Calum Matheson Paradigm

Last changed 10/10 3:44P EDT

Updated October 10, 2016.

Either defend it, or don’t say it. Defend everything.

The appeal of debate for me is in chicanery and sophistry. Arguments are refined by endless friction, like gems in a tumbler…or at least, turds with a good coat of polish. It is a mistake to limit out a class of arguments because they’re “stupid,” “offensive,” or “something no one will ever say”—if they’re bad, then beat them, don’t complain about them. Nothing is too dumb to appear in public discourse. Evil things get said. They flourish when no one engages them; they metastasize when they are labeled taboo and off-limits. That only adds to their appeal. If something is so vile that it would not survive exposure to the light, then be the one to bring it there. Victory in debate rewards good argument. If you can’t beat some argument, then you don’t deserve to win—doubly so if the argument is “bad”—because you’re not a good advocate of your cause if you cannot respond to your opponents. It’s as simple as that. Nearly every supposed benefit of debate is easy to replicate, but this environment of ruthless inquiry is not, and neither is the crucible of high-level competition.

Does that mean I might vote on “warming good because it solves ice age” against a critical aff about object oriented ontology and the Anthropocene? No. It means I will especially do that. Where there’s a link, there’s a way.

Do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. I don’t care what kind of argument you make. All kinds of debate can be done well or done poorly. If you can explain why it’s important, then do it. If you cannot, then I cordially request that you do not. One caveat for the college topic: I am more interested in the policy aspects and science of this topic than I usually am, and my favorite debates are likely to be about that. The argument that we should learn about these things is more compelling to me than it normally would be, although that hardly means I’ll ignore the counterarguments. See above.

You have to communicate arguments clearly. The baseline requirement of this activity is that you communicate with the person you’re trying to persuade—that is, after all, how you persuade them. My hearing is not very good, but I will compensate for that without you needing to do anything. I will not yell “clear.” I will not read your stupid card that you slobbered through. I will simply ignore you without feeling, much less remorse.

I am not an unusually emotional person, and as a result, pathetic appeals are not particularly effective for me. I tend to disassociate when people get very emotional. It’s especially obnoxious when debaters scream at each other or generally perform overaggressively. This isn’t a matter of respectability—it’s just boring and tedious to watch a bunch of people I usually don’t know get live about something I don’t usually care about. Saying that you’re upset about something is fine, of course, but you can’t beat an argument by reporting on your brain chemistry. Concentrating on readjusting the dopamine levels of your enemies through losses.  

Here are some ways that I think about debate. None of them are immutable; I have changed my mind before and intend to do so frequently in future. I’ll ignore all of these things if you’ve made and won an argument to the contrary in a specific debate. I’m writing this because people make decisions within sets of unquestioned normative parameters all the time (e.g. “human life good” even if no one explicitly says that), so here are some of mine:

--“Any risk” is just objectively wrong. A small enough signal is overwhelmed by noise, which means not only that we can’t establish its magnitude with precision, but if sufficiently small, we can’t establish its sign either. Similarly, “this is 100% true” is almost never the case, even with conceded causal arguments, because the full weight of most things is radically overclaimed. “X will cause Y” almost invariably (there are exceptions) means “X is highly likely to cause Y” because even in well-established relationships r seldom equals 1. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should—I mean that because it will make you a better (policy) debater.

--Uniqueness does not determine the direction of the link. Deep reflection suggests that the, uh, link determines the direction of the link. If X thing prevents Y thing, the occurrence of Y does not make this relationship less likely to be true. In most situations, there should be some residual link turn, because uniqueness tends to be a projection of future likelihood which, although possibly almost certain, is very, very rarely actually certain. If X prevents Y, and Y is almost certainly not happening now, that doesn’t mean that X might cause Y. It means that X would prevent Y if Y was not in fact going to occur, which is possible, although unlikely. “Y happening now” doesn’t change the issue of whether X would cause Y. Those probabilities are calculated separately. Yes, “Y happening now so anything you do might change the outcome” is possible, but it relies on the same sloppy thinking as “any risk.”

