# Coming Back From A Distant Third In A Tournament

Alex Trebek often mentions that a player in a distant third often comes back to win in these situations. But does it really happen that often?

Stefan Goodreau has provided a list of all of the times where the third-placed player has come back to win in one of Jeopardy’s 2-day matches (9 times in over 100 matches).

Thanks, Stefan!

1987 Tournament of Champions
Bob Verini: \$3,800 + \$11,000 + \$1,201 = \$16,001
Dave Traini: \$7,600 + \$4,200 + \$4,200 = \$16,000
Eugene Finerman: \$6,800 + \$2,400 + \$2,400 = \$11,600

1988 Tournament of Champions
Mark Lowenthal: \$5,000 + \$10,900 + \$8,101 = \$24,001
Bruce Naegeli: \$12,800 + \$5,600 + \$399 = \$18,799
Sandra Gore: \$13,000 + \$5,000 – \$5,000 = \$13,000

1992 College Championship
Billy Baxter: \$9,800 + \$8,300 + \$8,100 = \$26,200
Stephanie Leveene: \$11,900 + \$9,900 – \$5,000 = \$16,800
Nick Jungman: \$10,000 + \$3,400 + \$3,400 = \$16,800

1995 College Championship
Ben Lyon: \$5,500 + \$9,500 + \$2,000 = \$17,000
Rebekah Reeves: \$6,000 + \$5,500 + \$2,300 = \$13,800
Steve Smith: \$8,000 + \$2,200 + \$2,000 = \$12,200

1999 Tournament of Champions
Dave Abbott: \$7,100 + \$7,200 + \$7,200 = \$21,500
J.J. Todor: \$9,000 + \$5,800 + \$5,800 = \$20,600
Juliet Wiley: \$7,400 + \$4,100 – \$4,000 = \$7,500

2006 Teen Tournament
Papa Chakravarthy: \$4,000 + \$23,000 + \$1,601 = \$28,601
Andrew Kreitz: \$6,500 + \$4,600 + \$4,599 + \$15,699
Matt Klein: \$11,800 + \$8,400 – \$8,400 = \$11,800

2007-B Teen Tournament (Teen Tournament Summer Games)
Meryl Federman: \$0 + \$22,000 + \$16,601 = \$38,601
Greg Peterson: \$25,000 + \$6,800 + \$6,800 = \$38,600
Kyle Neblett: \$18,000 + \$9,200 + \$9,200 = \$36,400

2013 Teen Tournament
Leonard Cooper: \$3,000 + \$37,000 – \$0 = \$40,000
Barrett Block: \$17,600 + \$9,000 + \$9,000 = \$35,600
Nilai Sarda: \$19,000 + \$14,400 – \$7,000 = \$26,400

2013 College Championship
Jim Coury: \$8,600 + \$14,200 + \$11,789 = \$34,589
Trevor Walker: \$11,000 + \$8,200 – \$3,601 = \$15,599
Kristen Jolley: \$10,000 + \$8,600 – \$4,199 = \$14,401

#### 1 Commenton "Coming Back From A Distant Third In A Tournament"

1. It seems like February 2016 College Championship.