Speedcubing is undoubtedly my biggest pastime. As its name suggests, speedcubing is the sport in which you attempt to solve a Rubik’s Cube (one of the highest-selling toys of all time!) at really high speeds. Cubing is something I do both at home and at World Cube Association (WCA) competitions!

Some of my most notable accomplishments include:

  • Rubik’s Cube North American Record Holder* 
  • 1st in the world* for Square-1. My current PRs are a 5.02 average and 4.00 single.
  • Speedcubing Ambassador for TheCubicle, the most prominent cubing retailer in the world, having over 200,000 subscribers on YouTube! Consider using my discount code, “maxsiauw”, for 5% off any order you make with them.
  • Sponsored by QiYi Toysone of the biggest cubing manufacturers in the world!
  • Raised $3000 for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine at Bothell Spring 2022, a speedcubing competition I organized
  • 1st in the Pacific Northwest* for 3×3. My current PRs are a 4.03 single and a 6.12 average.
  • 3rd in the world* and 1st in North America* for Sum of Ranks. It’s a statistic where you add up someone’s rankings for all of the WCA events. Its purpose is to measure someone’s all-around performance in speedcubing. The lower the sum, the higher someone is on the sum of ranks leaderboard.
  • 1st in Washington* for 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, 6×6, 7×7, 3×3 One-Handed, Fewest Moves, 3×3 with Feet, Clock, Square-1, 4BLD, 5BLD, and MBLD
  • 2019 Pacific Northwest Champion
  • 2020 Washington State Champion for 4×4, 7×7, 3×3 Blindfolded, Clock, 4×4 Blindfolded, and 5×5 Blindfolded
  • Gained considerable followings on social media: 5,800+ YouTube subscribers, 3,600+ Instagram followers, 400+ Discord Server members, and 250+ Twitch followers
  • Featured on The Age, an Australian newspaper

  • 200+ gold medals (1st place finishes) from WCA competitions

*These WCA rankings are the best rankings I’ve achieved in my cubing career, not necessarily my current rankings.

The 17 Events

There are a total of 17 events that one can compete in at a competition, each of which are listed below. Click one of the links to see my progression in the respective event. To the right of each event name, you can click a link to see which puzzles I use and where you can buy them.

Also, I’ve decided to keep my accomplishments in 3×3 with feet on my website, despite it having been removed from all World Cube Association competitions, more info for which can be found here.

2×2Valk 2 M
3×3Tornado V3 M Flagship
4×4Angstrom MGC 4×4
5×5Valk 5 M
6×6AoShi WR M
7×7AoFu WR M
3×3 BlindfoldedTornado V3 M Flagship
3×3 Fewest MovesN/A
3×3 One-HandedTornado V3 M Flagship
3×3 with FeetGTS3 M
Rubik’s ClockQiYi Clock
MegaminxYuHu V2 M
PyraminxGAN Pyra Enhanced
SkewbGAN Skewb Enhanced
Square-1MGC Square-1
4×4 BlindfoldedAngstrom MGC 4×4
5×5 BlindfoldedValk 5 M
3×3 Multiple BlindfoldedN/A