College student flubs three ‘Wheel of Fortune’ puzzles

Phyllis Stark


College student flubs three ‘Wheel of Fortune’ puzzles

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Apr 15, 2014

A freshman honor student from Indiana University wasn’t having his best day when he appeared on “Wheel of Fortune” last Friday. Julian Batts is now being called the worst "Wheel Of Fortune" contestant ever after he guessed the answers wrong on two different puzzles and mispronounced the name “Achilles” in a third. The latter gaffe cost him thousands of dollars. 

Still, Batts ended up winning the episode, taped last February, netting $11,700 and an opportunity to move onto the bonus round during the College Week episode, reports the New York Daily News. He is a longtime fan of the show.
“Batts told the Indianapolis Star on Monday that he was familiar with Achilles, and chalked up the blunder to a mixture of nerves and adrenaline,” the Post reports. "I didn't have a lot of time to really process," he told the newspaper. 
As the post reports, “The Achilles gaffe was one of three blunders. He guessed ‘The World's Fastest Car’ on a nearly completed puzzle, when the correct answer was ‘The World's Fastest Man.’ And when the completed phrase was ‘On-The-Spot Decision,’ Batts guessed ‘On-The-Spot Dicespin’ with just a few characters missing.”
A video showing Batts’ three flubs has more than two million views on YouTube. Watch it below.