CubingUSA Heartland Championship 2018

Mar 9 - 11, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

1300 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 55403

The Great Lakes Ballroom is on the 4th Floor of the Hotel.


Heartland Championships Organization Team

Garrett Webster and Kristin Knowles
WCA Delegates
Brandon Mikel, David Woner, and Walker Welch

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There is a competitor limit of 300 competitors.
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Kevin Hays won with an average of 8.52 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Kennan LeJeune finished second (8.77) and Rowe Hessler finished third (9.00).

World records: Daniel Rose-Levine‎ 3x3x3 With Feet 16.96 (single); Kevin Hays‎ 7x7x7 Cube 1:59.95 (single) and 7x7x7 Cube 2:08.71 (average).

North American records: Cale Schoon‎ 4x4x4 Blindfolded 1:57.57 (single) and 4x4x4 Blindfolded 2:10.58 (average); Daniel Rose-Levine‎ 3x3x3 With Feet 32.29 (average) and 3x3x3 With Feet 30.33 (average).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube Kevin Hays 7.85 8.52 United States 11.967.859.138.178.27
2x2x2 Cube Brian Johnson 1.27 1.71 United States 1.631.272.041.841.66
4x4x4 Cube Kevin Hays 26.24 29.75 United States 30.0831.0326.2428.1431.74
5x5x5 Cube Kevin Hays 48.32 51.99 United States 48.3254.9149.1156.4951.95
6x6x6 Cube Kevin Hays 1:27.10 1:31.73 United States 1:37.951:30.141:27.10
7x7x7 Cube Kevin Hays 2:02.90 2:09.61 United States 2:02.902:09.762:16.17
3x3x3 Blindfolded Mark Boyanowski 30.90 DNF United States 33.6330.90DNF
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Mark Boyanowski 24 28.33 United States 272434
3x3x3 One-Handed Justin Mallari 12.12 13.29 United States 12.8212.1213.2413.8214.76
Clock Joshua Feran 5.48 6.64 United States 6.127.436.375.487.56
Megaminx Dana Yi 44.85 50.99 United States 46.7850.6955.6444.8555.49
Pyraminx Simon Kellum 1.86 3.12 United States 3.242.883.231.866.57
Skewb Carter Kucala 2.69 3.03 United States 3.202.692.993.832.89
Square-1 Brian Johnson 8.87 11.15 United States 12.7811.168.879.9712.32
4x4x4 Blindfolded Cale Schoon 1:57.57 NAR 2:10.58 NAR United States 1:57.572:14.692:19.49
5x5x5 Blindfolded Cale Schoon 5:17.02 DNF United States DNFDNF5:17.02
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Mark Boyanowski 36/42 57:58 United States 29/44 1:00:0036/42 57:58
3x3x3 With Feet Daniel Rose-Levine 22.42 30.33 NAR United States 32.6129.3622.4242.4629.01
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 80 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 60 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 3:00.00 2 attempts to get < 1:30.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 3:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 3:00.00
5x5x5 Cube First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 36 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 4:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
6x6x6 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 7:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Mo3 7:00.00
7x7x7 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 6:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Mo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded First round Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative * Top 12 advance to next round
Final Bo3 10:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Fewest Moves Final Mo3 1 hour
3x3x3 One-Handed First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Clock First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Megaminx First round Bo2 / Ao5 4:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 4:00.00
Pyraminx First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Skewb First round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 2:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 2:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 30:00.00 cumulative *
5x5x5 Blindfolded Final Bo3 1:00:00.00 cumulative *
3x3x3 Multi-Blind Final Bo2 10:00.00 per cube, up to 60:00.00
3x3x3 With Feet First round Bo2 / Ao5 6:00.00 2 attempts to get < 2:30.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 6:00.00

Note that for 4x4 Blindfolded and 5x5 Blindfolded, you have those respective time periods on the schedule in order to complete the solves you want for those events.

For 4BLD, 5BLD, and MultiBLD, please bring your puzzle(s) up 15 minutes before your attempt to help the scramblers.

For FMC, please arrive about 15 minutes before the start times on the schedule for each attempt. We will be starting around at time up to 10 minutes after.

