Transcript for Epic Missouri Spelling Bee Comes to an End, Winner Crowned
We do want to share a happier update for you all this morning. It's a story we have been covering. That long-running spelling bee pitting a fifth grader against a seventh grader going at it for almost 100 rounds, determined to win. Which one will go to the national spelling bee. It's over. Here's how the tie was finally b-r-o-k-e-n. It was epic. A spelloff like no other. After 95 rounds, 261 words, at long last, a champion. Seventh grader Kush Sharma finally the champion. Definition. D-e-f-I-n-I-t-I-o-n. Reporter: He nailed it. His opponent Sophia misspelled stifling. They've gone head to head 47 rounds this year. After 66 rounds, the junls ran out of words and had to postpone the rest of the competition. Kush and Sophia went at it right here on "Gma." C-a-p-r-I-c-I-o-u-s. That is correct. A-r-c-h-I-p-e-l-a-g-o. There you go. So they're tied. Reporter: Kush hopes to be the definition at the Scripps national bee in may. It is an accomplishment. I think Sophia did an excellent job as well. S Reporter: She says she and Kush are as close as ever. Those words not the hardest ones. I think you just get mentally exhausted. We wish Kush all the best. I love those caps. I didn't think you would come back from the keys, ginger
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