Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – February 1, 2016

Welcome to the Jeopardy College Championship for 2016; remember, there are 9 spots in the semifinals, the 5 quarterfinal winners and the 4 high scoring non-winners!

Today’s contestants:

Emily Sun, a freshman at Columbia University from San Diego, CA
Carissa Pekny, a senior at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from West Lafayette, IN
Adam Antoszewski, a junior at the University of Virginia from Baltimore, MD

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Emily $10,900
Adam $6,400
Carissa $5,000

Final Jeopardy! category: U.S. NATURAL WONDERS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Teddy Roosevelt called it “the one great sight which every American should see”

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

What is the Grand Canyon?


Carissa 5000 – 5000 = 0 (Yellowstone National Park)
Adam 6400 – 6400 = 0 (Old Faithful)
Emily 10900 – 1901 = 8999 (Yosemite) (Semifinalist)


Semifinals & Wild Card Tracker:
Monday winner: Emily Sun
Tuesday winner:
Wednesday winner:
Thursday winner:
Friday winner:
1. Adam Antoszewski $0 ($6,400)
2. Carissa Pekny $0 ($5,000)


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6 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – February 1, 2016"

  1. Jonathan Graham | February 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm |

    Emily Bingham had told me that the wagering advice she had been given was based on the wild card cutoff being around $15,000. I’m wondering if Adam and Carisa had similar thoughts.

    • Andy Saunders | February 2, 2016 at 10:27 am |

      I can’t say that I disagree at all with thinking the cutoff would be around $15,000. I don’t begrudge either Adam or Carissa for going all-in in Final Jeopardy whatsoever.

  2. Alex, why didn’t you correct each contestant’s embarrassing mispronounciation of potpourri?

    • Andy Saunders | February 2, 2016 at 3:07 pm |

      I’d say it’s because the category was POP-POURRI — which each contestant dutifully pronounced.

  3. How was the answer “Sweden” when the category was 5 letter words?

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