This Week’s Contestants (Season 37, Week 1)

Today is the day we’ve been waiting for since June: the resumption of new Jeopardy! episodes, as Season 37 begins today!

As was broken here on The Jeopardy! Fan on Tuesday, Zach Newkirk will not return to defend his title tonight; he will defend at some point in the future.

As you’ll definitely notice from this list of contestants, all contestants are from very close to Los Angeles.

Here you’ll find Matt Carberry’s analysis, updated weekly, of the media markets that this season’s Jeopardy! contestants represent! (While it seems trivial now, as all 11 contestants this week are from the Los Angeles TV market, this information should become more useful as the season progresses.)

Has your local pub quiz gone dark over COVID-19? Many companies are now live-streaming their games online! Check out our calendar of live-streamed trivia events and get your fix!

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!


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


Cory Barger
Riverside, California
Cory Barger on Jeopardy!
Jeff Rich
Glendale, California
Jeff Rich on Jeopardy!
Franki Butler
Los Angeles, California
Franki Butler on Jeopardy!

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Ted Fruchtman
Los Angeles, California
Ted Fruchtman on Jeopardy!
Betsy Reisz
Sherman Oaks, California
Betsy Reisz on Jeopardy!
Kelly Decker
Kagel Canyon, California
Kelly Decker on Jeopardy!
David Ferrara
Los Angeles, California
David Ferrara on Jeopardy!

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Joe Velasco
La Mirada, California
Joe Velasco on Jeopardy!
Beth Gunter
Los Angeles, California
Beth Gunter on Jeopardy!
Sarah Twilley
Seal Beach, California
Sarah Twilley on Jeopardy!
Herman Wilkins
Los Angeles, California
Herman Wilkins on Jeopardy!

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, nearly $500 has been raised.)


Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com



3 Comments on "This Week’s Contestants (Season 37, Week 1)"

  1. Patricia Cridland | September 25, 2020 at 11:41 pm |

    On Friday September 25th
    We were watching your show and did not get the final Jeopardy question
    Highest and oldest paid person in sports

  2. Patricia Cridland | September 26, 2020 at 3:47 pm |

    Thank you
    Love your show

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