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This is a document that organizes various records of Jeopardy!

These are records and statistics on Jeopardy!. For complete information, j-archive.com and www.thefinalwager.com/numbers.

  • x2: Before clue Value (2001/11/26)
  • T: Tournament
  • P: Primetime

Contestant Winnings Statistics[]

All-Time Total Winnings[]

Rank Name Total Winnings
1 Brad Rutter $4,953,435.33
2 Ken Jennings $4,372,700
3 James Holzhauer $2,964,216
4 Matt Amodio $1,519,601
5 Amy Schneider $1,384,800
6 David Madden $775,733.33
7 Larissa Kelly $661,930.33
8 Matt Jackson $613,612
9 Mattea Roach $562,983
10 Roger Craig $556,200

Regular Highest Total Winnings (excluded consolation money)[]

Rank Name Total Winnings
1 Ken Jennings $2,520,700
2 James Holzhauer $2,462,216
3 Matt Amodio $1,518,601
4 Amy Schneider $1,382,800
5 Mattea Roach $560,983
6 Jason Zuffranieri $532,496
7 David Madden $430,400
8 Julia Collins $428,100
9 Matt Jackson $411,612
10 Austin Rogers $411,100

Highest Single-Game Winnings[]

  • James Holzhauer, who participated in 2019, dominates the top 12 records. The top five records excluding him are Matt Amodio's $83,000 on October 4, 2021, Roger Craig's $77,000 on September 14, 2010, Ken Jennings's $75,000 in Game 38 (July 23, 2004), and $74,000 by Matt Amodio on July 29, 2021, and $71,400 by Amy Schneider on January 20, 2022.
Rank Name Ep. Aired Date Total Winnings
1 James Holzhauer #7973 April 17, 2019 $131,127
2 #8001 May 27, 2019 $130,022
3 #7977 April 23, 2019 $118,816
4 #7967 April 9, 2019 $110,914
5 #7972 April 16, 2019 $106,189
6 #7983 May 1, 2019 $101,682
7 #7982 April 30, 2019 $96,726
8 #7976 April 22, 2019 $90,812
#7979 April 25, 2019
10 #7996 May 20, 2019 $89,229

First 5-Day Champ Highest Total Winnings[]

All-Time[]

Rank Name Total Winnings
1 James Holzhauer $298,687
2 Frank Spangenberg (x2) $205,194
3 Roger Craig $195,801
4 Jerome Vered (x2) $193,602
5 Austin Rogers $188,700
6 Larissa Kelly $179,797
7 David Siegel (x2) $172,400
8 Doug Lach (x2) $170,800
9 Amy Schneider $170,400
10 John Kelly (x2) $169,402

Pre-Doubled Values (before 2001/11/26)[]

Rank Name Total Winnings
1 Frank Spangenberg $205,194
2 Jerome Vered $193,602
3 David Siegel $172,400
4 Doug Lach $170,800
5 John Kelly $169,402
6 Steve Chernicoff $167,804
7 Mark Born $165,798
8 Bob Blake $165,002
9 John Cuthbertson $164,800
10 Bruce Ikawa $161,398

After Values Were Doubled (After 2001/11/26)[]

Rank Name Total Winnings
1 James Holzhauer $298,687
2 Roger Craig $195,801
3 Austin Rogers $188,700
4 Larissa Kelly $179,797
5 Amy Schneider $170,400
6 Jared Hall $161,001
7 Andrew He $157,365
8 Sam Kavanaugh $156,202
9 Ken Jennings $156,000
10 Tom Nissley $151,802

Highest Winning Challenger's Score[]

  • Andy Richter, who appeared on 2009-2010 Celebrity Jeopardy (September 17, 2009), when including specials, set the record for $68,000.
  • The highest among non-winners is Adam Levin's $53,999, released on April 29, 2019.
Rank Name Ep. Aired Date Winnings
1 Andrew He #8508 November 10, 2021 $52,001
2 Myron Meyer #4139 September 5, 2002 $50,000
3 Kevin Joyce #5673 April 15, 2009 $49,699
4 Jack Feerick #5618 January 28, 2009 $48,600
5 Eric R. Backes #7926 February 11, 2019 $48,001
6 Mark Runsvold #6195 July 15, 2011 $48,000[1]
7 Emma Boettcher #8006 June 3, 2019 $46,801
8 Donna Brown #7660 December 22, 2017 $45,600
9 Larissa Kelly #5467 May 20, 2008 $45,200
Jennifer Quail #8108 December 4, 2019

