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Who knew that texting was so lucrative? The 6th annual LG U.S. National Texting Competition was held in Times Square yesterday, and for the second year in a row 16-year-old Austin Wierschke of Queens, NY has reclaimed the top spot, winning $50,000. OMG.

Eleven contestants, ranging from 16 to 24 years old, met in Times Square in New York City to face off. The competition tested three skills: speed, accuracy and dexterity.

The contestants had to pass three rounds, including texting while blind-folded, texting with hands behind their backs and Text Blitz, where contestants had to copy phrases as fast as possible.

WTG, Austin! LOL

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