Wise advice, don’t challenge Austin Wierschke in a virtual thumb war. This 16-year-old Rhinelander teen now has the fastest thumbs in the nation. Beating out 12 other contestants on Wednesday, October 26 in New York City, Wierschke won the 2011 LG U.S. National Texting Championship.
Contestants competed on the unreleased DoublePlay Android phone by LG. Tested for his speed and accuracy on this split keyboard and dual screen phone, Wierschke proved unstoppable. Distractions, such as blindfolds and dark rooms, were used throughout the event; however, nothing was able to throw off Wierschke’s focus.
Taking first place, Wierschke walked away with not only the $50,000 grand prize, but most likely, some pretty sore thumbs.