Coal Valley software developer Divya Badri appeared on “Jeopardy!” Monday night, attempting to win the title and knock off Ryan Long, a rideshare driver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Badri and Long were joined by Nick Dee, a photographer from Los Angeles, California.

The match started off raging and rocking, as Long showed his days of experience at the buzzer in the “Jeopardy!” round. He finished the first part of the show in the lead with $8,600, followed by Nick Dee with $4,000 and Divya Bardi with $400.

Coal Valley Woman Divya Badri Appears On 'Jeopardy!' Last Night

However, the squares turned in the next round, “Double Jeopardy!” and things tightened up. Long remained in first with $16,200. Dee wasn’t too far behind at $14,600, while Bardi remained in third with $4,000.

Then came the Final Jeopardy question: The U.S.A.’s smallest National Park is a 91-acre site on the Mississippi River, home to this 630-foot landmark

I would’ve said Ross’ Magic Mountain, but nobody asked me. (Do they have lifelines in Jeopardy? Can’t remember. Haven’t watched it in a while.)

At any rate, the answer was Gateway Arch.

Both Long and Dee answered “Final Jeopardy!” correctly. A strong wager by Long gave him the victory and a two-day total of $43,000.

Long’s $8,000 wager was enough to give him the win over Nick Dee, who wagered $6,599 on the clue. Meanwhile, Divya Badri didn’t manage to come up with a response. Divya, you should’ve at least called me and written down the Magic Mountain. Then, while you might not have won, you could’ve potentially scored yourself a lucrative endorsement deal with Ross’.

Speaking of, Ross’, you can email any offers to me at

Coal Valley Woman Divya Badri Appears On 'Jeopardy!' Last Night
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.
Coal Valley Woman Divya Badri Appears On 'Jeopardy!' Last Night

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