Wheel of Fortune - Featured Contestant Blog Archive

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Ryan F.

    Show Air Date: Sep 04 2014

    I was browsing the internet in my apartment one night when my Wheel of Fortune experience unknowingly commenced. I came across a news story on a recent contestant named Autumn who had just won $1,000,000 playing Wheel. How cool is that?! It was then I decided I needed to try to get on the show. After a few minutes of internet research I found out that there was an upcoming Wheelmobile event in Terre Haute, IN – about a 5 hour drive from Madison. So, that was it. This is my chance, I...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Claribelle P.

    Show Air Date: Aug 29 2014

    Growing up watching the Wheel of Fortune with my family was tons of fun, especially when I solved the puzzles first!  I figured I had nothing to lose if I tried out to be a contestant on the show and what a dream come true it would be if I did make it. I knew Wheel of Fortune would be the best game show for me because of my love for word games; I know that once you make it to the show you don’t necessarily have to be the big winner to walk away with some serious cash and...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Allyson G.

    Show Air Date: Aug 18 2014

    Since I was a little girl, my parents and I tuned in and played along to see who could solve the puzzles the quickest. More recently, we played Wheel of Fortune on the PlayStation 3. One time, a PlayStation Network user messaged that I must be cheating because I answered the puzzles too quickly. I did well with puzzles but never imagined I could actually end up on the show.  After applying online for 6 years with no success, I had my chance when the Wheelmobile visited Jackson...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Sili P.

    Show Air Date: Aug 14 2014

    First off let me say a big THANK YOU to everyone at Wheel of Fortune for not only choosing me to be a contestant on the show, but for the great time and experience I had!  My hubby and I have been big fans of the show forever and it was an honor and a privilege to be chosen as a contestant.


    How did I become a contestant you ask?  Well, it all starts with a long standing rivalry between my handsome husband and I.   My hubby, Mase, is and has always...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Andrea A.

    Show Air Date: Aug 07 2014

    My heart raced and I could feel my face turn red as we started the first toss up. As the game progressed my nerves slowly went away. I was bummed not to have solved the first two puzzles and to have hit bankrupt with a good chunk of money already earned. Between each commercial break we had our hair and make-up checked and we were each given water to drink, plus lots of encouragement which helped so much! My luck with the Wheel wasn't the greatest as the game continued on. I didn't solve...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Bethany L. and Breana C.

    Show Air Date: Jul 31 2014

    My name is Bethany L.  and I have always wanted to be on Wheel of Fortune. I applied online multiple times. I received an email that I could try out with a friend and chose to bring my best friend Breana C. When we found out we would be on the show we immediately searched and booked a flight and decided how many days we could stay.


    We invited our close family and spouses to fly out with us. We looked over the categories and watched many...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Seth N.

    Show Air Date: Jul 23 2014

    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 loved watching it with my family. Even as I have grown...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: John & Marilyn B.

    Show Air Date: Jul 18 2014

    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...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Rosann & Liz V.

    Show Air Date: Jul 08 2014

    July 8 2014 

    Here's what I can tell you about being a Wheel of Fortune contestant:

    1. The wheel really is as heavy as it looks- maybe heavier.

    2. Pat and Vanna are as nice as I always thought they seemed.

    3. It's hard to see the other contestants as your competition when you've spent an entire day joking around with them at the studio.

    4. I honestly couldn't tell you everything that happened when I taped my episode. It is a complete...

  • John Smith

    Contestant Name: Mitch S.

    Show Air Date: Jul 02 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 2013, I received...