Queen's medical student competes on Jeopardy!

Queen's medical student competes on Jeopardy!

December 17, 2013


Matthew Church with Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.

By Rosie Hales, Communications Officer

After an online quiz and an in-person interview Matthew Church, a second year medical student at Queen’s, was selected from 250,000 people to compete on Jeopardy! 

Nearly a year after he applied, he won $24,000 on the show that aired on Monday December 16, and won again on the Tuesday episode the following night with $5,000.

Hailing from Prince George, British Columbia, Mr. Church travelled to California for the taping of the episode in October and then watched the episode with 50 of his classmates from Queen’s before traveling home.

“It’s a thrill of a lifetime,” said Mr. Church in an interview with Globalnews.ca. “I never thought I would get on the real show.”

Mr. Church was so far ahead of his other contestants that he managed to win the Final Jeopardy round on Monday night without betting any money.

In the same interview Mr. Church said he would use his prize money to help pay off his student loans and perhaps make a donation to Wikipedia.

Keep following Jeopardy! this week to see Mr. Church defend his title.