Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 2, 2016

Today’s contestants:

John Bozek, an economic development professional from New York, NY
Peter Diedrich, an attorney from Sierra Madre, CA
Rachel Zoch, a writer and editor from Deer Park, TX (1-day total: $4,700)


Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Peter $20,600
Rachel $16,800
John $8,200

Final Jeopardy! category: STATE CAPITALS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Settled in the 1780s, it’s the only state capital without a McDonald’s

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

What is Montpelier, VT?


John 8200 + 500 = 8700
Rachel 16800 – 4000 = 12800 (2-day total: $17,500) (Juneau, AK)
Peter 20600 – 13001 = 7599 (Newport)

If you feel like checking out Keith Williams’ video over on The Final Wager later on, I’m very curious to see how quickly he will get the correct response to tonight’s Final Jeopardy. My guess? Probably very quickly. But this fact didn’t make it into Keith’s Fact Primer on State Capitals!

Meanwhile, I’m really not sure how I feel about these bets. Oh well, Rachel’s the champ, and she comes back tomorrow to try to get onto my ToC list!

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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2 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 2, 2016"

  1. Rafferbee | March 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm |

    When I lived in Montana, I was 90 miles from the nearest McDonald’s. I’ve heard this factoid before, but it seems really hard to figure out, even with the 1780s clue.

  2. I’m not too crazed with the wagering either. And somehow, I’m getting this “Kyle Webb” vibe off Rachel…and I can tell this is really gonna present issues with the other contestants she faces.

    I can tell by John’s expression that he bet small and couldn’t risk losing the lead. That’s what we’re looking at. This same scenario happened with Kyle Webb’s first win when Hans Kamm failed his math error, and John could have at least put some pressure toward Rachel just in case she made a math error, as she did.

    By FAR…she’s the lowest winning contestant to be probably introduced after 2 days since the money doubled ever since Season 31 contestant Dava-Leigh Brush after she won $11,501 in her 2nd of her 4 appearances.

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