Both SWOSU Mind Games Teams Advance to Quarterfinals


Both Southwestern Oklahoma State University Mind Games teams have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Oklahoma collegiate academic competition.

The SWOSU Blue team defeated East Central University Black, 365-215, on October 20 to advance to a quarterfinal match on December 1 against the winner of the first-round matchup between Oklahoma City University and Northeastern State University.

SWOSU’s white team is awaiting its next match on November 17 when the opponent is Cameron University. The white team won its opening match with a 725-330 win over Rogers State University.

All Mind Games matches are aired on KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City, and the college version is played at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday nights.

SWOSU is the defending champs of Mind Games, 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.

The students compete for scholarship money 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. Coach of both teams is Fred Gates.