Joshua Foer, younger brother of author Jonathan Safran Foer and New Republic editor, Franklin Foer, took first place. The 23-year-old beat last year's winner, Ram Kolli of Richmond, Virginia, in the final round of the competition. [...]Newcomer and finalist Erin Luley, 17, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, set two new records – one in the poetry-recall round and another in names and faces, where contestants must memorize names associated with pictures of people.
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