Speed cubers from across the U.S. traveled from near and far to compete in the CubingUSA Nationals Event, but only one could take home the title for fastest Rubik’s Cube solver. Over the weekend, Patrick Ponce was named this year’s CubingUSA National champion, sealing first place with an average solve time of 7.05 seconds.
Second place was awarded to Lucas Etter with the average time of 7.13 seconds, and Max Park placed third with an average time of 7.36 seconds.
This year’s competition was held from August 1-4, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland.
In addition to the 3×3 Rubik’s Cube, competitors were also challenged in other puzzles including fastest blindfolded, fastest one-handed, and fastest solve with feet.
Rubik’s Brand Ltd. presented qualifier tickets to four talented competitors who placed first at the CubingUSA Nationals. The fastest 3×3 (male and female) Patrick Ponce and Eva Kato, fastest blindfolded average time Max Hillard, and fastest one-handed competitor Max Park, all received a travel package to compete in the Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Cup on November 17 in Moscow, Russia.
Beyond the competitions, Rubik’s Brand Ltd. and professional Speedcuber Anthony Brooks provided entertainment for children and families at the Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore as he created a 1,000 Rubik’s Cube mosaic.