In 2004, a workshop was held in San Antonio, TX to discuss the possibility of establishing a national collegiate cyber security competition. Academicians and students from across the nation were invited to discuss the possibility and to share their ideas on how such a competition should be conducted. A report was generated later that year detailing the recommendations from that workshop. Several of the participants from Texas schools agreed at the competition to develop a regional competition and to conduct it the next academic year. This paper discusses the resulting Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.