--Fairness is usually an internal link, not an impact. Fairness is important to preserve a kind of debate, which needs an impact, or maintain the quality of competition, which needs an impact, etc. If debate was perfectly fair in an argumentative sense (not in an acceptance-of-difference sense), it wouldn’t necessarily be a good model for the world. If we need to learn to debate to overcome warming deniers (or whatever), wouldn’t those skills only be sharpened by unequal odds? Maybe, maybe not, but make an impact argument anyway.

--“The identity of this author is X so this argument is bad” doesn’t typically compel me. It’s not that I don’t think it matters, but rather that people usually don’t make a complete argument. If their identity influenced this argument and so it’s bad, make that link claim specific about what they said. That’s probably more helpful to you anyway.

--“Critical” or identity-based debate has evolved beyond the point where the theoretical language of policy debate still analogizes easily to it. What I mean is that concepts like “permutation,” “opportunity cost,” “intrinsicness,” “net benefit,” “mutual exclusivity,” and so on, most of which are the products of game-theoretical modeling or RAT economic thought, don’t track very well. That’s perhaps good—make the argument you want to make and explain (if necessary) why that’s okay. We should be innovating here, trying to figure out what works in a newer style of debate assessment, not fixating on false analogies. For example, I don’t think “permutations” make sense in debates without plans, but that doesn’t mean that an argument about why two strategies are complementary is necessarily bad.

--Points don't really make any sense to me anymore, but I've gone back to assigning them based on how well a particular speaker fulfills their position's role; i.e., 1Ns get points for being "good 1Ns," so I've been giving them somewhat higher points relative to other debaters that the average (I think). Speaker points are still arbitrary and best used as an expression of praise or disdain, so that's what I'm doing.

--Unless you have an argument otherwise (and I do think these exist), the person designated to give a particular speech is the only one whose arguments "count." If Joe Siegmann could've given all my speeches, there would have been a statue to him on the National Mall already.

