Alden Women Win $2,000 on America's Funniest Home Videos

January 13, 2019 10:53 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Three longtime friends who grew up together in Alden, Minnesota found themselves in Los Angeles last month, thanks to a hilarious moment caught on camera.

The clip shows Mallory Geesman asking Lexi Jahnke a math problem on the way home from a baseball game.


“If I’m going 80 miles per hour, how long will it take me to go 80 miles?” said Geesman.

After thinking about it, Jahnke replied.

“I was going to say 80 minutes…but,” said Jahnke.

Geesman got the idea to stump her friend after being in a similar situation herself.

“Somebody had asked me that question and I told Renae and we were like oh we gotta ask Lexi, she’ll never know,” said Geesman.

Renae Linn sat in the passenger seat and captured the moment.

“I got out my phone just knowing her and then we started taping the video,” said Linn.

That was almost three years ago when they were all students at Alden-Conger High School. Now the three young women have gone their separate ways for college.

"I think I was watching America's Funniest Home Videos one night and I was like oh my gosh what if we submitted this video. Then they said you are going to be on a waitlist and I was like oh we'll never hear back from them," said Linn.

This November, she finally got a call back saying the video had earned them a spot as finalists on the show.

"I could not believe it. I was freaking out," said Geesman.

They were flown out to California at the end of November to film the show.

"We all got to sit by each other on the plane. We got there and went to the beach right away and Mallory had never been to the ocean. We filmed the show for four hours so it was a long day.  Then we got to go to the Hollywood walk of fame, so that was a good experience. Then we went to In and Out Burger Sunday and then got to fly back home," said Jahnke.

The video earned them the 3rd place prize along with $2,000.

This along with time spent with old friends made it all worthwhile for Jahnke.

"It wasn't my brightest moment, to say the least. But it was a really great experience. I have a fun fact for life now. I'm glad I get to take this experience with me," she said. ????


Talia Milavetz

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