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:
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: