Wisconsin native retains his crown in LG's U.S. National Texting Championship
posted by John V. / Aug 08, 2012, 11:14 PM
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.
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They should have used a DROID 4 for this contest since it was rated the best physical keyboard phone.
posted on Aug 08, 2012, 11:35 PM 0
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I don't think he saw the LG logo, hahaha
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 12:01 AM 7
Dude.....$50,000 is alot of money for a txting contest..... Man that money would be nice right about now.....
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 12:11 AM 4
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