Joel Hollingsworth prepared and coached two Elon teams and accompanied them to Duke University on November 12, 2005 as they participated in the ACM 2005 Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming Contest.
Team Elon Phoenix 2 finished 38 of 155 teams or in the top 25% percent. The team was made up of Chris Funkhouser, Nathan Shemonski and Dustin White.
Team Elon Phoenix 1 finished 54 of 155 teams or in the top 35% percent. The team was comprised of Matt Holt, Eric Hydrick and Warren Myers.