Highest Coryat Score[]

Personal[]

  • So far, there have been 104 Coryat Scores of over $30,000.
  • Those who have achieved a Coryat score of $30,000 at least twice so far are Ken Jennings (x23), James Holzhauer (x20), Matt Amodio (x18), Amy Schneider (x12), Jerome Vered, Roger Craig, and Jason Zuffranieri (x2), there are only 7 in total.
  • So far, Jerome and Ken are the only two people who have achieved a $30,000+ Coryat score more than 2 times in 5 games.
Rank Name Ep. Aired Date Score
1 Ken Jennings #4565 June 10, 2004 $39,200
2 Matt Amodio #8454 July 29, 2021 $39,000
3 James Holzhauer #7983 May 1, 2019 $38,200
Matt Amodio #8461 August 9, 2021
5 #8483 October 8, 2021 $38,000
6 James Holzhauer #7982 April 30, 2019 $37,800
7 Ken Jennings #4595 July 23, 2004 $37,600
James Holzhauer #8001 May 27, 2019
9 Amy Schneider #8559 January 20, 2022 $37,400

Group[]

Rank Ep. Aired Date Score
1 #8006 June 3, 2019 $53,200
2 #2241 May 9, 1994 (T, x2) $53,000
#5396 February 11, 2008 (T)
4 #2710 May 17, 1996 (T, x2) $52,000
#8029 July 4, 2019
6 #5818 December 23, 2009 $51,600
#7982 April 30, 2019
8 #7975 April 18, 2019 $51,400
9 #8485 October 8, 2021 $51,200
10 #6517 January 8, 2013 $51,000
#7279 April 14, 2016

Challenger[]

Rank Name Ep. Aired Date Score
1 Wes Ulm #2953 June 4, 1997 $36,000 (x2)
2 Chris Fleitas #6214 September 29, 2011 $33,000
3 Jerome Vered #1791 May 18, 1992 $32,800 (x2)
4 Jason Richards #4841 October 3, 2005 $31,600
5 Michael Dupee #2682 April 9, 1996 $31,400 (x2)
6 Sandrea Gore #752 December 8, 1987 $31,000 (x2)
7 Larissa Kelly #5467 May 20, 2008 $30,400
8 David Abolafia #4526 April 19, 2004 $30,200
9 Chris Miller #4514 April 1, 2004 $29,800
10 Anne Boyd #4552 May 25, 2004 $29,600

Champion Streak Statistics[]

Longest-Winning Champion[]

Rank Name Aired Date
1 Ken Jennings June 2~July 23, September 6~17, October 4~15, 25~November 9, November 24~30, 2004 74
2 Amy Schneider November 17~December 3, December 20, 2021~January 26, 2022 40
3 Matt Amodio July 21~August 13, September 13~October 11, 2021 38
4 James Holzhauer April 4~May 3, May 20~June 3, 2019 32
5 Mattea Roach April 5~May 6, 2022 23
6 Julia Collins April 21~May 2, 19~June 2, 2014 20
7 David Madden July 5~22, September 12~19, 2005 19
Jason Zuffranieri July 19~26, September 9~26, 2019
9 Ryan Long May 13~June 6, 2022 16
10 Matt Jackson September 25~October 14, 2015 13

Longest Gap of Champion[]

  • Only counting regular games.
  • The streaks start the game after the first champion’s loss, and end when the second champion reaches X wins (excluding that game)[2].
  • So far, the record for the longest change of champions in a row is 14 times (From July 16, 2002 to September 13, 2002).

