nicholas petsas Paradigm

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Background:

  • State Champion and 2-time entrant to the Tournament of Champions for Brophy College Preparatory in PF.
  • Graduated from U of A Honors College with a triple major in Economics, Political Science and Classics.
  • Coached and founded Salpointe PF Debate and ran the UA Model UN program in college.
  • Presently, I am a government healthcare consulting informatics associate for Mercer and I coach my high school alma mater in PF.

What I would want changed in the status quo:

  • I would like for teams to have the ability to give their opponants evidence effortlessly. PF is in a time crisis where debates go longer than they should.
  • Back in the day (which wasn't that long ago FYI) we used expandos and could easily hand over evidence. you could easily just put the full shpeal on your computer in a file so if they ask for the "methodology" you can hand them over the full file.
  • why we live in a world where we dont do this is beyond me but since this is just a wish please move on to the next portion which actually matters for your debate:

What I expect/prefer:

  • In an exchange of evidence no one is allowed to prep until evidence is recieved.
  • The second rebuttal must defend their case that they wish to extend. "New argument" to me, means something completely unrelated to the existing arguments on the flow. Continuing the debate, to me, is important and more constructive for learning rather than repeating the same thing you have said since the constructive. Interact specifically with your opponents arguments! To do that you will have to listen to them instead of reading straight from your block files.
  • As long as every word is articulated and easily understood, you can go as fast as you would like. If I stop flowing in constructive or rebuttal then you are doing something wrong. Spreading/going fast will result in lower speaker points but you can still win the round. I do value Speech theory and will evaluate even if it is brought up late in a round, but if you are bringing it up late in round, you must warrant why I should still evaluate an argument that would ordinarily violate the rules.
  • I do not flow CX. that is time for debaters to seek explanations from their opponants and seek out contradictions in their line of arguementation. If you give a speech the whole time then you are wasting your time and my time. Same goes for reading evidence etc. Anything that happens that is of any value in CX should be brought up in a speech, otherwise, it didn't happen (and very often nothing productive does happen).
  • I expect that there will be impact calculus done for me in the round. On a VERY BASIC level, for example, if one team's most important arguement comes down to economic impacts and their opponants most important arguement is going for an environmental impact then I would EXPECT reasons as to prefer one impact over the other. You do not want me to decide what is important.
  • I do not care if you are the "better team" if the worse team makes better arguements then they will win the round. Good teams can lose easy debates, I am not going to give it to you, you have to earn it. It is always best to leave no doubt.
  • If you speak pretty you will get more speaker points and that is literally it. In good debates I do not even get a chance to look up at the debaters.
  • Only give me an off-time roadmap if you are actually doing something out of the ordinary in terms of starting in a particular place on the flow or grouping arguements.
  • If you are the first rebuttal and you take time to "strengthen your case" at the end when your opponents havent attacked it yet then you are doing it wrong. Please sit down if you have nothing else to say.
  • I do not want to shake your hand after the round.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R7 Strake Jesuit JA Bridgewater IM Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R6 La Salle DH University KY Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R3 University MK American Heritage Plantation CZ Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R2 BASIS Peoria PR Strake Jesuit DD Aff
SWSDASU Invitational 3/1/2019 VPF R1 Desert Vista CG Hamilton SS Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF Semis Cypress Bay Matthew Norman & Fabiola Sepulveda Valley International Prep Gabe Grodan & Daniel Timor Neg Neg on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF Quarte Dougherty Valley Rohit Srinivas & Rahul Kaparaboyna BASIS Peoria Sukesh Ram & David Parau Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF Quarte Fairmont Prep Alex Kim & Scott Hong Millard North Oliver Niu & Zach Shelton Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF Octos Cypress Bay Matthew Norman & Fabiola Sepulveda Saratoga Sajiv Shah & Neil Shah Neg Aff on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF Octos Cranbrook Lindsiann Shi & Selina Shi Millard North Oliver Niu & Zach Shelton Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF Double BASIS Phoenix Saoirse Mooney & Anoushka Kathiravan Fairmont Prep Hitakshi Savdharia & Harishri Savdharia Neg Neg on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF Double Dougherty Valley Rohit Srinivas & Rahul Kaparaboyna Park City Will Efrusy & Nina Williams Aff Aff on a 3-0
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R6 Skyridge Jaron Heaps & Skyler Simpson Dougherty Valley Megha Bhargava & Himalini Gururaj Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R4 Salpointe Catholic Max Smith & Richard Tracy Park City Jack Gladson & Amber Howard Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R3 Valley Diana Landazuri & Kenia Landazuri Rowland Hall Andrew Kimball & Ziteng Zeng Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R3 Skyridge Jack Hillman & Kailee Tea Campbell Hall Oliver Pozil & Matlock Grossman Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R2 Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas Alexandro Zavala & Aksha Nar Clovis North Ashmeet Saini & Cameron Velasquez Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R2 Fairmont Prep Olivia Bobrownicki & Adam Alamy Park City Ali Aldous & Caroline Waldmann Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R1 Oakwood School - North Hollywood Ily Grinberg & Ben Slovin BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Vinay Vellore & Stefan Boone Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/2/2019 PF R1 Palo Verde Sofia A Bletnitsky & Sophie Mallas Valley International Prep Gabe Grodan & Daniel Timor Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF 2x Quarry Lane VS Dougherty Valley JK Aff Aff on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF 3x Quarry Lane VS Nueva AA Aff Aff on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF R6 Valley LL Torrey Pines FL Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF R6 Quarry Lane QP Harker VC Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF R5 Rocky Mountain JB St Mary's Hall ST Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF R5 Nueva SS Los Altos HC Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF R1 Dougherty Valley NL St John's MK Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/4/2019 VPF R1 Los Altos LA Fairmont Prep CJ Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF Octos Park City HS Gavin Serr & Boyana Martinova Saratoga Ayush Aggarwal & Arun Ramakrishna Aff Neg on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF Double American Anil Tolwani & Safi Mohammed Campbell Hall Avalon Dalesandro & Francesca Lupi Aff Aff on a 2-1
