Carlton grad wins it all

Sam Kavanaugh is champion of Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions


May 28, 2021

Sam Kavanaugh wins the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions and $250,000.

Carlton native Sam Kavanaugh bested Jennifer Quail and Veronica Vichit-Vadakan on Friday to become the winner of the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. Kavanaugh won the $250,000 grand prize; Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Mich., claimed $100,000 for her second-place finish, while Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a reference and instruction librarian from Portland, Ore., placed third to earn $50,000.

The 10-day tournament was hosted by JEOPARDY! All-Star Buzzy Cohen.

The Pine Knot News has been following Kavanaugh all the way through. Go to our web site,, for stories leading up to the final and read all about his big win in the next edition.

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