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“Wizard of the Year”
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Season 4, Episode 16
Air date

July 8, 2011


Richard Goodman


Victor Gonzalez

Episode Chronology


Beast Tamer


Misfortune at the Beach

"For saving humanity from the angels of darkness, you have been named Wizard of the Year. Congratulations, Alex."
Rootie Tootietootie to Alex Russo

"Wizard of the Year" is the sixteenth episode of season four of Wizards of Waverly Place, and the ninety-seventh of the overall series. It first aired on July 8, 2011.


Alex has been crowned Wizard of the Year after saving the world from the Angels of Darkness, as well as being reinstated in the Wizard Competition, thus a banquet honoring her achievement is hosted. When Chase Riprock shows up to give her a congratulatory hug, it is misinterpreted by the media. At the banquet, a short battle ensues between Mason and Chase. Alex breaks up the fight, and is forced to choose either Mason or Chase. Appalled by Mason's behavior that evening and the fact that he didn't believe her when she told him nothing was happening between her and Chase, she breaks up with him. Chase asks her out, but she tells him that she got out of her previous relationship "literally a second ago". She then accepts her award and goes home.

Meanwhile, Justin is made to create a holographic message congratulating Alex's victory. Instead, he goes off on a tirade on how he should have won instead of her, as he tutored delinquents, created his own spell, saved WizTech twice, and prevented Alex for nearly destroying the world many times, whereas Alex only saved the world once. At the banquet, Chancellor Rootie Tootietootie tells Justin that he has placed some members of the Wizard Council up front to hear Justin's speech and that they should be swayed to reinstate him in the competition. Justin then attempts to sabotage the holographic player but fails, and shuffles off the stage in embarrassment.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

Production Notes


  • This episode marks the end of Alex and Mason's relationship until "Get Along, Little Zombie".
  • This episode marks Chase's last appearance.
  • The trophy Alex wins was used in several other episodes, such as the Alien Language League, and the beauty pageant won by Maxine.


  • When Justin's hologram is playing, he says he certified his own spell. Yet when he is filming it, he says created.
  • When Justin first made the hologram, after he said "It should be me! And not her!" He added "But ME!" However, this was not shown in the banquet.


Behind the scenes