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