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Cyber Warriors win eighth straight, 15th overall state championship

February 7, 2022

The Cyber Warriors, Indiana Tech’s cybersecurity team, won their eighth straight and 15th overall Indiana Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition title on Saturday, Feb. 5.

During this year’s competition, Indiana Tech beat out tough competition from skilled collegiate teams across Indiana. The Cyber Warriors held off second-place Vincennes University and third-place Purdue University to earn their record eighth straight state title. Each year, competing cybersecurity teams work to combat attempted network security breaches and related challenges that test their problem-solving, technical abilities and teamwork at every turn.

Members of this year’s Cyber Warriors team include Zach King, Marek Grzelak, Osman Yusof, John Rudolph, Bryce Murphy, Nia Iott, Hunter Clements, Myles Nieman and Jeremy MacRoberts. The team is coached by Matt Hansen, an Indiana Tech alum who was a championship-winning Cyber Warrior himself during his time as a Tech student.

Indiana Tech’s Cyber Warriors now move on to the virtual Midwest Regional CCDC on March 18 and 19, facing fellow state champions from Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin and the winner of the wildcard round in an attempt to qualify for the national competition.