Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Katie H

    Show Air Date: Jan 30 2014

    January 30, 2014

     

    My journey to Wheel of Fortune began in the spring of 2012. My mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in March of that year, and I ended up spending much of the spring and summer in my hometown of Bemidji, MN, helping to care for her as she recovered from a very difficult surgery and began chemotherapy treatments. I quickly got in the habit of watching Wheel of Fortune each night with my parents’ neighbor Marion, a 94-year-old...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ashley T

    Show Air Date: Jan 22 2014

    January 22, 2014

     

    Being on Wheel of Fortune was one of those dreams that I never thought would actually happen. This was a game that I started watching in elementary school with my grandmother. We watched religiously every day and I became quite good at solving the puzzles over the years.

     

    I started randomly applying to be on the show in college. I applied online for years until one day I actually received a response! I was asked to...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Milan A

    Show Air Date: Jan 16 2014

    January 16, 2014

     

    I have always been a fan of Wheel of Fortune. I have been watching the show for about twenty years. I’ve always been good at solving the puzzles and thought that I’d do great on the show. I finally decided to go online and see what the process is to become a contestant. I went to the website and it indicated that the show was casting for military week. I am a former Army Ranger and current member of the Air National Guard so...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mitch S

    Show Air Date: Jan 08 2014

    January 8, 2014

     

    I have always been an avid wheel watcher from the time of its debut about thirty years or so, I remember watching during the years when cash was won there would be prizes in the studio to choose from and the balance would be placed on a gift certificate. One of my favorite hobbies is solving puzzles and unscrambling jumbles so when the game show came to television it was a natural that I would be a fan.

     

    In April of...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rebecca V

    Show Air Date: Dec 31 2013

     December 31, 2013

     

    My name is Rebecca and I live in Brooklyn, NY. I’ve been in NY for 10 years, and consider myself an adopted NYer, but I am originally from Florida, having grown up outside of Orlando. I will start this story by saying 13 is my lucky number. It always has been. My mom’s birthday is July 13th and I have always loved that number. Outside of it being my mom’s birthday, I think I have always felt like it was an...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrew B

    Show Air Date: Dec 23 2013

    December 23, 2013

     

    Being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune has always been a dream of mine. But, you know, it was a dream. Like “it’s a dream of mine to own a rainbow-colored unicorn” or “it would be a dream come true if I learned to turn paper into chocolate.” Not something I thought would actually ever happen! But, spoiler alert—it did. Let me tell you the story.

     

    I’ve been a fan of Wheel of...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Seth N

    Show Air Date: Dec 18 2013

    Monday, December 16th, 2013

    Where to begin? It was the best of times, it was the….Hello. My name is Seth Neidhardt and I am from Staples, Minnesota. I have always loved games of all sorts, but word games such as Hangman, Scrabble, Upwards, and crossword puzzles have always ranked highest on my list. Growing up, there was no network dedicated to game shows and most aired during the day when I was at school. However, Wheel of Fortune was on TV at night and I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: John & Marliyn B

    Show Air Date: Dec 13 2013

    Monday, December 9th, 2013

     

    Our adventure with Wheel for Fortune started with a dream. Last year my husband took me to Disney World for our 40th wedding anniversary and we had such a magically wonderful experience. I watched all the families with their children and grandchildren and dreamed of the day we could return with all of ours. I came home to go over the budget and realized it would require some serious planning. While watching our local news...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ruby P.

    Show Air Date: Dec 04 2013

    Hello! I’m Ruby P., from Seaside, CA and I’m honored to share my Wheel of Fortune adventure with you! The WOF has been a family tradition for over twenty plus years. My mom and I challenged each other every time we played the wheel together. When watching the show I would practically yell at the contestant on how to play the game. The tradition of playing the Wheel continues on with my youngest daughter and son-in-law. We had to break the rules down for my son-in-law not to yell...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Steve P.

    Show Air Date: Nov 26 2013

    The year before, our family had been watching the Wheel together one night. While we are not nightly wheel watchers (the schedules of two pastors and two very involved young people are way too full for that!), we have always enjoyed the times we do get to see the show. Over the years, my wife and kids had said to me on more than one occasion, “You should really go on that show!” So, that night when I solved a puzzle rather quickly as I was washing dishes, my son jumps up and...