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2013 “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament to Kick Off This Wednesday

One of the earliest-established tournaments on Jeopardy! will be making its return this Wednesday. Starting on January 30th and concluding on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the 28th iteration of the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament will show off some of the brightest teenagers in the United States. Every contestant qualified via the Online Test and passed an in-person audition. The tournament follows standard Jeopardy! procedure: Five quarterfinalists advance to the next round along with the four highest-scoring non-winners as Wild Card entrants. The winning semifinalists advance to a two-day “total point” finals situation. All contestants are guaranteed $5,000, with semifinalists receiving $10,000. Third place receives $15,000 (or their two-day final total, whichever is higher), second place receives $25,000 (or their two-day final total, whichever is higher) and the winner of the tournament takes home a minimum of $75,000. We have an alphabetical listing of this year’s participants. Take a look:


The 2013 Teen Tournament contestants with host Alex Trebek.

Tori Amos, 16, a sophomore at Northmont High School in Englewood, Ohio
Lila Anderson, 17, a junior at Providence Academy in Minnetonka, Minnesota
Barrett Block, 17, a senior at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky
Arjun Byju, 17, a senior at Pine View School in Sarasota, Florida
Leonard Cooper, 16, a senior at eStem High Public Charter School in Little Rock, Arkansas
William Crouch, 16, a sophomore at Northside High School in Warner Robins, Georgia
Kelton Ellis, 15, a junior at Central High School in Macon, Georgia
Emily Greenberg, 17, a senior at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut
Olivia Hummer, 17, a senior at Bishop Amat Memorial High School in Covina, California
Brittany Poppen, 16, a junior at Millennium High School in Goodyear, Arizona
Nilai Sarda, 13, a freshman at The Westminster Schools in Marietta, Georgia
Katie Stone, 17, a senior at Silva Health Magnet High School in El Paso, Texas
Irene Vazquez, 14, an eighth grader at St. John’s School in Houston, Texas
Joe Vertnik, 17, a senior at Mound Westonka High School in Mound, Minnesota
Jordan Villanueva, 17, a senior at Central A&M High School in Moweaqua, Illinois

A very interesting selection this year, with a fifth of a field coming from Georgia and a couple other states getting multiple representatives. The Teen Tournament often produces exciting matches and often, high scoring finishes. Tune in starting tomorrow for all the action.

Images courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

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5 responses to "2013 “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament to Kick Off This Wednesday"

  • Owen says:

    The top prize is still $75,000? I figured after last year’s Teen Tournament, they’d raise it, but I guess not. Maybe it’ll be $100,000 next year.

  • Chris says:

    I wonder…
    Why is it that all Jeopardy! tournaments these days are starting on a Tuesday or Wednesday instead of the usual Monday?

  • Karen in California says:

    With the Presidential Speech we will all miss the final. Sometimes they show it at 1 or 2AM the next morning. Nope, don’t see it. Anybody know?????

    • JSantaMonica says:

      Karen, I was just searching for the answer. The breaking news in California plus the President’s speech meant no Jeopardy on the West Coast, as far as I could tell. Bummer.

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