The Anderson family, captained by Ashley, faced off against the Parker family from Lansing, Mich.
Ashley, a Midtown resident, auditioned for the show for a second time last summer. She was selected and brought her dad David and cousins on board for filming in July.
The family said before the show that if they won anything, they would use the funds to start a fitness apparel business.
“We wanted to put the money to good use,” said Ashley.
“Right now we sell apparel, but we want to expand it into a fitness lifestyle company, where we would sell multivitamins and other things to live a healthy lifestyle.”
Though the family did not win anything, Ashley and Najur still decided to start the business, which has a website, but is still in the works.
Ashley is an administrative assistant and Bowser works as a paralegal.
Father David is a real estate agent and lives in Stone Mountain. Ogletree is an entrepreneur and lives in Decatur, and Ruffin, a member of the National Guard, lives in Stone Mountain.
Though Ashley had always wanted to compete on the show and the family saw it as mostly an experience, Bowser said they did study and prepare.
“We came together a lot,” he said.
“We did some mock ‘Family Feud’ games, and of course, watched a lot of ‘Family Feud.’”
Ashley said each family member is pretty competitive, but they didn’t let the frenzy get to them.
“We were kind of tough on each other in terms of doing the drills and practicing, but we wanted to be encouraging and not make anybody feel bad,” she said.
Bowser said though they didn’t win any money, the experience itself was worth it.
“It was good to take time off work, to see all the other families and be in that energy,” he said. “The staff was really nice and accommodating.”
The family is hoping to be invited back for the Tournament of Losers, but have not heard when it will take place or who will participate.