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Community Connection: Sawyer on Solving the Rubik's Cube

Person in blue hoodie sitting in front of a mic while wearing headphones, Rubik's cube on a table
Sara Marie Sorenson

Sawyer is a seventh grader from Duluth who has a newfound interest in the Rubik's Cube; and he's not the only one. "Basically, everyone that sits at my table at lunch, we all just bring our Rubik's Cubes," says Sawyer.

His first introduction was with a 2x2 cube - a simpler version of the standard 3x3. After following a tutorial, he was able to solve the 2x2 in a day, and shortly thereafter acquired a standard 3x3 cube. Along with the 3x3, Sawyer also was gifted a CS timer; the hand-touch timing device used in competitions.

"I usually average around, like, 50 seconds," says Sawyer. "But my record is 36 seconds." Sawyer sees a lot of value to the cube, including as a fidget. "When I have my Rubik's Cube it kind of helps me." But the competitive side has a certain pull, too. "I could maybe go to a regional competition," says Sawyer who aims to solve the cube in under 20 seconds before venturing into the competitive world.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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