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Rhinelander teen wins "fastest texter" title


(WAOW)--A Rhinelander teenager is $50,000 richer, thanks to his texting skills.

    16-year-old Austin Wierschke returned home to Central Wisconsin late Friday afternoon after winning the U-S National Texting Championship in New York City.

To practice, Wierschke sends 400 to 500 text messages a day. In the end, all the thumbing around paid off. On Wednesday, he beat out the competition to win the first place in the championship.

"I can't even describe how it feels," said Wierschke. "I'm still having a hard time believing that I actually won."

The talented texting teen plans on saving his money for college. He wants to study architecture.

Wierschke will return to New York next year to defend his title.

Online Reporter: Nate Barrett

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