UMass Amherst professor wins on Jeopardy!

Bartolomeo took home $14,000 on Thursday

Joseph Bartolomeo, UMass Amherst English Professor. (Image Courtesy: UMass Amherst)

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – “Joseph Bartolomeo, the new Jeopardy! champion.” It was a big night for the UMass Amherst professor!

Bartolomeo won Thursday night’s round on Jeopardy!, beating his closest competitor by $400. The “Final Jeopardy!” category was “Men of Science” and the answer was Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.

The professor answered the question wrong, but he bet and lost only $200, so he won and took home $14,000. He’ll be in the leader’s position when he returns to the trivia game show on Friday in the championship position.

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