King of the cube: Waimea teen is a Rubik’s master — and North American champ

Matty Inaba of Waimea hoists his trophy after winning the 3x3 Rubik's Cube competition at the North American Championship in Canada.

Matty Inaba is a Rubik's Cube champion who solved the puzzle in a mere 4.27 seconds during a recent competition in Canada.

Matty Hiroto Inaba of Waimea turned 16 years old on Friday. He’s going to be a sophomore at Hawaii Preparatory Academy and likes to paint landscapes and play baseball and golf with his friends.