Archive for Friday, September 24, 2010

KU student wins $1K on ‘Jeopardy!’

September 24, 2010


Alex Trebek and DJ Schepker

Alex Trebek and DJ Schepker

A Kansas University doctoral student took home $1,000 after a third-place “Jeopardy!” finish on Thursday.

DJ Schepker, who lives in Lenexa, correctly answered questions about a mnemonic to remember the planets, Jim Beam and a famous poem devoted to Paul Revere’s ride, but that only netted him $6,300 at the end of the show.

The other two contestants earned $19,000 and $24,001. For placing in third, Schepker earned a $1,000 prize from the show.

Schepker filmed the episode on July 27.


hawkergirl 7 years, 7 months ago

So did he win $6300 or $1000? confused

Brian Laird 7 years, 7 months ago

Given that there are only three people on the show, wouldn't be better to say that he came in last.

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