Name 3x3 2x2 4x4 5x5 6x6 7x7 BLD OH Feet Clock Megaminx Pyraminx Skewb Square-1 MBLD
Aarav Sinha G4
Aaron Lehman G1 B1 W2
Abel Piper W4 R1 R4 R3 G1 1 W3 W4 R1 R1
Adam Hyderi G5
Aidan Wolf G2 B3 W5 W3
Aiden J. Junkert W3 R4 W3
Alan Chang S S R1 S S S R1 S G1 S
Alec Olson W2 R2 B4 B2 R1 G2 W1 G4 G6 G1 B1
Andrew Tyberg G1 R1 R5 B3 R2 W2 G1 W2 W1 W6 W1
Anuj Jani G3 B3 G7
Arjun Prasad W3 B3 R2
Austin Brandon Begnaud G4 B2 B5 B3 G2 3 W4 W7 R1 R2
Ben Haberman W1 R3 R3 R2 R1 G1 G2
Bennett Patrick Bamsey G5 R5 B6 W2 G2 R1 B2
Blake Byl W5 B5 R6 G3 B1 G5 W2 G4 R3
Blake Thompson S S R2 S S S S 1 R1 G2 S S S
Bodie Zwank G6 B3 B1 R3 B1 G2 W3 W5 W1 G1 B3
Bradley Sampson W6 R4 R2 B3 B2 G4 G1 G2 W1
Brandon Mikel S S R1 S W1 S 2 R3 S S S 2
Brandon Satterstrom S R2 S 1
Brian Johnson G7 B4 B2 B1 R2 G1 W4 B3 W1 W2 R2 R4
Brody Meschke W7 R6 R3 G5 G3 G2 B4
Brody Schoon G8 B6 W5 2 B1 W3 W4 R1
Bryce Rohloff W8 R1 B3 G5 G2 G4 W2 R3
Caden Wiss G6 B1 R1 W4 G3
Cale Schoon S S B1 S S S R2 S 3 B3 W2 S S S 2
Cameron Jamison G5 R2 R4 W1 B1 W2 G5 G1 R2
Cameron Lehman G2 R3 B4 B2 B2 G2 R1 B1
Carter Kucala S S R2 S S S G2 S 1 R1 G3 S S S 1
Chase Andre W2 B2 R5 R3 R1 G2 W2 G3 W5 G4
Chase Wilkinson G3 R3 B5 G6 W4
Chris Van Der Brink W3 R4 R6 B3 B1 W2 G3 W3 G3 G1 B2
Christian Langer G4 B3 R5 W6
Christopher Olson S S B2 S S
Cole Hanson W4 B4 R1 R4 W3 B1 G4 G7 W1 B3
Colin D. Phan W1 R5 R4 R1 W7
Damian Bias W5 B1 R2
Dana Yi W1 B1 R1 R1 R1 W1 G2 R3 W3 G1 R2 R1
Daniel Rose-Levine G1 B3 R1 B1 B1 G3 W2 G3 1 R2 W4 G6 G3 R4 2
David Adams W6 B2 B1 B2 G1 B2 B4
David Golisch G7 B5 B6 R2 W1 G4 W3 G2 R1
David Jiang (蒋濬哲) G2 R2 B1 W2 W3 2 G4 W1 W2 B1
David Nguyen W2 B2 R2 R1 R1 G3 W4 G2 R2
David Woner G3 R3 B2 B2 R2 W3 R1 G1 3 B2 G1 W2 G3 R3 2
Destin Shulfer W7 R6 B3 R1 G3 G3 B1
Devin Corr-Robinett G8 B1 W4
Dylan Harrison W8 B6 R2 R2 B1 G5 W3 R1 R2
Dylan Hughlett G4 R1 R3 B4 B1 G2 G5 W5 G4 G1 R3
Dylan Lee W1 B4 W4 W1
Easton Lee Lashley G2 R2 R1 R2 G5
