This Bloomington man competed in a national quiz show Wednesday

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A Twin Cities man competed in the long-running quiz show “Jeopardy!” Wednesday.

Christopher Stuckey of Bloomington appeared on Wednesday’s episode and earned 2nd place.

Stuckey said he spent at least two to four hours a day for almost four weeks studying for the show. He said he’s proud of his performance on the show and said it was exciting to go up against champion Matt Amodio.

“The best part of the day was that first break when I was ahead of Matt Amodio,” Stuckey said. “I knew it may not last, but for a brief second, I was in first place, so I made sure to savor that moment.”

Stuckey said previously he has been watching game shows since the 1970s and has seen Jeopardy since its inception with the original host, Art Flemming.

The self-described vinyl record collector has been auditioning and testing for the show since the 1990s, but did not receive a call back until 2021.

Jeopardy airs locally, only on WMBD at 4:30 p.m.

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