Past Brain Chase Winners
Congratulations to all of our Grand Prize Winners! Together, we’ve circled the globe and rescued several priceless artifacts. Will you be next?
Congratulations to Patrick Ashley of Suwanee, Georgia! He was the first to locate the legendary Mask of Tomoe Gozen in Limerick, Ireland. He will be traveling there with his family to unearth the treasure.
SUMMER 2018 ACTON LEARNING CHALLENGE
Congratulations to Indra Simmons, the winner of Brain Chase’s Acton Learning Challenge! She was the first to locate the Acton Eagle Trophy in Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado! She went on an adventure there with her family to unearth the trophy.
Congratulations to Emily and Brandon Lantz of Henderson, Nevada! They were the first participants to successfully locate the Sunstone of Cortes! They went on an adventure with their family to Jackson Hole to unearth the Sunstone.
Congratulations to Alyssa and Alec Shellenberger of Maitland, Florida, winners of this Spring’s Brain Chase: Sherlock Holmes! They were the first in a very close contest to locate this spring’s treasure at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky (note the hats they’re wearing, in honor of the Kentucky Derby)!
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION CHALLENGE 2018
Congratulations to Kimberly Callis of Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, the winner of this winter’s Brain Chase: Charade! She was the first to successfully locate the Collector Stamps in Lima Peru. Kimberly and her husband flew to Lima to represent the Grayson Academy of Antiquities in unearthing the buried stamps.
Congratulations to Ash Quarmby of Seattle, Washington, the winner of Brain Chase: The Lost World. He was the first to successfully locate the Genuine T-Rex Tooth in Cuidad Satelite, near Mexico City, Mexico. He went there on a real-life adventure with his family to unearth the buried treasure.
SUMMER 2017 – GLOBAL
The Hampson family from Whittier, CA solved a series of hidden chess puzzles in our 2017 Global challenge to take home the globe, the $10,000 prize, and the trip to Toronto, Canada. Click here to see how they cracked the riddle.
SUMMER 2017 – TEXAS
Meet Tristan M., and his sister Charlotte, of Novato, CA. Tristan recently unearthed the Mask of Tomoe Gozen in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he had the chance to hold sled dog puppies, visit an ice museum and explore America’s Last Frontier. Click here to see how he figured out where we hid the mask this time!
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION CHALLENGE, 2017
Michael and Kellie Shellenberger from central Maitland Florida conquered the first-ever New Year’s Challenge for grown-ups! They voyaged to the South Pacific island of Vanuatu to claim a real golden nugget. They also saw volcanoes, slept in a treehouse, and got some good R&R on the beach. Read about their trip here, and click here to see how they cracked the code.
Ethan and Owen Billinger from Dallas, Texas quickly located the Sunstone of Cortes on the Harvard University Campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was certainly a cold excavation, but along the way they enjoyed a Harvard campus tour, a world-class children’s museum, and some great Boston eats. Click here to see how they solved it.
Abby Hurst from Riverside, CA, was the first to locate the Mask of Tomoe Gozen, buried in Asker, Norway. While in Norway, Abby had the chance to take a Norwegian music class, attend a dance festival, get a bird’s-eye view of the city from the top of a ski jump, and explore the North Sea. Click here to see how she found the treasure.
Briggs Dommert and his family from Atlanta, Georgia were the first to find the Globe of Magellan during the Spring 2016 chase. Watch them journey to the Big Easy to claim the treasure, and click here to see how they solved the puzzle.
Ashton and Jessica Detwiler from Portland, Oregon rest after unearthing the Sunstone of Cortés. Wondering how they solved the riddle? Take a look or read about it here. Watch Ashton and his mom dig up the real treasure in Fuji City, Japan.
Grayson Engler and his older brother Jack from Austin, Texas were the first to pinpoint the location of the mysterious Globe of Magellan in Llivia, Spain, during our Summer 2014 semester. Find out how they cracked it by watching the video below or reading this blog post. Watch the boys dig up the real Globe of Magellan on the French/Spanish border.