Most of the Scripps National Spelling Bee champions come from Texas. Here are the other states with the most winners

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty ImagesRishik Gandhasri of San Jose, California, at the Spelling Bee.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee crowned eight students this year, and three of the champions are from Texas.

Since the competition began in 1926,Texas has produced the highest number of champions with 11 winners. Following close behind is Ohio with nine winners. Meanwhile, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee all produced seven champions over the years.

While those are the states with the largest amount of champions, winners come from all over the US. In fact, New York has produced five, Florida has had two, and states like Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Alabama have each had one winner.

Check out the full list of states with winners below:

Texas – 11 champions

Ohio – 9 champions

Colorado – 7 champions

Pennsylvania – 7 champions

Tennessee – 7 champions

California – 5 champions

Kansas – 5 champions

New York – 5 champions

Iowa – 4 champions

Kentucky – 4 champions

Missouri – 4 champions

Indiana – 3 champions

Florida – 2 champions

Georgia – 2 champions

Illinois – 2 champions

Nebraska – 2 champions

North Carolina – 2 champions

Oklahoma – 2 champions

Virginia – 2 champions

Arizona – 1 champion

Maine – 1 champion

Massachusetts – 1 champion

Michigan – 1 champion

Minnesota – 1 champion

New Jersey – 1 champion

Puerto Rico – 1 champion

Washington – 1 champion

Wisconsin – 1 champion

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Not only are champions typically from Texas or Ohio, but they also tend to be 13 years old. Over the years, 46 champions were 13. Also, the odds are higher that the champion will be female, as 51% of winners were girls, according to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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