Christian Sheerer

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 16 October 2020 11:24 AM EDT

Background:

I debated for four years in Public Forum on the national circuit for Flanagan in South Florida. I'm currently a junior at Duke University. This isn't fully comprehensive of my preferences as a judge.

Things I like:

- Consistency between the summary and the final focus. These two speeches should be very similar in that they re-iterate the same points that you think win the round for you.

- Weighing. You're probably not going to win every single argument in the round, so I want to give me tangible reasons as to why the argument you should win the round based on is more important than your opponents'. Beyond just regular magnitude, scope probability, I really like teams who get more creative with their weighing (ex: Strength of Link, Clarity of Impact, etc). Good weighing will usually win you my ballot and give you a speaker point boost.

- Frontlining in 2nd rebuttal. The 2nd rebuttal should answer all offense, including turns.

Things I don't like:

- Speed. I spoke relatively fast when I debated but hated it. I can generally flow speed but anything close to spreading shuts me off. You can usually get the same quantity of arguments out by just improving your word economy instead of picking up your speed.

- Theory. I definitely think theory and other types of critical arguments have a place in this activity, but only in certain, very limited circumstances (ie read theory when there is clear, substantial abuse in the round). You don't need to read full shells or anything for me, I'm totally fine with paragraph theory.

- Making absurd arguments. This event tests your ability to gain and disseminate knowledge and that needs to be done with integrity. If part of what makes debate an activity is discerning between misrepresentations and realities of the world and communicating them to the general public (in a forum), then I reserve the right to disregard silly arguments that blatantly misrepresent how the world works in my attempt to tell who has done the better debating. For example, impacting strictly to GDP growth as a good thing would be an argument I could not evaluate (ask me in person for why this absolutely makes no sense).

