WATCH: ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Amy Schneider Gets a Standing Ovation

by Thad Mitchell
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Reigning “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider continues her winning way as she continues her record-smashing run on the hit game show.

Amy Schneider has now won 29 straight “Jeopardy!” matches and will go for her 30th win tonight (Tuesday). Just last week she surpassed the $1 million mark, becoming just the fourth contestant and first woman to meet that mark. Other surpassing the $1 million mark are Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and most recently, Matt Amodio. Those three contestants, along with Brad Rutter, are largely considered the greatest players in “Jeopardy!” history. Through her 29 straight victories, Schneider has amassed more than $1.03 million dollars. Her historic run comes on the heels of a couple of other historic “Jeopardy!” streaking coming just last year. Matt Amodio famously won 38 “Jeopardy!” matches in a row, claiming more than $1.5 million in cash winnings. The contestant who ended Amodio’s streak, Jonathan Fisher, also went on a run with a double-digit number of wins.

Success on “Jeopardy!” often means celerity status for contestants excelling at the intellectual competition. Amy Schneider learned that when recently attending an NBA contest. The “Jeopardy!” champion is from Oakland, California where she is in the engineering field. She is also a huge fan of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and attended a recent home game. The game featured the return of Golden State guard Klay Thompson, but it was Schneider who may have gotten the biggest ovation of the night. Warrior fans rose to their feet when Schneider’s attendance at the game was announced.

In an interview, while at the game, Schneider says it is the first Golden State Warrior game she’s ever attended. When her presence at the was announced by the team, the crowd gave the “Jeopardy!” champion a standing ovation,

‘Jeopardy!’ Champion Amy Schneider is on Historic Run

Should Amy Schneider not win another episode of “Jeopardy!” she will still go down in history as one of the show’s greatest champions. “Jeopardy!” fans are already salivating at the thought of Schneider squaring off against Amodio in the Tournament of Champions.

Schneider says her “Jeopardy!” run has been a life-long dream that is now coming true.

I”t was just kind of overwhelming,” she says. “It is just something I’ve been wanting my whole life and to get it so unexpectedly at the last second was just really a special feeling.

Schneider says she grew up a huge fan of the game show and says she’s watched “Jeopardy!” her whole life.

“I can’t ever remember not watching ‘Jeopardy!’” she says. “It was one of the things that was just on every night, and I would watch with my parents.”

With a fresh set of opponents on tap, Schneider will go for win number 30 later today.

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