Civil Air Patrol squad does well in cyber-contest

BROOKINGS – A team of cadet cyber-sleuths from Big Sioux Composite Squadron (Brookings) won an all-expenses-paid trip to the national finals of the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Competition to be held April 8-10 in Baltimore.

In the finals, the team will defend virtual networks and mobile devices from a professional aggressor team. The finalists also face-off in the Cisco Networking Challenge.

Thirteen teams compete in the All Service Division finals; two each from Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC, the Sea Cadets, CAP and one wildcard team. Team Big Sioux placed in the top two out of 530 registered CAP teams.

Team Big Sioux consists of Cadet Major Annabelle Klosterman of Brandon, Cadet First Lieutenant Austen King of Volga, Cadet First Lieutenant Isaiah Klosterman of Brandon, and Cadet Airman First Class Jeremiah Jorenby of Brookings. The team is coached by Captain Tyler Gross of Volga.

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