LG held its second annual National Texting Competition at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan last week.

The competition drew many contestants but in the end, after 20 grueling hours battling the Qwerty keypad, Nathan Schwartz, 20, was the sole texter standing. Thumbs up Nathan! Well, you may want to rest first.

Nathan, a Cleveland State College Student, won, get this, $50,000 for his mad texting skilz, and plans to spend the money on gifts for his family and tuition.

LG text messaging championship

LG plans a Canadian tournament later this year and has plans for contests in Europe and South America in 2009.

Qwerty Nation Unite!