SFA professor makes it 9 straight on Jeopardy, brings total to $209,801

SFA professor makes it 9 straight on Jeopardy, brings total to $209,801

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - On Thursday's airing of Jeopardy!, Stephen F. Austin State Univesity teacher Seth Wilson came away with $18,100 by taking a ninth win and adding it to a total of $ 209,801.

Wilson took on Ann Campbell from Wisconsin and Damien Shirley from Virginia.

During Thursday's show, Wilson let the crowd know he once tried to impress a date once at a bar by letting them know that he had tried out for the show.

"I don't think it had anything to do with the Jeopardy show, actually, but that was my opening line," Wilson said Thursday.

When he was asked if the line led to an ongoing relationship, Wilson said yes, and added the woman lives in Nacogoches as well.

After a back-and-forth round, Wilson took an early lead making $1,800 on the "sitcom" category. At the end of the first round, Wilson led Campbell $5,200 to $4,800.

In the second round, Campbell would get the first daily double successfully knowing the Real is the currency in Brazil Despite losing $1,500 on his daily double, Wilson led $14,100 to $9,000.

For Final Jeopardy, the category was "Mythology". The clue was "banished from Athens, this inventor found trouble in Crete too, but escaped"

Wilson correctly guessed the question as "Daedalus." Campbell got it right but did not wager enough to catch Wilson and Shirley got it wrong. Wilson goes for a tenth win on Friday's taping at 11 a.m. on KTRE.

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