North Iowa 2017

Dec 9, 2017
Osage, Iowa, United States

CRC Events Center

1006 Chestnut Street Osage, IA 50461

The CRC Events Center is located on the Mitchell County Fairgrounds.

Organization team
Brandon Mikel
WCA Delegate
Brandon Mikel

There is a 120 person competitor limit. The registration fee is a flat $20. Spectators are welcome to attend for free.

Main event
Registration period

Online registration opened and closed .

Registration requirements
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There is a competitor limit of 120 competitors.
The base registration fee for this competition is $20 (United States Dollar).
Click here to display the highlights of the competition.

David Nguyen won with an average of 9.43 seconds in the 3x3x3 Cube event. Melissa Su finished second (10.38) and Joshua Beck finished third (10.63).

Event Name Best Average Representing Solves
3x3x3 Cube David Nguyen 8.57 9.43 United States 9.3510.479.958.578.99
2x2x2 Cube Walker Welch 1.98 3.13 United States 2.394.893.001.984.00
6x6x6 Cube Walker Welch 2:08.14 2:12.52 United States 2:16.102:13.332:08.14
3x3x3 Blindfolded Cale Schoon 33.32 42.37 United States 33.3239.2654.53
Skewb Cale Schoon 2.65 3.24 United States 3.122.653.083.534.63
Square-1 Carter Kucala 9.68 11.65 United States 10.6610.0514.259.68DNF
4x4x4 Blindfolded Cale Schoon 3:21.08 DNF United States DNFDNF3:21.08
Event Round Format Time limit Cutoff Proceed
3x3x3 Cube First round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 40 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 16 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
2x2x2 Cube First round Ao5 1:00.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
6x6x6 Cube First round Bo1 / Mo3 10:00.00 1 attempt to get < 4:30.00 Top 8 advance to next round
Final Mo3 10:00.00
3x3x3 Blindfolded Final Bo3 15:00.00 cumulative *
Skewb First round Ao5 1:30.00 Top 24 advance to next round
Second round Ao5 10:00.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
Square-1 First round Bo2 / Ao5 2:00.00 2 attempts to get < 45.00 Top 12 advance to next round
Final Ao5 10:00.00
4x4x4 Blindfolded Final Bo3 45:00.00 cumulative *

Rubik's Cube (3 rounds)
2x2x2 Cube (2 rounds)
Skewb (2 rounds)
3x3x3 Blindfolded
4x4x4 Blindfolded
6x6x6 Cube

Tentative Events:
Skewb Round 3
2x2x2 Cube Round 3
Square-1 Round 2

Time Event Cutoff Time Limit
8:00-8:30 Set-up / New Competitor Tutorial
8:30-9:30 2x2 Round 1 n/a 1:00
9:30-10:45 3x3 Round 1 n/a 10:00
10:45-11:45 Skewb Round 1 n/a 1:30
11:45-12:30 Square-1 0:45 1:30
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:15 4x4 Blindfolded Final n/a Combined 45:00
2:15-3:00 3x3 Round 2 Top 40
3:00-4:00 6x6 Final 4:30 10:00
4:00-4:45 3x3 Blindfolded Final n/a Combined 15:00
4:45-5:00 2x2 Final Top 12
5:00-5:15 Skewb Final Top 12
5:15-5:45 3x3 Final Top 12
5:45-6:30 Clean up/Awards

