Mats Mudrow ParadigmLast changed 8/24 10:01A MDT
I competed in Oratory as my main event throughout my high school career.
2 of my proudest moments include:
Sundance Nat Quals: Picket Fencing across 8 judges
2018 UHSAA 6A State: When my two novices and I broke into finals with only 5 slots. (Taking 3 of them.)
In prep for competing at Nationals, I did as much research as humanely possible.
The result is that I know when I see a National Speech and when I don't.
I competed in LD for a year and a half. Not that good, but still love the format!
Competed in one PF tournament and walked away with 2nd place... so, take that as you will.
For whatever reason, I've ended up judging CX more than I'd like to. If that's the case, here's what you need to know.
1AC - Interested
1NC - Interested
2AC - Interested
2NC - Interested
1AR - ZZZ
1NR - ZZZ
2NR - Interested
2AR - Interested
Without fail, no matter what I do, I always fall asleep during the 1AR and 1NR. I don't mean to, but the round is so long and the topics generally confuse me.
The winner of ANY debate round will win based on whether or not I ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND what you're talking about. The team I understand better will end up winning the round. GUARANTEED.
As for LD or PF
Very traditional. I could care less about the actual debate. For me, it's ALL about the FW. If you can tie your case back into your FW better than your opponent, you WILL win. (If you tie it into your OPPONENT'S FW, BONUS POINTS!!!)
30: I wouldn't want to compete against you.
29: ABSOLUTELY NO STUTTERS and captivated my attention.
28: Some stutters, and overall FANTASTIC speaker, but lacked some "National" elements that I'd expect from a champion.
27: Stuttering, and very little eye contact.
26: Lack of preparation is obvious. (Thus, didn't have good eye contact, stuttered, and may have even admitted that they weren't prepared.)
25 or less: Find a new event.
I believe Debate is supposed to be educational above all else, and I also believe that the competitors learn the most while AT the tournament. (Not to mention my penmanship on paper ballots sucks. Might as well help the competitors in some way.)
I will give critiques after rounds much like a normal debate round.
Double entries should do their other event first if they want critiques.
These critiques include 1 positive comment and 1 critique for improvement to each competitor.
I also want the state of Utah to become nationally recognized in debate, and the only way to do that is to make sure EVERY competitor is good. No better way to do that than helping in rounds.
Full Judging Record
|NCFL 2019 Salt Lake Diocese||1550242800 2/15/2019||CX||1 R1||AL Machado & Tatarevic||AA Severo & Moreno||Aff|
|The Davis Dart||1549060200 2/1/2019||CX||3 R3||AP 303||AG 302||Aff|
|The Davis Dart||1549060200 2/1/2019||CX||2 R2||BB 311||AG 301||Neg|
|The Davis Dart||1549060200 2/1/2019||CX||1 R1||AG 300||AN 323||Neg|
|Marie Clegg Jones Memorial||1548428400 1/25/2019||CX||5 R5||Roy Neiswanger & Heiner||RowHal Frech & Beasley||Neg|
|Ursa Major Copper Hills||1544220000 12/7/2018||VCX||6 Rd6||AA Guzman & Crabtree||AL Middlemas & Rohde||Neg|
|Ursa Major Copper Hills||1544220000 12/7/2018||VCX||5 Rd5||AN Brunisholz & Moreno||AJ Burnett & Moreno||Neg|
|Ursa Major Copper Hills||1544220000 12/7/2018||VCX||4 Rd4||AR Dhiman & Nguyen||BH Srinivas & McVicker||Aff|
|Ursa Major Copper Hills||1544220000 12/7/2018||NCX||3 rd3||AF Anaya Maurio & Xiques||AN Cutshall & Portman||Neg|