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16-year-old wins texting championship

Aug. 8, 2012 at 5:23 PM

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.

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