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Penn State Alum Ryan Belz Sets Plinko Record On ‘The Price Is Right’

The coveted Plinko world record is now in the hands of a Penn Stater. Ryan Belz, the former president of Penn State Students For Trump and UPUA presidential candidate seized the record during an episode of The Price Is Right that aired earlier today.

The experience was an absolute dream come true,” Belz said. “I am one of (if not the biggest) fan of The Price is Right!” Belz was on spring break in southern California with his friend Zach and told him “there’s only one thing I request we do… GO TO A TAPING OF THE PRICE IS RIGHT!”

Belz began his historic journey by bidding on the price of a digital camera. After using the historic final bid of one dollar (which assumes all other contestants’ bids are over the retail price), Belz won the bid and immediately ran around the entire audience screaming. He then ran onto the stage to hug host Drew Carey and asked him “is this real?”

Ryan Belz running through the crowd after his winning bid of one dollar.

Belz’s dream was further enhanced when it was revealed that he would be playing Plinko: the most legendary game in the history of television. That is a fact.

Plinko, the greatest game ever created, is a pricing game on The Price Is Right, the greatest show ever created, ever. During Plinko, the contestant wins “chips” by correctly guessing digits of four two-digit priced products shown. The first chip is given to the contestant, with a total of five chips possible. Belz won all five chips by choosing the correct price digits for a vacuum food sealer, an electric flosser, an electric cast iron cooker, and a pencil sharpener.

The contestant then takes the chips atop the famous Plinko board where they are set free to travel through a series of pegs and land in either in the $100, $500, $1,000, $0, or the single $10,000 spot in the middle of the board.

Belz released the first chip, which landed promptly in the famed $10,000 spot.

Belz after winning $10,000 with his first Plinko chip.

Belz set forth the second chip through the same spot on the board and it landed in the $1,000 spot. The next chip was placed slightly stage left of the original spot, and landed once again in the $10,000 spot.

Belz after winning $10,000 a second time.

Belz, consumed by the fantastic aura that is The Price Is Right then began chanting his own name to the crowd.

He released the fourth chip, which went into the $500 spot, and finally the fifth chip, which landed, once again, in the $10,000 spot to claim the new Plinko record of $31,500.

“My day, my week, my month, my year, and my life have been made!” Belz stated. “It is literally a dream come true! Words cannot express how excited I was and honestly still am! I still can’t believe what happened!”

The previous Plinko record of $30,500 was achieved on October 10, 2016.

Ryan went on to spin the wheel third behind two other contestants. The first contestant spun an impressive $0.85. The second contestant spun an even more impressive $0.95. Ryan’s greatest challenge he would ever have to face in his entire life was ahead of him: he would have to spin $1 to advance to the Showcase Showdown.

Belz began chanting his name yet again to the audience and fell to ground spinning the wheel. While the wheel was spinning he gave shoutouts to his friends, family, and legendary The Price Is Right host, Bob Barker. The wheel began to slow down and eventually landed on $0.85. Belz needed $0.15 to win it. Once more, he began chanting his name to the audience, fell to the ground spinning the wheel, and it slowly edged past $0.15 and unfortunately landed on $0.40.

Ryan Belz spinning the wheel and falling to the ground for maximum leverage.

You can watch the entirety of Ryan Belz’s historic Plinko run here:

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Alex Bauer

Alex graduated in Spring 2018 with a major in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He was a first generation Penn Stater from Cheshire, Connecticut along with his two sisters. His favorite things are dogs, coffee, and dogs that shoot hot jets of coffee out of their mouths. If you are Mad Online™ about something Alex wrote on the internet, you can send him threatening emails at [email protected], or harass him on Snapchat and Instagram @TheAlexBauer.

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