Tulsan Joshua Brakhage tops $100K on 'Jeopardy' with fifth win
BY Staff Reports
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
1/30/13 at 3:41 AM
Tulsa's Joshua Brakhage, 29, won for the fifth time in a row as a contestant on "Jeopardy!" during Tuesday's broadcast.
He answered two Daily Doubles correctly during the game: "In 1948, Ilona Elek retained her Olympic fencing title - pretty impressive as the previous title was in this year" (What is 1936?) and "For his 'outstanding contributions to global economic stability,' he was honored in 2002" (Who is Alan Greenspan?)
However, he trailed by $4,000 in Final Jeopardy, with the category "Meteorological Terms."
"In the 1940s an anemometer aided Antarctic experiments that first determined this measurement heard in weather reports."
As the only contestant to answer correctly (What is wind chill?), Brakhage added $33,594 to his previous winnings for a grand total of $103,205.
Brakhage, a graduate of Oklahoma Union High School in South Coffeyville and the University of Tulsa, is an executive producer for KOTV. He will return to "Jeopardy!" following the broadcast of the show's Teen Tournament.
"Jeopardy!" airs 4:30 p.m. weekdays on KTUL, channel 8.
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"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is shown with Tulsan Joshua Brakhage, an executive producer at KOTV. Brakhage won for the fifth time in a row during Tuesday's show. Courtesy