A former student at Slippery Rock University is celebrating a big win on a famous game show.
Ryan Muldowney is a 2005 SRU graduate and current Los Angeles resident. When the pandemic hit, he heard that Wheel of Fortune was only bringing in local residents.
“I’ve always been a fan of ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ and I thought, statistically, there’s never going to be a better chance of getting on the show,” Muldowney told Slippery Rock University’s communication office.
“I just went on their website and filled out the application and recorded a 45-second video and sent it off to see what would happen.”
Muldowney was selected and was a contestant on the April 14th episode.
After trailing the other two contestants in the game, Muldowney nearly won the $1 million prize. He missed out on two separate qualifications, but nonetheless was able to go to the bonus round.
It was there were Muldowney secured over $14,000 in cash and a trip to Costa Rica.
Muldowney is a freelance television writer and said he’s always been a big fan of the show and was thrilled to have a chance to make an appearance.
He also was a recent inductee into the Slippery Rock Communications and Media Hall of Fame for his work as an award-winning television producer with All3Media America.