Canadian Jeopardy! fans will find out Friday it the nation’s own Mattea Roach can claim a 19th straight victory and climb higher on the ladder of the show’s most successful contestants.
Roach, a 23-year-old tutor who lives in Toronto, has already won more games on Jeopardy! than any Canadian to ever compete on the show.
If she wins another game on Friday, she’ll match the past 19-game win streaks of David Madden and Jason Zuffranieri.
After that, she would still trail Julia Collins (20 games), James Holzhauer (32 games), Matt Amodio (38 games), Amy Schneider (40 games) and Ken Jennings (74 games), according to stats listed on the Jeopardy! website.
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Any additional victories would also add to Roach’s prize winnings, which totalled $438,183 US, ahead of Friday’s game.
No matter what happens Friday, Roach will later be part of the show’s tournament of champions, set to air in the fall.