Wheelmobile wraps up its search for 'Wheel of Fortune' contestants in Milwaukee

NOW: Wheelmobile wraps up its search for ’Wheel of Fortune’ contestants in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Wheelmobile rolled through Southeast Wisconsin, which brought hundreds of fans out to Oak Creek to audition for the popular game show Wheel of Fortune.

About 200 contestants will move on to the next round, which will be a private final audition happening next month.

Hundreds of fans came to Steinhafels in Oak Creek to audition for the game show. Each fan had a different story of why they want to be on their favorite show. For Jana Horn, it’s all about family tradition.

“Our family gathers after dinner it’s what we do,” Horn said.

The Hales Corner teacher was awarded Wisconsin’s Private School Teacher of the Year, which is what she thinks makes her a good candidate.

“I’m just a piece of America, I’m a middle school teacher, nothing fancy,” Horn said.

For Betty Ford, the game show brings back good memories of her daughter.

“They put the puzzles up to solve them, and we would always say I’m gonna beat you,” the elderly woman said.

Ford said she came to the audition for her daughter.

“My daughter passed away three years ago so I’m here for her,” Ford said. “Not for myself, but for her.”

The purpose of the Wheelmobile is to find unique fans as they travel across the country.

“We want to bring a little piece of Wheel of Fortune on the road to people in their own backyards and give them a chance to audition,” said Director of Marking David Strathearn. “We think of ourselves as America’s game and we don’t take that for granted.”

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