Welcome to andrewknelson.com. This site is going to focus mainly on speedsolving the Rubik’s Cube (and other similar puzzles). There is a particular emphasis on Square-1 solving, method development, and teaching beginners to solve. Most of what I plan to write has been developed by myself, but everything is ultimately building upon the work of those who came before me. Some of this has already been posted to the Speedsolving.com message boards, but much of it is brand-new and never before seen.
A bit about my credentials: I was born and raised in Southern California, and am currently living in Fullerton. I learned to solve a Rubik’s Cube in 2006 after seeing Leyan Lo’s world-record solve on TV. I competed in my first World Cube Association tournament in 2007, and in 2010 I set a world record for Square-1 single solve (which stood all of 2 weeks), and secured the Square-1 national championship. I currently hold the North American record for Square-1 single, and am still the defending national champion. You can see all of my official results on my World Cube Association profile.