Norman Transcript on Kyle Wiemar’s game show win

From an article in Saturday’s paper:

He might not direct the Pride of Oklahoma in “Boomer Sooner” anymore, but when the show’s host asked him about being a drum major, those were two of the first words out of his mouth.

Kyle Wiemar, 2003-2005 drum major of the Pride and music education senior, had one more chance to be in the spotlight by competing on “Wheel of Fortune.” The show aired St. Patrick’s Day, but it was the culmination of waiting for a call and watching the show for years.

[…]Wiemar waited to hear back from the audition, but was disappointed when he heard he would not be part of the Big 12 week shows. The show also offered him the chance to appear in July or October, but he had to turn down both because of work and drum major duties.

However, after his drum major term ended following the Holiday Bowl victory in San Diego, Wiemar set off for California once again for a Jan. 12 taping. His patience to be called and playing the game from home for years paid off. He won more than $40,000 in cash and prizes, including a new Jeep Wrangler, a Grand Cayman Island vacation and $11,000 in cash. To top things off, he had one more victory over the University of Texas for his record, beating a Longhorn contestant by a mere $256 before the final puzzle.

Kyle was the Pride’s drum major for the past two seasons (2004-2005), but it’s a forgivable mistake. We’ll see if we can get a couple of clips posted next week for those of you who missed the show.