5-Day Jeopardy Winner is a High School Teacher from Upstate NY
An Upstate New York resident and SUNY Cortland and Geneseo graduate is currently at a 5-day $110,000 total on the highly popular TV game show 'Jeopardy!'
Justin Vossler wearing his weekly Wednesday pink clothing brought his total to over $100,000 on Jeopardy last night. The Homer, NY High School teacher explained to Alex Trebek that every Wednesday he has to wear pink. If he doesn't he will get yelled at by students, sharing an anecdote on last evenings episode of how his tradition began.
Vossler spoke to WIBX about how he came to the beginning of his 'Jeopardy!' journey. Vossler says, "I was inspired to try for the online test by my grandmother, who unfortunately passed away a couple years ago so never got to see it. I went into the online test, and then the in-person interview in NYC, and then the show itself with an attitude of 'whatever happens, happens.' In pretty glad this is what happened."
We asked Vossler how it feels to be on such a run. He says, "Winning 5 games and $110k is incredible. I knew how intelligent the competition would be, so I told myself it would be foolish to expect a win; just making it is incredible. With each win it gets more unbelievable. There have been plenty of games where I've been watching trying to figure out how on earth I won that game, even though I already knew the outcome."
Homer, NY is in Cortland County which is a neighboring county of Oneida County in New York State. Vossler teaches High School History and he will be back at it again Thursday competing against another High School History teacher from St. Louis and a Social Worker from Albuquerque. You can watch Vossler and cheer him on Thursday night on WKTV at 7:30 p.m. He needs all the support he can and so far he's received a lot of it. Vossler says, "It has been a great ride, and people from all over the country have been contacting me to wish me well."