Category: Amy Schneider
Open Post: Hosted By “Jeopardy!” Champion Mattea Roach Losing By Just $1
The last year of Jeopardy! has been a wild ride. Last July Matt Amodio kicked things off with a 38-game winning streak. In November, amazing Amy Schneider began her historic run; she won 40 consecutive games and became the second most-winning contestant in Jeopardy! history (after host Ken Jennings). Then, last month, we met Mattea Roach, a 23-year-old Canadian tutor with a nose ring and a passion for gesticulating with her hands. She managed to win 23 games and over $560,983 ($720,000 Canadian), making her the champion with the fifth-most wins. Alas, Mattea was finally defeated on Friday, losing by just $1 ($1.30 Canadian).
Amy Schneider’s “Jeopardy!” Reign Has Come To An End
And Just Like That… Amy Schneider’s Jeopardy! winning streak has come to an end after 40 episodes and $1,382,800 in prize money. Amy was finally defeated last night by Rhone Talsma, a Chicago librarian in chic statement glasses. The loss comes two days after Amy surpassed 2020 champ Matt Amodio’s 38-game record as the second-most winning contestant in the show’s history. Ken Jennings still reigns supreme at 74 wins. And if Ken wasn’t also the one hosting these episodes, I’d be mighty suspicious of this “Rhone Talsma” character. Scramble the letters in his name and you get “I AM KEN JENNINGS” (actually, you get “SALMON HEART”, but that doesn’t work for the joke). Continue reading
Amy Schneider Is Now The “Jeopardy!” Champion With The Second-Most Wins, Behind Ken Jennings
42-year-old software engineering manager Amy Schneider continues to whoop nerd butt on Jeopardy! Last night she claimed her 39th victory, which means she’s surpassed champion, Matt Amodio, as the second-most winning contestant in the show’s history. And she’s scored $1,319,800 in prize money. The question is, can Amy beat Ken Jennings’ 74-episode record from 2004? Don’t count on it. Ken is the one hosting Amy’s episodes. He’s probably gonna start greasing her buzzer, mumbling her Daily Doubles, and spiking her coffee with NyQuil. “What is… Amy’s passed out! And that’s a forfeit, ladies and gentlemen.”