--Garrett Hardin. But, Thomas Ligotti. However, Georges Bataille. Ultimately, Attila the Hun, and sometimes Harald Hardrada; always Belisarius.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/3/2020 WILD R3 Samford CW Houston HL Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/3/2020 Open R2 Michigan HS Dartmouth GS Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/3/2020 Open R1 Texas DeWa George Mason LM Aff
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 Open Triple Texas DW Emporia State KS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 Open R5 Rutgers-Newark HA Wake Forest KM Aff
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 Open R2 Texas DW Harvard BN Neg
Season Opener at Northwestern University 9/18/2020 Open R1 Baylor LS UT Dallas KB Neg
RKS Workshop Tournament 7/29/2020 Semis Zach/Alistair Claire/Nihar Aff Neg on a 2-1
RKS Workshop Tournament 7/29/2020 R6 Glen/Cole Shreyas/Luca Neg
RKS Workshop Tournament 7/29/2020 R4 Vu/Akshay James/Micah Aff
RKS Workshop Tournament 7/29/2020 R2 Mina/Eli shreyas/will Yang Neg
RKS Workshop Tournament 7/29/2020 R1 Megan/Andrea Andrew/Mateo Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 JV Quarte Liberty LS Indiana OG Aff Aff on a 3-0
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 Nov Octo Fullerton MM George Mason GH Neg Neg on a 3-0
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 Nov R5 Monmouth HeRo CSU Long Beach NS Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 JV R4 George Mason JS Monmouth AF Aff
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 Nov R3 Boston College CG Liberty MP Neg
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 JV R2 Houston TK CSU - Northridge AA Aff
ADA Nationals at UNLV 3/6/2020 Nov R1 CSU Long Beach LL Houston EW Neg
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/15/2020 D7 R6 George Mason AH James Madison BK Aff
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/15/2020 D7 R2 Liberty CC James Madison HS Neg
Marie Hochmuth Round Robin at the University of Pittsburgh 1/18/2020 Open Finals Kansas NM Wake Forest EF Neg Neg on a 3-0
Marie Hochmuth Round Robin at the University of Pittsburgh 1/18/2020 Open R7 Texas MM Kansas SP Neg
Marie Hochmuth Round Robin at the University of Pittsburgh 1/18/2020 Open R2 Georgetown PB Wake Forest EF Neg
RKS 2019 Workshop 7/25/2019 CX Quarte Arnav Arnav & Vanuli Vanuli Parth Parth & Nicole Nicole Aff Aff on a 2-1
RKS 2019 Workshop 7/25/2019 CX 5 Aysia Aysia & Dimarvin Dimarvin Ty Ty & Sam Sam Aff
RKS 2019 Workshop 7/25/2019 CX 4 Alex Alex & Antonio Antonio Anish Anish & Rahul R. Rahul R. Neg
RKS 2019 Workshop 7/25/2019 CX 2 Jazmyn Jazmyn & Rylie Rylie Dash Dash & Ramon Ramon Neg
RKS 2019 Workshop 7/25/2019 CX 1 Noel Noel & Ysa Ysa Zan Zan & Kumi Kumi Neg
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Double Binghamton AY Georgia HH Aff Aff on a 3-2
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Emporia State MK Cornell LT Aff Neg on a 2-1
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Georgia HH Rutgers-Newark AH Neg Neg on a 3-0
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Weber State BT UT Dallas BK Aff Aff on a 2-1
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Missouri - Kansas City MW Trinity DL Neg Neg on a 3-0
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Missouri - Kansas City DH Central Oklahoma CM Neg Neg on a 3-0
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Texas CM George Mason BT Neg Neg on a 2-1
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round Emporia State SW Harvard AS Neg Neg on a 2-1
73rd National Debate Tournament 3/21/2019 Open Round UC Berkeley FG West Georgia CC Aff Aff on a 3-0
2019District IIIMAC Championship 2/22/2019 NDTD3 R7 JCCC Moncure & Farris MO State Van Dyke & Waggoner Neg
2019District IIIMAC Championship 2/22/2019 NDTD3 R6 UMKC Mitchell & Willett Wichita Welch & Lett Neg
2019District IIIMAC Championship 2/22/2019 NDTD3 R5 UMKC Davis & Hauschildt Baylor Thrasher-Evers & Zoda Neg
2019District IIIMAC Championship 2/22/2019 NDTD3 R4 UTSA Gaskey & Myers UCO Colquitt & Moore Neg
2019District IIIMAC Championship 2/22/2019 NDTD3 R3 Trinity Dill & Lair Wichita Phillips & Hinecker Aff
2019District IIIMAC Championship 2/22/2019 MAC R2 JMU Bellis & Konrad Texas Hutchinson & Lugo Aff
2019District IIIMAC Championship 2/22/2019 NDTD3 R1 Texas Coltzer & McKinley Baylor Ramsey & Wilson Neg
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/16/2019 D7 R8 James Madison HS George Mason BG Neg
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/16/2019 D7 R7 George Mason BT Liberty MS Aff
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/16/2019 JV R4 James Madison RL George Mason KS Neg
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/16/2019 JV R1 James Madison BP George Mason BR Neg
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open OCTAS Emporia State SW Emory GS Neg Neg on a 5-0
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open DBLS Georgia RS Wake Forest AC Aff Aff on a 4-1
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open RD 8 Wake Forest EF UC Berkeley WD Neg
