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National Spelling Bee Ends in Historic 8-Way Tie After 20 Rounds

The final eight contestants of this year’s National Spelling Bee were named co-champions after successfully going through 20 straight rounds of spelling words without any errors.

Aired live on Thursday, the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee showcased the tremendous skill and composure of the eight finalists who remained standing until the very end of the three-and-a-half-hour final. This year, 562 spellers, aged 12 to 14, competed in the event.