This Week’s Contestants (Season 36, Week 8)

It’s time for Week 8 of Season 36 of Jeopardy!; in this final week before the Tournament of Champions starts, Kris Prue of Toronto is the returning champion; the challengers include another Canadian (and nine Americans). Which country will the champion be representing at the end of the week?

Here you’ll find Matt Carberry’s analysis, updated weekly, of the media markets that this season’s Jeopardy! contestants represent!

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Kris Prue
Toronto, Ontario
Kris Prue on Jeopardy!
Diana Smith
Memphis, Tennessee
Diana Smith on Jeopardy!
Steve Moulds
Louisville, Kentucky
Steve Moulds on Jeopardy!


Kari Bale
San Jose, California
Kari Bale on Jeopardy!
Anthony Giordano
Walpole, Massachusetts
Anthony Giordano on Jeopardy!
Sam Benshoof
St. Paul, Minnesota
Sam Benshoof on Jeopardy!
Dave Bein
Westwood, New Jersey
Dave Bein on Jeopardy!


Miriam Manber
New York, New York
Miriam Manber on Jeopardy!
Andrew Thomson
Ottawa, Ontario
Andrew Thomson on Jeopardy!
Christine McKeever
Los Angeles, California
Christine McKeever on Jeopardy!
Jennifer Cooper
Sylva, North Carolina
Jennifer Cooper on Jeopardy!

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