Kevin Hays

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Kevin Hays
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Kevin Hays
Background Information
Alias(es): Kevin "Purple" Hays
Country: USA
Born: 12 May 1994 (age 25)
Occupation(s): Software Developer
Years Active: 2009-present
WCA ID: 2009HAYS01
Claim to Fame: 6x6 and 7x7 WRs

Kevin Hays is an American speedcuber born in White Rock, Canada, and currently residing in Seattle, USA. He specializes in big cubes and has, since 2010, been one of the top 5x5x5, 6x6x6 and 7x7x7 solvers in the world. Kevin has held 15 world records in big cubes, as well as numerous continental records. Kevin is widely considered to be the most successful 6x6 solver in the history of the event, amassing a total of 12 world records over five years. Kevin's biggest accomplishment is being the only person to complete the "big cube sweep" at a world championship, winning the 5x5, 6x6, and 7x7 events in 2013.

Achievements

Milestones

Kevin was the first cuber to achieve the following milestones in official competitions:

  • World Championship Big Cube Sweep: Won the 5x5, 6x6, and 7x7 events at the 2013 World Championship
  • 6x6 speedsolve: sub-1:50 single; sub-2 mean
  • Setting a world record while at the same time achieving a +2 penalty on the solve.

Titles

World Titles
Preceded by
Feliks Zemdegs
2011
5x5 Speedsolve World Champion
2013
Succeeded by
Feliks Zemdegs
2015
Preceded by
Feliks Zemdegs
2011
6x6 Speedsolve World Champion
2013, 2015, 2017
Succeeded by
Max Park
2019
Preceded by
Bence Barát
2011
7x7 Speedsolve World Champion
2013, 2015
Succeeded by
Feliks Zemdegs
2017
National Titles
Preceded by
Dan Cohen
2009
6x6x6 US Champion
2010
Succeeded by
Dan Cohen
2011
Preceded by
Dan Cohen
2010, 2011
4x4 Speedsolve US Champion
2012
Succeeded by
Kevin Costello III
2013
Preceded by
Dan Cohen
2008-2011
5x5 Speedsolve US Champion
2012-2016
Succeeded by
Max Park
2017
Preceded by
Dan Cohen
2011
6x6 Speedsolve US Champion
2012-2017
Succeeded by
Max Park
2018
Preceded by
Myles Casanas
2010
7x7 Speedsolve US Champion
2011-2017
Succeeded by
Max Park
2018

See also

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