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open RD 7 Southern California DP Georgia State FR Aff
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open RD 6 Missouri State VW Texas SW Neg
55th Owen L Coon Memorial at Northwestern 2/2/2019 Open RD 1 Oklahoma JS Harvard AM Aff
Georgetown College Tournament 1/3/2019 Open 8 Boston College DV Harvard BS Neg
Georgetown College Tournament 1/3/2019 Open 7 Harvard LZ Dartmouth KS Neg
Georgetown College Tournament 1/3/2019 Open 6 Cornell MD Harvard RS Aff
Georgetown College Tournament 1/3/2019 JVN R5 Minnesota GL Boston College CJ Neg
Georgetown College Tournament 1/3/2019 Open 3 Harvard KA Dartmouth MW Aff
Georgetown College Tournament 1/3/2019 Open 2 Dartmouth ET Cornell BS Aff
Georgetown College Tournament 1/3/2019 Open 1 Dartmouth MS Harvard GS Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/17/2018 SHIR DBLS Wake Forest AC Georgia RS Neg Neg on a 5-0
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/17/2018 SHIR RD 7 Georgia AR Iowa GL Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/17/2018 SHIR RD 6 Georgia State AC Missouri State KD Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/17/2018 SHIR RD 3 Oklahoma PW Texas HM Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/17/2018 SHIR RD 2 George Mason BH Kansas HM Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/29/2018 Open FYQ Wichita State HP Dartmouth KS Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/29/2018 Open R8 George Mason KL Minnesota GS Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/29/2018 Open R7 Emory GS UNLV RR Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/29/2018 Open R6 Wichita State HP Michigan PP Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/29/2018 Open R5 Harvard RS Wake Forest MT Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/29/2018 Open R4 UNLV HS Oklahoma JS Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/29/2018 Open R3 Harvard CM Mary Washington CL Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/29/2018 Open R2 Kentucky KL Wake Forest GK Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/29/2018 Open R1 UT Dallas SW Emory KW Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN Octos Wake Forest EF Emory GS Aff Aff on a 2-1
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN Double Louisville BY UC Berkeley GF Neg Neg on a 2-1
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R6 Iowa GL Wichita State WL Aff
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R5 Liberty HT Emory GS Neg
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R4 Rutgers-Newark AH Emory CM Aff
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R3 Louisville BY Dartmouth TT Aff
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R2 Oklahoma PW UC Berkeley LD Aff
GSU National Opener 9/15/2018 OPEN R1 Harvard MS Wichita State HP Neg
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 5 Aysia Aysia & Bintou Bintou Hannah Hannah & Solenne Solenne Neg
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 4 Keagan Keagan & Rik Rik Tajaih Tajaih & Jada Jada Neg
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 2 Anthony Anthony & Eric Eric Zoey Zoey & Eric Eric Neg
RKS Workshops Tournament 7/26/2018 CX 1 Edward Edward & Taman Taman Akash Akash & Anna Anna Neg
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State 3/22/2018 Open Double Georgia AR Kansas KR Neg Neg on a 4-1
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State 3/22/2018 Open Round Kansas KR Georgetown BK Aff Aff on a 2-1
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State 3/22/2018 Open Round Emporia State SW UC Berkeley FG Neg Neg on a 3-0
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State 3/22/2018 Open Round Liberty HS Georgetown GP Aff Aff on a 2-1
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State 3/22/2018 Open Round Wichita State SW Wake Forest MR Aff Aff on a 2-1
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/17/2018 D7 R7 Rutgers-Newark CW George Mason HO Neg Neg on a 2-1
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/17/2018 JV R3 Navy BS George Mason JB Aff
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/17/2018 D7 R2 Liberty HS George Mason HO Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Open R7 Kansas FO James Madison CW Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Open R6 Kansas BM Georgia State FR Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Open R4 Indiana AG Georgia HH Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Open R3 Michigan TF Dartmouth AA Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Open R2 Wake Forest GT Wayne State RH Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/27/2017 Open R1 Southern California RW Kentucky BT Neg
CNDI Bears Round Robin 8/15/2017 CX RR R4 Gochee & Poritz Venkataraman & Chen Neg
CNDI Bears Round Robin 8/15/2017 CX RR R3 Lair & Nelson Kuppahally & Aoki Aff
CNDI Bears Round Robin 8/15/2017 CX RR R2 Venkataraman & Chen Martin & Valerio Neg
