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IU senior Tyler Combs advances to ‘Jeopardy!’ 2020 College Championship finals



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Senior Tyler Combs poses with "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek. Combs is a finalist in the "Jeopardy!" college championship. Courtesy Photo

IU senior Tyler Combs won $32,800 in the first semifinal round of the "Jeopardy!" 2020 College Championship on Monday and will advance to the final rounds Thursday and Friday. 

Combs will compete against the winners of the two semifinal rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday. The three finalists will start with $0 for each day of the final round, and the scores accumulated from both days will determine the winner. 

Combs competed against University of Florida sophomore Kayla Kalhor and Northwestern University freshman Beni Keown in the semifinal round.

Before Final Jeopardy!, Combs had $16,400. The clue for the round was: “This word for a concept in Eastern religions comes from Latin roots for ‘made in flesh’ and ‘again.’” 

Combs, who wagered all of his money on the question, correctly answered: “What is reincarnation?!”

Combs and Kalhor answered correctly, boosting them to first and second place. Keown, leading most of the show, ended in third place. 

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