SWOSU Wins Mind Games Competition

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s “White” team defeated Oklahoma City University’s “White” team in the championship match of the 2013-14 four-year university Mind Games academic competition that took place January 12 on KSVI-TV in Oklahoma City.

SWOSU defeated OCU, 1000-820.

The SWOSU team will now await the winner of the two-year colleges’ competition that will take place during the 2014 spring semester. SWOSU will face the two-year winner on May 25 to determine the overall champion. SWOSU is the defending champs of Mind Games.

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

SWOSU has fared well in the Mind Games 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.

SWOSU had two teams in the competition this year, and the “Blue” team advanced to the semifinals before losing to the SWOSU “White” team. The two teams combined to win $4,845 in scholarship money based on their outstanding performances, according to Coach Dr. Fred Gates, professor of history.

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