Tulsa "Jeopardy!" contestant wins Friday broadcast
BY Staff Reports
Friday, January 25, 2013
1/25/13 at 5:08 PM
Tulsan Joshua Brakhage led after the first and second rounds of Friday's broadcast of "Jeopardy!" but met a Final Jeopardy challenge.
Brakhage, a graduate of Oklahoma Union High School in South Coffeyville and the University of Tulsa, got a Daily Double in both rounds.
Brakhage expanded his lead in the game after answering the first Daily Double question correctly: "Because it supports the head, the topmost vertebra is called this, also the name of a mythical giant." (What is Atlas?)
However, he incorrectly answered a second round Daily Double question: "The completion of the Dupont Highway in 1924 was a catalyst in this capital's growth." (What is Dover?)
Final Jeopardy's "Musical Theater" category question was: "Before this show hit Broadway in 1964, one of its working titles was 'The Luckiest People.'"
Brakhage incorrectly answered "What is The Rose?" dropping him from $14,600 to $9,599. The correct answer was "What is 'Funny Girl'?"
However, all three contestants guessed incorrectly, giving Brakhage his third-consecutive win. His three-day winnings total $49,605.
"Jeopardy!" airs 4:30 p.m. weekdays on KTUL, Channel 8.
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek (left) with Tulsan Joshua Brakhage. Courtesy