Shannon Nierman Paradigm

Last changed 10/27 2:14P UTC

Email: shannonnierman@gmail.com

I debated for Wylie E. Groves High School for four years, debated for 3 years at MSU, and currently coach at Groves.

Topicality: I’m not opposed to voting on T, but rereading T shells is insufficient. There needs to be substantial work on the interpretations debate from both teams, in addition to the standards and voters debate, i.e. education and fairness. As long as the aff is reasonably topical and it is proven so, T is probably not a voter. Also, if you are going for T in the 2NR, go for only T, and do so for all 5 minutes.

Counterplans: Any type of counterplan is fine; however, if it is abusive, do not leave it for me to decide this, make these arguments.

Disads: Any type of DA is fine. A generic link in the 1NC is okay, but I think that throughout the block the evidence should be link specific. When extending the DA in the block, an overview is a must. The first few words I should here on the DA flow is “DA outweighs and turns case for X and Y reasons.”

Kritiks: I will vote on the K, but I often find that in the K rounds people undercover the alternative debate. When getting to this part of the K, explain what the world of the alternative would look like, who does the alternative, if the aff can function in this world, etc. I am well versed in psychoanalytic literature i.e. Zizek and Lacan and I do know the basis of a plethora of other Ks. This being said, I should learn about the argumentation in the round through your explanation and extrapolation of the authors ideas; not use what I know about philosophy and philosophers or what like to read in my free time. Read specific links in the block and refrain from silly links of omission.

Theory: I am not opposed to voting on theory, but it would make my life a lot easier if it didn’t come down to this. This is not because I dislike the theory debate rather I just believe that it is hard to have an actual educational and clear theory debate from each side of the debate. Now, this said, if a theory argument is dropped, i.e. conditionality bad, by all means, go for it!

Performance: An interesting and unique type of debate that should still relate to the resolution. As long as there is substantive and legitimate argumentation through your rapping or dancing and whatever else you can come up with, I am willing to vote on it. Even if you are rapping, I would prefer to have a plan text to start.

*As technology is vital in our life, many of us have switched toward paperless debate. I do not use prep for flashing, because I have also debated both off of paper and paperlessly in debate and I understand that technology can sometimes be your opponent in the round, rather than the other team. I am being a nice and fair judge in doing this, so please do not abuse this by stealing prep, because I will most likely notice and take away that stolen prep.

FAQs: Speed – I’m okay with speed as long as you are clear!
Tag teaming - I’m okay with it as long as it’s not excessive.

