Joon Pahk on Jeopardy

Joon Pahk on Jeopardy

If you’ve watched America’s Favorite Quiz Show “Jeopardy” the past week, you would know that Joon Pahk has been on fire on the syndicated game show. His streak began October 3, 2011 and has been on reigning champ ever since. The 32-year-old is a college physics teacher at Harvard University and has created crossword puzzles for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other publications. With in a week of wins, he’s racked up over $150,000.

During the his chats with host Alex Trabek, we’ve learned that Joon Pahk has some interesting skills that prepped him for his time on Jeopardy including:

doing about 40 crossword puzzles a week
managing a baseball fantasy league of playwrights
played bridge when he was younger including reppin the US in international competition
has no car, but bikes a lot
he runs a daily quiz to guess the word he’s thinking of. (you can play here)
quit his summer job in college to play Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time full time

With his winnings, he plans to take his family to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Best of luck to Joon Pahk. Don’t forget to put your answer in the form of a question.

Joon Pahk on Jeopardy

3 thoughts on “Joon Pahk on Jeopardy

  1. Corky

    We must have missed Jeopardy yesterday: what happened to Joon? Thursday, October 13 and no sign of Joon. Can’t find a replay of the last show.

  2. admin Post author

    the video on this page shows the all of Joon’s appearances. He was bumped off the show, but will return for the tournament of champions.

  3. David Bray

    Before the reveal on final Jeopary, Alex said that Joohn will be leaving us. He was only $4k behind at the time. His answer was correct but Katie had more cash and bet more and was the new champion. Why did Alex say Joon was leaving the show before he lost? My understanding is they get to play as long as they win (i.e. KenJenning 73 games).

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