Going for TRUTH is not as incompatible with the TECH as you'd like to think. It's harmful to think they're unequivocally at odds.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
1st Annual Spring Scholarship Showdown HS 2021-04-09 PFO R6 BL WZ Dalton SC Aff
1st Annual Spring Scholarship Showdown HS 2021-04-09 PFO R4 Skyhig SV Potoma AO Aff
1st Annual Spring Scholarship Showdown HS 2021-04-09 PFO R3 Hamilt SC MonBla WH Neg
1st Annual Spring Scholarship Showdown HS 2021-04-09 PFO R2 Potoma PS Dalton KB Neg
1st Annual Spring Scholarship Showdown MS 2021-04-09 PFMS R1 Potoma WW SADI LJ Aff
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-T R6 Harker HoNi Mission San Jose WB Con
35th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2021-02-06 PF-O R3 Thales Academy Rolesville PS Gunn KE Pro
48th Annual Laird Lewis Invitational at Myers Park HS HS 2021-01-09 PF R4 Centennial NC Blacksburg EZ Pro
48th Annual Laird Lewis Invitational at Myers Park HS HS 2021-01-09 PF R3 Half Hollow Hills HS East EB Ardrey Kell RS Pro
48th Annual Laird Lewis Invitational at Myers Park HS HS 2021-01-09 PF R2 North Mecklenburg MS Carmel Valley HD Pro
48th Annual Laird Lewis Invitational at Myers Park HS HS 2021-01-09 PF R1 Princeton BS Charlotte Latin CO Pro
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 JVPF Semis Milton Acad DH Regis KS Pro Pro 2-1
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 JVPF Double Dublin JR Trinity MF Pro Pro 3-0
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 JVPF R6 Chapin AW Dalton MF Pro
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 JVPF R5 Scarsdale CJ Milton Acad KL Pro
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 JVPF R4 Peddie JK Newton South SA Con
The Princeton Classic HS 2020-12-03 JVPF R3 Glen Rock QG Milton Acad DH Con
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF Octas Bethesda Chevy Chase GT Coppell BC Pro Pro 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R4 Lambert ES Riverdale Country MC Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R3 Edina MJ Glen Rock SO Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R2 BASIS Scottsdale GJ Park City EP Con
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-21 VPF R1 West Des Moines Valley NS Bronx Science AE Con
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 PFJV Semis Milton YT Boston Latin RM Pro Pro 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 PFJV Sextos Milton YT Winston Churchill NZ Pro Pro 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 PFJV R6 Chapin AW Boston Latin WL Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 PFJV R5 Regis FJ Horace Mann GY Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 PFJV R4 Taipei American CL Princeton AC Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 PFJV R3 West Broward PL Har-Ber BG Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2020-10-15 PFJV R2 Bethesda Chevy Chase SS Thomas Jefferson HSST CL Pro
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF Octafi Lake Highland Prep KS Lynbrook FM Pro Pro 3-0
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF Octafi Fairmont Prep AA Leland KX Con Con 2-1
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF Double Lake Highland Prep PC Saratoga SH Pro Pro 3-0
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF Triple Lynbrook FM Blake HR Pro Pro 3-0
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF Triple Nueva TR Monta Vista LJ Pro Pro 3-0
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF R6 Puyallup MP Castro Valley LR Pro
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF R6 Evergreen Valley GS George Washington CP Con
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF R5 Mission San Jose TS Leland WT Con
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF R5 Evergreen Valley FS Cupertino AB Con
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF R4 Dougherty Valley SP Mountain View SI Con
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF R3 Lake Highland Prep PC Lynbrook XM Pro
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF R3 Nueva NR College Prep OH Con
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF R2 Park City Unaffiliated EP Dougherty Valley HM Pro
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF R2 Amador Valley DD Blake PW Con
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF R1 Archbishop Mitty BK Claremont KS Pro
34th Annual Stanford Invitational HS 2020-02-08 VPF R1 Carmel Valley Independent LM Lynbrook CM Pro
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2020-01-18 PF Semis University KK Taipei American EH Pro Pro 3-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2020-01-18 PF Octas University MN Strake Jesuit JA Pro Pro 2-1
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2020-01-18 PF Double University RQ Charlotte Latin SP Pro Pro 3-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2020-01-18 PF R6 Winston Churchill DD Taipei American EH Pro
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2020-01-18 PF R4 Montgomery Blair WiZh Ravenwood BM Pro
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy HS 2020-01-18 PF R4 BASIS Independent McLean SS Montgomery Blair JQ Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2019-10-18 PF Sextos Richard Montgomery HS Independent HZ Valley International Prep BL Con Con 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2019-10-18 PF Runoff Oakton YZ Plano West Sr AW Con Pro 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2019-10-18 PF R7 Westfield MZ Bronx Science SK Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2019-10-18 PF R7 Charlotte Latin NS Ransom Everglades TS Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2019-10-18 PF R4 Valley International Prep GT Horace Mann SB Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2019-10-18 PF R4 Regis GS Quarry Lane OR Pro
ISD Florida Tournament 2019-07-09 PF R6 Grexit from the GreEU Sepulveda & Normal Grexit from the GreEU Walters & Ponters Pro
ISD Florida Tournament HS 2019-07-09 PF R6 Rusketeers Zhang & Greenfield Caropean Union Xiao & Wu Pro
ISD Florida Tournament 2019-07-09 PF R5 Grexit from the GreEU Adirika & Schurr Grexit from the GreEU Jones & El-Kaissi Con
ISD Florida Tournament HS 2019-07-09 PF R5 Caropean Union Dong & Xu B-Man Glos & Vellore Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R5 Richard Montgomery SW Lakeville North HS Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R4 St Mary's Hall NW Montgomery Blair ZW Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF S Tuto Corona Del Sol JP Ravenwood BJ Con Pro 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF Q Tuto Edgemont SeKo Poly Prep Country Day FK Con Con 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R6 Sequoyah KL Monticello YL Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R6 Nova GR Stuyvesant SL Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R3 Strake Jesuit CD Columbus BC Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R3 Edgemont SK Theodore Roosevelt AC Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R2 Bellaire BR Richard Montgomery HZ Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R2 American Heritage Plantation RZ Delbarton PM Con
Ivy Street Round Robin HS 2019-01-23 RR R7 Ames Lake Mary Prep Con Con 2-0
Ivy Street Round Robin HS 2019-01-23 RR R6 Theodore Roosevelt Poly Prep Country Day Pro