3-Time[]

Rank Name Ep. Aired Date Games Note
1 James Arey #3291 December 17, 1998 5 47 [3]
Ajuan Mance #3362 March 30, 1999 3
2 John Focht #8335 February 10, 2021 4 37
Brandon Deutsch #8373 April 7, 2021 3
3 Eleanor Ainslie #4930 February 2, 2006 3 33 [4]
Michael Falk #4974 April 6, 2006
4 Eric Floyd #4117 June 25, 2002 4 28 [5]
Tom Kelso #4151 September 23, 2002 3
5 Grant McSheffrey #7490 March 17, 2017 3 27
Alan Lin #7518 April 26, 2017 6
? Burt Albert #1538 April 17, 1991 4 37(?) [6][7]
Mark Born #1586 June 24, 1991 5

4-Time[]

Rank Name Ep. Aired Date Games Note
1 John Focht #8335 February 12, 2021 4 88 [8]
Courtney Shah #8434 July 1, 2021 7
2 Kevin Marshall #4918 January 18, 2006 6 84 [9][10]
Craig Westphal #5023 June 14, 2006 5
3 Steve Unite #5131 December 25, 2006 5 80 [11]
Andrew Rostan #5232 May 15, 2007
4 Matt Jackson #7148 October 14, 2015 13 64 [12]
Fred Vaughn #7223 January 27, 2016 4
5 James Arey #3291 December 21, 1998 5 60 [13]
Helen Petroff #3376 April 19, 1999

5-Time[]

Rank Name Ep. Aired Date Games Note
1 Matt Jackson #7148 October 14, 2015 13 115 [14]
Andrew Pau #7284 April 21, 2016 6
2 Trevor Norris #3965 November 23, 2001 5 101 [15][16]
Ben Tritle #4093 May 22, 2002
3 Brian Chang #8321 January 28, 2021 7 100 [17]
Courtney Shah #8435 July 2, 2021
4 Julia Collins #6851 June 2, 2014 20 97 [18]
Vaughn Winchell #6974 January 1, 2015 5
5 Alan Dunn #7845 October 19, 2018 5 96 [19]
Steven Grade #7962 April 2, 2019

6-Time+[]

Rank Name Ep. Aired Date Games Note
1 Kevin Marshall #4918 January 18, 2006 6 370 [20]
Dan Pawson #5369 January 3, 2008 9
2 MacKenzie Jones #8169 February 24, 2020 8 189 [21][22]
Brian Chang #8322 January 26, 2021 7
3 Julia Collins #6851 June 2, 2014 20 156 [23]
Kerry Greene #7043 April 8, 2015 6
4 Kyle Jones #7825 September 21, 2018 7 123 [24]
James Holzhauer #7969 April 11, 2019 32
5 Matt Jackson #7148 October 14, 2015 13 116 [25]
Andrew Pau #7285 April 22, 2016 6

Most Correct By Champ From Single-Game[]

Rank Name Ep. Aired Date Correct Wrong FJ!
1 James Holzhauer #7982 April 30, 2019 44 0 O
#7985 May 3, 2019
3 Ken Jennings #4595 July 23, 2004 2
4 James Holzhauer #7983 May 1, 2019 43 0
5 #7967 April 9, 2019 1
6 #7972 April 16, 2019 2
Ken Jennings #4564 June 10, 2004
#4587 July 13, 2004 X
9 Matt Amodio #8454 July 29, 2021 3 O
10 James Holzhauer #7977 April 23, 2019 42 1

FJ! Correct answer 10 times+ in a row[]

Rank Name Combo Note
1 James Holzhauer 27 Game 6~Toc Quarterfinal
2 Tom Cubbage 12 College tournament semifinal~BoTD semifinal
Ben Ingram Game 1~ToC final game 1
4 Ken Jennings 10 Game 54~63
Larissa Kelly Game 1~ToC final Game 1
Jennifer Quail Game 4~ToC final Game 2
Amy Schneider Game 6~15

6-Time+ Champion Before Final Jeopardy! Result[]

