Arnold Classic North America 2019

Mar 2, 2019
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Ohio Expo Center - Ohio State Fair

717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

Bricker Building



Zachary Garber
WCA Delegate
Zachary Garber
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

This competition will take place as part of the Arnold Classic Kids and Teen Expo which is held during the Arnold Classic Sports Festival. There are over 80 competitive events across 155,000 square feet in both Expo Centers. More information about this event can be found here Please note that the venue will probably be quite noisy at times.

All competitors who register for this competition will get free entry to the Arnold Kids and Teen Expo, wristbands/ticket will be available to pick up at Will Call. However, all spectators over the age of 14 WILL BE required to purchase a ticket/wristband for the Arnold Sports Festival Kids and Teen Expo. There are single day passes as well as weekend passes available. Information about ticket purchases can be found here Tickets can be purchased for just the Kids and Teen Expo as well as upgraded tickets for both the Kids and Teen Expo along with the Arnold Sports Expo.

There will also be a $10 fee per car for parking and information about that can be found here There is free shuttle between the Kids and Teen Expo and the Sports Expo.

IF you have any questions at all about this competition in terms of registration costs, tickets, parking, or anything else, please contact us before registering!

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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If this is not your first competition, associate your WCA ID to your WCA account here.
Register for this competition here.
There is a competitor limit of 80 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $12 (United States Dollar).
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
No on the spot registrations will be accepted.
Spectators can attend paying an entry fee of $20 (United States Dollar).

Please ensure all of your guests have purchased tickets to the Arnold Classic to ensure they can gain entree to the venue. Ticket sales are being done online here but can also be purchased day of at the door if they're unsure they will be attending.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Luke Garrett won with an average of 7.93 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Andy Denney finished second (7.93) and Nolan Wood finished third (8.69).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Luke Garrett 7.16 7.93 United States 7.749.568.207.167.84
2x2x2 Cube Daniel Karnaukh 1.53 2.40 United States 1.532.002.794.142.42
4x4x4 Cube Andy Denney 32.55 34.56 United States 34.5633.3535.7732.5536.95
5x5x5 Cube Daniel Karnaukh 1:02.61 1:06.93 United States 1:05.311:08.221:08.801:07.271:02.61
Pyraminx Steven Wintringham 2.19 3.62 United States 3.692.193.924.473.26

Tomorrow when you arrive at the competition you will navigate to the Bricker Building. When you arrive you will have to pay for parking. After you pay for parking you continue straight and then turn left at the FIRST stop sign. Continue straight and you will see the Celeste building. Behind the Celeste building is the Bricker Building. You will see a large banner that says Welcome to Arnold Sportsworld For Kids and Teens Entrance.You can also ask the parking attendant where the Bricker Building is and they can help as well.

When you arrive there will be signage stating Entertainment and Performer Check In. That booth will have your wristband to get into the expo. Give them your fist and last name and they will give you your wrist band. Reminder that all of your guests will need to purchase a ticket or pick theirs up from the will call separately.

After you and your guests get your wristbands you will proceed to the right side of the venue and you’ll see a hanging banner that says Speedcubing. That is where we will be located.

They did not provide as many tables and chairs that I requested, however it is inside a 155,000 square foot room so there is plenty of space to stand and tons and tons of vendors and exhibits to check out in between groups and rounds.

If you have not yet done so please send a text to 55222 with just the keyword WCA
This will ensure you get text alerts with all of the groups as they are called.

There is not wifi available but there is good cellular service

There is a food court inside the Bricker Building and is located right next to our booth.

IF you have any questions please let me know and I’ll do my best to get back to you tonight or tomorrow. Building is open 5-15 minutes before 9am. I would recommend showing up early, again I am unsure how busy it will be at the Teen and Kids Expo but better safe than sorry.

[Events and Venues 2019]

