Canadian Mattea Roach hits milestone with fifth longest ‘Jeopardy!’ run

By The Canadian Press and Michael Ranger

Canadian “Jeopardy!” super-champ Mattea Roach has earned the fifth-longest streak in the TV quiz show’s history.

She’s tied for the spot with Julia Collins, whose 2014 run lasted 20 games.

To move up to Number 4 on the list, Roach would need to match James Holzhauer’s 32-game streak.

Roach has also brought in the sixth-biggest haul of any contestant in regular season play, earning US$476,985 so far.

The 23-year-old tutor has the longest streak of any Canadian to appear on the show.

Current host Ken Jennings holds the all-time record with 74 consecutive wins. Amy Schneider, whose streak wrapped up in January of this year, is second all-time with 40 wins in a row.


Before Monday night’s win, Roach already had the longest streak of any Canadian who has appeared on the show and has claimed more than $460,000 in winnings, 10th most in the show’s history and sixth most in regular-season play.

She has also clinched a spot in Jeopardy!’s tournament of champions, set to air next fall.

Born and raised in Halifax, Roach graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in sexual diversity studies, political science and women and gender studies.

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