Mac & Mac's Pick: National Texting Contest

By WEEK Reporter

August 9, 2012 Updated Aug 9, 2012 at 10:35 PM CDT

NEW YORK, NY -- We've kidded about some unusual sports which will never get prime time coverage.

This activity at least got a prime location, Times Square in New York, the LG National Texting Contest .

The contest pitted ten finalists 13 years and older against each other in a test to see who was the quickest and most accurate texter.

The championship was decided between last year's champion, 17-year-old Austin Wierschke and newcomer 16-year-old Kent Augustine.

Augustine, from Queens, had the home field advantage, but Wiersche was able to defend his title and take home the grand prize prize of $50,000.