Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 24, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Colleges & Universities) for Monday, June 24, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 206):

Starting a university after his only son died in 1884, this man said, “The children of California shall be our children”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Hannah Nekritz, a senior from Stamford, Connecticut
Hannah Nekritz on Jeopardy!
Lucas Miner, a junior from Miami, Florida
Lucas Miner on Jeopardy!
Justin Bolsen, a freshman from Canton, Georgia
Justin Bolsen on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is (Leland) Stanford?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Leland Stanford, Jr. died of typhoid fever at the age of 15 in 1884; as a memorial, his father founded Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Interestingly, a story began circulating on the Internet in the late ’90s claiming that the younger Stanford had been a Harvard student and that the elder Stanford had been rebuffed by the Cambridge school in their wishes to build a memorial, instead choosing to found Stanford. This was proven false by Snopes.

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

Scores going into Final:
Lucas $18,000
Hannah $10,800
Justin $0

Tonight’s results:
Justin $0 (by rule, was unable to participate in Final Jeopardy)
Hannah $10,800 – $10,700 = $100 (Who is Ste)
Lucas $18,000 + $3,601 = $21,601 (Finalist)

Lucas Miner, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 24, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Lucas $6,000
Justin $3,800
Hannah $3,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) ISLAND $800 (4th pick)
Lucas 600 +1000 (Justin 0 Hannah 0)
Lucas 8400 -1600 (Hannah 6000 Justin 4200)
3) YOUR OLD PAL AL GEBRA $1200 (28th pick) ($3600 remaining on the board)
Justin 6600 -6600 (Lucas 14400 Hannah 10800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -19

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

Game Stats:
Lucas $19,400 Coryat, 23 correct, 4 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 4/4 on rebound attempts
Hannah $10,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Justin $6,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 5 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $7,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400

Lucas Miner, stats to date:
46 correct, 7 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (42/114)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $400)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,700

Hannah Nekritz, stats to date:
29 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunity)
25.44% in first on buzzer (29/114)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,500

Justin Bolsen, stats to date:
38 correct, 6 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
30.70% in first on buzzer (35/114)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $900)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,700


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Good on Justin for going for it on that last Daily Double, even though it did not work out for him.

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17 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 24, 2019"

  1. I would guess everybody should get it. Berkeley was named after a bishop and 2 major ones are out, USC and UCLA. I just looked at the name of the city Hannah is from….🙂

    • Not that it would have helped, but Stamford/Stanford…
      Looks the material has become more difficult in the semis. No more extremely high scores as in the quarters. We shall see how tomorrow’s players will do….

      • Marty Cunningham | June 24, 2019 at 3:33 pm |

        Yes, it did look like today’s Final was tougher than the ones from last week, especially if the contestants were from outside of California, but then these are high school students who seem to be doing well academically, so they may have been looking at colleges enough that this might not be so tough after all. Have to see what the Finals are for the other two semis, and then they usually do seem to ramp up a bit more for the two games at the end of the week.

        • Seems not just FJ is getting tougher, but all questions compared to the it should be.
          I was amazed though about the high scores overall in week one. Friday’s FJ “Meltdown” was a real softball though imo.

    • Vader47000 | June 26, 2019 at 12:06 am |

      Strictly speaking, Berkeley is the city, named for the bishop, where the University of California was founded in 1868. (Though the college and city foundings were interconnected). The name UC at Berkeley is used to distinguish it from the other, later UC branch campuses (such as UCLA), so technically the school is named after the city, which doesn’t fit the parameters of the question looking for a person

  2. Just curious, would answering “Who is Stanford” instead of the full name have garnered a correct in Final? That’s all I could remember.

    • Marty Cunningham | June 24, 2019 at 3:27 pm |

      I have not actually seen tonight’s show yet, to see whether Lucas actually wrote the full name, but the wording that Andy lists above seems to indicate that just the last name would be acceptable, as that is the proper name of the university, not “Leland Stanford” university. The clue and the response were prompted so as to indicate a person, not a place.

    • Well I guess I know the answer to that question now!

  3. I loved Lucas’s response ‘What is crisscross applesauce?’ Instead of lotus position.

  4. The daily double was disrespectful to Justin.

  5. Does anyone know what the question was for the 2nd DD today. I missed it, and then was surprised to see only 2 people in FJ.

    • “Al knows that this word for the 3 in 8 cubed(they showed a 3) can also mean a person who advocates an idea.”

      • PS
        Since Justin wagered everything and was wrong he ended up with zero before FJ and could therefore not participate. Even if he had been right on the DD and FJ, Lucas would have won, given the proper wager since he would have been in the lead over both, Lucas and Hannah. The irony: Hannah is from StaMford, CT……

        • Lucas might well have still won but if Justin had ‘doubled up’ with a number of clues still left (and now on an emotional high), the outcome ‘might’ have been different.

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