SWOSU Defeats SWOSU in Mind Games Semifinals


It will be the Southwestern Oklahoma State University “White” team in the 2013 fall semester championship match of the Mind Games academic competition.

SWOSU “White” defeated the SWOSU “Blue” team, 940-420, in a semifinal match that aired December 15 on KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City. The championship match will be January 12 against an opponent to be determined. 

With both SWOSU teams in the semifinals, the two combined to win $1,840 in scholarship money for just the one night of action. Dr. Fred Gates, professor of history at SWOSU, said it was a great night with both SWOSU teams advancing this far, guaranteeing that a SWOSU team would be in the championship match.

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 Dr. Fred Gates, professor of history at SWOSU.

Sixteen university teams have competed in the Oklahoma collegiate academic competition that airs weekly on KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday. Jenifer Reynolds is the TV host. The students compete for scholarship money provided by The Chickasaw Nation and Oklahoma Energy Resources Board.

SWOSU is the defending champs of Mind Games. 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.