Ardsley's David Schuman wins 'Jeopardy!' appearance
Some shrewd wagering on the final question brought Ardsley's David Schuman home a winner on an episode of "Jeopardy!" that aired Tuesday night.
Playing against defending champion Erin Zwiener of Abiqulu, N.M., and Sophie Hill of Coronado, Calif., Schuman, 21, an Ardsley High grad now attending Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., entered "Final Jeopardy" on the iconic quiz show in second place, with $6,300, placing him $1,800 behind the leader. The "Final Jeopardy" answer was, "This term for a final resting place got its name because clay was dug up there for craftsmen."
Schuman's question, "what is a tomb?" was incorrect, but so were the other contestants' questions. (The correct question was "What is 'Potter's Field'?") And Schuman's wager of $2,000 was only half that of the leader's, leaving him with an advantage of $4,300 to $4,100.
The show was recorded in July. Schuman will defend his title in a show to air Wednesday night at 7 on ABC.