USC law student competes in new trivia gameshow, “The Chase”

There’s a first-year law student at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law who recently won $162,500. All Daniel Donohue had to do was compete on a national game show and answer more questions right than the “chaser” on the show. 

Competing in speed trivia is a skill that dates back to middle school for Donohue, according the Daily Trojan. Donohue told the school newspaper that the speed-based format is what appealed to him and made him apply in the first place. 

“I think that benefitted me because when you’re trying to go as fast as you possibly can you don’t have time to get in your head,” Donohue said. 

On the episode ‘You Should Have Stayed in Vegas’ that aired on Jan. 28, Donohue conquered three rounds against James “The High Roller” Holzhauer who is best known as a sports gambler in Vegas and for high-earnings and repeat appearances on the American classic game show ‘Jeopardy!’ Holzhauer is one of three “chasers” on the show. 

Donohue banked $150,000 off the bat and then his teammate Michael got them another $175,000. They ultimately answered more questions right that Holzhauer and got to split the $325,000. 

Other ‘Jeopardy!’ champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, also get put in the hot seat on the show and have to defend their title of being the smartest trivia pros around.  But unlike Jeopardy! Donohue won’t be returning on the next episode of ‘The Chase’ but that won’t stop him from sharing all the memes and reliving the moment on his Twitter account

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