Today’s @jeopardy is the second College Championship game. Contestants were Jordan from Columbia, Dhruv from Brown, and Thatcher from the University of Oklahoma. We got off to a strong start with contestants giving rapid-fire responses at the start of the game. Dhruv broke from the pack by the first commercial break, then won the first Daily Double on a category on Hamlet. By Double Jeopardy, Dhruv already had $10,400 compared to Thatcher who was in second with only $3,600 and Jordan with $2,200. Dhruv continued his momentum throughout the second round where he found and won both of the remaining Daily Doubles. Unsurprisingly he made the game a runaway by Final Jeopardy. Dhruv had $22,800. Thatcher worked his way up but could not come close, stopping at $10,800. Jordan finished Double Jeopardy with $6,200. Final Jeopardy was about U.S, Cabinet Departments. The fight then was between Jordan and Thatcher for a wild card spot in next week’s Championship semifinals. All three contestants were correct with their responses. Dhruv played it safe with a $512 wager and ensured himself a spot in the semifinals. Thatcher nearly doubled his score and is a likely qualifier for a wild card spot with $21,599. Jordan also wagered big, nearly doubling her score to $12,399 but it is likely other runner-up contestants will edge her out of a wild card position. Final Jeopardy’s answer was “What is the Department of Energy?” Trebek seems to have fun pointing out clues that are before these young contestants’ time.
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