Name Wins Lock First Second Third
Ken Jennings 74 65 9
Amy Schneider 40 35 4 1
Matt Amodio 38 32 6
James Holzhauer 32 29 3
Mattea Roach 23 12 9 2
Julia Collins 20 12 8
David Madden 19 11 5 3
Jason Zuffranieri 19 14 5
Ryan Long 16 6 7 3
Matt Jackson 13 10 3
Seth Wilson 12 3 9 1
Austin Rogers 12 8 4
Arthur Chu 11 7 4
Jonathan Fisher 11 7 4
Dan Pawson 9 3 5 1
Jason Keller 9 3 4 2
Buzzy Cohen 9 3 4 2
Tom Kavanaugh 8 3 3 1 1
Tom Nissley 8 1 6 1
Drew Horwood 8 1 5 1 1
Ben Ingram 8 2 5 1
Jennifer Quail 8 5 3
Karen Farrell 8 5 3
MacKenzie Jones 8 4 3 1
Tom Walsh 7 1 6
Justin Bernbach 7 2 5
Joon Pahk 7 4 2 1
Stephanie Jass 7 5 2
Keith Whitener 7 3 2 2
Greg Seroka 7 3 4
Tim Aten 7 3 1 2 1
Ryan Fenster 7 2 2 3
Josh Hill 7 2 5
Kyle Jones 7 2 5
Brian Chang 7 2 5*
Courtney Shah 7 2 2 1 2
Sean Ryan 6 1 5
Kevin Marshall 6 2 1 3
Larissa Kelly 6 2 2 2
Jim Stevens 6 2 4
Jason Zollinger 6 1 5
Roger Craig 6 4 2
Christopher Short 6 1 3 1 1
Justin Sausville 6 1 4 1
Dave Leach 6 3 1 2
Joel Pool 6 2 4
Andrew Moore 6 2 4
Jared Hall 6 3 1 2
Sandie Baker 6 3 2 1
Kerry Greene 6 3 2 1
Alex Jacob 6 4 2
Andrew Pau 6 2 4
Hunter Appler 6 1 4 1
Pranjal Vachaspati 6 4 2
Cindy Stowell 6 4 1 1
Lisa Schlitt 6 1 2 3
Alan Lin 6 2 2 1* 1
Rob Worman 6 3 2 1
Zach Newkirk 6 2 3 1
Eric Ahasic 6 5 1
Megan Wachspress 6 1 3 2

Miscellaneous Statistics[]

Games With No Winner[]

No. Ep. Aired Date Note
1 #2 September 11, 1984 First ever game in the Alex Trebek era where nobody wins.
2 #151 April 8, 1985
3 #1597 July 9, 1991 Seniors Tournament QF #2.
First ever tournament game where nobody advances.
4 #2808 November 13, 1996 Celebrity Game.
All three celebrities received the $10,000 minimum prize for their charities[26].
5 #3116 March 2, 1998 Celebrity Game.
Winner declared by leader going into Final Jeopardy!
6 #3190 June 12, 1998
7 #6539 February 7, 2013 Teen Tournament SF #2.
8 #7216 January 18, 2016 Last time a 3-way loss occurred in the Alex Trebek era.
The second instance to feature returning co-champions as a rare occurrence only applying to champions previously unable to return, and the first time after the co-champion rule was disestablished early Season 31.

$1 winner's Match[]

No. Ep. Aired Date Note
1 #1932 January 19, 1993
2 #2928 April 30, 1997 1997 Celebrity Jeopardy! game 3.
3 #3790 February 9, 2001 2001 Celebrity Jeopardy! game 5.
4 #7612 October 17, 2017 The Lowest Coryat score of all-time winners ($1,000).

Tie-Breaker Match[]

