In a massive battle against the dictionary in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, 7th grader Ansun Sujoe and 8th grader Sriram Hathwar emerged victorious as they finished off the word list together to be crowned co-champions for the first time in 52 years of the competition.

They sealed their co-championship with the words “stichomythia” (Sriram spelled this one LIKE A BOSS) and “feuilleton” to put the dictionary on blast in the most bosslike fashion. We have no idea what those words mean and probably couldn’t spell them again at gunpoint, so congrats to the winners.
 
And then there was this kid, Jacob Williamson.

He won over the crowd and a large part of the online community (especially on Twitter) with his enthusiasm, although he had to bow out of the competition during the finals before Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar finished off the dictionary. Read it and weep, dictionary!
We doubt any bottles of champagne were popped and consumed by the co-winners of this contest, but they’re still some true bosses!