Carlton's Jeopardy champ takes one more crack at it


April 5, 2024

Tom Urbanski

The Medich family has pledged $1 million toward a new chalet at Cloquet's Pine Valley Recreation Area.

Members of the Kavanaugh village gathered at the Streetcar last week to watch Carlton's own Jeopardy champion, Sam Kavanaugh, in another tournament. The hometown hero didn't disappoint, keeping fans guessing to the very end of the high-stakes trivia show.

It wasn't that Sam answered the final question correctly: no one did. Rather, he wagered less than Monica Thieu did, who was beating him by $3,800. The end result saw her score drop to $7,599 while Kavanaugh's dropped to $7,600. A dollar's difference.

The room erupted into applause and cheers as the 2009 Carlton grad defeated the two other fo...

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