The Final Jeopardy question (3/27/2013), in the category “Awards” was:
For 2012, the front of these awards shows Nike stepping out of the Parthenon & the reverse depicts the Thames.
We’ve got a new champ today. Pat Clevenger won yesterday’s match to the tune of $16,100. Today he is up against these two fellows: Ryan Truchelut of Tallahassee, FL; and Tom Carroll of White Plains, NY.
Tom found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “From the Greek.” He was in the lead with $3,400, $1,000 more than Pat in second place. He bet $1,000 and guessed “enigma.” That was WRONG.
From Greek words for “two propositions”, it’s a difficult problem with equally unfavorable alternatives..
Tom finished in the lead with $7,200. Pat was second with $4,400 and Ryan was last with $2,800.
Pat found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Out West in the 1850s” on the second pick of the round. He was in second place with $5,600, $1,600 behind Tom’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
In 1852 Henry & William opened this bank for express money transport using steamship, railroad or stagecoach..
Ryan found the last Daily Double in “Movie & TV Dogs,” read by dog trainer Cesar Millan of “Dog Whisperer”. Ryan was in second place with $8,000, $10,800 less than Tom’s lead. With only 3 clues remaining after this, he bet $7,500 and he was RIGHT.
Today I rehabilitate dogs & train people, but as a kid I wanted to be a trainer after watching these two legendary dogs, a Collie & a German Shepherd.
Tom finished in the lead with $20,000. Ryan was next with $15,900 and Pat was in third place with $5,200.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS AN OLYMPIC MEDAL?
“The Olympic medals’ circular form is a metaphor for the world. The front of the medal always depicts the same imagery at the Summer Games – the Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike, stepping out of the depiction of the Parthenon to arrive in the Host City.” See the 2012 medal referred to in the clue and more info at London 2012.com
Pat bet $5,200 and doubled his score to $10,400.
Ryan bet $4,101, finishing with $20,001.
Tom bet $12,000 so he ended up with $32,000. During the chat segment, Tom shared that he had been trying to get on Jeopardy! for 37 years (since Art Fleming was the host). Congratulations on your persistence, Tom. It certainly paid off handsomely.