Julianne LaBadia wins speed contest, Douglas Zweizig new realtime champ

Julianne LaBadia, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP, from Dover, Del., is the winner of the 2015 Speed Contest, held on July 29 during the 2015 NCRA Convention & Expo in New York. LaBadia had an accuracy score of 99.912 percent with only three errors among the three legs. Her testimony transcript had no errors, an accomplishment she shared with second-place winner Jeffrey Weigl, RMR, CRR, CCP, from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Weigl’s overall accuracy was 99.825 percent with a total of six errors. The third place winner was Donna Urlaub, RMR, CRR, from Chicago, Ill.

This year’s overall winner for the 2015 Realtime Contest was Douglas Zweizig, RDR, CRR, from Towson, Md. Zweizig had an accuracy of 99.411 percent with 13 errors. Second place went to Deanna Boenau, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP, from Sarasota, Fla., with an accuracy of 98.556 percent with 32 errors. Along with second place in speed, Jeffrey Weigl took third in realtime overall, with an accuracy of 97.617 percent and a total of 52 errors. The Realtime Contest was held on July 30.

The Speed Contest consists of three legs: literary at 220 wpm, legal opinion at 230 wpm, and testimony at 280 wpm. Contestants have a total of 90 minutes per leg for transcription. The Realtime Contest consists of two legs: literary at 200 wpm and testimony at 225 wpm. Contestants must turn in an ASCII file immediately following the end of dictation. In both contests, contestants must receive 95 percent accuracy to qualify; accuracy also determines the winners.

See Speed Contest results here.

See Realtime Contest results here.