Who gained Jeopardy! tonight? September 23, 2022, Friday


Michael Menkhus returned to Jeopardy! Season 39, which aired a brand new episode on Friday, September 23, 2022.

Michael is a knowledge analyst from Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, who defeated one-day winner Martha Tub within the September 22 episode. Though she misplaced her second recreation on the present, she took dwelling $56,900, the quantity Martha earned in two days.

Returning champion Michael’s whole earnings from his first recreation have been $31,201. After profitable the earlier episode’s recreation, he performed as soon as once more towards new gamers to defend his win. Within the newest episode, the brand new contenders have been Jenny Dally, a curatorial assistant from San Francisco, California, and Navid Mehrjou, an legal professional from Elmhurst, New York.

At this time’s Jeopardy! winner, Michael Menkhus


Michael returned to the September 23 episode to play his second recreation on the present. Thankfully, he managed to take care of his profitable streak this time as properly.

Within the newest episode, the classes for the primary spherical included “Going House, Take Me To The Pilot, New Harlequin Romances In 2022, Slicing Again On The Model, So Gallantly Streaming, Tiny 3-Letter Phrases.”

It was a really shut match as all three gamers scores didn’t have large margins from one another. Jenny Dally took the lead in spherical one as she gave 12 right and two incorrect solutions, banking $4,600. Navid Mehrjou delivered 13 right solutions, however just a few incorrect responses stored his whole to $4,200. One-day winner Michael, alternatively, landed in third place with 15 right and three incorrect solutions, which gave him a rating of $3,600.

The second spherical’s classes have been “American Historical past, Bible Research, It’S Solely ‘A’ Nation, Infrastructure, Track Snippets, Yiddishisms.”

Michael was ruling the Double Jeopardy spherical. He delivered the very best variety of right solutions and banked $11,400. Navid managed to double up her quantity and rating $8,600, whereas Jenny’s whole didn’t seen any adjustments because it was nonetheless $4,600.

Within the Ultimate Jeopardy spherical, Michael and Navid gave the best solutions, whereas Jenny failed to take action. The latter tried her greatest to earn huge by wagering an quantity near her whole earnings, however she misplaced the guess. Navid did the identical, however luckily he gained the guess. Nonetheless, his whole didn’t surpass Michael’s general earnings as that they had a $101 distinction.

Therefore, Michael Menkhus gained Jeopardy! right this moment.

Michael Menkhus: Tonight's winner (Image via Jeopardy)
Michael Menkhus: Tonight’s winner (Picture by way of Jeopardy)

Ultimate Jeopardy! outcomes right this moment

Within the September 23 episode, the class was “Literary Characters,” and the ultimate query, aka a clue, learn:

“In a later a part of the epic named for him, this character turns into king after his cousin Heardred dies in battle.”

The right reply to the ultimate clue was “Beowulf.”


Navid and Michael accurately answered to the ultimate query, whereas Jenny wrote “Gilgamesh.” Check out the ultimate outcomes of Friday’s episode:

Michael Menkhus: $11,400 + $5,801 = $17,201 (Who’s BeowBeowulf?) (2-day whole: $48,402)

Navid Mehrjou: $8,600 + $8,500 = $17,100 (Who’s Beowulf?)

Jenny Dally: $4,600 – $4,001 = $599 (Who’s Gilgamesh?)

With right this moment’s win, Michael grew to become a two-day champion with whole earnings of $48,402. Previous to him, the 2 contestants who managed to take care of their profitable streaks for greater than two days have been — Luigi de Guzman (five-day champion) and Emmett Stanton (three-day champion). Luigi even certified for the Event of Champions 2023.

In the meantime, right this moment’s winner Michael will return within the subsequent episode to defend his win towards two new contestants. Jeopardy! will air a brand new episode on Monday, September 26, 2022.


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