STAMFORD - A self-proclaimed teenage puzzle solver had the chance to put his skills to the test this week at the National Rubik's Cube Championship at MIT.

Sky Zangas, 14, of Stamford, was born with amniotic band syndrome.  His parents say it is a birth defect that affected both his hands and feet.

Yet Zangas has managed to become a whiz at solving a Rubik's cube.  Zangas says it has not only given his brain something to do, but also improved the motor skills in his hands.

Zangas finished his first round of cubing in only 8 minutes and 23 seconds. He says it wasn't his best time, but that it was about achieving a personal goal, not winning.