Final Jeopardy 6/16/23 (American Geography) & Who Won Friday June 16 2023

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Today’s Final Jeopardy 6/16/2023 (American Geography) – Friday, June 16 2023

Native Americans called it Okwa-ta, or “wide water”; Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville would rename it for a countryman

Today’s Final Jeopardy Answer – Friday, June 16 2023

The Final Jeopardy Answer is: Lake Pontchartrain

Final Jeopardy Explanation – Friday, June 16 2023

Lake Pontchartrain, located in southeastern Louisiana, is a broad estuary named “Okwa-ta” by the region’s Native American tribes, which translates to “wide water.” This name was later replaced by French explorer Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville, who named the lake after Louis Phélypeaux, the Comte de Pontchartrain and France’s Minister of Marine during d’Iberville’s exploration of the area.

With a spread of 630 square miles, Lake Pontchartrain is one of the largest inland bodies of water in the United States. The lake also houses the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, recognized by the Guinness World Records as the longest continuous bridge over water. The causeway consists of two parallel spans that reach a total length of approximately 24 miles.

Today’s Jeopardy! Contestants – Friday, June 16 2023

wk40 0612 0616 goldlust homeSuzanne Goldlust is a Marketing Manager from Reston, Virginia.

1 Day Winnings of $18,700

wk40 0612 0616 goldstein homeBen Goldstein is a Content Marketing Strategist from Dexter, Michigan.
wk40 0612 0616 rapheal homeErica Rapheal is a Epidemiologist from Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Contestant Image Credit: Jeopardy Website

Today’s Results & Who Won Jeopardy! Tonight – Friday, June 16 2023

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Ben Goldstein: Winner of Jeopardy! Friday, June 16 2023

Ben Goldstein was the champion today, triumphing after a Final Jeopardy triple stumper. Erica Raphael led into Final Jeopardy with $11,000, with Ben Goldstein behind on $8,600 and defending champion Suzanne Goldlust on $3,000, but Ben wagered low enough to secure the victory, with a winning score of $6,198. He returns Monday to defend his crown!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Suzanne Goldlust
Marketing Manager
Reston, Virginia
1 Day Winnings of $18,700

Final Score: $3,000
Round 2 Score: $3,000
Round 1 Score: $1,400
Ben Goldstein
Content Marketing Strategist
Dexter, Michigan

Winning Score: $6,198
Round 2 Score: $8,600
Round 1 Score: $3,800
Erica Rapheal
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Final Score: $4,799
Round 2 Score: $11,000
Round 1 Score: $2,000

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