Garrett (gstiger) wrote in theodysseymind,


Hey everyone,
This is my first time posting here on the LiveJournal OM community. I'm a sophomore in college, but I'm currently entering my eighth year of involvement with Odyssey of the Mind. My girlfriend and I introduced the campus to Odyssey of the Mind, and we have just formed a Division IV Classics team. We had some trouble getting the team together, and I had several concerns with regard to transportation of props, money, etc. Nearly all of my concerns were addressed and solved at the meeting. Furthermore, all of the team members are at least vaguely familiar with OM. I'm very excited!

Prior to college, I spent seven years throughout elementary school, middle school, and high school competing in Classics and Problem #5. Our Regional Competitions were in Berwick, PA. This year will actually mark the 11th time that I have visited the Berwick school district; I will be judging the Classics problem. On off-years, I have video taped skits and gone to support my fellow OMers. During my senior year, my team received a Ranatra Fusca at the Regional Competition. After seven years of competing (five years making it to States), I also finally made it to the World Finals Competition. Needless to say, it's an OM season I will not soon forget.
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