Sierra students conquer the Cube!
MONUMENT – The Sierra Rubik's Cube Club won the team event at the Colorado Rubik's Challenge Tournament that was held on April 14, 2015 in Monument, Colorado. The event was open to all schools and groups in the state and featured more than 20 teams (8 members/team) and in excess of 150 individual competitors.
Each team had to solve 25 scrambled cubes in the fastest time possible. The Sierra team finished in 2:39.728 during the heat rounds. Sierra won the final round with a time of 2:27.080 seconds, averaging one cube every six seconds, and beating the 2nd place team by more than 9 seconds.
Kyle Oakley, an 8th grader, took 2nd place in the Solo competition. Kyle solved a single cube in 28.8 seconds.
Team members from Sierra were Riley Clark, Tyler Oakley, Kyle Oakley, Ethan McBride, Declan Palmer, Michael Bittrolff, William Verhoeven, and David Heurtevant. The team was coached by Jed Palmer.