Leonard Cooper was the winner of this year's Teen Tournament on Jeopardy! and took home the $75,000 prize, but Cooper's answer to the question posed during the Final Jeopardy round surprised some viewers.
The final answer was "On June 6th, 1944, he said, "The eyes of the world are upon you.' "
The correct question was "Who is Dwight D. Eisenhower" but Cooper responsed with, "Who is 'Some guy in Normandy, but I just won $75,000!' "
Because Cooper bet $0, coupled with his winnings from the previous day, he was the top earner of the competition.
The winner of the Teen Tournament is person who has earned the most money at the end of two days of competing. However, no young person competing will walk away empty-handed. Going into the second day of competition Cooper was in third place, trailing then top scorer Nilai Sarda by $16,000.
Take a look at Cooper's highlights while on Jeopardy! and how he went on to win the $75,000 prize.
The popular television show created by the late talk show host and media magnate Merv Griffin, Jeopardy! features trivia of a wide range of topics-from history and the arts to geography and pop culture. The unique answer-and-question format, where contestants will receive clues in the form of answers and their responses must be phrased in the form of a question, has made Jeopardy! an iconic part of TV history.
In September 1984, Jeopardy! became a daily syndicated series with host Alex Trebek and Johnny Gilbert as the announcer. Since then the program has won a record number of awards including 30 Daytime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. Both TV Guide and GSN have ranked the series as the second greatest game show of all time.
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