Edward Shi W3
Eric Zhao G4 B3 B5 R3 B2 W1 W1 1 R2 W5 W5 W1 B2
Ethan Bockenhauer W4 B2 B1 B3 B2 G1 W5 G1 G6 R2 B2
Evan Klein G5 B6 R6 R4 B2 W1 G4 G2 B3
Evan White G1 R3 B4 W6 G4
Gabriel LaForte W2 B6 R1 R2 G1 G2 B2 G5 W4
Garrett Webster S S R4 S G1 S R3 S S S
Gavin Valentia G4 B5 W7
Graham Hirman G3 B3 B2 W2 G2 G7
Harley Olsthoorn W3 R5 W4
Harrison Toppings W5 R4 W7 G3
Hayden Dempsey G7 B4 B3 R4 R2 G1 W2 G1 W2 1
Hunter Mohs W6 R5 W4 W1 W3 R4
Ian Southa W8 B5 R3 R1 G2 R1 B4
Jack Faatz W7 R6 W2 G1
Jack Johnson G8 B5 B4 G2 G2 B3 W1
Jack Purdum G6 R4 R4 R1 R1 G3 R1 W2 R2 G3 G3 R2 R1 2
Jack Zautner G4 B4 B1 G3 W3 G4 B1
Jackson Knutson W1 R5 G4 W4
Jacob Ambrose S S B2 S S S W1 S 2 R3 W1 S S S 2
Jake Geren W4 R4 B4 B4 R2 W2 G1 G2
James Hildreth S S R1 S S S R2 S 3 R1 W2 S S S 1
James Vought G2 R6
Jason Ryan W3 B5 B2 W4 W3 W4 W1 R2
Jason Van Horn G3 R6 G5 W3
Javan Ura W2 B6 B4 W5 G4
Jedrick Remonde G5 B4 R5 R3 G2 W1 G3 W1 R2
Jesslyn Valerie W5 R5 B5 B3 R1 W1 W2 1 R3 W3 W6 W2 B3
John F Kronkvist W4
John Wilson G1 R1 G7 W2
Joshua Beck G8 B5 R6 W2 G2 G5 G1 1
Joshua Feran S S B6 S S S R1 S 2 B3 G4 S S S 2
Josiah Popp W4 B1 R6 G4 G4 W5 B2
Josiah Zderad G5 R2 R1 R4 R2 G3 W4 R1 G5 W7 G3 R3
Josue Pantoja Silva G7 R6
Jules Manalang W6 B2 R3 R1 B2 G2 G5 G1 G1 W1 B1
Julian Favell G1 B5 B3 R3 W5
July Simmons G7 R3 W1 W3
Justin Mallari W7 B6 B6 R2 R1 G3 G1 G1 W5
Kaleb DeBey G6 B4 B4 B1 B1 W2 W1 G2 G4 B3
Kennan LeJeune W6 R6 R1 R4 W2 R2 R4
Ketan Kancharapu W1 R5 G3
Kevin Geppert W8 R4 R2 G5 W4 W2 W4 B4
Kevin Hays G6 B5 B4 B2 W3 W2
Kit Clement S S B1 S S S G1 S 3 B1 W4 S S S 1
Kristin Wiley S S B1 S S 1 R2 G5 S S
Lauren Clement S S R2 R2 B2 W5 S
Logan Bradford R5 R2
Logan McGraw G1 B3 B2 R3 R2 G1 W1 G3 B3 G1 G4
Luigi Soriano W5 B6 R1 B1 B2 W3 G2 G3 2 B2 W1 G3 G3 B4 2
Luke Banks W1 R1 R6 G6
Mark Boyanowski S S R2 S S S W2 S 3 R3 G2 S S S 1
Mason Ries G2 W3
Matthew Tokheim W7 R1 R1 R2 G4 B3 W2 G4 G2 R4