Ivy Street Round Robin HS 2019-01-23 RR R1 North Broward Prep Unionville Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-17 VPF R7 Edina WJ Blake OP Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-17 VPF R6 Corona Del Sol PJ Bronx HS Of Science OS Con
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-17 VPF R5 Theodore Roosevelt AC Edina JM Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-17 VPF R3 Oakwood School - North Hollywood LS James Madison Memorial GS Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2018-11-17 VPF R2 Evanston Twp AL Lincoln GJ Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Quarte Hawken LG Ames AM Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Octafi Edina NT Hawken LG Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF Triple DuPont Manual CR Nueva CS Con Con 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R6 University KK Hunter BK Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R5 Capitol PD Acton Boxborough HN Pro
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R4 Edgemont KS Blake GJ Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R3 DuPont Manual CR Cranbrook RK Con
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK HS 2018-09-07 VPF R2 RTHS Independent KP Fairmont Prep JS Pro
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC 9 Forum HCK Freund & Wang Forum YMZ Yang & Amasa Neg
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC 9 Forum MM Wu & Shrestha Forum YMZ Gomez & Reyna Neg
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC 8 Intensive MAM Sjostrom & Yekell Forum YMZ Keck & Hohmann Aff
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC 7 Intensive MAM Wu & Maheshwari Intensive MAM Chapple & Yu Neg
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC 7 Summit VM Ata & Nooka Forum YMZ Chasse & Behling Aff
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PF R7 Joanna Papaioannou & Avani Koritz Hawkes Sam Chiang & Alex Annenberg Con
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC 6 Intensive MAM 2 & 1 Intensive MAM Zhu & Jiang Neg
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC 6 Forum YMZ Wilkinson & Nicastro Summit VM Soni & Hemphill Aff
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 IPR R6 Intensive MAM Jiang & Zhu Intensive MAM Sjostro & Yekell Neg
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC 5 Forum YMZ Gomez & Reyna Forum MM Rajagopalan & Glaser Neg
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PF R6 Zara Chapple & JJ Yu Silvia Aydinyan & Susanna Mkhitaryan Con
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PF R6 Blake Hohmann & Bryan Keck Krish Kothari & Dylan Zhang Con
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC 5 Summit VM Ramesh & Pennington Summit VM Balaje & Jaisinghani Neg
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PF R5 Maggie Doyle & Hannah Ashraf Timo Hemphill & Kyle Soni Pro
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC 4 Forum HCK Glatt & Wei Forum MM Ying & Song Neg
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PF R4 Anbu Subramanian Joanne Wu & Shreya Shrestha Con
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PF R4 Ashwin Balaje & Rohan Jaisinghani Zara Chapple & JJ Yu Con
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC 3 Forum YMZ Lu & Trautner Summit VM Ni & Tandon Neg
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC 3 Forum YMZ Xu & Wang Forum YMZ Dronamraju & Gujaran Neg
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC Summit Summit MS Aydinyan & Mkhitaryan Summit VM Papaioannou & Koritz Hawkes Aff
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PF R3 Nicholas Nicastro & Cole Wilkinson Ariel Zhou & Maya Bridgewaters Pro
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PF R2 Sam Lu & Mark Trautner James Glaser & Sanjit Rajagopalan Pro
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC R2 Summit MS McCauley & Singh Summit MS Chang & Morgan Neg
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PF R2 Arjun Maheshwari & Isaac Wu Uday Tandon & Hannah Ni Pro
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC R1 Summit MS 1 & 2 Summit MS Annam & Wang Neg
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PRAC R1 Summit MS Chilukuri & Appel Summit MS Wei & Li Aff
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PF R1 Alec Chen & Joe Jensen Shivani Naraharishetty & Liza Dill Con
NDF Iowa 2018-07-22 PF R1 Ludi Wang & Derry Xu Mika Freund & Sophia Wang Con
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 MINH Finals Apex MSM Kaye & Fernandez Apex MSM Cigale & Shankar Neg Neg 5-1
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 MINH Octofi Summit SM Moolji & Moolji Summit SD Vettical & Nelson-Groocock Aff Neg 2-1
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 PRAC Round Forum TG Rosen & Jain Forum MZ Urbina & Kaufman Pro
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 PRAC Round Summit MK Seitz & Gonzalez Summit WZ Tewari & Liu Con
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 MINH Double Summit SPM Soodak & Mark Summit MA Sepulveda & Norman Neg Neg 2-1
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 PRAC 7 Forum HPF Kotha & Ma Forum MA Kurapati & Bethi Con
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 MINH R7 Forum KK Binnmyr & Shi Forum TG Crawford & Skipper Neg
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 PRAC 6 Summit MK Walters & Dintzer Forum CS Steighner & Guan Pro
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 PRAC 6 Apex MMS Kaye & Fernandez Summit MA Rao & Liang Pro
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 MINH R7 Forum MB O'Donnell & Reid Summit SM Luo & Rodriguez Aff
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 PRAC 5 Forum FZ Kumar & Karthick Forum KM Gundecha & Qiu Con
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 PRAC 5 Forum HPF Awonusonu & Thayagabalu Forum OJB Dandi & Huang Pro
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 PRAC 4 Symposium HC Giorgini & Gao Forum OJB Nahas & Walker Con
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 MINH R5 Forum TG Verska & Vance Summit WZ Shih & Kim Neg
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 PRAC 3 Summit SPM Raganathan & Sjostrom Summit MA Howell & Manente Con
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 PRAC 3 Forum MA Wahal & Wang Forum MS Pandit & Mohankumar Pro
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 MINH R4 Forum CS Sahnan & Lu Summit SD Crayton & Bindlish Neg
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 MINH R4 Forum TG Meza & Min Forum PH Calvillo & Hassan Aff
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 MINH R3 Forum FZ Gao & Athavale Forum CS Shah & Desai Neg
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 PRAC 2 Apex MMS Brown & Hazeldine Apex BMJ Edard & Cuello-Wolfe Pro
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 MINH R3 Forum HPF Kramon & Pannirselvam Summit DL Yeung & Brew Neg
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 PRAC 2 Apex BMJ Day & Shah Apex MMS Pattipati & Jiang Pro
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 MINH R2 Forum HPF Qi & Davidson Summit WZ Sheng & Li Neg
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 MINH R1 Forum Chennaiahgari & Mohsin Forum KK Shukla & Singh Aff
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 PRAC R1 Apex MMS Wilke & Bonanno Apex MMS Lupi & Dalesandro Pro
NDF Boston 2018-07-07 MINH R1 Summit SPM Walzer-Goldfeld & Harrison Forum YK Rajagopalan & Ogata Aff
NDF Boston HS 2018-07-07 PRAC R1 Apex MMS Maunder & Koppurapu Apex MMS Johnson & Gill Pro