Wisconsin native retains his crown in LG's U.S. National Texting Championship
This year, the contestants used an LG Optimus Zip for the contest, which is nothing more than a low-end Android powered smartphone with a physical keyboard. Using the same format as previous events, contestants basically showed off their texting prowess in a variety of elimination events – including one where they are blindfolded and asked to text a phrase.
Considering that a title and $50,000 was on the line, every contestant made sure to give it their all, but in the end, it basically came down to the two finalists – last’s year’s winner in Austin Wierschke of Rhineland, Wisconsin and Kent Augustine of Jamaica, New York. Ultimately, it was none other than Austin Wierschke that retained his crown as being the nation’s best texter – according to LG’s contest.
Making it two in a row for the defending champion, it’ll interesting to see if the streak will continue for next year, but for now, he can rest knowing that the title is solely his. Don’t forget to check out the additional pictures from the event below and the video announcing the winner.
1. mas11 posted on 08 Aug 2012, 23:35 0
They should have used a DROID 4 for this contest since it was rated the best physical keyboard phone.
5. mas11 posted on 09 Aug 2012, 00:41 0
I saw the logo and I'm willing to bet that they could type faster on a DROID 4.
7. OpTiMuS_BlAcK posted on 09 Aug 2012, 02:14 1
Then that's not a challenge anymore. I'd like to see them use the LG DoublePlay. That will be more of a challenge :D
8. u-suck-more posted on 09 Aug 2012, 05:42 0
it was used last year lol
9. OpTiMuS_BlAcK posted on 09 Aug 2012, 05:49 0
Oh, great then. I didn't know.. xD
Hmmm.. what phone next?
10. u-suck-more posted on 09 Aug 2012, 06:02 0
lol whatever LG phone that has a qwerty keypad LOL
11. OpTiMuS_BlAcK posted on 09 Aug 2012, 06:15 1
Doubleplay succesor hopefully xD
4. XPERIA-KNIGHT posted on 09 Aug 2012, 00:11 4
Dude.....$50,000 is alot of money for a txting contest..... Man that money would be nice right about now.....
6. anGel_pLayer posted on 09 Aug 2012, 00:53 0
CMIIW, are you sonyftw2020?? or something like that...
12. jaytai0106 posted on 09 Aug 2012, 11:45 0
Never thought being a loser and a winner at the same time is possible :P I would take that $50k and the hostess on a date
13. geearede posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:52 0
the sad thing is that this contest came down to two dudes
14. dragonstkdgirl posted on 09 Aug 2012, 15:47 1
Forget QWERTY didn't the contest used to consist of the 10-key ABC texting?
Would be entertaining to see everyone step back in time and still try to text fast