July 14, 2023

Remember, the Titan Throwdown as part of your Boot Camp Registration, but you can let others know to buy audience tickets to see the show and help !

Titans of Trivia Buttrey, Roach, & Kavanaugh at the Game Show Boot Camp

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Sam Buttrey, Mattea Roach, and Sam Kananaugh join legends James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter, Matt Amodio, Amy Schneider, and Jason Zuffranieri for the Titan Throwdown at the Game Show Boot Camp.
?Sam Buttrey, an associate professor of operations research from Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California won the Jeopardy! 2021 Professors tournament, was bronze medalist in the  2022 Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, and also played in the 2023! Jeopardy Masters tournament. A fan favorite with the trademark “Bring It” for the final clue on a board also says "To me, the joy of trivia is not in memorizing unrelated facts; it's in deducing connections among things. This is particularly true in Jeopardy, where so many clues require that you find a way to the answer, rather than just ask for the answer directly. Follow those connections and you'll be both intellectually satisfied and good at Jeopardy!" 
Mattea Roach, a writer and podcaster from Toronto, Ontario, Canada,.was runner-up in the 2023 Jeopardy! Masters tournament after having a 23-game winning streak on Jeopardy! in 2022 and appearing in the Tournament of Champions. They note “So much of what it takes to succeed on a show like Jeopardy goes beyond knowledge - it’s about getting in the right headspace to deal with the unexpected, both good and bad. There’s no better way to prepare for your turn on the stage than hearing directly from people who’ve done it before.”

Sam Kavanaugh, a teacher from Minneapolis, Minnesota won the 2021 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, at a time fraught with the vestiges of a pandemic.  He credits his success at that time to his ability to not be overwhelmed in an overwhelming environment, and to his lucky pair of socks.  "It's well-documented how great the Titans are on the Jeopardy stage. What this event may show is how our diverse skills match up under different circumstances and a different format. As a competitor I am quite excited to play. However, as a fan of these other Titans, I am even more excited to see what they can bring to the competition."

Sam B. (a.k.a. “Old Sam”), Mattea, and Sam K. (a.k.a. “Young Sam”), will join James, Brad, Jason, Amy, and Matt in activities with boot campers, including seminars, games, and panel Q&As, and will be featured in the Saturday night TITAN THROWDOWN, where the victorious camper from the training tournament will match wits with the experts in a game show-style contest.