16 Indiana spellers competing in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee

Workers set the stage at the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., Monday, May 27, 2019. (Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)

WASHINGTON (WTHR) — There are 16 students from Indiana who are participating in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee.

They are part of the largest field in history — 562 spellers. The competition started in Monday in Washington, D.C.

Here's the list of spellers from Indiana:

  • Owen Norwalk, Indianapolis (No. 115)
  • Alesya Rathinasamy, Muncie (No. 119)
  • Riya Koya, Carmel (No. 120)
  • Braydon Crowder, Paoli (No. 128)
  • John Spahr, Peru (No. 137)
  • Jaxson Hundt, South Bend (No. 144)
  • Alexandra Ying, West Lafayette (No. 145)
  • Pritikaa Biswas, Carmel (No. 151)
  • Aryan Sant, Carmel (No. 157)
  • Andrew Toney, Winchester (No. 167)
  • Caitlin Pooler, Indianapolis (No. 177)
  • Noah Couch, Greencastle (No. 180)
  • Nachiket Magesh, Schererville (No. 193)
  • Yena Park, Bloomington (No. 205)
  • Grant Flora, Ligonier (No. 215)
  • Pranav Chandar, Newburgh (No. 226)

So far, Alesya and Alexandra have spelled words incorrectly in the second round. That means neither of them will move forward to the on-stage rounds. Keep up with round 2 results here.

The multiple choice test happened Monday, and the first oral portion began at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The on-stage spelling portion of the competition begins Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. Watch the competition live on ESPN3, available through the ESPN app or online

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