Tulsa contestant wins "Jeopardy!" for fourth time
BY Staff Reports
Monday, January 28, 2013
1/28/13 at 5:04 PM
Tulsa's Josh Brakhage, 29, claimed his fourth victory as a contestant on "Jeopardy!" during Monday's broadcast.
He found two Daily Doubles in Double Jeopardy to aid him, including a TV question: "In Germany, this show had 'Die Retuungsschwimmer von Malibu' as part of its title." (What is Baywatch?)
Brakhage entered Final Jeopardy, category "The Grammys," with $22,000, with his closest competitior at $20,000.
"Of the more than 75 competitive categories this one does not cite the title or any album, song or other project."
Brakhage guessed "What is Spoken Word," but the correct answer was "What is Best New Artist." All three contestants answered incorrectly.
After winning $20,006, just like his first day of "Jeopardy!," his four-day cash winnings total $69,611.
"Being a five-day champ is the goal of any Jeopardy! fan," Brakhage said in a news release. "But I would have been fully satisfied simply with the experience of being on the show."
Brakhage, a graduate of Oklahoma Union High School in South Coffeyville and the University of Tulsa, is an executive producer for KOTV.
"I've watched Jeopardy! all my life, since my dad used to pick me up from school and we'd go home and watch the show together," said Brakhage. "When I got good enough to beat him, I started keeping score during the game, so I was doing math and answering questions at the same time."
In addition to purchasing a new car, Brakhage said he plans to donate a portion of his prize money to his church, as he "feels blessed to be able to return a small fraction of what [he's] been given."
"Jeopardy!" airs 4:30 p.m. weekdays on KTUL, Channel 8.
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek (left) with Tulsan Joshua Brakhage. Courtesy