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Virginia man wins AARP Spelling Bee

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Posted at 8:37 PM, Aug 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-13 20:37:50-04

A Virginia man racks up again in a spelling bee just for seniors.

Rhizoctonia was this weekend's winning word for 67-year-old Michael Petrina, Jr., a retired lawyer from Arlington.

Saturday, Petrina won first place during the AARP Spelling Bee in Wyoming.

He beat out 48 others, including four of his own cousins!

This is not Petrina's first time winning the bee.

He won back in 2009 and got second place last year and in 2008.