“Jeopardy!” has a contestant going off on her very own epic winning streak.
For many viewers of the popular trivia show, watching contestants conquer during a winning streak is one of the best parts of the show. Viewership went up when “Jeopardy!” icons like Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer had their epic streaks of 74 and 32, respectively.
Now, Courtney Shah just won her seventh consecutive game with Dr. Sanjay Gupta behind the hosting podium.
The official “Jeopardy!” account has been hyping her up all along. The account tweeted, “Courtney is our 7-day champ! You could say THE right response in Final Jeopardy! helped her.”
The Final Jeopardy clue of the night secured Shah that victory. The clue was “In 2019 this public university attempted to trademark the word “The” for use on clothing and hats.” Shah answered correctly with “What is THE Ohio State University.” She even added in a little playful response regarding the initial clue. She’s just making it look easy at this point.
This request by Ohio State University was denied by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. However, most people at home seemed to know all about this already. One person on Twitter wrote, “Didn’t watch tonight but that would’ve been an easy one. And wow, Courtney.”
For many viewers, however, this was considered an exceptionally easy Final Jeopardy question. Regardless, Courtney Shah will be appearing on TV once again as she enters her eighth day of “Jeopardy!” She now even qualifies for the Tournament of Champions. This includes anyone who wins at least five games on the show, is the college tournament winner, as well as the winner of the teacher tournament.
Courtney Shah is a community college history instructor from Portland, Oregon.
For those interested in watching “Jeopardy!” and the epic streak, be sure to double-check what time the show is on in your area. The NBA coverage is impacting the timeline for the show. In addition to racking up $118,558 on the show, Shah is hoping to shine a spotlight on the impact of community colleges.
She wrote on Twitter, “Today’s hat tip is to my wonderful students at @LowerCC. Their discussions, their insightful questions, their capacity to think big — they push me to continue learning alongside them. So watch me on @Jeopardy tonight and support your local community college.”
The last contestant to have an impressive streak was Zach Newkirk. He had a 5-game streak. Meanwhile, Mackenzie Jones, Karen Farrell, and Jennifer Quail each had eight-game streaks recently. Shah could potentially pull ahead with the most games won in a row in the last couple of months. She would also have to pass up Jason Zuffranierie, who won 19 games in a row in 2019.