‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Jonathan Fisher Reacts to Heartbreaking Loss

by Thad Mitchell

Another winning streak on the hit game show “Jeopardy!” has come to a surprising end as a new champion emerges.

Jonathan Fisher, an actor from Coral Gables, Florida, rode into Tuesday’s episode of “Jeopardy!” on a hot streak. After ending the historic winning streak of Matt Amodio in his very first episode, Fisher put together a nice run of his own. While he didn’t come close to Amodio’s 38 straight wins, he rattled off a highly respectable 11 wins in a row. That number of consecutive victories is enough to crack the “Jeopardy!” top 10 and make Fisher a household name. There is nothing more exciting in the game show universe than a “Jeopardy!” contestant on a winning streak and Fisher drew plenty of excitement. The back-to-back run between Fisher and Amodio is unprecedented and unlikely to be challenged in the near future.

Fisher tasted “Jeopardy!” defeat for the first time on Tuesday evening’s episode but we have likely not seen the last of him on the game show. The 11-game champion fell to Portland, Oregon native Nancy Donehower, a retired college admissions counselor. After his streak-ending loss on Tuesday, Fisher took to social media to congratulate the new champion. He also reflected on his winning streak and thanked fans for cheering him on.

“That’s it for my run on Jeopardy!” he says in his Twitter post. “Congrats to Nancy (quite a name for a streak-stopper, eh Ken Jennings?) for a great game and a well-deserved win. This has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.”

Several “Jeopardy!” fans chimed in on the social media post to congratulate him on a job well done. Many say they are looking forward to seeing him compete in future special editions.

‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions Could Create Rematch

The question on the minds of many “Jeopardy! fans is will we see Matt Amodio and Jonathan Fisher square off once again.

It seems like a strong possibility with the Tournament of Champions coming up in the future. Amodio and Fisher have been two of the best player the quiz show has seen in some time. They very well could duel once again during the Tournament of Champions.

A Tournament of Champions face-off would certainly be highly marketable for “Jeopardy!” officials. Ratings for the game show got a nice boost during the Amodio and Fisher winning streaks. One would have to think that a rematch between the two contestants would be quite a draw for game show enthusiasts to cheer on. Whether or not that happens or not remains to be seen.

Until then the game will continue and who knows — maybe we will get to see another exciting winning streak captivate “Jeopardy!” watchers.