SFA teacher takes win No. 12 on Jeopardy!

Source: Jeopardy!
Source: Jeopardy!

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - An SFA teacher has made it an even dozen, winning for the 12th time on Jeopardy! and adding $20,000 to his total of $265,002.

Seth Wilson took on Joe Schneider of New Jersey and Ben Wynns of New York City.

After the first round, Wilson led Wynns by $8,600 to $4,800.

After the Double Jeopardy round, Wilson led Wynns by $19,400 to $6,400, clinching the win for him before the Final Jeopardy round.

For Final Jeopardy, the category was "In the Novel" and the clue was "The first scene in this book: 'With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene." Wilson correctly guessed "Fahrenheit 451."

On Wednesday, Wilson explained his strategy for locking in his final wager.

"If I had it locked, I would never bet enough that I might lose," Wilson said. "I'd usually try to get to a round number. So today, I think I bet $600 to get it up to $20,000. That was usually my strategy."

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