Justin Vossler told himself that if he was going to be beaten on “Jeopardy!” he would want to lose to a historian or a fellow teacher.
That’s exactly what happened on the episode that aired Thursday.
Shadi Peterman, a history teacher from St. Louis, defeated Vossler, a history teacher at Moravia High School, to end his five-game “Jeopardy!” winning streak.
“I guess you’ve got to be careful what you wish for,” he said Friday.
Vossler, 28, earned $112,000 in six games — $110,000 for his five wins and $2,000 for his runner-up finish. He is also eligible for the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions.
In a 10-minute phone conversation with The Citizen, Vossler shared his experience from playing six games of “Jeopardy!” and the challenges of maintaining a long winning streak. He also discussed how he plans to spend the money he won on the popular game show.