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Maywood Middle School Team Solves 25 Rubik’s Cubes in 3 minutes, Best in State

Maywood Middle School Team Solves 25 Rubik’s Cubes in 3 minutes, Best in State

Posted by Elizabeth Egan on 10 January, 2018
The blistering speeds of the Maywood Middle School Rubik’s Cube team and solo competitor, Zongchi Zhang, have earned them “Elite Team” and “Elite Cuber” status, as well as top rankings in the You CAN Do the Rubik’s® Cube Speed League. The team solved 25 3x3 Rubik’s Cubes in 3:00.230 (three minutes and two hundred thirty milliseconds) at the Washington State Rubik’s Cube Competition. During the solo portion of the competition, Zhang solved a single Rubik’s Cube in 20.99 seconds.

The Maywood Middle School team ranks 1st in Washington for division 2 (grades 6-8). Zhang ranks #1 in the state for middle school students at You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube competitions. 

“I love the enthusiasm, energy, and camaraderie of our Maywood team!” said Ron Ciraulo, the team’s faculty advisor.  “These kids spend countless hours honing their craft, and they should be proud of their incredible accomplishment.”

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 for Speed League results and to learn more about participating in or hosting a competition.

Maywood Middle School Rubik's Cube Club is made up of any student in Maywood with and interest in learning to solve the Rubik’s Cube.  Our club has three main activities:  Each March, we host the all-school tournament; we have a month-long club in April; and, we take a team to the Washington State Rubik's Cube Competition that is usually held in late spring.  

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 benefited from You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube enrichment activities.