Grad Student Beats Mark Set by ‘Jeopardy!’ King Ken Jennings

Sep 16, 2010  •  Post A Comment

All things come to an end, including one of Ken Jennings’ "Jeopardy!" records–his mark as the top single-day winner ever with $75,000.

A graduate student from the University of Delaware has topped that mark, reports TV Guide.

Roger Craig, a 33-year-old student, appeared on the show Tuesday and collected $77,000 by wagering $30,000 on Final Jeopardy.

In the category "Literary and Movie Title Objects," Craig’s clue read, "The inspiration for this title object in a novel and a 1957 movie actually spanned the Mae Khlung River." His answer-in-the-form-of-a-question–the correct one–was: "What is ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai.’"

Jennings’ overall “Jeopardy!” total of $3.02 million in winnings, earned by competing in 74 games, remains unchallenged.


  1. Such an easy question (I mean, answer)!

  2. Come Tuesday the 21st, his reign will be over, defeated by a sports clue and a sports writer.

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