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Pittsburgh health care analyst takes 2nd place in ‘Jeopardy!’ episode, showdown not over yet

Natasha Lindstrom
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek stands with Connellsville native and Carnegie Mellon University graduate Lindsey Shultz, a physician and health care analyst in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh-based contestant Lindsey Shultz hasn’t been knocked out of the showdown for this year’s “Jeopardy!” superstar yet.

Shultz, a Connellsville native who works as a physician and health care analyst, clinched second place in Wednesday night’s episode, which marked Day 3 of the popular game show’s “Tournament of Champions!”

She competed against Alan Dunn, a software development manager from Georgia, and record-setting contestant James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas.

Holzhauer has earned almost $2.5 million in his 33 appearances on the show, making him the third-highest winning “Jeopardy!” contestant.

Shultz is a four-time winner on the show, for a total earnings of $101,002, ranking her in the top 10 this year.

She attended Connellsville Area High School and Carnegie Mellon University before earning a medical degree from Cornell University and studying public health at Columbia University.

On Wednesday, Shultz finished the game show with $14,000 on her board, after 13 correct answers and no incorrect answers. Holzhauer, the day’s winner, logged $30,635, with 33 correct answers and 1 incorrect answer, The Jeopardy Fan blog reports.

Players do not keep the money accumulated in the tournament’s initial qualifying rounds.

If Shultz’s points outscore the other runner-ups, she could be eligible for a wild card spot in later rounds.

The 10-day tournament began airing Monday. The shows were pre-taped at the “Jeopardy!” studios in Culver City, Calif.

The tournament semifinals air next week, with the two-day finals scheduled for Nov. 14 and Nov. 15.

The winner will claim the $250,000 grand prize. The second-place finisher earns $100,000 and third place gets $50,000.

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Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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