It took ten rounds to stump Plano eighth grader Chetan Reddy. He had no trouble in the first few rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee championship final, but in Round 10, the word kaburi (a type of land crab) tripped him up. He exited the stage to a standing ovation.
Chetan finished the Bee tied for seventh place. Arvind Mahankali from New York won the title with the word knaidel.