Here are today’s contestants for the Jeopardy! National College Championship for Thursday, February 17, 2022 (Semifinal #2):
|Stephen Privat, a junior at Louisiana State University
|Isaac Applebaum, a junior at Stanford University
|Lauren Rodriguez, a senior at Pomona College
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Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Lauren and Stephen were both dominant in their respective quarterfinal, but both missed a pair of Daily Doubles. Isaac, on the other hand, went 2-for-2. Lauren was the strongest on the signalling device in the opening round. If she can keep that up, she’s got the best chance of winning tonight. (Though, Stephen has more of an upside if he figures out the timing; he was only 50% in the quarters.) As I said in the semifinal #1 recap, though, viewers need to be aware that only the top 3 winning scores advance to the final. This means that normal wagering strategy is thrown out the window. I still hope that a contestant doesn’t go unnecessarily viral because of viewers’ misunderstanding of the rules. You can find more about the potential Final Jeopardy! strategies tonight in my semifinal preview.
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Final Jeopardy! category: Words from Mythology
A 1525 textbook on anatomy says this, being “so different of colours”, could also be called “rain bowys”
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Correct response: What is the iris?
Looking to find out who won this Jeopardy! National College Championship match? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Stephen $9,400 – $5,798 = $3,602 (What is
Isaac $13,000 + $5,801 = $18,801 (What are irises?) (Winner)
Lauren $14,800 – $11,201 = $3,599 (What are capillaries?)
1. Raymond Goslow, $20,799, 100% to advance
2. Isaac Applebaum, $18,801, 49.630% to advance
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Daily Double locations:
1) CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS $600 (clue #11)
Isaac 200 +800 (Lauren 200 Stephen 200)
2) NONFICTION $1200 (clue #12)
Isaac 6800 +2600 (Lauren 3600 Stephen 5800)
3) MILLENNIALS $800 (clue #17, $17200 left on board)
Lauren 4400 +2000 (Isaac 11400 Stephen 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 164
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Isaac $11,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Stephen $9,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 5 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Lauren $13,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,400
Lach Trash: $9,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,800
Lauren Rodriguez, career statistics:
47 correct, 9 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
39.47% in first on buzzer (45/114)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$500)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,200
Isaac Applebaum, career statistics:
36 correct, 6 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
27.19% in first on buzzer (31/114)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,800)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,800
Stephen Privat, career statistics:
32 correct, 12 incorrect
5/7 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
28.95% in first on buzzer (33/114)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,500)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600
Stephen is on the rowing team at LSU and got to be a movie extra.
Isaac works in chem labs where he researches machine learning methods to develop vaccines.
Lauren had a grandfather that also studied sociology at Ponoma.
- I hope Isaac doesn’t regret not betting more.
Link to the box score: Jeopardy National College Championship Episode 7 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: ABC/Casey Durkin
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I assume they’re not telling each fresh set of semifinalists what score they need to beat to advance (that is, the low winning score thus far).
Just tagging onto your comment Andy that Isaac may wish he had bet more. A lot of these contestants don’t seem to have wrapped their brain around the special rules for this tournament. In Semifinal #1, Raymond couldn’t be caught, but he had to decide whether to stand pat at $25,800, which was a strong number, or try to better it a little. For the other two, I’m not sure why they didn’t bet it all, get as big a number as they could, and hope Raymond made a huge unforced error. Semifinal #2 was more challenging because you still had to win. The bets were more along the line of what people would do in a normal Jeopardy game, though. If you are going to bet the numbers they did, then in this format, why not bet it all. It just seems like betting it all would be less of a risk than the chance of something under $8K making the top 3.
I got Iris for the FJ, so I finished 2/3 today 😀 Raymond looks like he’ll be hard to beat assuming he gets to the Final Round.
We are fans of Isaac in our house but I do hope his low bet this game doesn’t keep him out of the finals. He is a devil on those daily doubles and both final jeopardies now.
Anyone else think the start of this game was odd? So many incorrect responses, quite a bit of dipping into the negatives. Though it does spice things up