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ICC Team Takes 4th Place in State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament

(April 10, 2017) Ichabod Crane had one team compete in the NYS Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on April 8 Binghamton State University. The team of Nicholas Gould, Timothy Balon, Lillian Gould, Emma Brew, Analisa Martino, Alex Regan and Samara Regan and coached by Laura Michell Regan and Erika Balon competed in Problem 1, Division 3 and took fourth place. Great job students!


ICC Team to Compete at Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament April 8

Odyssey of the Mind Laura Regan team

The team of Coach Laura Regan, Emma, Samara, Analisa, Lillian, Nicholas, Timothy and Alex will compete at the state tournament April 8.


(March 28, 2017) Five teams represented Ichabod Crane this year in the Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament held on Saturday, March 25 at the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District. Two of the teams placed second in their division and one will go to compete in the state tournament on Saturday, April 8 at Binghamton State University.

Teams winning in Binghamton will move onto the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University May 24-27.

The team moving on to states is made up of middle school and high school students who competed this year at the High School division. Coached by Laura Regan, the team is made up of the following:

Nicholas Gould – 8th grade
Timothy Balon – 8th grade
Lillian Gould – 7th grade
Emma Brew – 6th grade
Analisa Martino – 7th grade
Alex Regan – 9th grade
Samara Regan – 7th grade

The Primary School team was new to the tournament this year and had the largest range in ages with the toughest problem. Coached by Jeff and Erin Lockmer, the team is made up of the following members :

Finley Nelson - 3rd grade
Kaitlyn Morris - 2nd grade
Jocelyn Morris - Kindergarten
Marissa Lockmer – 2nd grade
Annie Lockmer - Kindergarten
Brenden Lockmer – 4th grade
Peter Joseph – 2nd grade


Five Teams to Compete in Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament March 25


(March 17, 2017) Five (5) teams will represent Ichabod Crane in the Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on Saturday, March 25 at the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District.

The breakdown of the 5 teams is:

  • 2 Division I teams from the Primary School
  • 2 Division I teams from the Elementary School
  • 1 Division III team from the High School

The teams have a choice of five different problems to solve, each from a different category (mechanical/vehicle, technical performance, classics, structure and performance). The teams compete within their division to solve one of the problems in an 8-minute time limit. There is an additional spontaneous component each team participates in.

The regional winners in each division for each problem will advance to the state tournament on Saturday, April 8 at Binghamton University.

Ichabod Crane's teams are as follows:

TEAM #1: Division 1, #30828
Problem 1 : Catch Us If You Can
Coach = Jeff Lockmer
Co-Coach = Erin Lockmer
Finley Nelson - 3rd grade
Kaitlyn Morris - 2nd grade
Jocelyn Morris - Kindergarten
Marissa Lockmer – 2nd grade
Annie Lockmer - Kindergarten
Brenden Lockmer – 4th grade
Peter Joseph – 2nd grade

TEAM #2: Primary Division, #30828
Primary: Movin’ Out!
Coach = Linda Michalek
Co-Coach = Jo-anna Michalek
Hazel Michalek - 1st grade
Cassandra Michalek – 2nd grade
Joey Stead – 2nd grade
Matthew Stead – 1st grade
Aidan Meenagh – 2nd grade
Celeste Radez – 1st grade
Sidney Dauski – 2nd grade

Team #3: Division 1, #24179
Problem 1 : Catch Us If You Can
Coach = Dan Balon
Co-Coach = Christie Doria
Sarah Balon – 4th grade
Matthew Pfaff – 4th grade
Rose Holliday – 4th grade
Jasmine Jutkofsky – 3rd grade
Gavin Betke – 4th grade
Rachel Lerman – 4th grade
Brianna Doria – 4th grade

TEAM #4: Division 1, #24179
Problem 5 : To Be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger
Coach = Nikki Barmen
Co-Coach = Melissa Heartquist
Grant Desmonie – 4th grade
Sophia Barmen – 5th grade
Lily Heartquist – 5th grade
Mikaela Scully – 5th grade
Sam Stead – 4th grade
Patrick Graziano – 4th grade
Kari Graziano – 4th grade

Team #5: Division 3, #17733
Problem 1 : Catch Us If You Can
Coach = Laura Michell Regan
Co-Coach = Erika Balon
Timothy Balon – 8th grade
Lillian Gould – 7th grade
Nicholas Gould – 8th grade
Samara Regan – 7th grade
Alex Regan – 9th grade
Analisa Martino – 7th grade
Emma Brew – 6th grade

To learn more about Odyssey of the Mind and the problems the students will be performing, please go to www.Odysseyofthemind.com.