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IHSEA 2021 High School Esports Conference

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Dr. Lindsey Migliore

Founder, GamerDoc & Faculty Associate, NYIT Center for Sports Medicine

Jarrod Rackauskas

Coach, Unit 5 Esports & Heartland Community College

Kevin Brown

Dept. of Education and Director of Education and Training, NASEF

James O'Hagan

Director of Digital & Virtual Learning, Racine Unified School District

Courtney James

Director of Student Involvement & Esports, DePaul University

Andy Mendez

Director of Esports, Naperville Community Unit School District 203

Brock Frazier

IHSEA Personnel

Keith Kennedy

Director of Esports, Illinois Wesleyan University

David Kirk


Sean Shannon


Alex Moore


Alexander Taylor

President of Illini Esports

Ben Bruce

Project Manager and Coach

Maci Hanson

Development Officer, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Lisa Niser

Esports Parent

Ethan Niser

Esports Student Athlete

Jimmy Chan

Twitch Student

Junae Benne


Johnnie Gargano

Esports Parent

Danielle Rourke


Mark Candella

Director of Student and Education Programs, Twitch

Tj Bjorklund

Psychology major that has experience in professional sports and esports

Brian Hoots


Joshua Knutson

Esports and VR Solutions Director, Bytespeed

Dalton McGhiey

Tournament Organizer, IHSEA

Jack Blahnik

Esports Graduate Assistant for Campus Recreation, Illinois State University

Chris Terpstra

Tournament Organizer, IHSEA

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The IHSEA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been founded by teachers for students. We help save schools over $80,000 a year by competing in esports competitions with the IHSEA. We are a community-based organization that holds competitions and also gives support to all schools in Illinois that are interested in stepping into the world of esports. This covers everything from team setup to building an esports community on your campus.

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