Defending Champ SWOSU Opens Mind Games Competition


It’s time for Mind Games, and the defending champs from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford will open play this Sunday, October 6, with the 6:30 p.m. match airing on KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City.  

SWOSU will actually have two teams this season, according to coach Fred Gates. The SWOSU White team will play Rogers State University on October 6, and the SWOSU Blue team will face East Central University on October 20 at 6:30 p.m. on KSBI-TV.

Mind Games is an Oklahoma academic challenge competition, hosted by Jenifer Reynolds. SWOSU has fared well in the competition since it began in 2011. SWOSU won the 2012-13 grand championship title and SWOSU won the 2013 and 2012 spring semester titles as well as finishing runnerup during the 2012 fall semester.

During the 2013 spring semester, SWOSU won $18,000 in scholarship money, which is provided by The Chickasaw Nation and Oklahoma Energy Resources Board.

Members of the SWOSU White team are: Zeke Mills, Springfield MO; Will Robinson, Canton; and Keegan Coon of Davenport.

Members of the SWOSU Blue team are: Connor Holland, Duncan; Mackenzie Bergagnini, Ponca City; Jessi Goetzinger, Edmond (North); and Thomas Blakely, Enid.