facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

16-year-old wins texting championship

Aug. 8, 2012 at 5:23 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A New York 16-year-old was crowned the top texter in the United States for the second year running at the LG U.S. National Texting Competition.

Austin Wierschke beat 10 fellow speed texters, ages ranging from 16 to 24, in a competition Wednesday in New York testing their speed, accuracy and dexterity, CBS News reported.

The competitors faced off in three rounds -- texting while blindfolded, texting with their hands behind their backs and a Text Blitz round requiring them to speedily copy phrases.

Wierschke won a $50,000 prize.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Florida pageant mom fed daughter tapeworms to make her lose weight
2
South Carolina woman allegedly beats 64-year-old man for farting in her face
3
Gallery: Makeup artist uses her chin as canvas for perfect cartoon renderings
4
Nearly 400 Starbucks customers in a row pay for next car's drink at Florida drive-through
5
Over $10,000 in marijuana seized from Virginia man named Stoner
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback