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Meet Sam Buttrey, winner of the ‘Jeopardy’s Professors Tournament’


The Jeopardy Teachers Tournament concluded its season with competitor Sam Buttrey crowned the winner.

The show featured 15 professors and three of them won cash prizes. Sam took home the top prize of $ 100,000, while Professors Ed Hashima, who finished second, and Alisa Hove, third, took home $ 50,000 and $ 25,000 respectively.

Who is Sam Buttrey?

Sam is an associate professor of operations research at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

His LinkedIn reveals that he has held the position for 26 years. The academician also worked as a computer systems analyst at Cowen & Company.

Sam’s LinkedIn further reveals that he studied at prestigious universities such as Princeton and Berkeley.

The winner of the Jeopardy Teachers Tournament has no social media presence so far.

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What’s next for the winner of the Jeopardy Professors Tournament?

Sam, who was thrilled with his victory, said: “It was the best time and coming out in front of all these other great players is something I will remember forever.”

Praising the candidates, he also said, “The group was uniformly so smart, charming and warm, and there was a real sense of camaraderie from the start.”

As the winner of the Jeopardy Professors Tournament, Sam secured an automatic spot in Perilprestigious Tournament of Champions.

The winner will face Matt Amodio, Jonathan Fisher and current undefeated 13-game champion Amy Schneider.

Fans react to professor’s victory

Jeopardy fans were thrilled to see the California native win. Many also pointed out what the show’s contestant looks like Only the murders in the building star Steve Martin. Here are some notable reactions.

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