Insanely good 'Wheel of Fortune' contestant who won almost every puzzle 'felt so bad' for the other players.
On Friday evening, Wheel of Fortune featured Mr. Robert Santoli and two other poor contestants who were left in the dust by the Wheel of Fortune super fan. Santoli, who spoke at length about his success with local news site TAP into, started obliterating the competition in the very first round when he solved a puzzle based on only one letter. Santoli then proceeded to solve every puzzle but one and walk away with $76,000, all while enthusiastically cheering for himself.
Santoli was so good at the game that during one break, host Pat Sajak apparently told him, "That was great, Robert, but now we have to let someone else play, OK?” Santoli couldn't really do that. His entire life was leading up to this moment, and the only thing he could do was shine.
23-year-old Santoli, who grew up watching the game show along with others like Jeopardy, initially tried out as a contestant when he was 19. He didn't make the cut, but in the interim years, Santoli perfected his Wheel of Fortune knowledge by doing things like filling out the show's daily Twitter puzzle.