CNDI Bears Round Robin 8/15/2017 CX RR R1 Huynh & Park Partner & Chen Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 CX Quarte Westminster HB Whitney Young OR Aff Aff on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 CX R6 Skyline (Oakland, CA) AH Highland Park (Dallas) CM Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 CX R4 College Prep KM Head Royce CD Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 CX R1 College Prep CG North Broward Preparatory MR Aff
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Octos California, Berkeley MS Central Oklahoma HS Aff Aff on a 5-0
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Round Kentucky BT Wake Forest AS Neg Neg on a 3-0
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Round Nevada Las Vegas GH Wichita State OS Aff Aff on a 3-0
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Round Wyoming CH Weber State GT Neg Neg on a 3-0
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Round Texas KS Wake Forest MM Aff Aff on a 2-1
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Round Central Oklahoma CM Georgia State FN Aff Aff on a 3-0
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Round United States Military CM Harvard GS Aff Aff on a 2-1
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas 3/23/2017 Open Round Indiana FH California, Berkeley WG Neg Neg on a 2-1
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/18/2017 D7 R8 Liberty BD Mary Washington CL Neg Neg on a 2-1
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/18/2017 D7 R7 Mary Washington CL James Madison BK Aff Aff on a 3-0
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/18/2017 D7 R6 George Mason BH James Madison BK Aff
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/18/2017 D7 R4 West Virginia BC Georgetown KL Neg
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/18/2017 D7 R3 Georgetown GM Rutgers-Newark MR Aff
Pitt Round Robin 1/21/2017 pitt R7 Texas KS Kansas DR Neg
Pitt Round Robin 1/21/2017 pitt R5 Weber State GT Wake Forest MM Neg
Pitt Round Robin 1/21/2017 pitt R4 Nevada Las Vegas AK Oklahoma SP Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/19/2016 SHIR DBLS Oklahoma WJ UC Berkeley WG Neg Neg on a 4-1
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/19/2016 SHIR RD 8 Emory DP Missouri - Kansas City KS Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/19/2016 SHIR RD 7 Northern Iowa KM Texas HS Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/19/2016 SHIR RD 6 Texas KS Georgia State FN Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/19/2016 SHIR RD 2 Wayne State DH Houston LS Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2016 Open Oct Wake Forest AS Harvard GS Aff Aff on a 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2016 Open Double West Georgia CC Wake Forest AS Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2016 Open R8 Wake Forest GT James Madison LW Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2016 Open R7 Wayne State AC Michigan State BR Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2016 Open R6 James Madison CT Kansas SW Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2016 Open R5 Baylor RW Harvard GS Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2016 Open R4 Wayne State DH Dartmouth EX Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2016 Open R3 Emory DP West Georgia CC Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2016 Open R2 Oklahoma SS Georgia State DH Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/28/2016 Open R1 Wayne State JM Wake Forest EG Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var Quarte Whitney M. Young Magnet OR Montgomery Bell JG Aff Aff on a 4-1
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var Octos Berkeley Prep YM Montgomery Bell JG Neg Neg on a 3-0
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var Double Baltimore City EY Ransom Everglades CF Aff Aff on a 3-0
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R4 Little Rock Central JJ Cypress Bay V Aff
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R3 Montgomery Bell JG New Trier EH Aff
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R1 Niles West RR Montgomery Bell FR Aff
RKS Workshop Tournament at Wake Forest 7/20/2016 6 Harper & Dhaliwal Ruiz & LoRocco Neg
RKS Workshop Tournament at Wake Forest 7/20/2016 5 Zheng & Wimsatt Shulman & Valancy Aff
RKS Workshop Tournament at Wake Forest 7/20/2016 3 Brague & Barker Saxena & Young Neg
RKS Workshop Tournament at Wake Forest 7/20/2016 2 Weintraub & Wong Segal & Han Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 CX R7 New Trier BW Hendrickson WW Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 CX R5 Montgomery Bell CJ Law Magnet TG Aff
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Semis Michigan MK Kansas BR Neg Neg on a 4-1
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Quarte Wake Forest AS Michigan MK Neg Neg on a 4-1
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Double Wyoming MM Liberty BC Aff Neg on a 3-2
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Nevada Las Vegas BK Southern California SS Neg Aff on a 2-1
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Missouri State BR Baylor BC Neg Neg on a 3-0
