Dallas Morning News Bureau Chief Todd Gillman is the champion of the 2017 National Press Club Spelling Bee beating out Florida Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch with the word “somatotype.”
Somatotype is defined as a term for a body type.
The competition, which was moderated by Dr. Jacques Bailly from the Scripps National Spelling Bee, featured a team of reporters facing off against a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The press team won with a final score of 39-36 after 12 rounds.
Rather than a trophy, Gillman received a championship wrestling belt.