Erik looked like he might have been in my audition group, but I ran the audition group photograph past Liz Fritz and neither one of us think it’s him.
|Johnny Saunders, a retired convenience store manager from Dallas, TX
||Erik Johns, a marketing manager from Chicago, IL
||Camille Hooper, an accountant from Port Saint Lucie, Florida (1-day total: $2,799)
Johnny seemed to take the conservative approach on the Daily Doubles, going 2/3, but it appears as though he only wagered a combined $4,000 on them! Will that cost him?
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: GERMAN SCIENTISTS
Final Jeopardy! clue: Best known for his theories about planetary orbits, in 1604 he became the first to explain how eyeglasses correct vision
Who is Johannes Kepler
Camille 6600 – 1001 = 5599 (Copernicus)
Erik 9200 – 9200 = 0 (?)
Johnny 13000 + 0 = 13000
So, Johnny is the first person with the last name Saunders to actually win a game of Jeopardy in the “Archive Era”, and while there are holes in the Archive, I am unaware of any game outside of a Senior’s Tournament semifinal all the way back in 1987.
(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)
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