Whats Happening

Name 222 333 444 555 pyram
Aaron Chen 3 3 4
Aidan Pletch 4 4 5
Aidden Stanley 5 5
Alexander Dale 6
Andrew Cirincione 7 8 1 4 6
Andrew Fast 6 7 6 3 5
Andy Denney 1 1 1 1 1
Antonio Grilliot 8 1 7
Arianna Garver 2 1
Aryan Paliwal 2 2 2 2 2
Ayden Boensch 1 3 2 2
Ben Hatfield 2 4 3 3
Benjamin Pugh 3 3 3 3 3
Bennett Stouder 3 5 4 1 4
Braden Richards 4 6 5 2 5
Brielle Jordan 5 7 6
Channae Anderson 6 8 6 3 7
Charles Cavanaugh 7 1 1
Connor Brandt 8 2 1 4
Daniel Blosser 3
Daniel Carrel 1 3 2
Daniel Karnaukh 2 4 2 1 3
Daud Malik 4 5 4
Declan Kleinman 5 6 3 5
Dylan Cossin 6 7 4 2 6
Ebony Howell 7 8
Edison Hayes 8 1 5 7
Edward Pruett 2
Elaina Wintringham 1 3 1
Elias Martin 2 4 6 2
Elizabeth Richards 3 5 3
Ethan Haley 4 6 1 4
Evan Wright 5 7 2 3 5
Gavin Dorr 6 8 3 4 6
Gradie Crowley 7 1 7
Greg Wilson 8 2 1
Harsha Paladugu 4 4 4 4 4
Ian Malewski 1 3 4 2
Ivan Krueger 2 4 5 1 3
Jack O'Shaughnessy 6
Jack Weber 3 5 6 4
Jacob Boyd 5 8 2 3 6
Jacob Houdyschell 4 7 1 2 5
Jakob Binns 6 1 3
James Rindfuss 7 2 7
Jason Vindvamara 8 3 4 4
Javier Gonzalez-Napoleoni 5 5 5 1 5
John Coon 1 4 5 1 1
Jordan Bowman 2 6 1 2 2
Jordan Knecht 5 6
Josh Horowitz 3 7 2 3
Justin Reilmann 4 8 3 3 4
Kayla Brown 6 6 6 2 6
Luca Spataro 5 1 5
Luke Garrett 6 2 4 4 6
Mason Langenderfer 7 7 1 3 7
Matthew Dean Gladura 7 3 5 1 7
Michael Bowerman 8 4 6 2 1
Michael Henri Grant Goulet 1 5 2
Nick Comi 2 6
Noah Hite 3 7 1 3
Nolan Wood 4 8 2 4
Parker Luedtke 5 1 3 3 5
Preston Boling 6 2 4 6
Richard Martin 7 3 5 4 7
Rishabh Ranjan 8 4 1
Ryan Agee 1 5 2
Samuel Weber 2 6 6 1 3
Stephen Griggs 8 8 2 4 1
Steve Greer 3 7 1 2 4
Steven Wintringham 4 8 2 3 5
Thaddeus Krueger 5 1 3 6
Trevor Foley 6 2 7
Tucker Gromosiak 7 3 4
Tyler J Samide 8 4 5 1
Vincent Li 1 5
Wesley Miller 1 1 3 1 2
Zachary Baruch 2 6 6 2
Zachary Garber 2 2 4 2 3
Zhenyang Shao 7 1 4

This competition will be sponsored by! Thanks so much to them for their continued support.

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There will be no food provided, however there will be concession stands at the Kids Expo

All travel information, hotels, parking, etc can be found here under the more info tab

For those of you new to cubing, WELCOME!

We wanted to let you know this event is perfectly fine for cubers of any age and experience. We just ask you know a couple things before coming to compete...

First, please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, found here:

Of course, those regulations contain a lot of legalese, so we have a video made specifically for new cubers, just to show them the basics of competing. This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know.

If you are stoked to compete and ready to sign up, head over to the registration tab, click register, and fill out the information it asks for. This will help you get set up the WCA's system and one step closer to your first official solve!

Your first competition is a very special thing, and can blossom into a great new experience that can stay with as you cube. Here is a youtube video with many of today's best cubers describing their first competiton experience.


Q: Do I use my own cube to compete?

A: YES! You are responsible for your own hardware in order to compete.

Q: What is the normal age of competitors at these events?

A: All ages are welcome, but in general competitors are between 10 and 20 years old. Don't let this stop you though, everyone can and should cube!

Q: What is the competition like?

A; Competitions are a bunch of tables where nerds like us get to sit and discuss our favorite thing, Cubes! Of course in addition there is competing, which will occupy one side of the competition hall, where you will see lots of timers flickering with contestants new personal bests, and a vendor, where you can purchase all you cubing related needs. Most competitions have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into heats, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the Groups tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: How do I find results?

A: All results are posted on the WCA page a couple of days after the competition finishes. However, for the day of competing, go to to find information about current events. This is also where you will find information about 2nd and 3rd rounds of events.

Q: Why am I not on the registration list yet?

A: Make sure you pay you entrance fee in order to be automatically placed on the registered list, which will also guarantee you a spot in the competition. If payment may be any issue, or you are not sure if you can attend, use the contact button to talk to us, and see if we can work out another payment strategy, or have you pay on arrival at the compeition. No matter what you situation may be however, please register online. It is much easier for us to have you register now and pay later, then to have to input information at another time.

Q: Are there age divisions?

A: Nope! All competitors compete in the same group.

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

A: HECK YES! Cubing is amazing, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the competition!

Time limit

If you reach the time limit during your solve, the judge will stop you and your result will be DNF (see Regulation A1a4).


The result to beat to proceed to the second phase of a cutoff round (see Regulation 9g).


The format describes how to determine the ranking of competitors based on their results. The list of allowed formats per event is described in Regulation 9b. See Regulation 9f for a description of each format.

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