16-year-old Wisconsin native wins LG's Texting Championship and nabs $50,000
Indeed, thumbs were flying all over the place as the contestants used the LG Doubleplay to dish out some passages of text on its intriguing split-style QWERTY keyboard. After a solid hour of competition, the only players that remained standing were none other than Wisconsin native Austin Wiershke and last year’s winner, Brianna Hendrickson. During their heads-up session, both players had to text phrases using their LG Doubleplay smartphones, but once the buzzer ended, a clear-cut winner emerged. With the smoke settling, it was none other than Austin Wiershke who was crowned champion.
In addition to holding claim to being the 2011 LG Texting Championship, Austin also managed to nabbed a cool $50,000, which he can use on whatever his heart desires. Furthermore, he was presented the over-sized novelty check for the amount from pop singer Ashley Tisdale. So yeah, as much as some people think that texting is a bad habit for the younger generation, it goes to show that you can actually score something big if you happen to be a speedy and accurate texter.
Don’t forget to check out all the other photos from the event and even some of the LG Doubleplay.
1. Zoenphlux (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)
wow, I dont think i'd be really proud of my child being able to text that fast....especially if they had bad grades....lol. Someone needs to get outside more!
4. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
I don't know. If my kid won $50,000, I wouldn't care what it was for!
12. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)
same here, but kids today are too reliant on cell phones
2. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
Interesting. I wonder what phone he normally uses.
On a side note, he looks sorta like Justin Bieber...
6. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Well, if Wisconsin can't win at football, at least they can text fast
9. TMobileRep_52_SwaaaG (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)
Green Bay Packers? oh, ok, its cool tho, we will all let it slide lol
11. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Didnt Greenbay win the Super Bowl last year? and arent they like 7-0?
8. gdbw (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Dec 2009)
what a loser. He should try spending his time learning an actual skill, nobody cares how fast you can text.
10. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Well now he has $50,000. If he was smart, he could use it towards a college degree to learn something besides texting