'Jeopardy!' queen Amy Schneider wins event of Champions

“Jeopardy!” juggernaut Amy Schneider is at it as quickly as extra, this time taking dwelling the grand prize at this 12 months’s event of Champions.

On Monday, the Oakland-primarily based trivia grasp (and former computer software engineering supervisor) bested fellow contestants Sam Buttery and Andrew He to win the event’s $250,000 grand prize.

by means of the sixth sport’s closing Jeopardy, Schneider guess $thirteen,000 and submitted the appropriate response to return out on extreme with $28,600, beating fellow Season 38 competitor He’s closing whole of $17,001.

In a press launch to of us journal, Schneider mentioned her win felt “superb.”

“Earlier inside the finals, I had this sudden second of seeing myself and being like, ‘I’m on stage inside the event of Champions finals,’ and that was loopy. and that i gained! It’s a terrific feeling,” she mentioned.

Schneider’s event of Champions victory comes a 12 months after she made her “Jeopardy!” debut on Nov. 17, 2021. collectively with her first episode, she dethroned He and broke his 5-day worthwhile streak. After that, Schneider simply saved worthwhile — and making “Jeopardy!” historic previous whereas doing so.

all by means of her spectacular run, Schneider gained most likely the most video games of any woman or transgender contestant inside the current’s prolonged historic previous. “Jeopardy!” host Ken Jennings holds the report for many consecutive victories for any participant collectively with his seventy 4-win streak in 2004.

Schneider’s streak obtained here to an finish on Jan. 26, 2022, when she misplaced to Chicago librarian Rhone Talsma.

Schneider’s time would possibly want been minimize brief, however she advised The occasions in January that it wasn’t for naught.

“particularly throughout the earlier trans contestants which had been on — that meant tons to me to see them and be succesful to examine myself the place they had been,” Schneider mentioned.

“I hope it makes it seem potential. … a spot that ladies belong is on that champion’s podium.”


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