The Jeopardy! Professors Event has topped its inaugural winner! Sam Buttrey, an Affiliate Professor of Operations Analysis on the Naval Postgraduate College in Monterey, California, took house the grand prize of $100,000 and the title of the debut match’s champion.
Putting second within the competitors, which aired Friday, December 17, was American River School Historical past Professor, Ed Hashima, with Alisa Hove, a Botany Professor at Warren Wilson School, coming in third, taking house $50,000 and $25,000, respectively. The match, which started on December 6, noticed 15 faculty and college professors from across the nation go head-to-head in tournament-style play.
“This has been the best time, and to return out forward of all these different nice gamers is one thing I’ll keep in mind endlessly,” Buttrey stated in a press release about his victory. “The group was uniformly so sensible, charming, and heat, and there’s been an actual feeling of camaraderie from the very starting.”
As victor of the match, Buttrey is assured a spot within the present’s extremely anticipated Event of Champions, which can function current Jeopardy! champions Matt Amodio, Jonathan Fisher, and present champ Amy Schneider.
“I do know there are some robust gamers, however I need to go up in opposition to them,” stated Buttrey concerning the upcoming occasion. “I want to play in opposition to Matt Amodio, he’s a powerful participant and I’d wish to see how I can do.”
Present hosts Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will proceed to host by the rest of Season 38, with Bialik additionally set to host ABC’s upcoming Jeopardy! National College Championship, premiering February 8.
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