Callahan Stroud

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 5 November 2020 12:57 PM EDT

I did LD for 4 years and mustered about 200 rounds.

Feel free to email me if your questions reach beyond our time after the round!

Also please for the love of god add me to the e-mail chain

callahanstroud@gmail.com

Traditional

Speaks are based on how compelling and fluid your speaking was. The way you speak is totally irrelevant to my decision.

I assess the round by picking a winning framework and then applying that framework to the contention level debate. Framework itself does not impact my decision. I evaluate impacts through the "lens" of a criterion. Evidence does not Trump analytics. I find that often analytics can take out most evidence.

PF

a 20 second observation establishing an unwarranted philosophical weighing mechanism will not be evaluated. I'll weigh using the same loose notion of consequentialism most people use in day to day policy conversations. Give me good, analytical debate and I'll evaluate you accordingly.

Not traditional

I had a stint on the circuit my junior year and attended GDS a few years back. I'm as fluent in circuit language and argumentation as I am with traditional, but at some point I've debated against most kinds of positions. Policy is the one I'm most familiar with and feel the most comfortable weighing.

Here's my judging philosophy and my specific way of evaluating rounds:

Philosophy

I try to be tab. I will probably fail. To minimize the chance that you misunderstand or interpret the way I judge, refer to the bit below

1. Establish a weighing mechanism

Let's say that an affirmative criterion, a refutation to a negative Methodology K, and an affirmative T shell are the 3 arguments that the affirmative goes for in the 2AR. If I decide that the Methodology K is true, I no longer care about the criterion because it exists on a "lower" level of the debate. That being said, if I don't buy the K or the T shell, all I have left is the criterion and I will evaluate that. I will essentially start at the top and work my way down eventually stopping where I feel a side has distinguished themselves and proven an argument to be true.

2. Evaluate the round under said weighing mechanism

I will weigh and compare the impacts of the round under the established weighing mechanism. If I've decided that the framing of the T shell is the most important (lets say it emphasized fairness in the debate round) I no longer concern myself with the impacts of the criterion or the methodology K because they are irrelevant under the weighing mechanism. That being said, if you made a compelling argument that the impacts of the K are relevant under the T shell, I would absolutely weigh them

3. Tech > Truth with gut check unless compelled otherwise

If your argument is racist, it will fail the gut-check

If it's just stupid and your opponent doesn't have the sense to pick it apart, I will absolutely evaluate it

I will not evaluate unwarranted arguments. If you don't explain it, I don't particularly care if your opponent drops it. Be wary of this if you like to run tricks cases. A one sentence justification is fine if you give me a warrant, just make sure its there!

4. Speed is fine

Put a speech doc in front of my and I'll manage. Don't concern yourself with it unless I don't have anything to follow you with.

If you'll notice, my means of assessing both traditional and circuit boils down to the same principle. Give me a weighing mechanism and tell me how the impacts "weigh" under it. You will have no trouble if you do that

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
West Oklahoma District Tournament HS 2022-02-18 LD ELIM 1 154 233 Aff Neg 2-1
West Oklahoma District Tournament HS 2022-02-18 PF RD 4 182 255 Aff
West Oklahoma District Tournament HS 2022-02-18 PF RD 4 156 119 Neg
West Oklahoma District Tournament HS 2022-02-18 PF RD 3 121 253 Neg
West Oklahoma District Tournament HS 2022-02-18 LD RD 2 150 329 Aff
West Oklahoma District Tournament HS 2022-02-18 LD RD 2 112 268 Neg
The Brit at Santa Fe High School HS 2022-02-03 CHLD FINALS Westmoore Brianna Lemaster Norman North Leon Shepkaru Aff
West Oklahoma District Tournament HS 2021-02-13 PF Elim 1 126 320 Pro Con 2-1
West Oklahoma District Tournament HS 2021-02-13 LD R4 250 120 Aff
West Oklahoma District Tournament HS 2021-02-13 LD R4 322 156 Neg
Monty Python Invitational Virtual HS 2021-02-04 6ALD Finals Owasso AD Bartlesville IH Aff Aff 3-0
Monty Python Invitational Virtual HS 2021-02-04 QPF Semis Deer Creek CW Norman North OR Pro Pro 3-0
Monty Python Invitational Virtual HS 2021-02-04 6ALD Quarte Edmond Santa Fe SR Bartlesville IH Neg Neg 2-1
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2021-01-16 OLD R5 West Linn JH Lincoln AW Aff
DC Universe at Deer Creek HS 2021-01-15 CH LD R1 NorNor Leon Shepkaru Durant Jonas Swope Aff
DC Universe at Deer Creek HS 2021-01-15 CH LD R1 NorNor Tuqa Alibadi Durant Jayson Hauschild Aff
The Santa Fe Fall Invitational HS 2020-11-12 Q PF Consos EdMemHS HiLa Edmond North HC Aff Aff 3-0
The Santa Fe Fall Invitational HS 2020-11-12 Q PF Semis EdMemHS GR Edmond North HC Aff Aff 2-1
The Santa Fe Fall Invitational HS 2020-11-12 Q PF R3 EdMemHS HL EdMemHS FW Neg
The Santa Fe Fall Invitational HS 2020-11-12 Q PF R3 EdMemHS GR Edmond North HO Aff
The Santa Fe Fall Invitational HS 2020-11-12 6A CX R2 Heritage Hall RL Guymon GH Aff
The Santa Fe Fall Invitational HS 2020-11-12 N CX R1 Heritage Hall MS Guymon OA Neg
Seattle Academy Invitational HS 2020-11-06 OLD Q Newport Tran Interlake Shaw Neg Neg 3-0
Seattle Academy Invitational MS 2020-11-06 NLD Q ModernBrain Sun Newport Agate Aff Aff 2-1
Seattle Academy Invitational HS 2020-11-06 NLD Q Mercer Island Unified Shao Raisbeck Aviation Alben Aff Aff 3-0
Seattle Academy Invitational HS 2020-11-06 OLD R4 Newport Xue Overlake Hehmeyer Aff
Seattle Academy Invitational HS 2020-11-06 OLD R4 Overlake Yuan Interlake Wu Neg
Seattle Academy Invitational HS 2020-11-06 OLD R2 Newport Tran Gig Harbor Newberg Aff
Seattle Academy Invitational HS 2020-11-06 OLD R2 Roeper Li Interlake Yadav Neg