Dan Knights
Dan Knights
Dan Knights at the 2004 film festival







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Dan Knights is an American speedcuber. He was the winner of the 2003 World Championship, with the then-world record average of 20.00. During that time, he managed to achieve the world record single for 3x3, which was 16.71.

Dan has appeared on many TV shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Big Breakfast, The Today Show, and he had a bit for a pilot on VH1 where he solved the Rubik's Cube while skydiving.

Dan is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the BioTechnology Institute at the University of Minnesota. He is also an avid rock climber.


Dan was one of the first speedcubers to use the Fridrich method to reach world-class times. Unlike many others, Dan uses his wrist frequently while executing fingertricks, likely because of the cube he originally used which were very rough to turn. He uses the Japanese color scheme, also because of the cube he originally used.

External ResourcesEdit

Dan's WCA Profile  

Dan's Speedcubing Page

An essay by Dan Knights: "My Golden Time with the Rubik's Cube"

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