The reign of current “Jeopardy!” champion Matt Amodio continues as he climbs higher and higher into the record books.
Amodio has been dominant through his stint as “Jeopardy!” champion and it shows in his win total. The reigning champ now has 14 wins under his belt and has racked up more than $440,000 in his winning streak. Fans of the popular game show are in awe as they witness history being made before their eyes. Amodio has blazed through his fellow competitors during his streak. He has only truly been challenged on the show a couple of times.
Now, fans are wondering just how far he will continue up the winners’ ladder. After his latest win, “Jeopardy!” took to social media to salute and praise their current champion. The social media post notes that Amodio now ranks fourth among the quiz show’s all-time earners. That puts him company with names like James Holzhauer and Ken Jennings, two of the greatest game show players of all time.
“14-day champ Matt Amodio is now the fourth-highest earner in ‘Jeopardy!’ history (regular season play)!” the Instagram post says.
‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Want to See Winning Streak Continue
The post was well-received by “Jeopardy!” fans who want to see Amodio continue his winning streak. There are few things in the world of game shows than a contestant on a hot streak. Several fans took to the post’s comments section to wish the champion good luck in continuing his winning ways.
“He’s that close to third, yet he’s still over $2 million behind the top 2 of all time,” a fan writes. “That’s how good they were, let’s hope Matt keeps getting closer!”
“He is the king!” another “Jeopardy!” fan writes. “The only reason I’m putting myself through Joe Buck this week. I hope that he keeps winning.”
Some game show watchers even provide a few helpful tips to the champion in his pursuit of history. Specifically, tips for what to do in the final “Jeopardy!” round. Amodio has a penchant for betting big in the final round and fans hope it doesn’t come back to bite him.
“I hope he continues for a long time,” another fan says. “He needs to chill on the risky wagers for the final question, it’s cost him a lot of money. He shouldn’t risk so much when he already has a sizable lead!”
If Amodio keeps up his “Jeopardy!” winning streak, he could soon move into the top three all-time earners. Currently in third place is Jason Zuffraneiri with $532,496. If Amodio keeps his pace, he could surpass the third-place contestant at some time this week. He would then trail only Jennings and Holzhauer, who each have north of $2 million in total winnings.
“Jeopardy!” fans have their fingers crossed that the young champion continues his hot streak.