Who is Tyler Combs?

Tyler Combs with Alex Trebek on Jeopardy!
IU Bloomington senior Tyler Combs placed second in the Jeopardy! 2020 College Championship.

Answer: An IU Bloomington senior who finished second in the Jeopardy! 2020 College Championship.

In a new spin on this year’s “March Madness,” Tyler Combs, a Greenfield, Ind., native, became the face of IU as he answered and wagered his way to the College Championship finals. To no surprise, IU Nation welcomed its new representative with open arms—tuning in religiously for every round.

Shortly after the tournament finals aired, Combs, who is pursuing a political science degree, sat down with his alumni mentor, Megan Caldwell, BS’12, via Zoom. The pair discussed his Jeopardy! journey, his favorite place to study on campus, and how he’s adjusting to virtual learning during his final semester at IU.

Written By
Lacy Nowling Whitaker
Lacy, a Bloomington native, earned two degrees from IU Bloomington (BA'08, MA'14) and is the Director of Content with the IU Alumni Association.