  • So far, only three ToC entrants have experienced a tie-breaker: Amanda Goad, Brian Chang and Christine Whelchel.
No. Ep. Aired Date Event Note
1 #1781 May 4, 1992 1992 College Championship QF #1 First-ever Tie-breaker match.
2 #2710 May 17, 1996 1996 Teen Tournament Finals There's never been a single Triple Stumper.
This is also the all-time second match[27].
3 #2941 May 19, 1997 1997 College Championship SF #1
4 #4150 September 20, 2002 2002 Back to School week #5
5 #5332 November 13, 2007 2007 Tournament of Champions SF #2 First-ever Tie-breaker during ToC.
6 #6370 May 4, 2012 2012 Teen Tournament QF #5
7 #6895 August 1, 2014 2014 Teen Tournament Finals
8 #7709 March 1, 2018 Regular game First-ever during regular game.
9 #8023 June 26, 2019 2019 Teen Tournament SF #3 Last Tie-breaker round during Tournament in the Alex Trebek era.
10 #8039 July 18, 2019 Regular game Last Tie-breaker round in the Alex Trebek era.
11 #8320 January 22, 2021 Regular game First Tie-breaker round in the post-Trebek era.
12 #P25-1 February 18, 2022 National College Championship SF #3 First Tie-breaker round during Tournament in the post-Trebek era and Primetime version.
13 #8583 February 23, 2022 Regular game
14 #8686 July 18, 2022 Regular game

Returning To Show[]

  • Contestants who had lost a game on the show but was then invited back (usually due to being disadvantaged by a faulty clue, but there have been other reasons as well).
  • Priscilla Ball, Claudia Corriere, and Zach Newkirk are among the participants who returned from the recording due to unavoidable circumstances.
  • Jeff Kirby is the only case of a ineligible re-appearance due to a crew mistake.
  • Second Chance Tournament Contestant excluded.
No. Name First Aired Date Second Aired Date Result 1 Result 2
1 India Cooper May 1, 1991 December 16~20, 1991 X ★x5
2 Tom Nichols January 31~February 4, 1994 October 10, 1994 ★x4
3 Claudia Perry September 11, 1996 January 1~7, 1997 3rd ★x4
4 Anthony Trifilio February 25~26, 2002 March 4~5, 2003
5 Richard Finch February 26, 2002 July 14, 2003 2nd 3rd
6 Phillip Steele October 25~31, 2002 April 14, 2003 ★x4 3rd
7 Frank Amanat November 3, 2003 January 15~20, 2004 2nd ★x3
8 Leslie Burns-Dell'Acqua January 12, 2005 November 2, 2005 2nd 2nd
9 Bob Mesko January 23~26, 2006 April 17~19, 2006 ★x3 ★x2
10 Brian Lamb April 17, 2006 June 26, 2007 2nd 2nd
11 Holly Owens April 17, 2006 July 3~5, 2007 3rd ★x2
12 Matt Sojot May 24, 2006 April 13, 2007 3rd 3rd
13 Karla Sortland May 24, 2006 June 11, 2007 2nd 2nd
14 Arianna Kelly January 30, 2008 July 8, 2008 3rd 2nd
15 Tom Morris April 29~May 1, 2008 May 2, 19, 2008 ★x3
16 Kori Tyler January 8 and 9, 2009 February 26, 2010 2nd
17 Scott Wells November 16, 2009 September 23, 2010 2nd 3rd
18 Ashley Wilson December 29, 2015 December 31, 2015~January 4, 2016 3rd ★x2
19 Rebecca Zoshak January 11, 2018 March 21, 22, 2018 2nd
20 Ryan Fenster January 29~February 2, 2018 July 17~20, 2018 ★x4 ★x3
21 Vincent Valenzuela July 13, 2018 September 25, 2018 2nd 2nd

Return match[]

