Today’s Final Jeopardy – August 12, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Poets) for Monday, August 12, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 171, encore presentation):

A poem by him includes, “It was grassy and wanted wear; / Though…the passing there / Had worn them really about the same”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Julia Rosinski Bailey, a 10th grade chemistry teacher from Austin, Texas
Julia Rosinski Bailey on Jeopardy!
Joe Rengstorf, a middle school education teacher from Poulsbo, Washington
Joe Rengstorf on Jeopardy!
Mariah Minges Klusman, a 12th grade English language arts teacher from Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Mariah Minges Klusman on Jeopardy!

The Jeopardy! Book of Answers is out now! Here’s my review.

Are you going on the show and looking for information about how to bet in Final Jeopardy? Check out my new Betting Strategy 101 page!

I recently updated my tournament wild card models with as much tournament data that I’ve been able to find! If you’re playing in a tournament, you’ll want to check this out!


(Content continues below)

If you appreciate the work I do here on The Jeopardy! Fan and would like to make a one-time contribution to the site, you may do so here!

Correct response: Who is Robert Frost?

Did you know that you can now find game-by-game stats of everyone, including James Holzhauer, who has won 10 or more games on Jeopardy!, here on the site?

More information about Final Jeopardy:

The poem those lines come from is Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”; its more famous line comes at the end: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— / I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference”.

Since Alex Trebek’s diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer, many community members have been raising money. The Jeopardy! Fan Online Store is as well! All proceeds from any “Keep The Faith And We’ll Win” shirt sold will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. To date, over $370 has been raised.)

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

Scores going into Final:
Joe $16,000
Julia $10,200
Mariah $2,400

Tonight’s results:
Mariah $2,400 + $2,395 = $4,795
Julia $10,200 + $5,000 = $15,200
Joe $16,000 + $4,401 = $20,401 (Semifinalist)

Joe Rengstorf, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 12, 2019 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Joe Rengstorf, $20,401 ($16,000, $9,800)
1) Julia Rosinski Bailey, $15,200 ($10,200, $1,400), 97.281% to advance
2) Mariah Minges Klusman, $4,795 ($2,400, $2,400), 1.840% to advance

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Joe $9,800
Mariah $2,400
Julia $1,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) CLASSIC NOVELS $800 (10th pick)
Joe 1200 +1200 (Julia 1400 Mariah 0)
2) THE PLANETS $1600 (4th pick)
Joe 10600 +3000 (Mariah 1600 Julia 600)
3) ARCHAEOLOGY $1200 (8th pick)
Joe 14800 +5200 (Julia 2600 Mariah 1600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 163

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

Game Stats:
Joe $10,200 Coryat, 26 correct, 5 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Julia $10,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 6 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 4/5 on rebound attempts
Maria $2,400 Coryat, 8 correct, 5 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer, 0/2 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $22,800
Lach Trash: $14,200 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $17,000

Joe Rengstorf, stats to date:
27 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200

Julia Rosinski Bailey, stats to date:
15 correct, 6 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200

Mariah Minges Klusman, stats to date:
9 correct, 5 incorrect
0/2 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,400

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • While a score of $16,000 has a 98.429% chance to advance as a wild card, there’s a great deal to be said for not having to sweat the wild cards all day in studio. That ability to relax may be helpful for Joe next week.
  • Effective in first on buzzer %age: Joe 50.94% (27/53), Julia 28.30% (15/53), Mariah 20.75% (11/53).

Become a Supporter now! Make a monthly contribution to the site on Patreon!

Contestant photo credit:

When commenting, please note that all comments on The Jeopardy! Fan must be in compliance with the Site Comment Policy.

If you are going to quote any statistics from this page or this website, attribution is required.

Have you had a chance to listen to our new podcast game show, Complete The List, yet? Check it out! It’s also available on Apple Podcasts.

%d bloggers like this: