JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - One word -- "methodically"-- earned speller Saachi Sharma the regional crown at the 74th annual First Coast Spelling Bee Friday night.
But there were 25 words that were incorrectly spelled, knocking out the other contestants from 14 counties.
The first two rounds proved to be particularly troublesome, with seven misspelled words.
Here are all the words that stumped contestants at the First Coast Spelling Bee:
In Round 9, the word "graupel" was also spelled wrong, but the contestant was not eliminated because the word was mispronounced.
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