Things not to do in rounds I’m judging: go for RVIs, go for everything in the 2NR, and be mean. Believe it or not, there is a distinction between being confident and having ethos vs. being rude and obnoxious when you don’t have the right to be.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
DUDL Tournament 5 2/7/2020 PolOp Semis Detroit School of Arts HM University Prep BC Aff Aff on a 2-1
DUDL Tournament 5 2/7/2020 PolOp R2 Cody Medicine and Health BT Loyola HS of Detroit CB Aff
DUDL Tournament 5 2/7/2020 PF R1 Charlotte Mason MC Al Furqan Quran MS Neg
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VCX R5 DC International RA Newark Tech MR Aff
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VCX R4 Baltimore City SD Hunter FL Neg
Big Lex 1/18/2020 VCX R2 Bronx Science CE Nashua HS South AK Aff
Michigan Junior Varsity State Tournament 1/10/2020 N R4 LoyHS Copeland & Calhoun U Tran & Ojukwu Aff
Michigan Junior Varsity State Tournament 1/10/2020 MSPF F AlFur Abdallah & Atali AlFur Elladan & Menad Aff Aff on a 2-1
Michigan Junior Varsity State Tournament 1/10/2020 JV R3 DetSch Chisholm & Mcduffie DetCri Hernandez & Jones & Lopez Neg
Michigan Junior Varsity State Tournament 1/10/2020 JV R2 DetCri Sanchez & Angeles CasTec Russell & Harris Neg
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/13/2019 MPolV Final HHDow ST DCDS LR Aff Aff on a 3-0
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/13/2019 MPolV Semi TCCentral TH DCDS LR Neg Neg on a 2-1
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/13/2019 MPolV R4 DCDS LR TCCentral TH Neg
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/13/2019 MPolNv R2 Okemos LYH HHDow CT Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU 12/6/2019 Nov Finals Glenbrook North Agarwal & Huang Niles West Ibrahim & Ah Sam Neg Neg on a 3-0
Spartan Classic at MSU 12/6/2019 O Quarte H.H. Dow Shamamian & Manjila Grand Rapids City Gavriliuc & Himebaugh Aff Aff on a 3-0
Spartan Classic at MSU 12/6/2019 Nov R5 Niles North Eaddy & Bisevac Glenbrook North Godnik & Tang Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU 12/6/2019 O R4 H.H. Dow Shamamian & Manjila Traverse City Central Huschke & Taylor Aff
Spartan Classic at MSU 12/6/2019 Nov R3 Niles West Rose & Herbert Glenbrook North Agarwal & Huang Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU 12/6/2019 Nov R1 Okemos Major & Vij Glenbrook North Song & Gabriel Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R6 Univ Of Chicago Lab HN New Trier DT Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 NCX R3 Glenbrook North AS Niles North WE Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R2 Walter Payton AL Edina AB Neg
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/26/2019 Var R5 Thomas Jefferson HSST MA Eleanor Roosevelt VJ Aff
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/26/2019 Var R4 Henry W Grady NW Georgetown Day BS Aff
Wake Forest Fall Classic 10/26/2019 Var R2 North Star OT Chattahoochee AM Aff
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/11/2019 PolJV Semis H.H. Dow BT Padre Pio FK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/11/2019 PolOp R5 Traverse City Central HS University Prep CH Aff
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/11/2019 PolNU R4 Detroit School of Arts JF Traverse City Central OS Neg
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/11/2019 PolOp R3 Traverse City Central FP Detroit School of Arts HM Aff
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/11/2019 PolOp R2 Detroit Country Day LR H.H. Dow ST Neg
West Bloomfield HS Invitational Tournament 9/28/2019 PolO R3 H.H. Dow VM Okemos BL Neg
West Bloomfield HS Invitational Tournament 9/28/2019 PolO R2 Detroit Country Day CY Okemos YL Aff
West Bloomfield HS Invitational Tournament 9/28/2019 PolO R1 Okemos SN Detroit Country Day LM Neg
Michigan District Tournament 2/2/2019 PF R5 Saline HI Cranbrook SK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Michigan District Tournament 2/2/2019 PF R4 Saline HI Cranbrook KL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Michigan District Tournament 2/2/2019 PF R1 Cranbrook KL Saline HI Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R6 Niles West KS Meadows SN Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R5 Maine East SS Niles North KN Aff
JV States 1/18/2019 PNovic S Mumfor Montgomery & Sharp DetCri Edward Sanchez Neg Neg on a 3-0
JV States 1/18/2019 JV R5 UniPre Butler & Cook UniPre Sean Harris Aff
JV States 1/18/2019 PNovic R4 DetCri Edward Sanchez Mumfor Moore & Haskins Aff
JV States 1/18/2019 JV R3 DetSch Faith Howard DetCri Angeles & Perales Aff
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/14/2018 V POL Vpol5 H.H. Dow DV Detroit Country Day FLNR Aff
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/14/2018 V POL Vpol4 Okemos VLMZST H.H. Dow WS Neg
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/14/2018 V POL Vpol3 Traverse City Central HS Detroit Country Day ALHMN Neg
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/14/2018 N POL Npol2 H.H. Dow MT Detroit Country Day BYC Aff
Spartan Classic at MSU 11/30/2018 Nov Quarte H.H. Dow Manjila & Tabler Niles West Bell & Chepulis Aff Aff on a 3-0
