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A Minnesotan could be the next Jeopardy! National College Championship champion.

Two people with Minnesota ties are competing on the hit quiz show starting this week, a news release says.

Burnsville native Chance Persons, a sophomore at Creighton University, and University of Minnesota sophomore Emmey Harris, from Lincoln, Nebraska, are among the 36 contestants vying for the grand prize of $100,000 and the title of Jeopardy! National College Champion.

Persons is studying physics and chemistry. Harris is a history major, the release notes. 

Mayim Bialik will host the annual Jeopardy! National College Championship, which will begin airing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, on ABC, as well as streaming on Hulu. 

Nibir Sarma, an Eden Prairie native, competed in 2020 while he was at the U of M. He won $100,000 and was named the College Champion

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