NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - Dozens of people are now one step closer to snagging a coveted spot on one of America's top game shows.
Some of those in the Jeopardy tryout room on Thursday have been waiting years to try and win a spot on the show.
Michelle Ames said, "I've been watching jeopardy for years. My friends have always called me the 'Queen of Useless Trivia.'"
Those who were invited to the tryouts in Niagara Falls already passed a rigorous online test.
"I've tried a bunch of times online but I've never made it through to this part of the process," said Gregory Wahl.
Wahl grew up on Grand Island and now works for the State Department in Washington.
Wahl said, "For me, pop culture and geography and history are kind of my areas and literature just kills me - always."
After a brief warm-up, it was time for a written test. Then in a mock round, potential contestants get to test their hands on the buzzer.
Rachel Niegelberg said, "There's a certain energy in this room. I think people are just excited. It's so much fun. It's a game show at the end of the day, and you just want to have a good time."
Potential contestants know the stakes are high. Only 400 people will win a spot on next season's show.
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