Spartan Classic at MSU 11/30/2018 Nov R5 Oak Park and River Forest Espinosa & Schultz Niles West Basan & Dibs Aff
Spartan Classic at MSU 11/30/2018 Nov R4 Okemos Ngasala & Van Zwoll Niles West Lipsit & Ryan Neg
Spartan Classic at MSU 11/30/2018 Nov R3 Detroit Country Day Puli & Ye Niles West Suh & Chong Aff
Spartan Classic at MSU 11/30/2018 Nov R2 Niles West Patel & Amir St. John's Jesuit Simon & Adira Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/2/2018 VP R6 Okemos LV Detroit Country Day NA Neg Neg on a 2-1
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/2/2018 VP R5 Detroit Country Day NH Okemos MS Neg
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/2/2018 VP R4 Okemos TZ Traverse City Central TS Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/2/2018 NVP R3 Detroit Country Day/Padre Pio PF Okemos BC Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 11/2/2018 VP R2 Okemos KR Detroit Country Day LF Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AG Walter Payton RY Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 Lexington TC Glenbrook North KO Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Glenbrook North NR Lincoln Park MM Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Glenbrook South HF Carrollton Sacred Heart PA Neg
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/12/2018 PolOp SemiFi H.H. Dow SW Detroit Country Day NF Aff Aff on a 3-0
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/12/2018 PolNR R5 Mumford JS University HP Aff
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/12/2018 PolNU R3 Detroit Country Day YCB H.H. Dow BP Neg
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/12/2018 PolOp R2 H.H. Dow SW Detroit Country Day SM Aff
Pappas Debate Invitational Wayne State 10/12/2018 PolOp R1 University Prep SM Traverse City Central FO Aff
West Bloomfield HS Invitational Tournament 9/29/2018 PolOp PR4 Detroit Country Day NL Okemos MT Aff
West Bloomfield HS Invitational Tournament 9/29/2018 PolOp PR3 H.H. Dow RW Detroit Country Day LA Aff
West Bloomfield HS Invitational Tournament 9/29/2018 PolOp PR1 Okemos ZS Detroit Country Day RN Neg
Detroit Urban Debate League Camp Tournament 8/10/2018 VCX Finals Roumayah & VanKosky McClendon & Tarleton Aff Aff on a 3-0
Detroit Urban Debate League Camp Tournament 8/10/2018 VCX R3 Bonner Hart-Powell & Finley Neg
Detroit Urban Debate League Camp Tournament 8/10/2018 JVCX R1 White & Mansfield Gibson & Cooper Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R1 Niles North LL Northview JK Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX Double North Broward Prep MR Glenbrook North KR Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R7 Niles West ST New Trier CP Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R4 Walter Payton CP PW Glenbrook South SV Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R2 New Trier KE Niles West AS Aff
Groves Falcon Invitational 10/27/2017 OPF R1 Traverse City West Senior GC Saline YK Aff
West Bloomfield Debate Invitational 9/29/2017 PolOp R4 Detroit Country Day GR Okemos SZ Aff
West Bloomfield Debate Invitational 9/29/2017 PolOp R3 Detroit Country DayNN H.H. DowDM Neg
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPD R7 Stuyvesant CH Lexington RZ Neg
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPD R3 Traverse City Central FM Ransom Everglades CF Aff
MIFA Varsity Debate State Finals 17 1/6/2017 VPol R6 Portage Northern DD Traverse City Central FM Neg Neg on a 3-0
MIFA Varsity Debate State Finals 17 1/6/2017 VPol R4 H.H. Dow DP Detroit Country Day OT Aff
MIFA Varsity Debate State Finals 17 1/6/2017 VPol R2 Okemos RR Traverse City Central FM Neg Neg on a 2-0
MIFA Novice Debate State Finals 17 12/9/2016 NPol R4 Kingsley A West Bloomfield A Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX Double Lexington LG Niles West GB Neg Neg on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R7 Iowa City West JW Carrollton DT Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 NCX R6 Glenbrook North BW Glenbrook South DH Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R5 Chicago Lab Schools PL Glenbrook North FM Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R4 Maine East HP Chicago Lab Schools HB Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R3 Niles North BL Pine Crest Preparatory JS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/26/2016 VCX R2 Marist AV Northside GS Aff
Okemos High School Invitational 10/21/2016 R6 HHDow SW PorNor AB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Okemos High School Invitational 10/21/2016 R5 HHDow YM MonSho AG Neg
Okemos High School Invitational 10/21/2016 OP R3 Okemos SZ PorNor DE Neg
Okemos High School Invitational 10/21/2016 R2 PorNor AB MonSho BH Aff
West Bloomfield High School Policy Debate Tournament 9/30/2016 OPN R7 Portage Northern PR Detroit Country Day SV Neg Neg on a 3-0
West Bloomfield High School Policy Debate Tournament 9/30/2016 OPN R6 Portage Northern PR Okemos R L Aff Aff on a 2-1
West Bloomfield High School Policy Debate Tournament 9/30/2016 OPN R4 Loyola HS of Detroit MW Portage Northern G K Aff