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF R6 Fairmont Prep Numair Razzak & Alex Kim Mount Si Chirag Vedullapalli & Abbas Jaffery Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF R3 Salpointe Catholic Max Smith & Richard Tracy Mount Si Kristina Chiu & Arsalan Masud Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF R3 Salpointe Catholic Ben Wells & Xander Diaz Northwood Independent KD Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF R2 Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas Victoria Opperman & Alexandr Milpitas Neval Mulaomerovic & Nisha Porchezhiyan Neg
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/3/2018 PF R2 Nueva AA Dougherty Valley Saad Jamal & Tristan Shaughnessy Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF 2x Leland LL La Salle CN Neg Neg on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF 2x Hawken KS Corona Del Sol FJ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF 2x Grantsville SW Hamilton AG Aff Aff on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF 2x Westridge OdMu BASIS Chandler SI Neg Neg on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R6 Fairmont Prep IS American Heritage HS - Plantation KC Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R6 Lake Mary Prep HM Northwood Independent KS Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R5 La Cueva CD Phoenix Country Day OT Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R5 Salpointe Catholic WD Hamilton KS Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R4 BASIS Ahwatukee RT Presentation NP Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF R4 Northwood Independent MC College Prep KO Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 11/30/2017 PF Double Milpit BT SalHil DJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 11/30/2017 PF Double FaiPre OC GeoWas GQ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 11/30/2017 PF R6 Albuqu FA JuaDie NV Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 11/30/2017 PF R6 Waterf CZ QuaLan Vi Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 11/30/2017 PF R4 East MJ SalLak OG Neg
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 11/30/2017 PF R2 Grants CM Hillcr SY Aff
Alta Silver and Black Invitational 11/30/2017 PF R2 CorDel FJ AmePre JR Aff
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPF R4 Newtown CS Walt Whitman HP Aff
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPF R4 Archbishop McCarthy LR Nightingale Bamford LR Neg
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPF R2 Munster IH Millburn CY Neg
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPF R2 Regis OS Cranbrook Kingswood Upper FG Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF R3 Oakwood Secondary School - North Hollywood Light Rake & Sugerma Eagle Maas & Miller Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF R3 Milpitas Mulaomerovic & Porchezhiyan Harker Su & Song Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF R1 Salpointe Catholic Gamas & Villanueva Nueva Nickel & Aysola Aff
Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/4/2017 PF R1 Nueva Santhanam & Steirman Rowland Hall-St. Mark's Thompson & Wang Aff
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 PF Quarte GreVal PB Albuqu LM Neg Aff on a 2-1
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 PF Octo GeoWas DO Highla CM Aff Aff on a 2-1
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 PF Double Bentle PR Ashlan DS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 PF Double Westvi JM JudMem BC Aff Aff on a 2-1
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 PF R6 RocMou FS Bishop Kelly OL Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 PF R6 MisSan DS QuaLan AS Aff
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 PF R5 CopHil SH West JT Neg
Alta Silver and Black 12/1/2016 PF R5 Grants GM GeoWas WC Neg
The Milo Cup at Millard North 2/19/2016 OPF Octos James Madison Memorial KS Madison West BR Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Milo Cup at Millard North 2/19/2016 OPF Dubs Mt. Si KT Elkhorn South RR Neg Aff on a 2-1
The Milo Cup at Millard North 2/19/2016 OPF R5 Fremont HR Mt. Si NL Aff
The Milo Cup at Millard North 2/19/2016 OPF R4 Elkhorn South NW Des Moines Roosevelt TB Neg
The Milo Cup at Millard North 2/19/2016 OPF R2 Des Moines Roosevelt BM Blake GY Neg
The Milo Cup at Millard North 2/19/2016 OPF R1 Omaha North High Magnet MS Millard West MW Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VPF Double Lamar Houston BV Mission San Jose WK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VPF Triple Mission San Jose CK Miramonte KF Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VPF Triple Mission San Jose SD Nueva CC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VPF R6 Oakwood School - North Hollywood BG Denver East CN Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VPF R6 Cherry Creek AR Foothill NE Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VPF R4 Milpitas MS Foothill MP Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VPF R3 Oxford OG Leland SK Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 VPF R3 Capitol Debate YN Leland ML Neg
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 PF Double Juan Diego Catholic WH Seattle KS Aff Aff on a 2-1
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 PF Double Advanced Technologies TM Harker XC Aff Aff on a 3-0
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 PF R6 Seattle BK Fairmont Preparatory HP Neg
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 PF R5 BASIS Scottsdale SN Fairmont Preparatory DJ Aff
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 PF R5 La Cueva YZ BASIS Scottsdale BP Aff
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 PF R4 Coronado SY Rowland Hall-St. Mark's HB Aff
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 PF R4 Salpointe Catholic TC Clark ZG Aff
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 PF R3 Palo Verde MT San Marino WM Neg
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 PF R3 Aspen FH West Jordan CC Neg
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 PFD Octas College Prep WW Chaparral NS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 PFD 2x College Prep WW Logan SS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 PFD 2x Nueva MS Dougherty Valley MJ Neg Neg on a 2-1
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 PFD 3x Leland WH Nueva TC Aff Neg on a 2-1
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 PFD 3x Nueva MS Fairmont Preparatory GS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 PFD R6 Nueva CR Catalina Foothills MA Aff
Southwest Championship at Arizona State 1/7/2016 PFD R6 BASIS Scottsdale HC Foothill BL Aff