Belinder Elementary teacher a finalist in ‘Jeopardy!' Teachers Tournament

Posted at 4:27 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 17:43:01-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He is a Shawnee Mission School District teacher who knows his trivia.

Who is Larry Martin? 

Martin is a second-grade teacher at Belinder Elementary. He won a spot in the “Jeopardy!” Teachers Tournament final by a wide margin in an episode that aired Wednesday. 

Heading into Final Jeopardy!, Martin was in first with $21,400 with fellow teachers Jake and Katherine following with $12,600 and $9,200 respectively. 

Martin clinched the win when he was the only teacher who knew the answer to: 

Ulysses and Menelaus were among those who emerged from the “womb” of this, called “Tall as a mountain, ribbed with pine.” 

His, and the correct answer: What is the Trojan Horse? 

Martin finished with $25,400 and is in the Teachers Tournament final that airs Thursday, May 17. You can watch him on 41 Action News at 3:30 p.m.