Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 15, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Exploration Name’s The Same) for quarterfinal #3 of the 2018 College Championship (encore presentation) on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 153):

The deepest part of the Mariana Trench & a submersible that went there share the name of this space shuttle

(This episode originally aired on April 10, 2018.)

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Caroline Trammell, a junior at Furman University from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Caroline Trammell on Jeopardy!
William Scott, a freshman at Tufts University from Los Altos, California
William Scott on Jeopardy!
Rishab Jain, a freshman at Georgia Tech from Memphis, Tennessee
Rishab Jain on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Challenger?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Challenger Deep is the deepest known point on the Earth’s oceans, over 35,000 feet below sea level; it’s part of the Mariana Trench in the Western Pacific. Only two known descents have ever occurred; the Trieste in 1960 and the Deepsea Challenger (manned by Canadian film director James Cameron). It was named after the British ship the HMS Challenger, which was the first to record its depth in the 1870s.

Also named after the Challenger was the Space Shuttle Challenger, which was the shuttle that broke apart 73 seconds into its flight on January 28, 1986 after a joint in its right solid rocket booster failed, killing all seven of its crew, including teacher Christa McAuliffe.

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Scores going into Final:
William $15,800
Rishab $13,600
Caroline $11,600

Tonight’s results:
Caroline $11,600 – $5,000 = $6,600 (What Explorer)
Rishab $13,600 + $6,500 = $20,100 (Automatic Semi-Finalist)
William $15,800 + $4,199 = $19,999

Rishab Jain, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 15, 2018 game.)

Wild Card Standings:
Monday: Hannah Sage, $17,000 ($19,000, $3,200)
Tuesday: Dhruv Gaur, $23,312 ($22,800, $10,400)
Wednesday: Rishab Jain, $20,100 ($13,600, $2,800)
1) Thatcher Chonka, $21,599 ($10,800, $3,600), 99.997% to advance
2) William Scott, $19,999 ($15,800, $1,800), 99.558% to advance
3) Jordan Goodson, $12,399 ($6,200, $2,200), 46.533% to advance
4) Caroline Trammell, $6,600 ($11,600, $6,000), 0.788% to advance
5) Josie Bianchi, $4,550 ($2,300, $3,200)
6) Sheldon Lewis II, $4,200 ($11,200, $4,800)
Here’s the methodology behind the “% chance to advance” statistic.

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Caroline $6,000
Rishab $2,800
William $1,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SPRING BREAK $400 (17th pick)
William 3000 -3000 (Caroline 3000 Rishab 200)
2) TIME FOR CLASS $1200 (15th pick)
William 6200 +2000 (Caroline 9600 Rishab 4800)
3) ARCHITECTURE & BUILDINGS $2000 (28th pick)
Rishab 11600 +2000 (William 13800 Caroline 11200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -85

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Rishab $13,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
William $18,000 Coryat, 25 correct, 3 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Caroline $11,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $43,200
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,400

Rishab Jain, stats to date:
14 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600

William Scott, stats to date:
26 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,000

Caroline Trammell, stats to date:
14 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,600

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