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Contact: Daniel Wackershauser, Marketing Specialist
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Mail: 1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809
Date of Release: January 16, 2024

Esports team completes busy fall season

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It was a busy fall season for the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College esports team. The season, which ran from August through December, included competition for 15 members on nine teams. The season also saw the addition of the new esports arena on campus. “The new arena helped coordinate our team and build our team morale,” said Kelsey Pagel, coach, from Fennimore. In addition, Walter Cauffman, Fennimore, assisted the team as a student employee.


Kiana Gobin, Lone Rock, was a solo player and captain of the team. Her season record was 2-8 and she placed ninth out of 12 players. Gobin went to playoffs and lost in the lower round two.


Dylan Marx, Lancaster, was a solo player and captain. His season record was 0-8 – 13th out of 13 players. He went to playoffs and lost in the quarterfinals.

Mario Kart 8 

Rabi Mead, Platteville, was a solo player and captain. Her season record was 3-4 and she placed 42 out of 63 players.

Overwatch 2 

Cauffman was the captain. He plays in the tank role. Tayte Young, Richland Center; Payton Malliet, Platteville; and Aidren Beeman, Fennimore, were the team’s damage players. Support players included Oliver Benson, Darlington; Brock Ellingson, Mineral Point, and Marx. The team went 4-3 and placed 15th out of 39 teams. They went to the playoffs and lost in round one. 

Call of Duty 

The team played three game modes; Warzone Gunfight and 4v4’s. Thomas Logsdon, Belmont, was the all-Call of Duty captain.

The Warzone squad included Alexis Nelson, Boscobel; Malliet, and Logsdon. They went 3-4 and placed 8th out of 21 teams. They went to the playoffs and finished with a record of 2-3 in the quarterfinals.

Gunfight participants included Logsdon, Nelson, and Tayte Young. They went 4-2 and placed 18th out of 50. They finished in round 2 in the playoffs.

The Call of Duty 4v4’s team was Logsdon, Nelson, Young, and Malliet. They went 2-4 and placed 9th out of 15. They went to the playoffs and lost in the quarterfinals.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate 

Jesse Buroker, Linden, was the team captain. Benson, Mead, and Bradly Lolwing, Beetown, were the solo players. Benson and Mead played in tier 2 of the competition. Benson went 3-4 and placed 91st out of 176 players. Mead went 4-3 and placed 56th out of 176 players. Lolwing played in tier 3 and went 2-1, placing 72 out of 144. Mead and Benson went to the playoffs. Mead lost round 1 and Benson went on to lose in round 2.


Ethan Koltz, Mount Horeb, was the captain. The team consisted of Josh Craker, Hilloint; Malliet, Ellingson, and Robert Dosch, Highland. They went 3-4 and placed 22nd out of 39 teams. They lost in round one of the playoffs.

“I’m looking forward to the spring season and hoping we can utilize the arena to bring players together and showcase our team to the whole campus,” said Pagel.

More information about the team can be found here:

| Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, is one of 16 institutions that comprise the Wisconsin Technical College System. Southwest Tech offers more than 60 programs in a wide variety of disciplines. Courses are offered on campus, online, HyFlex and in a blended format. The college provides apprenticeship, certificate, technical diploma, and associate degree programs that respond to district workforce needs and prepare student for family-sustaining jobs and career advancement. |

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