The Wheelmobile will be looking for contestants this week in Orono, and I'll be there to compete.

I've been a fan of this show for many years, and so I'm excited to be able to actually play the game in person. I'm also incredibly nervous because it looks so easy on TV, but expect that it will be a lot harder when someone other than my dog is watching me try to solve the puzzle. I was concerned about being able to spin the 'big wheel,' but then watched this video from Boston. It looks like the roulette-looking wheel isn't actually a part of the game.

My participation on Friday is not a bid to win a spot as a contestant on the show. Several other local media-types and I are going to have a quick round of Wheel, to help prepare the people who are actually vying for a spot on the show. My co-worker Chris Popper and I are pumped to compete at the Collins Center for the Arts, and understand it's all in fun. Still....he's going down!

If you're interested in competing for a chance to be a contestant on the network show, the Wheelmobile will be at the Collins Center for the Arts on Friday and Saturday, June 21st and 22nd, from 5 to 9 p.m. Find more information about how to tryout on the venue's website. And this video will give you a good idea of what to expect.

Wish me luck! I'll let you know how it turns out.