Robert McWhorter Paradigm

Last changed 15 September 2021 8:00 AM CDT

School - UGA 22'

High School - Lindale High School 2014-2018

I debated at Lindale High School doing policy for 3 years and sorta did LD my senior year. In high school I went for majority of pomo arguments and 'untopical' affs. My favorite arguments were AfroPessimism, death good, and psychoanalysis. My sophomore, junior and senior year Robinson 12 or Wilderson was practically in the 2nr/2ar of every round. To give you an idea here's my wiki from hs. I debated at UGA for a bit going for policy arguments, but my last competitive debate round was in early 2019.

https://hspolicy16.debatecoaches.org/Lindale/McWhorter-Wyatt%20Aff

https://hspolicy16.debatecoaches.org/Lindale/McWhorter-Wyatt%20Neg

https://hsld17.debatecoaches.org/Lindale/McWhorter%20Aff

https://hsld17.debatecoaches.org/Lindale/McWhorter%20Neg

Put me on the email chain - r.mcwhorter16@gmail.com

TLDR - Do whatever you want. I'm here to judge you. If you don't read an aff and stand in silence for 8 minutes defend it. If you want to read a hardcore policy aff with 15 impacts defend it. I will vote for anything as long as it is justified and not harmful.

Specific things

Disads: The more specific the better. A robust explanation of the link to the Aff and impact calculus supplemented with embedded turns case analysis makes these debates very enjoyable to judge. I'm susceptible to affs making fun of the link debate if the disad is just a generic arg.

Counterplans: The more specific the better.

Ks: I think these debates can be the most fun to judge and the worst to judge. In good k debates there needs to be in-depth explanation of the links and how they function with the aff whether that be links to the representation of the aff or post-fiat links. I also put a lot of emphasis on the framework debate. I think framework is the most strategic way for affirmatives to hedge back against ks in policy v k rounds and the most strategic way for ks to not let the affirmative weigh the aff.

Random

- Jokes are always a good way to boost speaker points. Debate is a fun activity. You should at least pretend like you are having fun.

- Any more questions, ask me before the round.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VCX Semi Greenhill FS St Mark's School of Texas BC Aff Aff 3-0
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VCX Qrtrs Jesuit BC Greenhill FS Neg Neg 3-0
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VCX R4 Jesuit MN Greenhill AN Aff
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VCX R3 Jesuit MR Lovejoy VS Aff
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VCX R2 Shark JQ Hebron NK Neg
Plano West TFATOC Qualifier HS 2020-10-23 VCX R1 Hebron MR St Mark's School of Texas KA Aff
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 VCX Finals Mount Pleasant Connelly Cowan & Taryn Thurman Westwood Vishal Narra & Brandon Shin Neg Neg 2-1
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 VCX Quarte North Lamar Isabella LoCicero & Hunter Steelman Aledo Daniel Bunting & Caroline Erb Aff Aff 3-0
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 VCX R2 Argyle Billy Mykel & Logan Harper St Mark's School of Texas Murphy Paul & Kevin Lu Neg
Lindale Fall TFA HS 2020-09-16 NCX R1 Westwood Dominic Schwarzenbach & Robert Ou St Mark's School of Texas Anderson Selinger & Ahsan Tahirkheli Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates HS 2019-03-01 NCX R4 Alpharetta HS GN Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart FP Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates HS 2019-03-01 NCX R1 Chattahoochee IW Montgomery Bell HC Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2018-09-28 NCX Quarte Woodward TL USN CaWa Aff Aff 3-0
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2018-09-28 NCX Octas Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart MM Woodward TL Neg Neg 3-0
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2018-09-28 NCX R5 USN CL Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart MM Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2018-09-28 NCX R4 USN GH Woodward PO Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2018-09-28 JVCX R3 Berkeley Prep WS Alpharetta HS CC Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2018-09-28 JVCX R2 Galloway VS Cambridge HS GM Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic HS 2018-09-28 JVCX R1 Woodward GG Johns Creek CH Aff