Maine resident Ben Parks-Stamm was a contestant on Jeopardy on Tuesday, March 6 — but sadly, he lost. The Princeton University graduate was tripped up in Final Jeopardy, when he did not know that the question to the final answer was “Who was Jack Kerouac?” The beat generation writer, of French-Canadian heritage, was a native of Lowell, Mass. A 32-year-old apple farmer from Winthrop, Parks-Stamm graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. During his free time, he enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking and canoeing. He and his wife Betsy own the Kennebec Cider Company, and make hard cider.