Champion Drew Brads

09/03/2015

Hilton Head, South Carolina – 15-year-old Drew Brads of Xenia, Ohio
won three National titles at the 2015 Rubik’s Cube U.S. Nationals
in Hilton Head, S.C. Brads won the top title on the 3×3 (regular)
Rubik’s Cube, the Pyraminx, and the Skewb. He solved the Pyraminx in
1.68 seconds to set a new North American record for a single-solve of
that puzzle, breaking the old record of 1.71 seconds, which he set in
2013. He is also the world record holder for the Pyraminx, with an
average solve time of 2.56 seconds, a record he set at an official
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Brads, a sophomore at Xenia Christian High School, was the 2013
Pyraminx World Champion and 2014 Pyraminx National Champion, but had
never been on the podium for the 3×3 Rubik’s Cube in a national or world
competition until today. His goal was to be in the top 3 for the 3×3
Rubik’s Cube, and he truly surprised himself when he won the event today
with an average solve time of 8.33 seconds. When asked “How does it
feel to be [Rubik’s Cube 3×3] National Champion?” an overwhelmed Brads
responded, “It feels insane. I can’t believe I actually did it. I won by
just .01 [seconds].”

Brads was the favorite to win the Pyraminx, and he did that handily
with an average solve time of 3.04 seconds, over a full second ahead of
second-place finisher Alex Maass. His winning average on the Skewb was
4.29 seconds, according to the Rubik’s Cube Nationals official results
page.

Brads is at the U.S. Nationals thanks in part to his sponsors, local
mobile device repair and sales company Gem City Digital, located at the
Greene, and Arizona-based small business consulting firm Sixth Division.

To see more of Brads’ cubing skills online, you can find him at http://youtube.com/xtowncuber and visit his Facebook page, at http://facebook.com/DrewBradsCubing. You can find his complete official competition results from the Rubik’s Cube U.S. Nationals at http://www.cubingusa.com/usnationals2015/results/live.php?compid=154.

Article source: http://xeniaword.com/2015/08/02/xenias-brads-won-three-national-titles-at-the-rubiks-cube-u-s-nationals/