Tournament of Champions 2021 crowns Sam Kavanaugh winner of $250K grand prize. This year’s “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions has a winner. The 10-day trivia battle ended Friday with Minnesota substitute teacher Sam Kavanaugh taking home the $250,000 first-place prize.May 29, 2021
Update from Game 3: Ken Jennings beat James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter in the third night of “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time,” after taking the lead early in the evening. He concluded with 67,700 points to the latter’s 33,692 and 23,467, respectively.
‘ 2021 Tournament of Champions winner declared: Did our Portland librarian triumph? Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a librarian from Portland, competed in the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions two-day finals, May 27-28. (Photo: Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)
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After Alex Trebek’s death as the quiz show rotated through guest hosts, Burton campaigned heavily for the long-term position, quickly becoming a fan-favorite. “I made it public that I wanted it for myself, that it made sense to me, and they were all about it,” Burton said.
Cohen made his first “Jeopardy!” appearance in 2016, winning $164,603 over nine games. After his 2017 Tournament of Champions win, he returned in 2019 as team captain for the show’s All-Star Games.
Jonathan Fisher won his 10th game last Friday, marking the first time the show has ever had back-to-back champions of at least 10 games.
On October 11, Ohio native Amodio finished behind Fisher and fellow contestant Jessica Stephens, after being the only one of the trio to incorrectly guess the answer to the “Final Jeopardy” clue.
The Final Jeopardy answer was, “She’s the first female track & field athlete to win medals in five different events at a single Olympics.” Jennings responded with “Who is Jones?”, using only the last name of Marion Jones (who was not stripped of her medals until December 2007).
The only other contestants to win more than $1 million in regular season games are Ken Jennings, whose 74-game streak netted $2,520,700, and James Holzhauer, who earned $2,462,216 over 32 victories.
Considered the “Greatest of All Time “Jeopardy!” champion, Jennings holds the record for the longest winning streak on the long-running quiz show. During a six-month run that began in June 2004, the Salt Lake City computer programmer won a massive 74 games and $2.5 million. His winnings turned him into a celebrity.
After his Jeopardy! defeat was televised on Tuesday, Fisher took to Twitter to congratulate his successful challenger, as he also tagged all-time Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings, who was defeated after 74 wins by challenger Nancy Zerg in 2004. “That’s it for my run on @Jeopardy!” Fisher wrote.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid the ruckus over the new host of “Jeopardy!”, contestant Matt Amodio has methodically scooped up resounding victories and a place in the quiz show’s hall of fame.
Matt Amodio’s 38-game winning streak came to an end tonight when he was beaten by Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida. Amodio finished third on tonight’s show with $5,600 in winnings. Fisher finished with $29,200 – just a tad over second-place finisher, Jessica Stephens with $28,799.
Matt Amodio finally lost on “Jeopardy!”, bringing to a close the Yale Ph. D. … Amodio leaves the show with total cash winnings of $1,518,601, putting him in third place for regular-season play behind Jennings ($2,520,700) and pro sports gambler James Holzhauer ($2,462,216).
Matt Amodio finally lost on “Jeopardy!”, bringing to a close the Yale Ph.D. student’s 38-game run on the popular syndicated game show. Fan-favorite Amodio lost in Monday’s episode after he failed to provide the correct response in Final Jeopardy.