From “Jeopardy!” to “The Price is Right,” the Spokane area has seen its own fair share of game show contestants as well.
Staci Huffman: In December 2018, Nine Mile Falls’ Huffman won $30,000 after two appearances on the show.
Melissa Stewart: The Spokane woman walked away with $200 after finishing in third place in her January 2018 appearance.
Lynn Swanbom: The former Spokesman-Review employee won $10,400 in her first appearance on the game show, and added another $2,000 in a second-place finish on her second bout in October 2009.
Crista Calderon: The instructional technology staffer at EWU lost in her Final Jeopardy round in March 2017.
Rochelle Smith: This University of Idaho reference librarian placed second in October 2012, netting a $2,000 prize.
“The Price is Right”
Danny Butler: Then a student at Whitworth University, won a car on the venerable game show in November 2017.
Sheena Lindholm: In 2005, the Blackfoot, Idaho, woman won a record $183,688 in cash and merchandise. Before Lindholm’s win, the previous record holder racked up $88,865 in prizes, according to the CBS network.
Cami Bradley: The Spokane singer-songwriter made it to the final rounds of “America’s Got Talent” in 2013.
Ryan Benson: The Mead High School alum took home the $250,000 first-place prize and lost 122 pounds in 2004 on “The Biggest Loser.”
Kelley Wentworth: While currently sitting on Extinction Island on this year’s season of “Survivor,” the Ephrata, Washington, native is on her third round of the show.
Taylor Lee Stocker: Lasting 25 days on the island, the Liberty Lake man and Central Valley High School alum appeared on the 33rd season of “Survivor.”
Troy Robertson: Another Central Valley grad, “Troyzan” appeared on “Survivor” in 2012 and 2017, finishing in third place on his second appearance.
Bridger Buckley, Erin LaVoie and Julian Stewart: All three appeared on the 2019 premiere season of “The Titan Games.” Buckley, of Pullman, lasted longer than the Spokane competitors LaVoie and Stewart, making it to the final head-to-head round.
Sandy and Lindsey Zimmerman: In 2018, the Spokane P.E. teacher competed on “American Ninja Warrior,” and a few months later her daughter followed in her footsteps onto “American Ninja Warrior Jr.”
Rickey Webster: The Spokane baker walked away with the first-place prize of $10,000 from the Food Network’s holiday cookie competition, “Christmas Cookie Challenge.”
Aaron Crumbaugh: In 2016, the Spokane chef returned to the television game world appearing on “Food Network Star.” He had previously finished fourth on “The Amazing Race” and competed twice on “Cutthroat Kitchen.”
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