Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Presidential Geography) for Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 158):

This Midwest city is the burial place of one 19th century President & was named for a relative of another

This episode originally aired on April 15, 2020.

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Today’s contestants:

Xiaoke Ying, a sophomore at the University of Southern California from Arcadia, California
Xiaoke Ying on Jeopardy!
Marshall Comeaux, a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin from Dallas, Texas
Marshall Comeaux on Jeopardy!
Nathaniel Miller, a sophomore at Yale University from Miami, Florida
Nathaniel Miller on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Cleveland, Ohio?

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Cleveland, Ohio was named after its founder, Moses Cleaveland, who was the third cousin thrice removed of U.S. President Grover Cleveland. Its Lake View Cemetery is home fo the James A. Garfield Memorial.

In terms of how to get this one? There was a lot of noise in this clue, you basically needed to think “what Midwest city shares its name with a U.S. President” and hope that it fit all of the parts of the clue.

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

Scores going into Final:
Marshall $12,200
Nathaniel $11,800
Xiaoke $10,200

Tonight’s results:
Xiaoke $10,200 – $2,000 = $8,200 (What is Lincoln?) (Finalist)
Nathaniel $11,800 – $10,800 = $1,000 (What is Lincoln?)
Marshall $12,200 – $11,401 = $799 (What is Lincoln, Nebraska)

Xiaoke Ying, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 26, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Nathaniel $5,800
Marshall $3,400
Xiaoke $2,600

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS $1000 (clue #22)
Nathaniel 5600 -800 (Marshall 3200 Xiaoke 2200)
2) POETRY $2000 (clue #3)
Marshall 5000 +5000 (Nathaniel 5800 Xiaoke 3800)
3) THE ELEMENTS WITH STYLE $2000 (clue #15)
Marshall 12400 -3000 (Nathaniel 10200 Xiaoke 5000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 62

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $1,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 335 (2.12 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Xiaoke $10,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Nathaniel $12,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (18/54), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Marshall $12,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer (19/54), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,000
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,200

Nathaniel Miller, career statistics:
46 correct, 8 incorrect
7/7 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
37.84% in first on buzzer (42/111)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,200

Marshall Comeaux, career statistics:
37 correct, 12 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
35.14% in first on buzzer (39/111)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800

Xiaoke Ying, career statistics:
23 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
19.82% in first on buzzer (22/111)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,300

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, August 26, 2020"

  1. Roberta Lee Gerber | August 26, 2020 at 9:42 am |

    As a native Clevelander, I was mystified by contestants’ responses. Actually, sad. Lakeview Cemetery is magnificent and when I visit my family sites and The Garfield Memorial, there are no words for the joy both of place and people. This final Jeopardy question warmed my heart and sense of pride.

  2. This group of players is a perfect representation of America. 3 young people of different races, different parts of the country, all incredibly bright and thriving. I especially like Xiaoke because she was a big underdog, but still played well in the Final and was very consistent in all her games.

  3. Andy:

    This has nothing to do wit the College Tournament, but regarding the start of the new season: after this week, the following two weeks of reruns are scheduled to be May 18-22 and June 8-12. Those were the last two weeks of individual play before the shutdown on June 12 and the start of the extended rerun season. Could the Jeopardy! powers-that-be possibly be timing the reruns to coincide with the resumption of new episodes Each new season seems to usually begin the first full week after Labor Day.

    I am assuming you would have alerted us if taping had resumed, but a couple of web sites I’ve found have indicated that taping may have begun again. It’s the timing of the reruns that has me wondering (and hopeful)!


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