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Ohio Wesleyan Graduate Continues on Jeopardy Tournament


April 14, 2005

[ Matt Zielenski on Jeopardy ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Matt Zielenski, a 2000 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, has advanced to the second-round of Jeopardy!'s "Ultimate Tournament of Champions."
 
Zielenski's second-round show will air on April 25. He is one of 45-past winners to advance to the second round of the tournament. The five-round tournament will culminate with the top two performers from the "Ultimate Tournament of Champions" squaring off against Ken Jennings in a three-day total point challenge.
 
Zielenski won $47,300 during two runs on the show in 1995. He won the 1995 "Teen Tournament of Champions" amassing $42,300 in winnings, which at the time was the highest amount in a two-day tournament. He also won $5,000 as a contestant on the show's "Tournament of Champions." He is guaranteed to earn $10,000 for his participation in the "Ultimate Tournament of Champions."
 
Zielenski, now living in Cleveland, graduated from Ohio Wesleyan with a double major in history and fine arts and was active in community service.
 
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