Despite being the Czar of the ATF, Ron failed to seriously compete for a title until Game Seven. This, despite rampant cheating and abuse of power. He wrote the rulebook, and reserves the right to change and append it whenever he sees fit. He also reserves the right to give Katie only 1930s sports questions, and to keep Andy down on technicalities.
Ron's strength lies in general knowledge questions, particularly from the late '80s and early '90s, and specifically of the nerd variety. He struggles with the traditional stumbling blocks, and also - ironically - with most of the TV and film editions. In Game Nine, surrounding himself with hillbillies and retards apparently spurred him to excellence, as he captured his second ATF title.