Rowe Hessler competing in the Rubik's Cube World Championships 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand
Rowe Hessler (born on February 27, 1991 on Long Island, New York) is a two-time former speedcubing U.S. Champion and runner-up World Champion as of 2011. He held the North American record for the average of 5 Rubik's Cube solves almost continuously from 2009 to 2014, during which time the record dropped from 11.11 seconds to 8.27 seconds. As of May 2014, his average of 8.27 seconds ranks him eleventh in the world. Hessler is also known for his expertise in the 2x2x2 event, having set the former world record in 2009 with an average time of 2.45 seconds. In October 2009, he attended the World Championships in Germany and was crowned World Champion in the 2x2x2 event.