Halley Ryherd, Amy Bekkerman, and Eric Ahasic dominated the final round of Jeopardy! and are headed to the tournament of champions. But who won? Is it possible that we will get a new winner? Find out below. Who were the other contestants eliminated? Are they better than their competitors? Which one will make it to the next round? And will it be a woman?
Earlier this week, Halley Ryherd was in the lead on the latest Jeopardy! episode, winning $5,999 in the process. In the final game, she made a critical mistake that cost her $600. Her final answer was a line from the 1990s film Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch, starring Mark Wahlberg. In fact, Halley was the first person to make that mistake, and it almost cost her the game.
Amelia Bekkerman, who made it to the final jeopardy today, is a librarian by profession. She moved to Durham, New Hampshire, before the pandemic. She auditioned for the show multiple times, and was the winner of her last three games. Bekkerman said that she didn’t have high expectations for herself. She just wanted to win.
If you were watching the game show “Jeopardy!” this morning, you might have heard of Eric Ahasic, who came in second place in the final jeopardy today episode. The Chicago native, who is a high school student, has played quiz bowl games since he was a teenager. After falling hard for “Jeopardy” in 2004, when Ken Jennings won 74 games in a row, he began testing for the show. Since then, he’s received tests for 15 years, and on Wednesday, he finally got his call.
The final game of the popular game show “Jeopardy!” featured a Metro Atlanta woman who was up against long odds to beat a Gen Z running champion. In the final clue, she referred to former Atlanta mayors and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. She also identified a former Atlanta mayor, who was killed in a car accident in 2007. Maurer, who lives in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, played the final game of Jeopardy today against fellow Metro Atlantan Mattea Roach, who had long odds to win.
Schneider fell to Joel Talsma in the final Jeopardy today, as the Chicago Ridge librarian won the show’s 40th season. Talsma answered a question about Bangladesh, which the 30-game champion missed. Schneider did not respond to the question, ending his time on the show. Talsma was a longtime fan of Jeopardy!, and his quick trigger was the key to staying in the game.