Quick Recap – November 4, 2015


Just a note from Andy before Jeanie does tonight’s recap:

Jenny on tonight’s episode, being Canadian, is an alumna of Reach For The Top up here in Canada, which has been our country’s major high school quiz competition since the 1960s. Last night, as part of the organization’s 50th anniversary, I attended the launch announcement of the Reach For The Top Foundation, a charitable organization to provide bursaries for exceptional Canadian high school students.

Reach For The Top has meant a great deal to me personally, and I doubt that I’d be involved as heavily in what I do now without it.

I also know that many of our Canadian readers are Reach alumni, and Reach wants to hear from all alumni!

Reach For The Top alumni can register to receive news about 50th anniversary events!

You can find the Reach For The Top Foundation here!

Okay, now onto Jeanie:

Today’s contestants:

Jenny Gu, a medical student from Toronto, ON, Canada
Sam Stubblefield, a hospital pediatrician from Wilmington, DE
Ryan Mewett, a naval officer from Plano, TX (1-day champ, $28,801)

Final Jeopardy category: International Sports

Final Jeopardy clue: “Its name refers to safety efforts that currently restrict cylinder capacity & prohibit supercharging.”

Ryan 13800 + 13800 = 27600

Sam 23300 + 4301 = 27601 (winner)
Jenny 6600 – 0 = 6600

One year ago: It’s up to you, New York
Two years ago: Q & A with Sean Kram
Three years ago: We were contestants once, and young
Four years ago: No no no no drama
Five years ago: Untitled

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)