A teacher originally from Salt Lake City, Utah...

Maria Wenglinsky

Hi Salt Lake, I'm Maria Wenglinsky. Tune in and see how this native Utahan does on Jeopardy!

2006 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $10,000.
Season 22 5-time champion: $122,300 + $2,000.

At the time of her Jeopardy! appearances, Maria was a resident of Brooklyn, New York, where she taught Latin and European history at St. Saviour High School in Park Slope.

In her fourth game, with a total of $111,700, Maria surpassed Kerry Breitenbach's 5-day total of $92,400 to become the top regular play female money winner.

This following listing described Maria's Ph.D. dissertation:
Wenglinsky, Maria Henderson. The Representation of the Divine in the Posthomerica of Quintus of Smyrna. Diss. Columbia University, New York, 2002. iii, 272 pp.

Maria's turn against IBM's Jeopardy!-playing computer Watson was featured in a video posted along with a New York Times Magazine article published June 14, 2010. Maria played against Watson and Season 23 5-time champion Mehrun Etebari. The final score shown in the video was Maria: $19,200; Watson: $3,200; Mehrun: $42,400.

Maria appeared in the following 6 archived games:
#4876, aired 2005-11-21 Maria Wenglinsky vs. Michael Cramer vs. Jeff Cuffee Maria Wenglinsky game 6. (Jon: Talk about elbow room! Only...
#4865, aired 2005-11-04 Maria Wenglinsky vs. Shelley Fellner-Rosenberg vs. Kari Russ Maria Wenglinsky game 5.
#4864, aired 2005-11-03 Maria Wenglinsky vs. Kingslea Bueltel vs. Jim Gilcreast Maria Wenglinsky game 4.
#4863, aired 2005-11-02 Maria Wenglinsky vs. David Braxton vs. Leslie Burns-Dell'Acqua Maria Wenglinsky game 3.
#4862, aired 2005-11-01 Maria Wenglinsky vs. Jeremy Evans vs. Philip Huang Maria Wenglinsky game 2. (Sarah: Puppets take center stage, next...
#4861, aired 2005-10-31 Joey Bland vs. Maria Wenglinsky vs. Steve Ostini Maria Wenglinsky game 1.
Maria would later appear on Jeopardy! as Maria Wenglinsky in the following 2 archived games:
#5003, aired 2006-05-17 Michael Falk vs. Jason Richards vs. Maria Wenglinsky 2006 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.
#4996, aired 2006-05-08 Doug Dorst vs. Kermin Fleming vs. Maria Wenglinsky 2006 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.

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