Maverick Meschke W2 B1 R5 W4
Max Williams G3 R2 G5 R2
Max Youngberg W3 B2 B3 W5 W5 R1 R1
Maxwell Jeremiah Martinez-Morris G4 R3 R4 G6 G4
Melissa Su G8 B1 R2 B2 R1 G3 R3 G3 W6 G1 R3
Micah Dwyer W4 R1
Michael Messicci G5 B3 W1 G7 R1
Michael TeVogt W5 B4 W7 W4
Miles Krueger G6 R5 G1
Nathan Popov W6 B5 R5 B4 W3 B1 G2 W1 G2
Nicholas Amos G7 R6 B4 G2 W3
Nicholas Jund W7 B6 W2 G4
Nick Rohla G8 R5 R2 G3 W4
Noah Bonsell W8 B4 G3
Owen Frank G1 B5 W5 W3
Owen Hjerpe G2 R4 R6 B3 W4 W3
Parker Zieschang W1 R6 R3 R4 R2 G2 G5 W2 G4 R2 B4
Patrick De Los Santos W2 R1
Paul Talbot G3 B6 W4
Phil Yu W3 B3 G4
Phillip Johnson G4 B6
Rachel Feran S S B2 S S 1 B2 W3 S S
Robert Francis Gariepy W4 R3 G5
Rowe Hessler G5 R4 B1 B4 B1 G1 W3 2 G3 G2 B3
Roy Lee G3 2 G5
Ryan DeLine W2 B4 R3 R1 W1 R3 R2 2
Ryan Jew G7 B2 B3 B4 R1 G3 G1 G4 3 B1 W4 W5 W3 B2 1
Ryan Potts G2 R2 R4 R1 W1 W3 G4 G6 W2 B1
Sam Epstein R3
Sam Ongstad R1 W6 G4
Samuel Remus W5 B6 B5 G1 W4 R4
Sarah Cook S S R3 S S S R2 S B3 W5 S S S
Sarah Young G6 B1 R5 R3 W1 G7 W2
Saransh Grover S S B4 S G2 S S S S 1
Sasha Krasnoslobodtsev W6 R2 W7 W3
Sebastian Crea W8 R4 G1
Seth Fregien W7 B2 B5 B2 G2 W1 G2
Shane David G8 R3 R4 B2 B1 W3 G2
Simon Beck W8 B4 B3 W5 R1 W2 R1
Simon Kellum W2 R3 R6 R2 B2 W2 G4 B3 G1 W6 W1 R1 2
Sriram Susarla G1 B2 G4
Tim Reynolds S S B5 S S S R1 S B1 W1 S S 1
Tobias Williams W4 R5 G3
Tomas Skacel G8 R2 B1 R2 G4
Trevor Imbach W8 B5 W3 W4
Tyler Johnson G2 R3 R2 R1 W1 W1 W5 R2 G4 G4 R2
Tyler M Nieminski G4 R6 W4 G3
Tyler Robinson W7 R4 B3 R4 B1 W3 R2 G1 R1 W4 G7 G2 R2 1
Walker Welch S S B2 S S S G1 S 3 R2 G2 S S S 1
Weston Mizumoto W1 B1 B6 B4 G2 W3 B3 1
Will Cerne G5 B3 R6 B2 R2 W3 W1 W4 R2 G7 W2 R4 2
William Grooms G3 B6 G5 W3
William Wigstrom Jr. G7 B1 B5 W5 R1 R3
Wyatt Frey W5 R2 R5 G6 R1
Yusuf Ragab W3 B2 B6 B1 W2 W4 G5 W7 G1 B2 2
Zachary Delgado W6 R3 W6 G3
Zachary White S S R5 S S S R2 S 1 B2 W2 S S S 1
Zeke Mackay G6 R4 B2 B1 B1 G3 R1 G5 2 B2 G3 G1 W3 B4 2

