Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Winter Sports) for Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (Season 37, Game 103):
The specific skill that gave this sport its name was eliminated from intl. competition after the 1990 World Championships
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Natalie Walsh, a naturopathic doctor originally from Okemos, Michigan
|Andy West, a medical information officer from Fishersville, Virginia
|Phil Hoffman, a graduate student originally from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey (2-day total: $37,390)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Phil has come from behind twice now in Final Jeopardy! to take victory. With his low numbers before Final Jeopardy!, Phil looks like he’ll either need a favorable board or another break in Final Jeopardy! in order to take win #3.
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Correct response: What is figure skating?
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Until the 1960s, compulsory figures (like the famous figure-eight) made up the majority of a figure skater’s total score in international competition. Skaters were judged on precision based on the tracks their skates made on the ice and the positions of their bodies during the figures. However, with the advent of television, viewers became confused as to why the better free skaters weren’t winning competitions (the compulsory figures portion of the competition wasn’t televised, as it both made for poor television and took significant time to skate and judge—up to eight hours at a World Championships). By the time the International Skating Union decided to remove figures for the 1990-91 season, only the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and New Zealand opposed the removal.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Natalie $8,800 – $8,793 = $7 (What is target-)
Phil $12,800 – $12,795 = $5 (What is curling?)
Andy $13,800 – $11,801 = $1,999 (What is skeleton?) (1-day total: $1,999)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) U.S. CITIES $800 (clue #23)
Phil 600 -1000 (Andy 4600 Natalie 2800)
2) LEFT BEHIND ON THE MOON $2000 (clue #25)
Phil 5800 +5000 (Andy 13800 Natalie 9600)
3) RUN IT UP THE FLAGPOLE $1200 (clue #28, $3600 left on board)
Natalie 11200 -4000 (Phil 10800 Andy 13800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -50
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 154 (1.50 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Andy $13,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Natalie $12,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Phil $10,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,400
Lach Trash: $9,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600
Phil Hoffman, career statistics:
47 correct, 12 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
27.22% in first on buzzer (46/169)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $500)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,133
Andy West, career statistics:
20 correct, 3 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800
Natalie Walsh, career statistics:
17 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,800
Andy West, to win:
2 games: 42.679%
Avg. streak: 1.745 games.
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