Last year Seth Wilson won $265,002 on the game show Jeopardy. This year he made a return to the show on the tournament of champions. Mr. Wilson lost in the first round of the tournament but he is currently still number 5 when it comes to most wins in a row on the show.
From Chattanooga, TN, Seth Wilson currently teaches English and Theatre at SFA University. He always loved school and was an eager student while growing up, so teaching came naturally to him. He has considered himself a lifelong student. He grew up watching Jeopardy every night with his parents. The first question that he ever got right as child was about Kennedy Space Center. When questioned about the process of getting on Jeopardy, he said that you have to take an online test. It is given several times a year; consequently, it will be given next just this week. He took the online test 4 times before finally qualifying.
After taking the test, you must qualify by score to attend a test center and take yet another test in person. Once that has been successfully accomplished, you must audition in a mock game of Jeopardy. This is to see if your personality favorable for the TV setting. Finally, if you are successful in all of these prequalifying steps, you are put on a list to be called within the next 18 months. If you are selected, you are out-of-pocket the expense for air fare and housing accommodations while you are there. There is a shuttle provided to take you to the set which arrives early in the day.
Mr. Wilson said that the biggest surprise was that the set was smaller than what he imagined. A 30% tax is taken out of all winnings.