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Jeopardy! champ Mattea Roach displays on win streak

Jeopardy! champ Mattea Roach displays on win streak

Mattea Roach all the time knew her record-breaking reign on the Jeopardy! podium would come to an finish.

The all-time Canadian champion mentioned her success on the present was as a lot about luck because it was trivia prowess.

“I simply form of felt like, why would I probably be upset about this?” she mentioned in a cellphone interview earlier than the episode that ended her run aired on Friday.

“Clearly I’d have most popular to have gained. However I used to be all the time going to lose ultimately, and most of the people lose their first sport. I’m fortunate I received to win 23.”

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She’s additionally had months to course of the loss, on condition that the episode was filmed on Feb. 15.

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“Any doable angle I might have dissected my final sport from, I really feel like I did within the week after I taped it.”

Roach got here to the conclusion that issues might have ended otherwise had she tweaked her technique, however she’s opting to not dwell on it. She was fortunate “so many extra occasions” than she was unfortunate, she mentioned.

And after weeks of media consideration on either side of the border, she’s able to take a breath — one thing that’s gotten simpler, given her US$560,983 in winnings. It’s the fifth largest haul of any contestant in Jeopardy!’s common season.

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Jeopardy! champ Mattea Roach ends record-breaking run after shedding by $1

Jeopardy! champ Mattea Roach ends record-breaking run after shedding by $1

The regulation faculty tutor will flip regulation faculty pupil within the fall. She received her first acceptance whereas taping the present and continues to be deciding the place to enroll, however till then, she plans to take it simple.

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“Possibly I simply gained’t actually work greater than half time between every now and then,” Roach mentioned. “And I’ll simply get pleasure from a final summer time of freedom.”

“There’s a lot stuff that I’ve not finished in my life but, as a result of I’m comparatively younger,” she mentioned. “I haven’t traveled in a very long time. I’ve cash now, I assume. I can go locations if I need to.”

She’s additionally trying ahead to fascinated by issues aside from TV and trivia.

“Earlier than Jeopardy! I used to be in a spot in my life the place there wasn’t actually ahead movement,” she mentioned. “And now I really feel like, for causes each associated to and unrelated to Jeopardy!, that’s not true anymore.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Might 7, 2022.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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