Our CyberPatriot teams have been off to a tremendous start to the 2019-2020 season. They have already competed in two rounds of the twelfth season the National Youth Cyber Education Program (a.k.a. CyberPatriot). In CyberPatriot, teams are tasked to find vulnerabilities in virtual Windows and Linux PCs along with completing a Cisco networking quiz and a Packet Tracer activity. All of these challenges must be completed in a 6-hour time span.
Nearly 5,515 registered teams from around the globe compete in either the Open Division (for public, private, and homeschool teams) or the All Service Division (for JROTC and similar programs). Brother Martin has one team in both of these divisions.
After Round 1, which took place on Saturday, October 26, the All Service team, comprised of NJROTC cadets Benjamin Code ‘23, Nicholas Code ‘20, Landon Merritt ‘22, and Andrew Rupp ‘22 was in the top 6% of All Service teams with a score of 297.7 out of 330 possible points. The Open team of Malachi Lee ‘24, Samuel Miltenberger ‘23, Konor Trosclair ‘22, and Michael Zuppardo ‘21 scored 273.67 points and were in the top 33% of all Open teams nationwide.
Both of our teams moved up in the rankings from Round 1 to Round 2, which was held on Saturday, November 16. The two Brother Martin CyberPatriot teams were the top teams from Louisiana in the All Service and Open Divisions this past round. The All Service team scored in the top 15 out of 1,041 teams. The Open team finished in the top 24% in their division.
Only preliminary scores have been released for Round 2. When the complete scores are tallied, then all teams are ranked based on their Round 1 and Round 2 scores for the State Round. Both Brother Martin teams are hoping to be placed in the Platinum Tier for the State Round. Teams who are placed in the Platinum Tier are in the top 30% of their division or category following Rounds 1 and 2. Platinum Tier teams are eligible to qualify to attend the National Finals in the Washington, D.C., area in March 2020.
This is the sixth season that Brother Martin’s CyberPatriot teams have participated in the National Youth Cyber Education Program.
Round 1 Photos
Round 2 Photos