FERGUS FALLS -- An eighth grade Sauk Rapids-Rice student has been eliminated from the Multi-State Regional Spelling Bee.

Braden Martini, who won the Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee, lost in the first round of today's (Monday) contest held in Fergus Falls.

Martini misspelled the word "threshold" by placing an extra letter in the word.

Meanwhile, Cade Klimek, an 8th grader from Chisholm, became the 2015 Multi-Region State Spelling Bee Champion.  Cade’s success earned him an expense paid trip to the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.  While there, he will compete against approximately 300 of the top spellers representing every state and some territories to become the National Champion.  A $30,000 cash prize, engraved trophy, a $2500 U.S. savings bond, and a complete reference library are awarded to the champion.

The state bee went 14 rounds.

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