17-year-old Wisconsin boy retains fastest American texter title

When it comes to texting the fastest, Austin Wierschke of Rhinelander, Wis., still can't be beat. Wierschke, 17 retained the fastest texter in America title Wednesday after eight rounds against 10 other texters in New York City's Times Square. For winning the competition -- which tests speed, accuracy and dexterity -- the teen will get $50,000 in prize money.
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When it comes to texting the fastest, Austin Wierschke of Rhinelander, Wis., still can't be beat. Wierschke, 17 retained the fastest texter in America title Wednesday after eight rounds against 10 other texters in New York City's Times Square. For winning the competition -- which tests speed, accuracy and dexterity -- the teen will get $50,000 in prize money.

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