Grand Forks native's 'Jeopardy!' run comes to an end
The three-day reign of Grand Forks native Gavin Borchert as a "Jeopardy!" champion came to an end in an episode that aired Monday.
Borchert racked up the correct answers in the latest episode of the long-running quiz show and went into the final round in second place with $18,200. He correctly answered that a jellyfish is the most venomous marine creature, adding $17,500 to his total. But it wasn't enough to hold off newcomer Deborah Elliott, a Cleveland educator who also gave the right answer and edged out Borchert by $1,100.
Though he has been ousted by a new champion, Borchert came into Monday's episode with a $50,200 total over three days and added $2,000 as a second-place constestent Monday.
According an online recap, Borchert had 63 correct answers and 10 incorrect answers over his three-day winning streak.
A writer and editor in Seattle and a Red River High School graduate, Borchert appeared in his first episode July 12.