Christian Dixie on Wheel of Fortune

With a winning smile, Christian Dixie takes the Wheel. Photo by Carol Kaelson

In the middle of the coronavirus outbreak, a Yahoo.com news article called Ball State student Christian Dixie “precisely what the world needs now.”

That’s because of how Christian skillfully dominated the Wheel of Fortune game show as part of the program’s College Week. In a March 17 broadcast, he kindly crushed his opponents from the University of Iowa and University of California, Berkeley, with irresistible enthusiasm and a nonstop smile.

Christian won more than $65,000. And he did it all while wearing a Ball State sweatshirt.

To have people see who I really am on a national level is mind-blowing to me. I’m just so blessed and grateful to have all this positive feedback and just so many people uplifted by how happy I was on the show.

Christian is from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a 2019 graduate of Northrop High School. His goal is to become a TV news reporter.

His Wheel appearance was the second time in two months that Dixie served as a high-profile ambassador for Ball State. In February, the University installed new “We Fly” billboards throughout the state, and one of them featured Dixie with his megawatt smile.

“I love it here at Ball State,” he said. “I’ve already done so much as a freshman.”

Watch Christian’s episode on Wheel of Fortune’s YouTube channel.