Cubing Team sets a world record

Cubing Team sets a world record

The team displays their record time.

Rubik’s Cube solving went to a whole new level when the Cubing Team scored a victory at the You CAN Do the Rubik’s Cube tournament on April 6 at the National Electronics Museum in Baltimore.

The eight-person team, made up of team captain senior Chris Mercado, junior Asa Kaplan, sophomores Albert Chuang, Peter Gunnarson and Alex Wendt and freshmen Eli Lifland, Devin Kim and David Zhao, broke the world record for solving 25 Rubik’s Cubes by completing the task in 1:39.21.

“We practiced just about every eighth period and lunch the weeks before the competition,” Kaplan said. “It was a lot of fun working up to it, and our team was really excited after getting the group world record.”

Lifland, Kaplan, Gunnarson and their sponsor,  Latin teacher Christine Conklin, will be going to Las Vegas during the summer to compete in the World Cubing Association WORLD Championships, which is held every two years and is an individual invitational tournament.