SWOSU Wins Grand Championship Title in Mind Games


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s “Mind Games” team in Weatherford won the 2012-13 grand championship title on May 26 with a 400-360 win over Redlands Community College. 

SWOSU won the 2013 spring semester title and Redlands won the 2012 fall semester tourney to set up the grand championship contest. For winning the finals, SWOSU won $5,000 in scholarship money to run SWOSU’s total to $18,000 for the spring semester.

Mind Games is an Oklahoma academic challenge competition, hosted by Jenifer Reynolds, and aired weekly on KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City. SWOSU has fared well in the competition since it began in 2011. SWOSU won the 2012 spring title, finished runnerup in 2012 fall, won the 2013 spring title and now has won the grand title for 2012-13.

Members of the SWOSU team are: Zeke Mills, Springfield MO; Connor Holland, Duncan; Mackenzie Bergagnini, Ponca City; Will Robinson, Canton; and Keegan Coon of Davenport. Coach of the SWOSU team is Dr. Fred Gates.

Sixteen Oklahoma colleges and universities competed this spring, including Cameron, University of Central Oklahoma, Southern Nazarene, Rogers State, Northwestern, East Central, Northeastern State, Southeastern, Southwestern Christian, Tulsa Community College, Rose State, OSU/OKC, Northern Oklahoma and Connors State.

Making possible the scholarship money for the university teams are The Chickasaw Nation and Oklahoma Energy Resources Board.