Balsa Crush-a-thon

Event Location: Progeny Systems, 9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas
Event date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Event times: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Map: Progeny Systems

We are hosting a “Balsa Crush-a-thon” for balsa teams who want to practice with official equipment and test out their structure prior to the tournament.  This is a FREE event.

  1. Teams can actually crush their structures if you don’t have a crusher apparatus and weights
  2. Become familiar with the equipment BEFORE the tournament

The following equipment will be provided:


  • This is NOT a competition event.
  • This event is open to any Odyssey of the Mind balsa team in Northern VA.
  • You have a half-hour to test as many structures as you bring.
  • Scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Times are hard and fast so you do not infringe on anyone else’s time.
  • There will be no determination of what is or is not a legal structure. What you choose to test is your business.  Just don’t hurt anything.
  • Teams must bring their structure(s) in some sort of larger box or bag so other teams cannot see the design.
  • This testing opportunity is for the benefit of the individual team.
  • You may not discuss weight held with any other team (they really don’t need to know).
  • Clean up after yourself! A broom and trash will be available.

Location:  Progeny Systems, 9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA 20110

PLEASE NOTE – Progeny is located in the white building on the RIGHT side of Innovation Drive.  Many GPS systems incorrectly locate the building on the left.

Our Problem 4 Captain will contact you regarding your assigned time slot. 
He can be reached at: Balsa Problem Captain

Online Registration

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