Best GIFs of the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffMay 30, 2013

The Scripps National Spelling Bee brings the best spellers from all over the United States and its territories together in a tournament that starts with 281 contestants and ends with one champion.

And with the pressure of being on a national stage in a contest that comes down to the letter, some of the reactions are priceless.

Here are 10 of the best GIFs of the Spelling Bee:


Gokul is a huge LeBron James fan, and the resemblance is uncanny:

Aired on ESPN...2?:

Yep, ESPN 2:

Some contestants use unique approaches to spell words correctly:

It's not easy to contain your excitement:

Fist pump:

Double fist pump:

The parents feel some of the pressure during the contest too:

And get to experience some of the joy:


But stepping down is never easy: