Grizzly Awakening 2023

Apr 30, 2023
Missoula, Montana, United States

University Center

32 Campus Drive, Missoula Montana, 59812

Rooms 326-327

Organization team
Chance J. Lockwood, Clément Cherblanc, and Jody Pavilack
WCA Delegate
Clément Cherblanc
Download all the competition's details as PDF here.

Please be familiar with the WCA Regulations, and the WCA Code of Conduct.

The results will be posted in near-real time on WCA live.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
This competition is over, click here to display the registration requirements it used.
Create a WCA account here if you don't have one.
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 50 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $15 (United States Dollar).
Registration fees won't be refunded under any circumstance.
We encourage everyone to register for the events they want to compete in via your online registration, however you may add events to your registration up until the event has started.
On the spot registrations will be accepted with a base registration fee of $15 (United States Dollar).
Any spectator can attend for free.

Registration fee must be paid by cash at the venue.
If you do not attend without letting us know in advance, you will have to pay that registration fee at your next competition organized by Grizz Cubing.

Please email the organization team to make any changes to existing registrations.

Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

Luke Tycksen won with an average of 6.65 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Lucas Chandler Moorehead finished second (10.31) and Clément Cherblanc finished third (11.07).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Luke Tycksen 4.68 6.65 United States 6.747.196.794.686.42
2x2x2 Cube Clément Cherblanc 2.13 2.65 France 3.312.132.383.222.35
4x4x4 Cube Luke Tycksen 25.35 30.07 United States 31.2331.5025.3531.0927.89
Megaminx Luke Tycksen 43.34 45.47 United States 47.9943.8146.3643.3446.25
Pyraminx Clément Cherblanc 2.61 4.63 France 4.092.616.027.293.79
Skewb Luke Tycksen 3.87 5.33 United States 7.654.923.875.885.20


Before the competition, you will receive a card with personalized information detailing your events and what group you will be competing in for each event in an email. We will be relying on competitors to help by judging whenever they are not competing, especially with our small competition size. Judging is very easy, and is a great way to make time fly!

We will provide a judging and competitor tutorial at the beginning of the day, right before the start of 3x3. This will allow anyone with questions about how to judge to be properly prepared when they are expected to help.

We will need help judging for the second/final rounds of events as we can not assign staff for those in advance. Spectators are encouraged to learn how to judge; you do not need to know how to cube in order to be a great judge. Having enough judges ensures that we stay on schedule and are able to leave on time.

Important information

If it's gonna be your first competition, here's what you need to know:

  • You must register or login on the WCA website.
  • You must register to the competition (tab "Register" on the competition page).
  • You must read the WCA regulations (translations are here).
  • We strongly advise you to come see the tutorial (check the schedule).
  • You should bring an identification paper (ID, passport, driving license) the day of the competition.


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:

This video will explain most of what any cuber competing for the first time will need to know, however, it is still required that they are familar with the full set of regulations above.

If you have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial the morning of the competition. That would be the perfect time to ask those questions and clear up any confusion.

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!

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: If the competitor list is full, you will be placed onto a private waitlist. If a spot is freed on the competitor, the first person on the waiting list will be accepted (in the order of registration). No matter what you situation may be however, please register online.

Q: Are there age divisions?

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

Q: Can I have fun at this event?

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

The closest airport is Missoula International Airport (MSO), only 12 kilometers away.
Accomodations fill up quickly around here so book it in advance!
A map of the campus can be found here:
We are confirming parking availability for the competitors and their guests.


The UC Market will be open, 2 floors down from the competition venue.
Other dining facilities are open on campus, all the information can be found here or on the app UM Campus Dining.

We are happy to announce TheCubicle will be providing prizes for this competition for competitors who place onto podiums! We would like to thank them for their support and encourage you to shop with them!

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 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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