(OXON HILL, Md.) — The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended on Thursday night with not one, but two winners!
Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar were named co-champions Thursday night after running out of words.
This was the second consecutive year where the bee ended with co-champions, after Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar each earned a share of the title last year. Prior to 2014, the last tie was in 1962.
Shivashankar spelled the word scherenschnitte correctly to earn a share of the win, while Venkatachalam forced a draw by correctly spelling nunatak.
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