Old-time Typeracer User Wins $5000 at Cincinnati Typing Challenge!

Posted on August 1, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized |

This past week, the final round of the Cincinnati Typing Challenge was held, with long-time Typeracer Megaracer Robert Price (Zapakh) winning the championship, and taking home $5000 USD. (The contest’s official website, and their Twitter have more details.) I have been racing against Robert for over five years; he created his Typeracer account on August 8th, 2008, five days after I created mine (and we did races before that, too). He has always been a formidable opponent!

Robert Price with his $5000 typing prize

Robert Price with his $5000 typing prize

In the first round of the contest, notable Typeracer user Sean Wrona (his Typeracer profile; his website) came in first place, typing 173wpm on a standard Qwerty keyboard (he dropped out later in the contest); Robert came in second. In the final round, typists were required to type on a new kind of mobile keyboard called the TREWGrip. They were given 5 days to practice. In this final round, and Robert came in first place–taking home a $5000 check!

Congratulations Robert!

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6 Responses to “Old-time Typeracer User Wins $5000 at Cincinnati Typing Challenge!”

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Congrats man!!!! Especially when you were up against Sean Wrona and still pulled it off.

When I win a prize like that, I will make a premium account on Typeracer . . . hahaha

He didn’t win against Sean Wrona. Sean Wrona defaulted in the final since he couldn’t make it to Cincinnati due to travel arrangement problems.

I will edit the original post to make this more clear.

As I understand it, any standard English-language typing contest which Sean Wrona completes, he is extremely likely to win. Haven’t heard of anyone in the world who can equal him (though some are close-ish). He’s also probably the fastest-ever typist. (And no, I don’t know Sean Wrona, nor have I ever communicated with him, nor do I have anything to do with him! 🙂 )

Thanks for covering the event! We have a little online challenge going ourselves if anyone is interested to see how they rank against the Top 10 Cincy Typing Challenge contestants! http://www.cincytypingchallenge.com/wordpress/speed-typing-challenge/

Thanks for hosting it! Here at Typeracer we appreciate all work done to promote typing as a fun and competitive activity.

David Pritts (valikor)
Typeracer Administrator

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