Montana News

Oct 14, 2009 9:55 AM

Butte native competes on Jeopardy!

A Butte woman got to fulfill one of her lifelong dreams Tuesday night when she appeared as a contestant on Jeopardy.

Abra Belke, says she's been watching Jeopardy since she was five-years-old, and felt she did okay, even though she lost out to four time champion Terry Linwood.

Belke admits she was petrified for the show's first two minutes when she didn't buzz in or answer any questions. But she gradually got over her stage fright, and said that figuring out the timing of when to buzz in was the most difficult part.

Belke won $2,000 for finishing second, enough she says to pay for her plane ticket and a new laptop computer. Belke, who was raised in Butte, now lives in Washington DC where she works as a legislative aide for Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg.

Another Montana resident will make an appearance on a popular game show on Wednesday morning on CBS. We've been told one of the consternates on the "The Price is Right" is from Molt.


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