Matt Jackson

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Matt Jackson
Noted Subjects:
Classics, Mythology, Philosophy, general, science-fu, Mixed_Pure_Academic
Current Collegiate Team none
Past Collegiate Teams Yale (2010-2014)
High School Team Georgetown Day (2007-2010)
Middle School Team None

Matt Jackson is a former quizbowl player for Yale and Georgetown Day School, widely regarded as one of the greatest quizbowl players, writers, and editors of all time.

During his senior year at Georgetown Day High School in DC, he was the top scorer at all ten regular-season tournaments he played, as well as the 2010 NSC, and took the 2nd place All-Star spot at the 2010 HSNCT.

In college, first under the tutelage of John Lawrence and then as captain, Matt helped lead teams to win the 2011 DII ICT, 2011 ACF Nationals, 2012 ACF Nationals, and 2013 ICT, to 2nd-place finishes at 2013 ACF Nationals, the 2014 ICT, and 2014 ACF Nationals, and to a 3rd place finish at the 2012 ICT -- with numerous key matches against UVA's Matt Bollinger along the way. After graduating, Matt was the lead scorer on the winning team at the 2015 Chicago Open, and the 2nd-place individual scorer at that tournament overall.

Matt was also a prolific and acclaimed editor, head-editing Yale's BHSAT from 2011 to 2014, in which capacity he greatly improved the tournament's quality standards and established regional sites nationwide; head-editing the well-received 2015 ACF Regionals; and being the most significant editorial force for the renowned 2011 MAGNI and 2016 Chicago Open sets.

Jackson is a member of ACF. From 2012 through 2016, he was a member of PACE, and served as that organization's President for the 2014-15 competition year.

Jeopardy!

Jackson competed on the televised game show Jeopardy!, appearing in 14 games, winning 13 of them (25 September 2015 - 14 October 2015). His winning streak and cash winnings ($413,612) were each the fourth-highest of all time.. Jackson then appeared on the Tournament of Champions, where he earned an additional $100,000 as first runner-up to Alex Jacob.

NSC Leading Scorer
Preceded by
Year
Succeeded by
Daichi Ueda
2010
Kevin Malis