There is one sure-fire way to find out if someone has worldly knowledge that the rest of us just don’t possess. That way is appearing on Jeopardy!, the show which literally tests expansive general knowledge. The quiz game show has been on the air since the 1960s, but it started to gain more exposure when champions like Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, and Matt Amodio broke onto the scene. These three men are the top three most winning guests on the show. Now, a new super-champ has been identified, and she has broken into the top 10 most winning contestants. That contestant is Mattea Roach. You can see a bit about Roach’s success below:
Mattea Roach made history on Friday when winning the 14th show in a row. That brings Roach’s winnings on Jeopardy! to $320,081. The 23-year-old tutor from Toronto, Ontario has now skyrocketed past Arthur Chu, who was in the 10th spot on the all-time winning list. Roach spoke about possibly meeting Amy Schneider, the woman who also had a historic run when she blew past everyone to secure the fourth-highest earner on the game show, however, Schneider was knocked out in January. Though Roach was hoping to face Schneider during her current run, she will still get that chance later this year. Schneider, Amadio, and Roach will face off with one another during the Tournament of Champions, which is set to air in November.
Mattea Roach is currently enjoying her massive success, and the above video goes into a bit about her strategy, especially with Daily Doubles. Roach is known to be quite conservative when it comes to wagering amounts on the Daily Double challenges within the game. That is far cry from Matt Amodio, who was known to wager massive amounts of his winnings. However, that could just have been the confidence he had while on his own historic run on Jeopardy! Roach’s tactic is to make sure she doesnt risk too much of her earnings, to keep the lead. This tactic has clearly worked out, as her winnings are currently keeping her in 10th place on the all-time earnings list. Austin Rogers currently holds on to ninth place with $411,000. Roach has a ways to go to catch this number, but she could achieve that soon. Wednesday’s episode saw Roach knocking out her competitors so fiercely, that she was the only one who made it to Final Jeopardy. She could be well on her way to setting even more records.
Mattea Roach is set to return to action tonight on the new episode of Jeopardy!, which could get her closer to landing that ninth place on the all-time earnings list. Roach is the second super-champion to breakthrough in this season of Jeopardy! She will face some tough competition when it comes to taking on Amy Schneider and Matt Amodio in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. For now, she can continue her historic streak until she is knocked out. Schneider previously won 40 shows in a row. Roach is currently on her 14th win. She has some big shoes to fill but sounds like she is ready to continue her historic run.