Baltimore's Dr. Justin Sausville is picking up right where he left off at the end of last season's "Jeopardy."
The 30-year-old medical doctor from Baltimore extended his streak of victories to five days this week and $117,201 dollars by winning the match that aired Wednesday night.
The Sun profiled Sausville during the summer after matches being shown this week were taped, but had not yet aired.
Here's the release from the game show's producers:
Justin Sausville, a 30-year-old urologist from Baltimore, Md., continues his winning streak – earning a five-day total of $117,201 on “Jeopardy!” Sausville returned to the “Jeopardy!” stage this week after winning the final two games last season.
Sausville admits he was initially nervous about playing “Jeopardy!” on national television. “In my first few games, I felt nervous to the point of nausea,” he said. “In today’s game, though, I was a little more relaxed and had fun.”
Sausville held a strong lead going into today’s “Final Jeopardy!” round. “My strategy for every game was to have the most money going into ‘Final Jeopardy!,’” he said. “It gives you more options. I took more guesses and wagered more aggressively just to have that lead.”
Sausville is excited about tomorrow’s match. “All my competitors have been very interesting and have played really hard.” He added, “If I keep up this winning streak, I might even earn enough money to qualify for this year’s Tournament of Champions…. Now that would be a dream come true!”
“Jeopardy!,” the winner of 29 Emmy awards since its debut in 1984, was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a TV Game Show. The series is the #1-rated quiz show in syndication with nearly 9 million daily viewers. “Jeopardy!” is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International.
Here's a link to video showing Dr. Sausville's moment of victory on the match that aired Wednesday.