Who won Jeopardy! tonight, February 25, 2022?

"Jeopardy!" set (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
"Jeopardy!" set (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images) /

Another week of Jeopardy! came to a close on Friday night. Defending champion Christine Whelchel tried to make it three wins in a row.

Whelchel has taken an interesting path to become a repeat Jeopardy! winner. First, she had to win a tiebreaker to dethrone the previous champ. Then, she managed to win a second game despite failing to get “Final Jeopardy” correct. Whelchel entered Friday’s game with cash winnings totaling $44,600.

On Friday night, the piano teacher and church organist from Spring Hill, Tennessee took on two more challenges. She faced off against Max Fronek, a creative director from West Hollywood, California, and Theresa Donohoe, an inventory planning analyst from Waltham, Massachusetts.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight?

After the “Jeopardy!” round, Whelchel trailed Fronek. The Californian totaled $3,400 while the defending champ had $3,100. Donohoe finished the first round with $600.

Fronek extended his lead in “Double Jeopardy!” while the standings remained the same. He finished with $15,000. In second was Whelchel with $11,500 followed by Donohoe with $7,400.

However, things turned out much differently in “Final Jeopardy.” Fronek answered incorrectly while Whelchel got it right. Her $3,501 wager gave her the victory and a three-day total of $59,601.

What was tonight’s “Final Jeopardy!” question?

Tonight’s “Final Jeopardy!” category was “Awards.” Here’s your clue:

These awards have a retro version & winners include the novel “The Sword in the Stone” & “The War of the Worlds” radio broadcast

“Jeopardy!” set (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images) /

Answer: The Hugo Awards

Both Whelchel and Donohoe answered correctly. Unfortunately, Fronek incorrectly guessed “What are the Webbys?,” losing his chance to dethrone Whelchel.

Who won Jeopardy! on February 25, 2022?

Here are the final results of tonight’s episode:

1. Christine Whelchel: $15,001
2. Theresa Donohoe: $14,799
3. Max Fronek: $6,999

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