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Baylor BZ Texas KS Aff Neg on a 2-1
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Wyoming MM Oklahoma CS Neg Aff on a 2-1
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Wichita State CW Central Oklahoma HS Neg Neg on a 3-0
70th National Debate Tournament at Binghamton 3/31/2016 Open Round Dartmouth AB Iowa PW Aff Aff on a 3-0
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/20/2016 D7 R8 RutgersNewark HQ George Mason BO Aff Neg on a 2-1
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/20/2016 D7 R7 James Madison BK Georgetown EK Neg Neg on a 3-0
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/20/2016 D7 R6 James Madison MW RutgersNewark SW Neg
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/20/2016 D7 R5 George Mason BO Liberty CS Neg
NDT District VII Qualifier 2/20/2016 JV R2 Georgetown GD James Madison GD Neg
Hochmuth Round Robin Pittsburgh 1/22/2016 RR Round West Georgia SM Binghamton SH Aff
Hochmuth Round Robin Pittsburgh 1/22/2016 RR Round James Madison WL Baylor EC Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 CX R7 Traverse City Central CF Edgemont JrSr JM Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 CX R3 Georgetown Day BS Lexington ML Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 CX R2 Whitney Young BF Berkeley Prep SS Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake 12/18/2015 CX R1 Highland Park BD Lexington RZ Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/13/2015 Open DBLS UC Berkeley MS Binghamton CH Aff Aff on a 5-0
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/13/2015 Open RD 8 Michigan KM Kansas State MS Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/13/2015 Open RD 7 Binghamton SS Gonzaga SW Neg
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/13/2015 Open RD 4 Wichita State CW James Madison PD Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/13/2015 Open RD 3 Nevada Las Vegas HC Texas DJ Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/30/2015 Open Double Texas KS Baylor EG Aff Aff on a 2-1
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/30/2015 Open R7 Kansas BR James Madison LW Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/30/2015 Open R5 Northern Iowa HS James Madison BK Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 9/30/2015 Open R2 Dartmouth College BA UT Dallas OL Neg
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/19/2015 OPEN R8 Wake Forest DR UT Dallas OL Neg
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/19/2015 OPEN R7 Wyoming FH Liberty JW Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/19/2015 OPEN R6 Liberty BC West Georgia DZ Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/19/2015 OPEN R5 West Georgia CC Texas DJ Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/19/2015 OPEN R4 James Madison MY Wake Forest CR Neg
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/19/2015 OPEN R3 Dartmouth College BA United States Military BC Neg
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/19/2015 OPEN R2 Iowa OS Wyoming CT Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/19/2015 OPEN R1 Michigan MK James Madison WL Aff
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var Octos CK McClatchy BF Pittsburgh Central Catholic WM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var Double Montgomery Bell RK St. Vincent De Paul MH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var R5 Cypress Bay KS Alpharetta CW Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var R4 Lexington LH Alpharetta GK Aff
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var R3 Seaholm EL Cathedral Preparatory LS Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL B-S McShack FT BT Manu Anusha Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL Dubs HJPV MJ BEFJR WL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R6 Hybrid HU BEFJR CM Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R5 GHJMP JH GHJMP TZ Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R4 GHJMP SS KM KP Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R3 CFFP AZ GHJMP BW Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R2 KM WoWo McShack LW Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/4/2015 POL R1 ZP Evan-Abigail KM MW Aff
69th National Debate Tournament in Iowa 4/3/2015 Open R4 Towson TW Kansas State SK Aff Aff on a 3-0
69th National Debate Tournament in Iowa 4/3/2015 Open R3 Oklahoma AC California, Berkeley WS Aff Aff on a 2-1
69th National Debate Tournament in Iowa 4/3/2015 Open R2 Wyoming MM Texas SK Aff Aff on a 3-0
69th National Debate Tournament in Iowa 4/3/2015 Open R1 Trinity SR Kansas State RP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Texas Open 2/7/2015 TXO Quarte Oklahoma Ard & Chiles Georgetown Louvis & McCoy Aff Aff on a 5-0
Texas Open 2/7/2015 TXO Double Towson Thomas & Whitley California Berkeley Wimsatt SergentLeventhal Neg Neg on a 5-0
Texas Open 2/7/2015 TXO R8 Michigan Allen & Pappas Kansas City Kansas CC Nave Casas Neg
Texas Open 2/7/2015 TXO R3 Binghamton Cepin & Sehgal Wyoming Marcum & McFarland Aff
Texas Open 2/7/2015 TXO R1 Oklahoma Cherry & Yahom California, Berkeley Epner & Martin Aff
