The 2019 National Spelling Bee ended in an eight-person tie. With this year’s changes afoot, a shared title is unlikely.

NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND – MAY 31: Co-champions (L-R) Abhijay Kodali (407) of Flower Mound, Texas, Sohum Sukhatankar (354) of Dallas, Texas, Rishik Gandhasri (5) of San Jose, California, Shruthika Padhy (307) of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Rohan Raja (462) of Irving, Texas, hold up the trophy for photographers after 20 rounds of competition and won the championship of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center May 31, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. The winning spellers made history with eight co-champions, the most number in the spelling event history. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)