Viral This Could Be the Greatest 'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant Ever
Last Friday, Robert Santoli put on one of the most amazing "Wheel of Fortune" performances of all time.
Not only did Santoli, 23, finish with a near-sweep of the puzzles, he solved the opening round "Toss-Up" with only one letter on the board.
With a lone "D" showing, Santoli buzzed in, correctly guessing the answer was "Port & Starboard."
So how did he do it?
Santoli explained to Tap Into that he knew their particular show was sponsored by Carnival Cruise Line and would be nautical-themed.
He revealed that he created a study guide of possible puzzle solutions in the days leading up the show, which taped in January.
"I spent the days before our trip compiling a list of possible puzzles and key words themed toward sailing, cruising, water and even fishing. There are websites that keep track of past “Wheel of Fortune” puzzles, so I did some research on previous weeks themed toward these things and wrote them down. The show does sometimes repeat puzzles, especially themed ones. 'Port & Starboard' had been used at least twice before my show, both times as a Toss-Up puzzle."
Santoli won $76,000 in total after correctly solving the final puzzle, also walking away with two cruises.
He said that he plans to use his winnings to pay off his student loans and get a new car.
Way to go, Robert!
Watch some the highlights from his amazing performance above.