Cyber Warriors’ season ends after a closely contested regional battle

Indiana Tech’s cyber defense team, the Cyber Warriors, had its season end this weekend after finishing second at the 2019 Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in a closely contested battle against state champion teams from Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Indiana Tech’s performance was stellar throughout the weekend and it held the first-place position for most of the competition. After the competition had finished, the judges and competition administrators had to gather to confirm scores since the first- and second-place schools were within less than a percentage point of each other. The Cyber Warriors fell just short of winning their second straight Midwest Regional.

“I am extremely proud of the students this year. They showed some of the strongest technical skill, cohesive teamwork and professional conduct we’ve ever had as a team,” said computer science professor and Cyber Warriors faculty adviser, Matt Hansen. “Even though our 2018-19 CCDC season is over, we’ve already started training for next year and will start our National Cyber League Spring Season tomorrow.”

Indiana Tech qualified for the Midwest Regional, by winning its fifth straight (and ninth overall) Indiana state title in February. A win in the regional would have locked up a spot for the Cyber Warriors in April’s national competition in Washington, D.C.

In the photo, from left to right, are assistant coach Ian Springer, James Swank, Ethan Anderson, Isaac Corbrey, Sam Boger, Tony Burkhart, Adam Swanson, Alex Knipper, Carson Sanderson, Zach Hopkins, Cameron Fyfe and team coach and faculty adviser, Matthew Hansen.