A historic win. The National Spelling Bee has not one — but 8 champions

(CNN)Can you spell history? The 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee had an epic ending with eight co-champions. “We have plenty of words left on our list but will soon run out of words that would challenge you,” said the Bee’s official pronouncer Dr. Jacques Bailly, calling those remaining in the 17th round “the most phenomenal assemblage of super-spellers” in the competition’s history. The crowd agreed with a standing ovation. “We’re throwing the dictionary at you and so far, you are showing the dictionary who is boss.” And, sure enough, all of the competitors from round 17 made it to the end. Thursday night’s finals went on more than an hour and half past the scheduled time with words like omphalopsychite, …