In case you weren’t watching, 2022 turned out to be a great year to be a Jeopardy! fan. While the world weighed in on the Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik hosting split, the contestants were giving their all. Let’s take a look back at some of the most impressive Jeopardy! runs from the last year.
Amy Schneider Beat Matt Amodio’s Impressive Streak
We got off to an exciting start this year thanks to Super Champion Amy Schneider. The Ohio-based writer became the first woman to win over a million dollars on the show. She also made Jeopardy! history with her 40-game win streak.
Although Schneider’s historic run came to an end on January 26, she holds the record for the second-longest winning streak in the show’s history. During her more than five weeks on the show, she took home $1,382,800, making her the fourth-highest earner of all time.
Astoundingly, she beat the streak of the former second-place holder, Matt Amodio, who set his own 38-win record just a few months prior. Yet, during her two extra games, she didn’t quite surpass Amodio’s $1,518,601 winnings. Both Amodio and Schneider returned to the Jeopardy! stage for the Tournament of Champions this fall.
Amodio, unfortunately, didn’t make it past the semi-finals. The Yale University alum lost out to the Professors’ Tournament champion Sam Buttrey. Schneider, on the other hand, did…