Who won Jeopardy! tonight, June 8?

Mayim Bialik (ABC/Casey Durkin)
Mayim Bialik (ABC/Casey Durkin) /

Wednesday night brought with it another brand new Jeopardy! episode. It also gave the returning champion another chance to defend their title.

Jeopardy! fans are still getting used to watching the show without Ryan Long. The previous champion’s 15-day streak was snapped by the current champion.

Who is the current Jeopardy! champion?

Eric Ahasic, a meteorologist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the current Jeopardy! champion. In two games entering Wednesday night, he’s banked $40,001.

His competition tonight included Tessa Matsuzaki, a graphic designer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Maggie Sharpe, a high school math teacher from Los Angeles, California.

Ahasic’s experience proved advantageous in the “Jeopardy!” round. He led with $6,600, followed by Matsuzaki with $3,800, and Sharpe with $800.

The champ ran away with the game in “Double Jeopardy!.” Going a perfect 13-for-13, Ahasic earned $30,600. Matsuzaki remained in second with $11,800 and Sharpe sat in third with $3,600.

Ahasic could coast in “Final Jeopardy!” tonight. He still answered correctly, adding $5,000 to his total on the way to remaining the Jeopardy! champion. He’s now won $75,601.

What was tonight’s Final Jeopardy! clue?

Two out of three players came up with the correct response tonight. Here’s the clue in the category “American History”:

A participant in this 1773 event recalled, “Some of our numbers jumped into the hold …I never labored harder in my life”

Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik (ABC/Casey Durkin) /

Answer: What is the Boston Tea Party?

Maggie Sharpe was the only player who couldn’t come up with the correct response. She guessed “What is the taking of the Amistad?” as her response.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight, June 8?

To recap, here’s how Jeopardy! finished on Wednesday, June 8, 2022:

1. Eric Ahasic: $35,600
2. Tessa Matsuzaki: $16,399
3. Maggie Sharpe: $1

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