Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Figures) for Wednesday, September 30, 2020 (Season 37, Game 13):

In a 1912 telegram to his wife, he said, “Am feeling fine. Have bullet in chest, but…talked for hour and half after being shot”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Kamal Moo, an attorney from Lakewood, California
Kamal Moo on Jeopardy!
Katrina Post, a client relationship manager from Santa Monica, California
Katrina Post on Jeopardy!
Mason Maggio, a songwriter from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $19,000)
Mason Maggio on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Theodore Roosevelt?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Shortly prior to a speech on October 14, 1912, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, while on the campaign trail as the Progressive Party candidate for President of the United States, former president Theodore Roosevelt was shot. (Are you reading this on a page other than The Jeopardy! Fan? It’s been stolen from there.) According to X-rays, the bullet lodged into Roosevelt’s fourth right rib, but the bullet had been slowed down significantly by, ironically enough, his 50-page speech that had been tucked into his jacket pocket. Doctors decided that it would be more dangerous to attempt to remove the bullet and did not do so.

Roosevelt finished second in the election to Woodrow Wilson; incumbent William Howard Taft finished third as Roosevelt and Taft split the Republican half of the vote; Wilson received only 41.6% of the national popular vote but over 400 electoral votes.

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

Scores going into Final:
Mason $20,600
Katrina $11,600
Kamal $6,000

Tonight’s results:
Kamal $6,000 – $5,900 = $100 (Who was Ernest Hemingway?)
Katrina $11,600 – $4,000 = $7,600 (Who is William McKinley!)
Mason $20,600 + $3,000 = $23,600 (Who is Teddy Roosevelt) (2-day total: $42,600)

Mason Maggio, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 30, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Mason $7,200
Katrina $3,600
Kamal $1,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) YESTERDAY $600 (clue #13)
Kamal 1600 -1000 (Mason 1000 Katrina 2400)
2) AMERICANA $1600 (clue #10)
Kamal 3400 +1000 (Mason 10400 Katrina 5200)
3) FLOWERS ON THE WALL $1200 (clue #15)
Mason 11200 +3000 (Katrina 6000 Kamal 6800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -6

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 30 (2.31 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Mason $18,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 0 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Katrina $11,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Kamal $7,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 5 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,000
Lach Trash: $10,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400

Mason Maggio, career statistics:
43 correct, 2 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
32.74% in first on buzzer (37/113)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,000

Katrina Post, career statistics:
16 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,600

Kamal Moo, career statistics:
13 correct, 6 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600

Mason Maggio, to win:
3 games: 66.620%
4: 44.383%
5: 29.568%
6: 19.698%
7: 13.123%
Avg. streak: 3.996 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I was disappointed by Katrina’s Final Jeopardy! wager as it left her with zero chance of actually winning the game.

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, September 30, 2020"

  1. I’m so glad for this site. There was a baseball game yesterday on ABC Chicago that replaced Jeopardy. And, there are games the rest of the week. Thank you, Andy, for your page.

  2. It would probably help the contestants a lot if the category was US Historic Figures instead of just Historic Figures. As it is, if you don’t know it outright, you have to waste time thinking world wide.

  3. “taked” should be “talked” in your FJ, Andy! 🙂

  4. John McCleary | September 30, 2020 at 1:18 pm |

    I feel like Katrina should’ve been more agressive with her FJ wager.

    • agreed – seems she should have bet enough to pass Mason if he bet enough to cover and missed it.

  5. Given Mason’s stats, my wager would be “all in” that he wins a 3rd game. Go Mason – and keep ON going!

  6. Pizza Face Fred | September 30, 2020 at 10:39 pm |

    You should capitalize “president” as a title before an individual’s name or when directly addressing a person in that role . . .

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