Brockport’s trivia team, known as Masterminds, has won its first ever Rochester Regional title. The team accomplished this by outperforming 47 other teams from Rochester’s surrounding counties. The final two matches for the Brockport team occurred as the team competed against Pittsford Mendon at the Rochester Chess Center on June 6. Pittsford Mendon’s roster was led by four seniors who have committed to prestigious universities, including Yale. The Brockport team was led by sophomore Captain Isaac Allen. Isaac was joined by senior Jayden Roberts (committed to the University of Rochester), junior Javier Benzan and sophomore Brayden Zayas to defeat Pittsford Mendon 300-135, followed by a victory of 345-240 in a rematch to clinch the Rochester title.
The wins gave the Brockport team a combined record of 16-0 for the 2022-23 season and an invite to the State Finals on Monday June 13. The State Championship will be awarded following a round robin tournament among the winners from the Buffalo (Grand Island), Albany (Troy), and Syracuse (East-Minoa) regions. The Brockport Masterminds team is coached by high school teachers Chris Arnold and Neil Paul.