Josie Bianchi ’20 will represent Stanford in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship alongside 14 other college students vying for a $100,000 grand prize and a berth for the show’s next Tournament of Champions. Bianchi was one of 15 finalists out of the 25,000 students who attempted to qualify for the competition.
Viraj Mehta ’18 recently competed for $100,000 in the 2017 edition of the Jeopardy! College Championship, which will begin airing this week.
Who is …Gus Woythaler ’16? If you follow the popular game show, you’ll know that senior Gus Woythaler just swept the first round of the Jeopardy! College Championship tonight. Woythaler isn’t the first Stanford student to be successful in the college version of the quiz show. Vinita Kailasanath ‘04 M.S. ‘04 J.D. ‘10 was the first…
While Jeopardy may be one of America’s favorite television game shows, the quiz competition also has a special relationship with the University. Stanford students have participated extensively in the trivia game show’s various forms over time—and even, on more than one occasion, emerged victorious.
Last Thursday, having gorged myself on a hearty (turkey-free, since I’m a vegetarian) meal, I collapsed onto my motorized reclining couch at home and started sinking into a gastronomic coma. With drooping eyelids while trying desperately to stay open to watch the snooze-fest that was the Raiders playing the Cowboys at JerryWorld, my time awake was going to be quite short.
Matt Olson ’14 [a Daily copy editor] progressed to the semifinals of the “Jeopardy!” College Championship after winning his quarterfinal game, which aired Feb. 6. The symbolic systems major competed in the televised round against Monica Thieu from the University of North Texas and Zach McDonnell from the College of William and Mary. The prize for the final round of the college championship is $100,000.
The Stanford and University of California, Berkeley Quiz Bowl teams matched wits Thursday evening against each other and a formidable opponent–the IBM Watson “supercomputer,” capable of answering questions posed in natural language.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening, Alex Trebek played referee to a heavyweight intellectual title match between former champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter and newcomer Watson, the IBM supercomputer.