Linfield professor Chuck Dunn wins Jeopardy

Jeopardy tests contestants general knowledge

Chuck Dunn and Alex Trebek. (via Chuck Dunn Facebook)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Linfield professor won his first night as a contestant on the award-winning game show, Jeopardy, on November 4.

Chuck Dunn has been a math professor at Linfield for 14 years and a longtime fan of Jeopardy.

Dunn won $22,400 on Friday and will return for a second round on Monday.

Contestants start by taking an online test, which is offered once a year. If they do well, people are invited to audition in person. Those who perform well in that stage of testing and interviewing are asked back to be on the show.

“I figured I’d just keep trying until I made it on,” Dunn said.

According to the Linfield newsletter, Dunn found out in July and filmed his appearance in August.

Trivia fans can find out how well Dunn knows his stuff on Monday, November 7 at 7 p.m. on ABC.