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 Open R4 Michigan KM Towson TW Aff
2015 Kathryn Klassic Cal State Fullerton 1/7/2015 Open R2 Emory FR Wake Forest LS Neg
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var Qrtrs California, Berkeley SM Towson TW Aff Aff on a 3-2
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var Octos Northwestern MV Liberty CE Neg Aff on a 3-2
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 JV Quarte Nevada Las Vegas BT Washington MP Neg Neg on a 2-1
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var R5 Binghamton FC California, Berkeley EM Neg
2015 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2015 Var R2 James Madison LM Towson TW Neg
2014 Franklin R Shirley Classic 11/15/2014 OPN DBLS Nevada Las Vegas GV Missouri - Kansas City AF Neg Neg on a 3-2
2014 Franklin R Shirley Classic 11/15/2014 OPN R8 Georgia GH Weber State HT Neg
2014 Franklin R Shirley Classic 11/15/2014 OPN R7 Nevada Las Vegas GV Baylor EZ Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/4/2014 Open Double Wayne State NS Kentucky HR Neg Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/4/2014 Open Round Wake Forest AD Emory BD Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/4/2014 Open Round Indiana PF Gonzaga SW Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky 10/4/2014 Open Round Dartmouth College AY Michigan BP Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/20/2014 OPEN Dbls Georgia GH Wake Forest AD Neg Neg on a 3-2
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/20/2014 OPEN OPEN 7 Michigan BC Georgia GH Neg
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/20/2014 OPEN OPEN 6 Emory DS Wayne State SD Neg
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/20/2014 OPEN OPEN 4 Emory MR Wake Forest LS Neg
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/20/2014 OPEN OPEN 3 Wayne State HM Capital HG Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Quarte HybSC Sawyer & Chen HybAP Aaronson & Powell Neg Neg on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Dubs HJPV Stryker & Vasil HybST Stekl & Toomey Neg Neg on a 2-1
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round GHJPP Zhu & Xiao BEFJR Dastjerdi & Walter Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round HybYG You & Gong GHJPP Emerson & Zhang Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round IowCit Siddig & Trepka SS Kaplan & Levin Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round RT Kaela & Allsion CFJP Tony & Nick Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round HJPV Roche & Callahan IowCit Hopewell & Roetlin Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/5/2014 POL Round CFJP Anne & Carolina BEFJR Gulamali & Petros Neg
68th National Debate Tournament in Indiana 3/28/2014 Open Octos Fresno HT Okla CL Neg Neg on a 6-1
68th National Debate Tournament in Indiana 3/28/2014 Open Doubl Okla BC Michigan HK Aff Aff on a 3-2
68th National Debate Tournament in Indiana 3/28/2014 Open 7 UMKC AF Berkeley MS Aff Aff on a 3-0
68th National Debate Tournament in Indiana 3/28/2014 Open 6 Wayne LM Kentucky GV Aff Aff on a 3-0
68th National Debate Tournament in Indiana 3/28/2014 Open 5 Texas FM UNLV RV Neg Aff on a 2-1
68th National Debate Tournament in Indiana 3/28/2014 Open 1 Michigan AP Army BS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Texas Open 2/8/2014 TXO Finals Wake Forest LeDuc & Washington Georgetown Arsht & Markoff Aff Neg on a 4-1
Texas Open 2/8/2014 TXO Semis Oklahoma Campbell & Lee Georgetown Arsht & Markoff Neg Neg on a 3-2
Texas Open 2/8/2014 TXO Quarte Oklahoma Campbell & Lee Mary Washington McElhinny & Pacheco Aff Aff on a 4-1
Texas Open 2/8/2014 TXO Octas Wake Forest Min & Quinn Oklahoma Campbell & Lee Neg Neg on a 4-1
Texas Open 2/8/2014 TXO Double Wake Forest LeDuc & Washington Nevada Las Vegas Rodriguez & Velto Aff Aff on a 3-0
Texas Open 2/8/2014 TXO R4 Binghamton Herrera & Cepin Nevada Las Vegas Rodriguez & Velto Neg
Texas Open 2/8/2014 TXO R3 Chicago Bahls & Palacios Georgia State Nails & Stewart Aff
Texas Open 2/8/2014 TXO R2 Indiana Hoffman & Ferguson Towson Johnson & Ruffin Neg
2014 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2014 Var Qrtrs California, Berkeley MS Oklahoma LM Neg Aff on a 4-1
2014 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2014 Var Octos Texas FM Wayne State JS Neg Aff on a 3-2
2014 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2014 Var Dubs Michigan State CZ Rutgers-Newark RS Neg Neg on a 2-1
2014 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2014 Var R3 Binghamton EB Iowa CL Aff
2014 USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2014 Var R1 California, Berkeley SW Towson JR Aff
2013 Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/15/2013 OPN OCTS Michigan State CZ West Georgia AM Neg Neg on a 5-0
2013 Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/15/2013 OPN DBLS Oklahoma LM Minnesota CE Aff Aff on a 4-1
2013 Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/15/2013 OPN R8 Dartmouth College CC Stanford GR Neg
