December 12, 2017
Courtesy of Cave Creek Unified School District
Horseshoe Trails Elementary School Team Solves 25 Rubik’s® Cubes in under 4 minutes
School’s solo competitor also solves single cubes in record time
The blistering speeds of the Horseshoe Trails Elementary School’s Rubik’s Cube team and solo competitors have earned them “Elite Team” and “Elite Cubers” status, as well as top rankings in the You CAN Do the Rubik’s® Cube Speed League. The team solved 25 3×3 Rubik’s Cubes in 3:48 (three minutes, forty-eight seconds) at a Rubik’s Cube challenge during the 2016-17 school year. During the solo portion of the competition, Ty Wilson solved a single Rubik’s Cube in 15.661!
The Horseshoe Trails Elementary School’s team ranks 2nd in Arizona for division 1. Ty Wilson ranks #1 in the state for elementary students and is ranked as the #1 elementary student nationally from You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube competitions.
Dr. Matt Schenk, Horseshoe Trails Elementary School’s principal said, ““The students in the Rubik’s Cube Club have continued to be a source of pride and inspiration for our school.”
During the timed competition, teams of eight students worked collectively to solve 25 Rubik’s Cubes in the fastest time. Members of teams who could solve the cube in under two minutes also competed in solo events to solve one cube in the fastest time.
The Speed League is a new national leaderboard of the fastest elementary, middle and high school teams and solo competitors in the U.S. who have solved the Rubik’s Cube in record times. The leaderboard shows the rank, school and time of the fastest teams and solo competitors for the 2016-2017 school year. Results can be filtered by kindergarten through fifth grade (division 1), sixth through eighth grade (division 2) and ninth through twelfth grade (division 3), or for all divisions. Viewers can also see the results by state or nationwide.
Visit YouCanDoTheCube.com for Speed League results and to learn more about participating in or hosting a competition.
About You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube
You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube is an educational outreach program that provides resources and support to schools and youth organizations to teach STEM/STEAM standards and 21st century skills by using the Rubik’s Cube. Since the program’s launch in 2008, more than 23,000 teachers and millions of students have benefitted from You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube enrichment activities.
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