Sunday, November 6, 2016

“Jeopardy” 2016 Teen Tournament Begins November 9

After taking a two-year hiatus, the show’s Teen Tournament returns this week with fifteen whiz kids competing for a chance to win $100,000. The two-week event will be held in Washington D.C. at DAR Constitution Hall, making it the second time in four years the show has held the tourney at the historic venue. The 2014 tournament was quite memorable when Alan Koolik and Jeff Xie tied with $54,200 each at the end of the of the second day of the finals and the game was decided by a tense, tie-breaking clue. Xie buzzed in with the correct response and won the $75,000 top prize. The winner of this year’s tournament receives $100,000; second place earns $50,000; third place takes home $25,000; and the semifinalists and quarterfinalists will respectively leave with $10,000 and $5,000. One of these fifteen contenders listed below will emerge victorious and $100,000 richer on November 22. 

Leeyu Addisu: 8th Grader from Ocala, Florida
Lily Allingham: Sophomore from Wilmington, Delaware
Jack Bekos: Junior from Elm Grove, Wisconsin
Michael Borecki: Junior from Darien, Connecticut
Porter Bowman: Junior from Darien, Connecticut
Sabrina Duong: Sophomore from La Jolla, California
Alec Fischthal: Junior from North Woodmere, New York
Lucia Geng: Junior from Great Neck, New York
Apurva Kanneganti: Senior from Germantown, Tennessee
Antonio Karides: Junior from Severna Park, Maryland
Michael Kwan: Sophomore from Cupertino, California
Emily LaMonica: Senior from Sayreville, New Jersey
Sharath Narayan: Sophomore from Madison, Alabama
Connor Pierce: Freshman from Dallas, Texas
Jasmine Wheeler: 8th Grader from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Head to for more information about each contestant and stay tuned for the beginning of the 2016 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament this Wednesday on your local station. 

Sources:, YouTube

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