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John Graham Crowned 2018 USA Memory Champion

John Graham won the USA Memory Championship for the first time. He bested other finalists Avi Chavda and Claire Wang but successfully recalling every card in two decks of cards shuffled together (104 in total). Congratulations to John and we wish you happiness and success with your wedding (which is only 12 days away). 

John Graham 2018 USAMC Memory Champion

Karen Pinson Chief Operating Officer USA Memory Championship

The Women Of The USA Memory Championship

Karen Pinson, Chief Operating Officer and the only female executive in the USA Memory Championship organization, is encouraged by the interest shown in memory skills by women in this year’s 20th anniversary event held for the first time at MIT   Orlando, Florida: The USA Memory Championship is celebrating its 20th anniversary by announcing a […]


USA Memory Championship Announces New Corporate Memory Training Program

Michael Dottino, CFO of the USA Memory Championship has been named CEO of Brain in the Box Group, Inc., offering memory enhancing training programs to corporate managers.   Orlando, Florida: This is an exciting time for American memory training and recognition. Not only is The USA Memory Championship celebrating its 20th anniversary by announcing a […]

Michael Dottino CFO USA Memory Championship CEO Brain In The Box Group

Tony Dottino founder of USA Memory Championship Dottino Consulting

USA Memory Championship Celebrates its 20th Anniversary By Announcing A Partnership With MIT McGovern Institute For Brain Research

Orlando, Florida: The USA Memory Championship is celebrating its 20th anniversary by announcing a partnership with MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research. This year’s USA Memory Championship finals will be held on July 14, 2018, at 1 pm at the Kresge Auditorium, MIT. Tony Dottino, the founder, has entered into a rare collaboration with MIT […]


Registration is CLOSED! Meet the MAs!

Thank you to everyone who registered. We have a record setting number of competitors for this year’s event! The list of teams are: Hershey High School, Hershey, PA (3 teams) Hershey Middle School, Hershey, PA (3 teams) Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg, PA (2 teams) Torchlight Academy Middle School, Raleigh, NC Charter School of Wilmington, […]


Tentative Agenda – March 17, 2018

8:30 a.m.         OPENING REMARKS BY TONY DOTTINO 8:45 a.m.         1st EVENT:  MEMORIZATION POETRY                         15 minute memorization, 20 minute recall 9:45 a.m.         2ND EVENT:  MEMORIZATION FOR SPEED NUMBERS                         5 minute memorization, 10 minute recall, 2 trials 10:45 a.m.       SCORING UPDATE 11:00 a.m.       3RD EVENT:  MEMORIZATION OF NAMES & FACES                         15 minute memorization, 20 […]


May 20, 2017 Agenda

8:30 a.m.         Opening Remarks by TONY DOTTINO USAMC Founder, and NELSON DELLIS, Four Time USAMC Champion QUALIFYING ROUND EVENTS 8:45 a.m.         1st Event:  NAMES AND FACES  15 minute memorization, 20 minute recall 9:45 a.m.         2ND Event: SPEED NUMBERS 5 minute memorization, 10 minute recall, 2 trials 10:55 a.m.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF INITIAL RANKINGS 11:00 a.m.       3RD Event: […]