He's a Physicist, of course. Brainy congressman beats 'Jeopardy' computer - Technology & science - Innovation - msnbc.com Brainy congressman beats 'Jeopardy' computer U.S. Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey proves humans can rise to challenge TRENTON, N.J. Turns out all it took to top Watson, the "Jeopardy"-winning computer, was a rocket scientist. U.S. Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey is just such a scientist. The success of Holt a five-time champion during the trivia show's original run 35 years ago topped the IBM computer Monday night in a "Jeopardy" exhibition match of congressmen vs. machine held at a Washington hotel.