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Virginia teen named 1st American world champion at Excel spreadsheets

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(CNN)

DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) – 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.

Dumoulin won against finalists from 49 countries, contending with the top 200 of 2.2 million applicants. Dumoulin says he uses Excel as a hobby to organize baseball statistics of his favorite team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.