2013 Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest 11/15/2013 OPN R7 Michigan CH Oklahoma LW Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 10/5/2013 Opn DBLS Michigan AP Wake Forest DL Aff Aff on a 5-0
Kentucky College Tournament 10/5/2013 Opn Rd 8 Minnesota ST Wayne State WN Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 10/5/2013 Opn Rd 7 Michigan CH California, Berkeley WS Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 10/5/2013 Opn Rd 6 Georgia State SF Dartmouth College CrMa Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/21/2013 OPEN Rd 8 Georgia DG Dartmouth College CK Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/21/2013 OPEN Rd 6 Trinity RY Dartmouth College CM Neg
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/21/2013 OPEN Rd 5 Michigan MK Missouri State BR Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Breako CroTopp Oatman & Trippe Ald-San Trufanov & Liu Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Double Hybrid 14 Lowe & Owen Hybrid 1 Siddig & Trepka Aff Aff on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Round Heidt-Pappas-Jo Stekl & Yerramsetti BricFJR Mahomes & Pribich Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Round Hybrid 26 Larsen & Gehling BricFJR Davis & Wang Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Round CFJPV Aguilar & Chung Hybrid 1 Siddig & Trepka Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Round Ald-San Zmyslo & Rose Hybrid 14 Lowe & Owen Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Round GanTall Dandgaval & Ortiz Ald-San Trufanov & Liu Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/7/2013 Open Round DW Yang & Gu Hybrid 15 Kim & Kim Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 CX Sem C.K. McClatchy SH Kinkaid RT Aff Aff on a 3-0
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 CX Octo Stratford JS Blake MS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 CX Runoff Blake MS Bishop Guertin DI Neg Aff on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 CX Round College Prep BG Damien MR Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 CX Round Niles West PN River Hill CL Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 CX Round Westminster Schools PB Westwood LR Aff
67th National Debate Tournament 3/29/2013 Open Octofi Emporia SW Michigan DH Aff Aff on a 5-0
67th National Debate Tournament 3/29/2013 Open Double Towson JR Liberty LS Aff Aff on a 5-0
Northwestern Owen L Coon 2/9/2013 OC R8 Binghamton GR Berkeley PS Neg
Northwestern Owen L Coon 2/9/2013 OC R7 CSUF BT MoState CP Aff
Northwestern Owen L Coon 2/9/2013 OC R6 MSU GT Michigan AP Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter Tournament at California State Universit 1/7/2013 O 4 UNLV BV ASU CM Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter Tournament at California State Universit 1/7/2013 O 2 Georgetown CV Kansas CaGr Aff
USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2013 Var Sems Michigan AP Oklahoma CL Aff Neg on a 2-1
USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2013 Var Qrtrs Minnesota CE Michigan AP Neg Neg on a 3-0
USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2013 Var 2x Kentucky GR Texas GM Neg Neg on a 3-0
USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2013 Var 6 Dartmouth CK MoState BR Neg
USC Alan Nichols Debate Tournament 1/3/2013 Var 4 MoState GN Oklahoma CL Neg
Franklin R. Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/8/2012 - Octas Northwestern KM MoState BR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Franklin R. Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/8/2012 - Double Liberty LS Oklahoma LM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Franklin R. Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/8/2012 - 8 MSU GT MoState BR Neg
Franklin R. Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/8/2012 - 7 Wyoming MP GSU FS Neg
Franklin R. Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University 11/8/2012 - 6 IdahoSt CI Northwestern MP Neg
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 6 NewTri KP WhiYou DV Neg
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 5 Pace BP Groves NP Neg
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 4 OakPar MM DowCat LS Neg
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 3 Lex LS WesSch LP Neg
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 1 Alphar TW Barsto AR Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 10/5/2012 O Open 8 Wake BM Michigan HM Aff
Kentucky College Tournament 10/5/2012 O Open 7 Emporia CW NWstrn KM Neg
Kentucky College Tournament 10/5/2012 O Open 2 UCO DV Houston BJ Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Double BJR ME Hybrid CE Neg Neg on a 2-1
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Round Hybrid KK BJR CiAv Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Round Hybrid NN BJR MR Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Round BJR DK BHKPP TA Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Round CDT JS BHKPP AlSa Aff
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Round GJJP JC BHKPP HA Neg
Michigan Summer Institute 8/1/2012 Open Round AS AJ BHKPP MR Neg