Teen named 1st U.S. world champ at Excel spreadsheets
Millions of applicants, hundreds of competitors, nearly 50 countries and thousands of dollars — among all those figures one American came out with the best spot on the spreadsheet.
WUSA-TV reported Sunday that a Virginia teen has become a world champion at Excel spreadsheets.
It’s the first time in the competition’s 16 years that an American has clinched the title.
After winning first place and $3,000 in the national competition, which challenges Excel users by giving them real-world scenarios to work with, 17-year-old John Dumoulin earned a spot in the world competition, and there won $7,000.
John won against finalists from 49 countries, contending with the top 200 of 2.2 million applicants.
He says he uses Excel as a hobby to organize baseball statistics of his favorite team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.