Charlottesville teacher Kevin Paquette couldn't topple the reigning "Jeopardy!" champion, Ryan Bilger, a student from Pennsylvania.
Paquette, a math teacher at Walker Upper Elementary, fell short of winning on Tuesday's episode. He held a commanding lead after the game show's first round thanks to a successful Daily Double but fell behind at the end of the second round. None of the three contestants correctly guessed the Final Jeopardy! question, which dealt with "ancient times."
Paquette ended with $7,189, and Bilger won with $10,399, bringing his four-day total to $107,049. Hannah Safford, an engineering doctoral student from Davis, California, placed second with $8,800. Paquette went home with $1,000 for his third-place finish.