Last Updated – 09/08/2022

CTOM will hold a State-Wide Information Webinar on Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm.  The presentation will include an overview of the Odyssey program, insight into how to form a team and details of CTOM’s supports and resources for both new and returning coaches. Please share this invitation with others within your school and local community. Please click HERE for more details!

CONGRATULATIONS to our CTOM World Finalists!

Connecticut Odyssey of the Mind (CTOM) is proud to announce that two Connecticut teams finished in the top 10 internationally within their problem and division at the 2022 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held last month at Iowa State University. Out of hundreds of teams, Connecticut teams from Central Middle School in Greenwich and Saxe Middle School of New Canaan both finished in 5th place in their problem and division.  In addition, two elementary school teams from Charter Oaks Academy in West Hartford finished in 2nd and 5th respectively in their problem and division during a separate virtual tournament held in April.

Congratulations to all CTOM teams who participated in the in-person and virtual 2022 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals! We are so proud of you all and look forward to being inspired by your creativity in 2023!

Problem 3: Division 2 – 5th Place
Central Middle School, Greenwich, CT
Coach – Alissa Pecora
Team – Daniela Gojani, Asha Chattoraj, Eden Citron, Bancker Appleman, Murphy Bennett, Elliot Ornstein, Sylvester Pecora
Problem 5:  Division 1 – 5th Place
Saxe Middle School, New Canaan, CT
Coach – Udita Chek
(Left to Right) Aarna Prakash, Anushka Dave, Anaya Ansh and Warren Chek.
Additional team members who did not attend the World Finals (not pictured) – Skandar Sidani, Ari Epstein and Noah Epstein
Virtual World Finals: Problem 2: Division 1 – 5th Place
Charter Oak Academy, West Hartford, CT
Coach – Michele Hadlock
Front Row (Left to Right) Anna Pax Small, Samantha Warren, Annabelle Brooks, and Imogen Jacobson
Back Row (Left to Right) Emily Leahy, Alvin Mani, and Nicholas Rheaume 
Virtual World Finals: Problem 5: Division 1  – 2nd Place
Charter Oak Academy, West Hartford, CT
Coach – Michele Hadlock
Front Row (Left to Right) Samuel Gugginia, Wren Roberts-Walstrom, Bria Palani
Back Row (Left to Right) Tommy Bonito, Lena Leung, Diya Sanghavi

Calling for volunteers!
Did you like the teamwork and creativity you saw on display at our tournament? CTOM is 100% volunteer run and we would love to include you in the many tasks involved in running our program. Opportunities include committee work, problem captaincy, technical support,  Board membership, and other openings. Let us know your interests and skills and we will find the right opportunity for you to be part of the amazing world of OM. Email if you are intrigued!

Scores are available here!

2022 CTOM Tournament Scores

2022 Jill Riggles Awards – for highest scores in Spontaneous

Awards Celebration!

Thank you for all who joined our Virtual Awards Ceremony Saturday evening!

2022 CTOM Awards Celebration Presentation

2022 CTOM PhotoBomb Presentation

Confused about Spontaneous?

There are great resources right here on CTOM, along with the most current changes to Spontaneous. Be sure to check out our SponZone area.

Coaches’ Corner

A resource for CTOM coaches, tips from your CTOM coach! See CTOM Coaches’ Corner for our recent newsletters.

Interested in Odyssey of the Mind

Watch this video for an overview. Also, read what is odyssey of the mind for additional details. Contact us if you have additional questions.