Behold the Jeopardy! College Championship Trophy

Alex Trebek kicked off the 2-day Final of the 2017 College Championship by showing the Jeopardy! College Championship trophy that was onstage to his left as he first walked out.

Jeopardy! College Championship trophy

“This championship trophy now contains 28 names of previous winners and the schools they represented. Of those 28, Stanford is the only one that has won before of these three schools represented today. Will Navy make it this time or M.I.T.?”

As he was saying that, they showed a closer view of the names on the trophy and check it out– Keith Willams was front and center!

Colleges on Jeopardy! trophy

Keith is well-known to Jeopardy! fans for his betting strategy tutorials on The Final Wager. At the time he won the 2003 College Championship, he was a freshman at Middlebury College in Vermont. Could that be a sign that a freshman will win this one, too?

Keith was not the only freshman in his College Championship final but Gary Tse, representing the U.S. Naval Academy, is the only one in the 2017 finals. Viraj Mehta is a junior at Stanford and Lilly Chin is a senior at M.I.T.

We will find out tomorrow!

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3 Responses

  1. Alex Epstein says:

    In the last month a man has not really won anything (regular games and college) since Loren Lee Chen. Glad to see that women are having a chance to do well and congrats Lilly! Also Keith has sort of stopped doing his final wager videos lately he’s been active on Twitter and Facebook however.

  2. William Weyser says:

    Um, on the close-up on the trophy, someone’s missing, and that person is… Jim Coury of Georgetown University, the 25th College Champion.