF R4 Green Valley Hawks & Leong Rowland Hall-St. Mark's Thompson & Wang Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF R4 Eagle Maas & Miller Puyallup Mestas & Bajwa Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 VLD R3 Rock Springs MC Northwest Career And Technical DB Aff
Salt Lake NCFL Qualifier 1/18/2017 LD R2 12 Olivia Kavapalu 14 Vrishank Jannu Aff
Salt Lake NCFL Qualifier 1/18/2017 LD R1 12 John Shackelford 19 Kaia Baron Aff
Salt Lake NCFL Qualifier 1/18/2017 LD R1 12 Benjamin Lyons 14 Parker Brailow Neg
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R6 Mission Vista KM Chandler Preparatory AB Neg
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R6 Mesquite DD BASIS Scottsdale AM Neg
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R5 Foothill AA Copper Hills LM Aff
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R5 Meadows KS Leland AG Aff
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R4 Copper Hills KL Pinnacle KA Neg
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R2 Palo Verde GT Copper Hills LB Aff
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R2 South Anchorage AR Clark SS Neg
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R1 Carlsbad PP Copper Hills MT Neg
Arizona St Hugh Downs School of Human Comm Invitational 1/5/2017 VLD R1 Coronado GB Copper Hills JH Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 LD R6 Juan Diego Catholic ZS Sky View RW Aff
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 LD R6 Park City HS Debate AK Bishop Kelly EN Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 LD R5 Park City HS Debate DR Summit Academy CM Aff
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 LD R3 Skyridge Debate IM Rocky Mountain JM Aff
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 LD R3 Park City HS Debate BM Ashland GD Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 LD R2 East AG Skyridge Debate MB Aff
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 LD R2 Karl G. Maeser Preparatory BM Bishop Kelly LH Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 LD R1 Hillcrest SY Lone Peak RO Aff
Beehive Bonanza 10/7/2016 NLD Semis Sky View JB Corner Canyon TB Aff Aff on a 3-0
Beehive Bonanza 10/7/2016 OLD R4 Aspen Mountain Forensics MC Grantsville LK Aff
Beehive Bonanza 10/7/2016 OLD R4 Summit Academy JE Brighton JB Aff
Beehive Bonanza 10/7/2016 OLD R1 Park City HS Debate BM West Jordan SJ Aff
Beehive Bonanza 10/7/2016 OLD R1 Logan MJ West Jordan TP Neg
UHSAA 3A State Speech and Debate 3/11/2016 CX R5 AN GS AF YS Aff
UHSAA 3A State Speech and Debate 3/11/2016 CX R4 AJ BC AR BY Neg
UHSAA 3A State Speech and Debate 3/11/2016 CX R3 AZ HG AG BG Neg
UHSAA 3A State Speech and Debate 3/11/2016 CX R2 AN WH AZ TM Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NLD Qrtrs Catalina Foothills JC Hamilton AM Aff Neg on a 2-1
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NLD Octas Corona del Sol ZE Foothill RB Neg Neg on a 2-1
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NLD Octas Catalina Foothills SI Kent Denver CJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 VLD Double College Prep AZ Catalina Foothills GC Aff Aff on a 2-1
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 VLD Double Kent Denver CC St. Francis PV Aff Aff on a 2-1
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 VLD R6 La Cueva RT Catalina Foothills KR Neg
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 VLD R5 El Cerrito CD Kent Denver CC Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 VLD R5 South Anchorage WS Foothill JN Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 VLD R4 El Cerrito JW St. Francis PV Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NLD R3 College Prep AO Copper Hills MT Neg
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NLD R3 Hamilton AM Coronado AC Neg
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NLD R2 Layton JT Catalina Foothills CE Neg
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 NLD R2 McClintock WG Chandler CP Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 VLD R1 Hamilton IB College Prep SD Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 VLD R1 Copper Hills LM Chandler EL Aff
2015 UDCA Speech Arts Debate 11/13/2015 JVLD Finals 215 201 Aff Aff on a 2-1
2015 UDCA Speech Arts Debate 11/13/2015 JVPF Quarte 512 507 Aff Aff on a 2-1
2015 UDCA Speech Arts Debate 11/13/2015 NPF R5 409 418 Aff
2015 UDCA Speech Arts Debate 11/13/2015 NPF R5 413 405 Neg
2015 UDCA Speech Arts Debate 11/13/2015 VPF R3 604 603 Aff
2015 UDCA Speech Arts Debate 11/13/2015 VPF R3 619 621 Neg
2015 UDCA Speech Arts Debate 11/13/2015 JVPF R1 503 508 Aff
2015 UDCA Speech Arts Debate 11/13/2015 JVPF R1 520 518 Aff
Hunter Haunting 10/23/2015 OLD R4 West AF Copper Hills LM Neg
Hunter Haunting 10/23/2015 OLD R2 East AN Timpview HF Aff
Hunter Haunting 10/23/2015 OLD R2 West CC Waterford AV Aff
Salt Lake NCFL Qualifier 2/3/2015 LD R7 AX Morgan Lunt AA Kaira Bird Neg
Salt Lake NCFL Qualifier 2/3/2015 PF R3 AD Gates & Petersen AS Carter & Campbell Aff
Salt Lake NCFL Qualifier 2/3/2015 PF R3 AE Thacker Fukofuka AS Hicks & Lauritzen Neg
Salt Lake NCFL Qualifier 2/3/2015 PF R2 AE Thacker Fukofuka AJ Johnston & Hall Neg
Salt Lake NCFL Qualifier 2/3/2015 PF R2 AS Hicks & Lauritzen AW McPherson & Radmall Neg
Salt Lake NCFL Qualifier 2/3/2015 PF R1 AJ Moeinvaziri & Joseph
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 PF Octas BASIS Scottsdale SK Leland GH Neg Neg on a 3-0
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 PF Double BASIS Scottsdale SK Coronado KT Neg Aff on a 2-1
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/23/2015 PF Quarte AP Serr & Christensen BJ Eng & Frey Neg Neg on a 3-0
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/23/2015 LD R4 BN Sabrina Jiang BR Conner Seal Neg
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/23/2015 LD R4 BK Caleb Sly AR Brooke Richey Neg
Copper Classic 1/16/2015 OPF R2 Woods Cross SP Hunter LM Aff
Copper Classic 1/16/2015 OPF R2 Intermountain Christian KH Timpview RM Neg
Copper Classic 1/16/2015 OPF R1 Grand County BW Bingham HS Neg
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/8/2015 NCX R6 Hamilton AK College Prep MG Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/8/2015 VCX Round Copper Hills RL Salpointe Catholic TM Neg
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/8/2015 NCX R4 Corona del Sol FZ Albuquerque AS Neg
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/8/2015 NCX R3 College Prep DJ Hamilton JR Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/8/2015 VCX Round Lowell CC Chandler NC Neg
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/8/2015 VCX Round Albuquerque BM Hamilton VY Aff
Skyhawk Smackdown at Salem Hills High School 11/14/2014 VPF R3 BC Allred & Barnes BB Judd & Smith Aff
Skyhawk Smackdown at Salem Hills High School 11/14/2014 VPAR R1 AX Robinson & Oldham AA Lunt & Salazar Neg
Skyhawk Smackdown at Salem Hills High School 11/14/2014 VPF R1 AC Messinger & Phyillaier AX Woolstenhulme & Simmons Aff