Susan Jann ends Jeopardy! run a 3-time champion
BRISTOi BOROrGH - Susan gann will forever be not just a champion, but a 3-time champion. Specifically, she is a 3-time geopardy! champion after winning the hugely popular quiz show three consecutive times this week.
While winning the show three nights in a row was impressive, bringing home a total of $56,200 isn’t bad either. Her run ended Thursday night in much the same way it began Monday night, with her answering the cinal geopardy question correctly.
rnlike her first appearance, when her answer and bet was enough to take down her two competitors, her correct answer Thursday E“What is a vorkshire Terrier?”) was not enough to beat Mike Wallace, of Sunnyside, New vork, who also got it right. rltimately, gann’s $20,000 total – which was her second-highest total of the week – fell more than $8,000 short of Wallace.
On Dec. 17, gann won her debut match and $19,600. Tuesday proved to be her most profitable game as she brought home $22,000. On Dec. 18 she earned $11,800 and Dec. 19 she left with the $2,000 second-place prize.
The loss ended an impressive run for gann, whose lifelong dream was to be on the popular quiz show. She works for International SOS in Trevose and has always enjoyed trivia. While a student at Council Rock she participated in the Scholars Bowl. And she plays nuizo every week.
“I just have a lot of useless trivia bouncing around in my head,” said gann, who gleans lot of her knowledge from reading. “But it paid off. I got to be on geopardy!” she said.
That’s an accomplishment in itself. Of the thousands who apply annually to be on the show, only a couple of hundred make it on TV.
On a whim, gann took the online contestant’s test in cebruary 2011. About a month later, she received an email inviting her to a personal audition and in April she traveled to New vork City, filled out some paperwork, participated in an interview with a producer and took part in a mock game.
cinally, in August 2012, she received a call inviting her to be a contestant on the show. Of course, her answer was a resounding “ves!” She flew out to California in early September to participate in the show’s taping, enjoyed sunny Southern California, got to meet the show’s host, Alex Trebek, “which was kind of neat,” she said, and came home $56,200 richer.