Joel Salcedo Paradigm

Last changed 21 October 2020 10:28 AM PDT

What up ya'll-- I'm Joel. Born and raised in Southern California. As circumstances would have it I found myself still in the debate community since I started back as a Junior in HS in 2005. I started with good ole' policy in HS and quickly transitioned into loving critiques and eventually being labeled an "identity politics" debater.

I enjoy new ideas, concepts, and arguments. I am pretty open minded when it comes to what I think is "allowed" in a debate. That being said, judging is a tough job that I take seriously. To get my ballot just know these things about me.

If I had to pick, yes I prefer the K. I like high theory and I like quality over quantity. . Even though I am not well versed in many different lit bases I enjoy learning and making my decision based on your great explanations.

1. I enjoy the details as much as everyone else. Specificity wins debates. Avoid jargon heavy speeches; I don't think in jargon.

2. Some rounds I like technical debates, some rounds I enjoy embedded clash and a more abstract level of debating. Let's be real-- debate wants everyone to communicate in a low-context, low power distance approach-- that doesn't work for everyone. I've learned to navigate different cultural communicative approaches but sometimes this results in a different side of me coming out at the wrong time. I am not a machine or a robot... I feel things. I get persuaded. Sometimes I "read into" things because I grew up very high-context. Your ethos and control of the round/framing matters. I reward persuasion too, not just logic.

3. I think its your job to isolate game-winning or game-losing moments in your speeches and make those issues the paramount issues of the debate. In a world of paperless debate that means you should isolate warrants and sections of your evidence that demonstrate your truth and not make it my job to determine. Yes I will have the doc open but it doesn't mean you get credit for arguments without explaining them.

4. I enjoy theory but please signpost sections clearly; no one likes a messy theory debate and I certainly don't want to make sense of a splatter of answers against a splatter of answers. I like substantive reasons to vote on theory, proven abuse.

5. Judge Instruction in DA/CP Debates = Key. Tell me what you're winning and why. I like it when you do the thinking for me. What does winning the Uniqueness get you? How does that impact the debate? What is going on? Please do all the thinking for me.

I try not to be expressive in rounds however please know that I am very likely enjoying the debate.

email chain: joelsalcedo4@gmail.com

In the end: Its all in the framing.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2020-11-13 SHIR RD 7 Kentucky Weinhardt & Dal Pra Minnesota Granstrom & Phoenix-Flood Aff
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2020-11-13 SHIR RD 6 Kansas State Spond & Walker Rutgers-Newark Khan & Beckford Neg
Franklin R Shirley at Wake Forest C 2020-11-13 SHIR RD 5 Liberty Cazeau & Ramsey Binghamton Marin & Ahuja Neg
The Ziggy Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2020-10-23 Open R5 Southern California HP Purdue PS Neg
The Ziggy Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational C 2020-10-23 Open R2 Oklahoma SR Cornell LS Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV C 2020-03-06 Open R4 Kansas SP CSU Long Beach VG Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV C 2020-03-06 JV R3 Liberty LS Houston TK Aff
ADA Nationals at UNLV C 2020-03-06 Open R2 CSU Long Beach CS UC Berkeley NR Neg
Fall at the Beach C 2019-11-01 O Par R6 Grand Canyon Reid Brodrick & Nic Rilea CSU Los Angeles Khristyan Trejo & Annaell Mouton Aff
Fall at the Beach C 2019-11-01 N CX R4 San Francisco Stratton Adams & Omer Sheikh CSU Long Beach John Littles & Jacob Santos Aff
Fall at the Beach C 2019-11-01 N Par R3 Grand Canyon Olivia Palma & Julia Kupis California San Diego/Speech Bella Lalanne & Jake Ryan Aff
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 V Final Arizona State FG CSU Long Beach CS Neg Neg 2-1
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 V Semi Southern California KS Arizona State FG Neg Neg 2-1
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 JV Semis Fresno State CS Weber State TR Aff Aff 3-0
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 V R5 Cal State Fullerton LP Weber State SS Neg
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 JV R4 Weber State TR Fresno State CS Aff
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 N R3 Fresno State WL CSU Long Beach FN Aff
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 V R2 CSU Long Beach CS Southwestern MB Aff
Sun Devil Invitational C 2019-09-13 V R1 Arizona State FG Cal State Fullerton CK Aff
Bruschke Invitational CSUF HS 2019-03-16 O LD Finals Valley International Prep JP Magnet KK Neg Aff 2-1
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational HS 2018-10-12 O PF Semi Fairmont Prep OR Campbell Hall LD Neg Neg 3-0
CSU Fullerton High School Middle School Invitational HS 2018-10-12 O PF Quar Canyon Crest Independent LG Capitol JY Aff Aff 3-0
Aztec Invitational C 2018-10-06 NCX R3 Fullerton CS Fullerton BM Aff
Aztec Invitational C 2018-10-06 OCX R2 Fresno State ML Southwestern AJ Aff
Aztec Invitational C 2018-10-06 OCX R1 CSU Long Beach GP Fresno State ML Neg