January 16th, 2021

It was fun while it lasted for city ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant

By Sulz, Dave on April 24, 2020.


After winning in her debut on “Jeopardy!” on Wednesday Sharon Lawson of Lethbridge couldn’t keep up the momentum on Thursday, finishing third with $6,400 for a two-day total of $26,001.

Lawson won Wednesday against one-day winner Gary Patent from Los Angeles and Michael Torman from Paw Paw, Illinois.

The Lethbridge participant finished Wednesday’s match with total winnings of $19,601. She was leading going into Final Jeopardy, then clinched the victory with a correct answer in the category of “World Elections.”

Lawson’s opponents Thursday were Molly Bierman of San Francisco and eventual champion Tim Latham of Boston.

However, as host Alex Trebek lamented to Lawson after Thursday’s game, “it just wasn’t your day.”

Lawson was playing catch-up most of the night and had a chance to pull into the game with a Daily Double attempt in Double Jeopardy. She wagered $5,000 of her $6,000 on the question, but was incorrect.

Lawson’s final rally came up short despite being correct on her Final Jeopardy answer and with her $3,000 wager finished with $6,400.

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