Eliminated Spelling Bee Contestant Swears He Knew That One

May 30, 2014

Jacob Williamson, the excitable 15-year-old Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant who "captured all of our hearts," was eliminated last night in one of the most awkward and funny-sad moments of the whole Bee. When presented with the word "kabaragoya," which is a type of lizard, Williamson was super confident that he was totally gonna own this round. "I know it!!!" he shouts excitedly, jumping up and down. Oh, but how wrong he was.

There's always next year, Jacob! We'll be rooting for you.

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