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March 9-11th, 2018

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Registration Fee:
There is a $50 registration fee for the competition. Payment is made through the WCA Stripe payment system during your registration process. Your registration will not be fully confirmed until payment has been completed. Please note that even after payment, registrations need to be manually approved before appearing on the registration list, so you will not be confirmed immediately after paying.

If you need to cancel your registration after it has been accepted, you will be given a 50% refund on your registration if it is before the registration deadline on Feburary 28th. No refunds will be given after the Feburary 28th deadline.

There is a 300 competitor limit for this competition. Please register as soon as you can to ensure a spot. Registration closes at the end of the day on Wednesday, Feburary 28th. We will give refunds to competitors who let us know before Registration closes, but no refunds after Feburary 28th.

We also have two Facebook groups for our Cubing Area. Minnesota Cubing Community and Iowa Cubing. You can join one or both of these groups to stay updated with upcoming competitions in the area.

Event: Rounds: Cutoff/Time Limit: Format
3x3 3 10 minute Time Limit Average of 5
2x2 3 2 minute Time Limit Average of 5
4x4 3 1:30 / 3:00 Best of 2 / Average of 5
5x5 3 2:00 / 4:00 Best of 2 / Average of 5
6x6 2 4:00 / 7:00 Best of 1 / Mean of 3
7x7 2 6:00 / 10:00 Best of 1 / Mean of 3
3x3 Blindfolded 2 10 minute Cumulative Limit Best of 3
3x3 Fewest Moves 1 1 Hour Time Limit Mean of 3
3x3 One-Handed 2 0:45 / 2:00 Best of 2 / Average of 5
3x3 with Feet 2 2:30 / 6:00 Best of 2 / Average of 5
Clock 2 0:30 / 2:00 Best of 2 / Average of 5
Megaminx 2 2:00 / 4:00 Best of 2 / Average of 5
Pyraminx 2 2 minute Time Limit Average of 5
Skewb 3 2 minute Time Limit Average of 5
Square-1 2 0:45 / 2:00 Best of 2 / Average of 5
4x4 Blindfolded 1 30 minute Cumulative Limit Best of 3
5x5 Blindfolded 1 1 Hour Cumulative Limit Best of 3
3x3 Multiple Blindfolded 1 10 min/cube up to 60 max. Best of 2

Heartland Championships 2018 Schedule

The Title above is a link to the Schedule. You might not be able to see it on mobile unless you have the Google Sheets app.

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We would like to give a Huge Thank You to for being a Partner of CubingUSA Heartland Championship 2018!

We would also like to announce that will be vending at the competition in person!
They will be located in their own Side Room right next to the Great Lakes Ballroom which will be available during the day on Saturday and Sunday.
They will have many options of puzzles, accessories, and Cubicle exclusive goods!

Please Check them out at the competition along with on their website here at:

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We would like to Thank for helping CubingUSA Heartland Championship 2018 be the best it can.
Overall Top 3 finishers will earn Cash Prizes based on the table below.

We will also be giving Medals to the Top Competitor from the Heartland Region in each event!
Please take a look at the "Heartland Regional Titles" tab for more information and to qualify for regional titles.

Event 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
3x3 $250 $150 $100
2x2 $50 $30 $20
4x4 $50 $30 $20
5x5 $50 $30 $20
6x6 $50 $30 $20
7x7 $50 $30 $20
3x3 Blindfolded $50 $30 $20
3x3 Fewest Moves $50 $30 $20
3x3 One-Handed $50 $30 $20
3x3 with Feet $50 $30 $20
Clock $50 $30 $20
Megaminx $50 $30 $20
Pyraminx $50 $30 $20
Skewb $50 $30 $20
Square-1 $50 $30 $20
4x4 Blindfolded $50 $30 $20
5x5 Blindfolded $50 $30 $20
3x3 Multiple Blindfolded $50 $30 $20

Heartland Regional Titles

Here is a link to the CubingUSA site that has information on all Regional Competitions.

We will be offering Heartland Regional Titles to Competitors who are from these States in the Heartland Region.
- Iowa
- Kansas
- Minnesota
- Missouri
- Nebraska
- North Dakota
- South Dakota

This is the link for the Psych Sheet for competitors from the Heartland Region.
You also can use this link and follow the instructions at the top of the page to fullfill your requirements to link your state to your profile.
You must do this by March 8th in order to be eligable for Regional Titles.

Heartland Championships Staff Form

We will notify you if your Staff Application was accepted or declined.

Some perks of being on Staff:
- Staff Shirt
- Registration Fee Waived
- Help with Hotel Room Cost for the Weekend
- Staff Lunch Provided

The Hyatt Regency has been amazing in their help on finding a venue for our Regional Championships.
They also have a great deal on hotel rooms for the competition that you can stay in!

The Deadline for the Hotel Discount is Morning of Tuesday, March 6th!

Staying in the hotel has a lot of perks including:
- Staying at the same hotel as other Cubers at the competition.
- Best deal in Downtown Minnepolis
- Helps the Organization Team fund the event.

Here is the link for the Hotel Discount!

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).
A cumulative time limit may be enforced (see Regulation A1a2).


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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