By Justin Sink
President Obama took to Twitter Thursday night to congratulate the co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee — the first time two winners were crowned since 1962.
Congrats to Ansun and Sriram, the incredible co-champs of the #ScrippsNationalSpellingBee. You make us all proud! -bo— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 30, 2014
Sujoe had a chance to win after Hathwar misspelled "corpsbruder," referring to a comrade in a German student corps. But Sujoe whiffed on "antigropelos," meaning waterproof leggings, prolonging the bee.
There have been four co-champions in the history of the competition. Each will receive a championship trophy and $33,000 in cash and prizes.