** Schedule is subject to change

Name 2x2 3x3 Skewb Sq-1 4x4 BLD 6x6 3x3 BLD
Andrew Robey B2 B2 R2 R2 B1 B2 R1
Andrew Tyberg B1 B1 R1 B1 B1
Benjamin Tyberg R3 B4 B3
Bennett Patrick Bamsey R3 B4 B3
Blake Byl R3 R2 R3
Brandon Mikel B3 R4 R3 B1 B1
Brandon Satterstrom B2 R2 B1 R1
Caiden Swanson B3 R4 R3
Cale Schoon B3 B3 B3 R1 B1 B2 R1
Caleb Shane O'Leary B3 B3
Carson Micheal Walker Jr. R1
Carter Kucala R1 R2 R2 B1 B1 B2 B1
Dana Skubal R1
David Nguyen R2 R4 B1
Dylan Hartfield R3 B4
Elaine Wang B3 R4 R3 B2
Evan Ostdiek B3 R4 R3 B2 B1
Faris Ahmed B1 R2 B1 B1
Frank Kallstrom B2
Gabriel LaForte B3 B3 B2
Garrett Webster R3 B2 B2 R2 B1
Graham Peterson B2
Harley Olsthoorn R2 R3 R2
Holden Peterson B1 R2 B3
Ian Michael Matos B2 B2 B1
Isaac Forristall B3 B3 B2
Isaac Twedt-Ball R1 B1 B1 B1
Jackson Lowman B2 B1 B1 R1
Jedrick Remonde B2 B3 B3 B1
Jensen Birdwell B2 R3 R3 B1
Joshua Beck R1 R3 B2 R1
Joshua Feran R2 B4 R2 R2 B1 B1
JR Watts B2 B2 R2
Justin Irwin B3 R2 B2
Kristin Wiley R1 R2 R3 R1
Marcus Kane B1 B1 R1 B2 R1
Mariah Mikel R1
Mark Campbell R2 R3 B2 B1
Mason Ries B3
Max Youngberg B1 R1 R1 R1
Melissa Su R3 R3 B3 B2 B2
Milan Srnic B1 R1 R1 R1
Nathan Donohue R3 B3 B2
Nicholas Amos R3 R4 B3
Niko Lopez R2 B2 R2 R2
Noah Bonsell B1 R2
Owen Wheeler R1 B1
Philippos Karypis B1 R1 R1 B1 B1
Rachel Feran R2 B4 R2
Reid Peterson B2 R1 R1
Ryan Allen Joens R2 R3 B2 B2
Ryan Trujillo R1 B4
Sam Alan Hopkins R2 R3 R2
Sam McGuire R1 R1 B1
Samuel Daly R3 R4 R1 B2
Scott Zmuda B4
Simon Beck B3 B4 B3
Simon Kellum R3 R4 R3 B2 B1 B2 B1
Tanner Halverson B3 B3
Trenton Cuzick R2 B2 R2 B2
Tyler Antony B1 B1 R2 R1
Tyler Robinson R3 B4 B3 B1 B1 B1 B1
Vincent Chavez R2 B3 B2
Walker Welch B2 B1 B1 R1 B1 B1 R1
Zach Metzler R1 R1 R1 R1

There is a 120 person competitor limit for this competition.


You can register late as long as you pay the fee at the door and send an email to with the following information:

•Name of Competitor
•WCA ID (say none if its your first competition)
•Birthday of Competitor
•Country Citizenship
•Events you want to compete in.

Registration fees will be used to cover the cost of the venue and equipment. There are no refunds adter November 6th, 2017.

Venue Information

The Cedar River Complex Events Center is located on the Mitchell County Fairgrounds. Head east on Chestnut St, turn south and go through the Mitchell County Fairgrounds arches. The CRC Events Center will be on the left. There is plenty of parking.


There are three hotels located on the east side of town.

AmericInn - 2212 Highway 218 Osage, IA 50461

Super 8 - 1530 East Main St. Osage, IA 50461

Osage Motel - 2215 Highway 218 Osage, IA 50461 (641)-732-3785


Rochester International Airport (RST): ~1 hour drive to venue

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID): ~2 hour drive to venue

Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP): ~2 hour 30 minute drive to venue

Des Moines International (DSM): ~2 hour 30 minute drive to venue

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Thank you to for sponsoring this competition! They will be providing gift cards as prizes. Check out their store for all your cubing needs.

Certificates for the top 3 in each event will be given as prizes.

Casey's pizza, cube cookies, puppy chow, soft drinks, and water will be available to purchase at the venue during lunch.

There is also a Subway and Hardee's in town.

We are no longer accepting staff applications for North Iowa 2017. There will still be opportunities to volunteer as judge at the competition. If you have any questions about staffing, please use the contact tab on the main page of the website.

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 have any questions after this video, we will be having a new competitor tutorial, Saturday 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 12 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 cubers 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 and new personal bests. This competition will have a break for lunch, and the competing is split up into groups, as to better organize who competes when. (Check the schedule tab and listen at the competition for more info on this.)

Q: Where 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 your entrance fee in order to be 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 competition. No matter what your 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: Can I have fun at this event?

A: 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).
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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