Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 31, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Food Brands) for Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 103):

Seen here is the location of the first plant of this company

Today's Final Jeopardy (in the category Food Brands), showing a location on the Oregon-Idaho border, for January 31, 2018.

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Elizabeth Connor, an art director from Brooklyn, New York
Elizabeth Connor on Jeopardy!
Nate Pochomis, an airline pilot from West Grove, Pennsylvania
Nate Pochomis on Jeopardy!
Ryan Fenster, a banker from SeaTac, Washington (2-day total: $41,999)
Ryan Fenster on Jeopardy!


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Correct response: What is Ore-Ida?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Frozen food company Ore-Ida, now owned by H. J. Heinz, originally produced frozen corn and French fries; they famously developed Tater Tots in 1953, which is now their best known product. Their first plant was located in Ontario, Oregon — on the Oregon-Idaho border.

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Ryan $14,400
Nate $10,200
Elizabeth $5,800

Tonight’s results:
Elizabeth $5,800 + $5,800 = $11,600
Nate $10,200 – $1,801 = $8,399 (What is)
Ryan $14,400 + $11,000 = $25,400 (3-day total: $67,399)

Ryan Fenster, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 31, 2018 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Nate $4,200
Elizabeth $3,400
Ryan $3,400

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) ON STAGE $400 (24th pick)
Elizabeth 5400 -2000 (Nate 3600 Ryan 1800)
2) THE PHARAOHS $2000 (26th pick)
Ryan 3000 +3000 (Nate 10200 Elizabeth 5800)
3) GANGSTERS $1200 (30th pick)
Ryan 10400 +4000 (Nate 10200 Elizabeth 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 101
Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Ryan $10,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 10 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer
Elizabeth $7,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer
Nate $10,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $28,600
Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,400

Ryan Fenster, stats to date:
71 correct, 22 incorrect
48.19% in first on buzzer (80/166)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,067

Ryan Fenster, to win:
4 games: 65.18%
5: 42.49%
6: 27.69%
7: 18.05%
8: 11.77%
Avg. streak: 4.872 games.


  • Ryan is the first player since Grayson Holmes on December 17, 2004 to win a game after having 10 or more incorrect responses in the game.

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24 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 31, 2018"

  1. john blahuta | January 31, 2018 at 12:13 pm |

    Wow Ryan! 7 K in DDs, FJ right (though no runaway)…Do we see another Ken on the horizon ???

    • He’s good, but he’s no Ken.

      • john blahuta | January 31, 2018 at 12:30 pm |

        ..and you know that…how exactly?

        • He’s logged 22 incorrect answers through 3 games. He has a broad base of knowledge but his willingness to guess could be an Achilles heel.

      • You are right. Ryan guesses way toooooo much and guesses incorrectly. Jennings, I believe, never got that many wrong in a game. Guessing too much will cause Ryan to lose much sooner. It’s like the casino where the odds finally do you in.

        Also, Ryan is no Jennings because I knew a handful of answers that Ryan did not know. It was very rare for me to know an answer Jennings did not know.

        Ryan is a FANTASTIC player, but all that guessing bothers me.

    • Mark Barrett | January 31, 2018 at 12:33 pm |

      When was Ken ever at minus 200 with 12 clues to go?

  2. Dom Ferrari | January 31, 2018 at 1:44 pm |

    I you want a contribution please give the actual final Jeopardy. Thank you.

  3. Jason Sterlacci | January 31, 2018 at 2:23 pm |

    Statistical analysis; based on 3 games, he hasn’t really played in a way that’s reminiscent of Mr. Jennings. Ryan’s Coryat for his first two games is a shade over $20,000 and that’s sure to go down for his third game with just $10,600. Ken’s Coryat for his 75 game run was 27,000+ and he was somewhere around 27k for 3 games. Dude’s good, but so far he hasn’t shown himself to be the next Ken Jennings.

  4. Deidre littlemissdeidre | January 31, 2018 at 8:15 pm |

    how many times have we seen constants get 10 or more questions wrong?

  5. What is on the female contestants necklace?

  6. Impressive comeback

  7. If a future Jeopardy! match doesn’t include history and language categories and instead features pop culture, movies, Broadway musicals or shows and college or pro sports categories, you will see the current champion vastly increase his wrong answer total, and probably lose. His breadth of knowledge isn’t extremely varied, in other words. Certainly not a Ken Jennings, Julia Collins or Matt Jackson.

  8. Guess who lives in Idaho? I spelled it Orida, though. Doesn’t change the pronunciation, so I guess they would’ve given to me. The kid’s a pretty sharp cookie,,,

  9. Are the Olympics going to interfere with Jeopardy! airings?

  10. PriceRight89 | January 31, 2018 at 11:34 pm |

    Anyone else but me think that by giving the states’ names on the map they made that FJ! way too easy?

  11. Even though the names of the states were given I guessed Herr’s Potato Chips, even though I figured I was wrong.

  12. Ryan had a sweet leather jacket on

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