Memory Training Expert and Two Time USA Memory Champion Ron White has been teaching others how to memorize for 20 years. Here he shares his thoughts on the USA Memory Championship: Tony Dottino founded the USA Memory Championship in 1998 after working with World Memory Championship founder Tony Buzan on writing memory training books. With [...]
Check out this video of Ron White memorizing a deck of cards in under 1 minute 20 seconds at the World Memory Championships in London in 2009 Speed Cards - Ron White at WMCS 2009 from Flauwy on Vimeo. If you want to learn the system Ron used to do this click the box [...]
Ron White memory expert reveals why he would go swimming in 33 degree weather to train for the USA Memory Championship: After my win in the 2009 USA Memory Championship the story of me training by memorizing cards under water spread like wild fire. I would train under water because the theory was I would have to deal with the distractions of floating in the water, breathing through a snorkel tube and the cold water.
Two time USA Memory Champion and Ron White Memory Expert talks about the video he was a part of for TIME.COM in their coverage of the 2011 USA Memory Championship: It was such fun to be a part of the 2011 USA Memory Championship. Now, true the result of the tournament wasn't the one I [...]
Ron White memory expert and USA Memory Champion shares his thoughts on the USA Memory Championship: As I type this I am sitting in my hotel room in New York City for the fourth year in a row. The first time was March 2008 and I had just returned from Afghanistan two months prior. The next year, in 2009 I ended up winning the USA Memory Championship and followed that with another victory in 2010.
With the experience of 2008 behind me I was not focused on becoming the national memory champion. It is no secret that I am proud to be an American and to represent my country in the national tournament for my sport was an enticing idea. My strategy sessions for the 2009 tournament began about two months after the 2008 tournament in May of 2008. My first order of business was to email David Thomas (the former Guinness Record Holder for memorizing pi to 20,000). When I had met David a few months prior at the 2008 USA Memory Championship he said he was willing and ready to share his 'unbeatable' strategy for the tournament with anyone who would listen but no one had ever taken him up on the offer. I certainly wasn't above asking for help and I did just that by emailing David.
Ron White memory training expert gives his account on the 2008 USA Memory Championship: What was it like to compete in my first memory tournament? A once in a life time experience :) It was 2008 and my first memory tournament but the story started years before. I don't know exactly when but a few years prior I had seen an online story about something called the USA Memory Championship in New York. I read the amount of numbers that the participants were memorizing in 5 minutes and I was frankly FLOORED! I thought...no WAY!
Competing in memory competitions is very exciting for me. Every year in March Tony Dottino hosts the USA Memory Championship in New York City. I first competed in this tournament in 2008 after returning from my deployment to Afghanistan (I was a reservist). I first won the tournament March 7, 2009 and set two national [...]
Two Time USA Memory Champion and memory training expert and memory speaker Ron White shares his thoughts on Joshua Foer and the book Moonwalking with Eisntein I must confess when I first learned about the 2006 USA Memory Champion Joshua Foer the story was not told in the greatest light. From more than one person [...]