  • Tournament of Champions (included any Tournament game) and Regular Match Standards (excluded co-champion and All-Star team matches).
No. First Match Vs. Second Match Vs.
1 S2 Quarterfinal #4 Bruce Fauman (W) vs. Paula Tupper vs. Steve Rogitz S2 Final Steve Rogitz (2) vs. Bruce Fauman (3) vs. Jerry Frankel (1)
2 S4 Final Dave Traini (2) vs. Eugene Finerman (3) vs. Bob Verini (1) Super Jeopardy Semifinal #1 Bob Verini (W) vs. Eugene Finerman vs. Eric Newhouse
Super Jeopardy Final Bob Verini (2) vs. Bruce Seymour (1) vs. Dave Traini (3)
3 S6 Quarterfinal #4 Brian Wangsgard (W) vs. Yael Sofaer vs. Tom Cubbage S6 Final Tom Cubbage (1) vs. Brian Wangsgard (3) vs. Rich Lerner (2)
4 Super Jeopardy Semifinal #1 Bob Verini (W) vs. Eugene Finerman vs. Eric Newhouse Million Dollar Masters Final Brad Rutter (1) vs. Eric Newhouse (2) vs. Bob Verini (3)
5 S8 Quarterfinal #5 Mark Born (W) vs. Steve Robin vs. Jim Scott S8 Final Steve Robin (2) vs. Lou Pryor (3) vs. Jim Scott (1)
6 S9 Quarterfinal #2 Jerome Vered (W) vs. Steve Newman vs. Bruce Simmons S9 Final Jerome Vered (3) vs. Leszek Pawlowicz (1) vs. Bruce Simmons (2)
7 S10 Quarterfinal #1 Bev Schwartzberg vs. Dennis Donohue (W) vs. Marilyn Kneeland S10 Final Marilyn Kneeland (3) vs. Bev Schwartzberg (2) vs. Tom Nosek (1)
8 S11 Quarterfinal #4 John Cuthbertson (W) vs. David Hillinck vs. Rachael Schwartz S11 Final Jeff Stewart (2) vs. Rachael Schwartz (1) vs. David Hillinck (3)
9 S12 Quarterfinal #4 David Siegel (W) vs. Ryan Holznagel vs. John McKeon S12 Final David Siegel (2) vs. Ryan Holznagel (1) vs. Isaac Segal (3)
10 S13 Quarterfinal #5 Michael Daunt (W) vs. Barbara Walker vs. Bob Scarpone S13 Final Bob Scarpone (2) vs. Mike Dupée (1) vs. Michael Daunt (3)
11 UToC Finals Ken Jennings (2) vs. Jerome Vered (3) vs. Brad Rutter (1) Watson Ken Jennings (2) vs. Watson (1) vs. Brad Rutter (3)
Battle of the Decades Finals Brad Rutter (1) vs. Ken Jennings (2) vs. Roger Craig (3)
The Greatest of All Time James Holzhauer vs. Ken Jennings (W) vs. Brad Rutter
12 S22 Regular Play Bill MacDonald vs. Beth Doner vs. Vik Vaz (W) S22 Final Bill MacDonald (2) vs. Michael Falk (1) vs. Vik Vaz (3)
13 S24 Quarterfinal #5 Cliff Galiher vs. Doug Hicton (W) vs. Andrew Rostan S24 Final Celeste DiNucci (1) vs. Cliff Galiher (3) vs. Doug Hicton (2)
14 S26 Quarterfinal #5 Vijay Balse (W) vs. Stefan Goodreau vs. Jason Zollinger S26 Final Jason Zollinger (2) vs. Vijay Balse (1) vs. Stefan Goodreau (3)
15 S29 Regular Play Keith Whitener vs. Ariane Helou vs. Paul Nelson (W) S29 Semifinal #3 Jason Keller vs. Keith Whitener (W) vs. Paul Nelson
16 S29 Quarterfinal #4 Keith Whitener (W) vs. Kristin Morgan vs. Dan McShane S29 Final Colby Burnett (1) vs. Kristin Morgan (3) vs. Keith Whitener (2)
17 S34 Quarterfinal #3 Austin Rogers vs. Alan Lin (W) vs. David Clemmons S34 Final Buzzy Cohen (1) vs. Alan Lin (2) vs. Austin Rogers (3)
18 S35 Regular play James Holzhauer vs. Jay Sexton vs. Emma Boettcher (W) S36 Final Francois Barcomb (3) vs. James Holzhauer (1) vs. Emma Boettcher (2)
19 S37 Quarterfinal #5 Sam Kavanaugh (W) vs. Andy Wood vs. Veronica Vichit-Vadakan S37 Final Veronica Vichit-Vadakan (3) vs. Jennifer Quail (2) vs. Sam Kavanaugh (1)

Other Regular Game Records[]

Contestants[]

