01.22.10 Update: Sean Wrona and Nate Bowen are our finalists. Dan Chen declined for personal reasons.

Congratulations to Sean Wrona and Dan Chen Nate Bowen – finalists in the nation’s first-ever Ultimate Typing Championship! Both competitors glided through the semi-final “Round of Six” which took place on Saturday afternoon.

Sean received the highest point total after finishing 1st in each of the three semi-final typing races. Dan wasn’t too far behind and finished in a strong 2nd place, though he claimed afterwards, “I’ve got quite a bit of practicing to do if I intend to have a chance against Sean in the final round.”

Sean and Dan each will receive a Das Keyboard Model S Professional keyboard to practice on prior to their March 14th head-to-head typing showdown during the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. The grand prize is $2,000, and of course bragging rights as the country’s first Ultimate Typing Champion!

Congrats as well to our other UTC semi-finalists. Nate Bowen finished in 3rd place, and will receive a free Model S Professional keyboard for his elite typing skills. Our three other semi-finalists – Noah Horn, Felice Kuan and Jack Aviado – each will receive a $50 voucher for use in Das Keyboard’s Zazzle Store.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Ultimate Typing Championship. We look forward to more competitions in the future. Sean and Dan, congrats again! We’ll see you in Austin this March.

Follow the UTC at www.ultimatetypingchampionship.com