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Amy Schneider
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Born: May 29, 1984
Birth Hometown: Oakland, California
Occupation: engineering manager
Known for: Her 34-game Jeopardy! winning streak

Amy Schneider (born on May 29, 1984) is an engineering manager from Oakland, California.

Jeopardy! Run[]

She first appeared on the show on November 17, 2021, and dethroned 5-time champion Andrew He after being the only person to provide the correct answer in Final Jeopardy. She is currently riding a 34-game winning streak, and has amassed $1,148,600 so far.

This puts her at fourth place for most money won in regular play, third place for longest streak, and sixth place for most money won overall. She is also in first place for all female records in streak length (ovetaking Julia Collins with 20), money won in the regular season and money won overall (overtaking Collins with $428,100 and Larissa Kelly with $660,930).

In her 7th game, she finished with exactly $50,000, breaking the female record for highest adjusted ($48,002 by India Cooper) and non-adjusted ($46,801 in a tie between Emma Boettcher and MacKenzie Jones) score. In her 12th game, she broke her own personal record and achieved $61,800 (also overtaking Julia Collins' all-time regular season record of $428,100 with a total of $483,000 in the same game).

Regular playing[]

Game No. Air Date Final score Cumulative Winnings Notes
1 November 17, 2021 $31,600* $31,600
2 November 18, 2021 $33,800 $67,400
3 November 19, 2021 $44,800 $110,200 Her and previous champ won $100K+ their respective first three games, this is the first occurrence of two consecutive champs winning $100K+ during their first 3 games.
4 November 22, 2021 $45,400 $155,600
5 November 23, 2021 $14,800 $170,400 She becomes 9th highest winning during all-time first 5-games surpassing Tom Nissley.
6 November 24, 2021 $37,400 $207,800
7 November 25, 2021 $50,000 $257,800 In her 7th game, she broke the female record for highest adjusted ($48,002 by India Cooper) and non-adjusted score ($46,801 in a tie between Emma Boettcher and MacKenzie Jones).
The first game in which she did not find any of the Daily Doubles.
8 November 26, 2021 $37,400 $295,200
9 November 29, 2021 $47,000 $342,200
10 November 30, 2021 $38,000* $380,200
11 December 1, 2021 $41,000* $420,200
12 December 2, 2021 $61,800 $483,000 She broke her own personal record and achieved $61,800.

Surpassed Julia Collins for regular-season earnings.

13 December 3, 2021 $53,400 $536,400 Surpassed Jason Zuffraneiri for regular-season earnings and took the fourth-place spot in that regard.
She takes a break for two weeks after this for the Professor’s Tournament.(the tournament was taped after her 23rd win)
14 December 20, 2021 $34,800 $571,200
15 December 21, 2021 $35,000 $606,200 Correct Final Jeopardy! response streak with 10, 6th-time player for 10+ straight correct by FJ!
16 December 22, 2021 $25,200 $631,400
17 December 23, 2021 $56,000 $687,400 Surpassed Larissa Kelly for all-time earnings.
18 December 24, 2021 $19,400 $706,800
19 December 27, 2021 $38,400 $745,200 Tied with Jason Z. and David M. for the fifth-longest winning streak.
20 December 28, 2021 $23,400 $768,600 Tied with Julia for the fourth-longest winning streak and longest female winning streak.
21 December 29, 2021 $37,400 $806,000 She becomes the fourth-longest winning streak and longest female winning streak.
22 December 30, 2021 $25,600* $831,600
23 December 31, 2021 $24,000 $855,600
24 January 3, 2022 $42K $897,600 Second game in which she did not find any of the Daily Doubles.
25 January 4, 2022 $20,400 $918K
26 January 5, 2022 $32K $950K
27 January 6, 2022 $27,400* $977,400
28 January 7, 2022 $42,200 $1,019,600 Schneider became the fourth contestant to reach $1,000,000 in regular play, and fifth overall (including tournaments). Achieved the record ties with Matt Amodio, faster than Ken Jennings (30 games) but slower than James Holzhauer (14 games).
29 January 10, 2022 $15,800 $1,035,400
30 January 11, 2022 $22,400 $1,057,800
31 January 12, 2022 $11,000 $1,068,800
32 January 13, 2022 $32,800 $1,101,600 Ties with James Holzhauer for third-longest winning streak.
33 January 14, 2022 $10,200 $1,111,800 Passed James Holzhauer for third-longest winning streak in regular play.
34 January 17, 2022 $36,200 $1,148,600
35 January 18, 2022 $ $

Trivia[]

  • Amy is the 2nd transgender contestant and 1st out transgender (being a contestant after finding out they are transgender) to make it to the Tournament of Champions (Catherine Ramen won 5 games in season 14 and returned for the 1998 Tournament of Champions as well as the 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions - however, all of those were played as a male named Fred Ramen). More recently, Kate Freeman won 1 game in December of 2020, though she would finish in third place the next game.
  • Like former ultrachamp Jonathan Fisher, she is the second entrant to become an ultrachamp by beating a champion of five or more streak, and the eighth entrant to win five or more in a streak.
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