Cedarville grad Emmett Robinson will be on an upcoming episode of "Jeopardy."

Local grad will compete on ‘Jeopardy!’

A local grad will get up close and personal with legendary game show host Alex Trebek.

Emmett Robinson, a 2007 Cedarville University graduate, will appear on “Jeopardy!” on Wednesday, April 19.

The show airs weekdays in the Dayton area at 7:30 p.m. on WDTN channel 2. 

Robinson, also a Harvard Law School graduate, told Cedarville that being on Jeopardy made him both excited and nervous.

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“The hardest part of being on the show was using the buzzer,” Robinson said as part of a press release from the university. “Hitting it at the right time is much harder than you would think.”

Now a business attorney in Cleveland, Robinson lives in 


He first took the online test to be on “Jeopardy!” while a student at Cedarville. 

He repeatedly took the test until being invited to audition in October of 2015. 

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He was selected for the show in December and traveled to Culver City, California to tape the show the following January. Several family members watched him in the studio audience. 

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Robinson told the Mansfield News Journal that his girlfriend helped him study and attorney friends  quizzed him.

"They were excited for me, some were jealous," he told the newspaper.

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