Here are today’s contestants for the Jeopardy! National College Championship for Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (Quarterfinal #1):
|Catherine Zhang, a senior at Cornell University
|Gus Guszkowski, a senior at Dartmouth College
|Isaac Applebaum, a junior at Stanford University
This is initially a placeholder post which will be updated with Final Jeopardy! information and a game recap once it is known.
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Welcome to the Jeopardy! National College Championship, where 36 contestants from 36 different schools throughout the United States will compete for a $250,000 grand prize. Our leadoff quarterfinal is between Cornell’s Catherine Zhang, Dartmouth’s Gus Guszkowski, and Stanford’s Isaac Applebaum. Obviously, being the quarterfinals, we don’t really have a lot of information about how any of these 3 players are going to play.
This game is going to begin at (or about) 8:00 PM Eastern/Pacific, 7:00 PM Central/Mountain.
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Final Jeopardy! category: American History
One theory says Charles T. Torrey, a worker on this, coined its name, which appeared in The Liberator on October 14, 1842
Correct response: What is the Underground Railroad?
Looking to find out who won this Jeopardy! National College Championship match? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Catherine $5,600 – $400 = $5,200 (What is the Tr)
Isaac $13,800 + $2,601 = $16,401 (What is the Underground Railroad) (Semi-Finalist)
Gus $16,800 – $10,801 = $5,999 (What is the Transcon)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Daily Double locations:
1) BIBLE BOOKS $600 (clue #11)
Isaac 4400 +1600 (Gus 4400 Catherine 0)
2) BIO 201 $1200 (clue #2)
Isaac 9200 +1800 (Gus 6400 Catherine 0)
3) FLORAL GEOGRAPHY $2000 (clue #17, $13200 left on board)
Gus 16000 -2000 (Isaac 14200 Catherine 2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 43
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Isaac $12,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Gus $18,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Catherine $5,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,600
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000
Isaac Applebaum, career statistics:
19 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200
Gus Guszkowski, career statistics:
19 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,800
Catherine Zhang, career statistics:
10 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,600
Catherine took a trip to Tibet and got to milk a yak.
Gus wrote some Zoom adaptations of Shakespeare in the pandemic.
Isaac wants to become an oncologist and medical researcher.
- It would have been nice to have had multiple contestants advance out of each show; all of these players were enjoyable to watch!
Link to the box score: Jeopardy National College Championship Episode 1 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: ABC/Casey Durkin
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