For the fourth evening in a row, Mattea Roach as soon as once more did her residence province proud by incomes herself one other large win on the favored sport present Jeopardy! Friday evening.
Roach, a 23-year-old initially from Halifax, handily beat her two opponents and gained $24,200 USD — bringing her complete winnings over 4 days to $104,600 USD, or simply over $131,400 CAD.
This makes Roach a “six-figure champion,” and places her in an “glorious place” to compete within the event of champions, famous host Mayim Bialik.
Roach graduated from Sacred Coronary heart College in Halifax in 2015, and her household nonetheless lives in Halifax and Cape Breton. She now works as a tutor, based mostly in Toronto.
The younger girl first gained her first $32,001 on Tuesday evening’s episode. That night, she acquired a query about Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers appropriate, and made some extent of claiming she “couldn’t get it improper” as a result of it was her residence province.
Then on Wednesday evening, she gained one other $38,000, accurately answering 35 out of the 60 clues through the episode — a feat Bialik referred to as “very spectacular.”
Her profitable streak continued on Thursday, the place she took residence one other $9,599. Whereas she answered the Last Jeopardy! spherical clue incorrectly, so did the opposite two contestants.
Roach stated in a Twitter thread Friday night, forward of the newest episode, that whereas Thursday’s efficiency didn’t fairly match the primary two, she “managed to eke out a win in the long run!”
“Jeopardy is predominantly a information sport, but it surely’s additionally about reflexes, technique, statistics (for some, not a lot for me), and only a ton of luck. As a participant and a viewer, I feel it’s tremendous necessary to recollect this!” she wrote.
Throughout an interview with International’s The Morning Present earlier within the week, Roach stated she’s watched Jeopardy! since she was a toddler — though she admitted Wheel of Fortune was her favorite.
And it seems, if it wasn’t for the COVID-19 pandemic, Roach could by no means had ended up on the sport present.
“I utilized through the pandemic. I used to be, like many individuals my age, spending a bit extra time at my dad and mom’ home than I actually anticipated to,” she stated.
After her first win earlier within the week, an prolonged video posted to the Jeopardy! web site reveals Roach declaring that her pupil loans have been now paid off.
“I’m hoping to return to highschool so there might be extra,” she stated with fun to the opposite two contestants and host, Bialik.
Roach might be again on Monday evening’s episode. The reveals have been initially taped in Los Angeles again in January.
— with recordsdata from Rebecca Lau
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