West Bloomfield High School Policy Debate Tournament 9/30/2016 OPN R3 Detroit Country Day SV Portage Northern PR Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var Double Cypress Bay Brophy CP GS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R4 Pine Crest Preparatory CJ Montgomery Bell JG Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R3 Oak Hill ST Brooklyn Independent Debate MS Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R2 Niles North BL Westlake ST Aff
Michigan Junior Varsity State Tournament 1/15/2016 JV R5 PorNor JR ArbPre KV Aff
Michigan Junior Varsity State Tournament 1/15/2016 JV R4 PorNor JR ArbPre CW Aff
Michigan Junior Varsity State Tournament 1/15/2016 JV R2 PorNor PS ArbPre KV Aff
MIFA Novice States 12/11/2015 NPol R6 Traverse City Central A West Bloomfield A Neg Aff on a 2-1
MIFA Novice States 12/11/2015 NPol R4 Detroit Country Day B West Bloomfield A Neg
MIFA Novice States 12/11/2015 NPol R3 HH Dow A Portage Northern B Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R4 Johns Creek LeZh Northview KJ Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R2 Walter Payton CP BC Niles North LW Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R1 Johns Creek LR Whitney M. Young Magnet SO Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R7 Katy Taylor BK Union JS Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R5 Homestead CL Bishop Guertin ST Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R3 Blue Valley Southwest ZF College Prep JM Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R2 Eagan RW Walter Payton CP BC Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R1 Walter Payton CP MS Wooster CL Aff
University Prep Panther Classic 11/6/2015 OPN R4 Oakw WP Portage Northern GP Neg
University Prep Panther Classic 11/6/2015 OPN R3 DCD HG ArbPrep KV Aff
University Prep Panther Classic 11/6/2015 OPN R2 ArbPrep CL Petoskey BE Neg
University Prep Panther Classic 11/6/2015 OPN R1 Petoskey JE DCD YO Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 NCX R7 Niles North FI Traverse City Central RS Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 NCX R6 Pine Crest SD Glenbrook South GV Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 NCX R5 Niles North GA Carrollton Sacred Heart TA Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 NCX R4 Cathedral Preparatory EK Glenbrook North FJ Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 NCX R3 Montgomery Bell BN H.H. Dow PY Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 NCX R2 Glenbrook North GK USN LF Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 NCX R1 H.H. Dow LM Montgomery Bell KZ Aff
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Quarte ABMPS Wang & Borbon ABMPS Jaramillo & Daftary Neg Neg on a 3-0
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Octas ABMPS Reed-Guevara & Burgess ABMPS Jaramillo & Daftary Neg Neg on a 3-0
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Round BHW Brannen & Menon CGRS Zhang & Rosenthal Aff
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Round HLR Heit & Nichols CGRS Kennedy & Bert Neg
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Round ABMPS Hesu & Wang ABMPS Rangnathan & Patel Neg
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Round HLR Bender & Zeng ABMPS Reed-Guevara & Burgess Neg
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Round BHW Xu & Shukla ABMPS Wang & Borbon Neg
SDI 2014 4Week 8/5/2014 CX Round CGRS Chen & Movsovitz ABMPS Kerwin & Shelton Neg
SDI 2014 4Week Mini 7/26/2014 CX R4 ABMPS Shen & Seitz ABMPS Carithers Kong Aff
SDI 2014 4Week Mini 7/26/2014 CX R3 CGRS Abramson & Zhu HLR Bender Zeng Aff
SDI 2014 4Week Mini 7/26/2014 CX R2 ABMPS Oberto-Besso Pando & Levin BHW Xu & Shukla Aff
SDI 2014 4Week Mini 7/26/2014 CX R1 HLR Heit & Nichols GKMS Navarre & Liao Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 NCX Octos Montgomery Bell RZ Pace CM Neg Neg on a 3-0
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 NCX R7 New Trier MG Homewood-Flossmoor WD Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 NCX R6 Iowa City VZ Niles West MB Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 NCX R5 Glenbrook North BC Montgomery Bell CJ Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 NCX R4 Seaholm BG New Trier SB Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 NCX R3 Homewood-Flossmoor PR New Trier WS Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 NCX R2 Oakwood FG Iowa City West DM Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 NCX R1 New Trier YL Maine East AE Neg
Spartan Classic 2012 11/30/2012 Var Quarte EK LS DCD PP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Spartan Classic 2012 11/30/2012 Var 5 Holt EG MonShoEM Aff
Spartan Classic 2012 11/30/2012 JV 4 Niles BG PetoskAM Aff
Spartan Classic 2012 11/30/2012 JV 3 WesBloWW Niles GM Aff
Spartan Classic 2012 11/30/2012 JV 2 GBN SV FHC ET Neg
Spartan Classic 2012 11/30/2012 JV 1 GBN LO FHC LS Neg
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 6 WesBlo GH NewTri BG Neg
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 5 GleSou KK CRWas BeLu Aff
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 3 RowHal RW WesBlo PS Aff
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 2 PinCre LM Homewo DR Aff
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 1 NilNor TY Norcol SW Neg