Two teams of five students each enrolled in the MTI Computer Systems Technology department took part in the second annual TigerNet Challenge on Wednesday, April 14, competing against 18 other schools. Team MTEye took third place in the collegiate division.
TigerNet is an interactive networking competition sponsored by the Informatics department at Fort Hays State University of Hays, Kansas. Technical schools, colleges, and universities from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin participated in this online competition. While being conducted entirely via distance, MTEye competed in real time against other schools to show who has the best Cisco networking skills.
Team MTEye members included Kyle Anderson, Justin Feterl, Chris Syme, Robert Krotzinger, and Nick Rasmussen.
Team events included a Quiz Bowl, Network Troubleshooting, and Router Wars. Teamwork in all three events was emphasized as the students had to complete timed events for over four hours. MTI congratulates the department and all of the student competitors. Taking a third place finish ahead of schools like the University of Wisconsin shows what a strong program MTI offers.