Klein ISD (Klein, Texas) – 20 June 2019 – The blistering speeds of the Theiss Elementary School Rubik’s Cube teams and solo competitors 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 elementary school team solved 25 3×3 Rubik’s Cubes in 3:59 (three minutes, fifty-nine seconds) and 25 2×2 cubes in 1:38 (one minute, thirty-eight seconds) at the Houston Spring 2019 Rubik’s Cube Competition. The Theiss 3×3 team is ranked 1st in Texas and the 2×2 team is ranked 2nd in the state among elementary school teams that competed at You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube competitions during the 2018/19 school year.
During the solo portion of the competition, students Eric Martinez and Jack Jordy each solved a single 2×2 Rubik’s Cube in 6.29 and 8.02 seconds, respectively, which ranks them as the #2 and #3 elementary student in the state of Texas for the 2018/19 school year among students who competed at You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube competitions.
“This was our first year participating in the Rubik’s Cube competitions, so I’m very proud of the team. They’ve set a high bar for our future,” said David Leith, the coach of the team and instructional specialist at Theiss Elementary. “We had a lot of fun in our meetings and in the competitions. I think for some of the students the cubing we did really made a difference in their lives.”
During the timed competition, teams of eight students work collectively to solve 25 Rubik’s Cubes in the fastest time. Members of teams who solve the cube in under two minutes could also compete in solo events to solve one cube in the fastest time.
The Speed League is the 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 during You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube competitions. The leaderboard shows the rank, school and time of the fastest teams and solo competitors. Results can be filtered by event, state, date, and/or division (kindergarten through fifth grade – division 1, sixth through eighth grade – division 2, and ninth through twelfth grade – division 3).
Visit YouCanDoTheCube.com for Speed League results and to learn more about participating in or hosting a competition.
Theiss Elementary is in Klein ISD, and the principal is JoAnn Keenan. The school has many after-school clubs and activities to promote student growth, and this is the first year to have a Rubik’s Cube team.