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West Allis native Michael Falk to appear on "Jeopardy's Battle of the Decades"

WEST ALLIS, WI (WTAQ) - A former "Jeopardy" champion from Wisconsin will compete in a tournament that features the top players from the 30 years that Alex Trebek has been the host.  

Viewers chose Michael Falk of West Allis to be among 45 players in "Jeopardy's Battle of the Decades."

Fifteen players from each of the current show's three decades will starting squaring off later this month. The contest will be televised this spring.  

Falk won $310,000 during eight appearances on "Jeopardy" in 2006. He won $60,000 in his original run, and another quarter-million in the 2006 "Tournament of Champions."  

Falk is now a math teacher at St. Mary's Visitation School in Elm Grove. Naturally, he's the coach of the school's quiz bowl team.  

He tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the "Jeopardy" winnings helped him change jobs, buy a house, and have a son.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)