  • So far, since the ToC was held, there have been only three female winners: Rachael Schwartz (S11), Robin Carroll (S16), and Celeste DiNucci (S24).
  • There are four cases where the champion of the season in which the ToC was held won: Robin Carroll (S16), Michael Falk (S22), Vijay Balse (S26), and Colby Burnett (S29).
  • There are three cases of producing two ToC winners in the same season:
    • S22 - Michael Falk (S22) and Celeste DiNucci (S24)
    • S29 - Colby Burnett (S29) and Ben Ingram (S31)
    • S35 - James Holzhauer (S36) and Sam Kavanaugh (S37)
  • There are two cases where the top seed of the ToC leaderboard is not the recipient of the most regular game prizes among participants:
    • S25: Larissa Kelly (6x) - $222,597 > Dan Pawson (9x) - $170,902
    • S39: Matt Amodio (38x) - $1,518,601 > Amy Schneider (40x) - $1,382,800 (as of today)
  • Among all the ToC winners, there are three winners who won without the daily doubles in the two-day finals: Jerry Frankel (S2), Dan Melia (S14) and Ben Ingram (S31)
  • Among all the ToC winners, the champion with at least one co-champion: Jim Scott (S8), Rachael Schwartz (S11), Dan Pawson (S25), and Ben Ingram (S31)
  • Family Participants (Limited to at least one family member who has 5 or more wins in a row)
    • Dennis DiNucci (S8) and Celeste DiNucci (S22, 5x) - Sibling Relationship
    • Jeff Hoppes (S21), Larissa Kelly (S24, 6x), and Arianna Kelly (S24) - Couple and Sibling relationship
    • Paul Glaser (S24, 5x) and Amanda Glaser (S25) - Couple Relationship
    • Dan Pawson (S24, 9x) and Andrea Saenz (S26, 1x) - Couple Relationship
    • Justin Sausville (S27, 6x) and Kristin Sausville (S31, 5x) - Couple relationship[28]
    • Stephanie Jass (S29, 7x) and Doug Baker (S33) - Couple Relationship
    • Sarah McNitt (S30, 5x) and Rebecca McNitt (S35) - Sister relationship
  • Participants who challenged Final Jeopardy! alone
    • John Hnat (S1) - Second regular play
    • Michael "Mike" Day (S1) - Fourth regular play
    • Beryl Arbit (S2) - Third regular play
    • Doug Molitor (S3) - Fourth regular play
    • Jeff Richmond (S21) - UToC round 1[29]
    • Tom Kunzen (S27) - Second regular play
    • Kristin Sausville (S31) - Second regular play (#)
    • Kevin Walsh (S37) - Fourth regular play
    • Mattea Roach (S38) - 12th regular play[30]
  • Participants who sat at every seat once (regular playing only)[31]
    • Michael Dupée (S12)
    • Claudia Perry (S13)
    • Fred Ramen (S14)
    • Anthony Trifilio (S18)
    • Phillip Steele (S19)
    • Frank Amanat (S20)
    • Bob Mesko (S22)
    • Kori Tyler and Priscilla Ball (S25)
    • Ashley Wilson (S32)
    • Rebecca Zoshak and Ryan Fenster (S34)
    • Zach Newkirk (S36)
  • A case of four consecutive ToC qualifications competing in a regular game[32]
    • S28: Jason Keller (9x) → Dave Leach (6x) → Dan McShane (4x)
    • S31: Vaughn Winchell (5x) → Elliot Yates (4x) → John Schultz (5x)
    • S38
      • Christine Whelchel (4x) → Margaret Shelton (4x) → Maureen O'Neil (4x)
      • Ryan Long (16x) → Eric Ahasic (6x) → Megan Wachspress (6x)
  • Competing with the same participant more than once in a competition (excluding finals): Keith Whitener (S29 ToC)[33]
  • Two-time co-winning champion:
    • S3 - Dane Garrett (x3): First Two
    • S7 - Sara Cox (x4): First and Fourth
    • S13 - Dan Girard (x5): First and Final
    • S29 - Kristin Morgan (x5): Second and Fourth

Season[]

  • The most season of producing 5-time+ champions in 5-Time Champion Rule: S1 (15 people)
  • The least season of producing 5-time+ champions in 5-Time Champion Rule: S18 (3 people)
  • The most season of producing 5-time+ champions in Unlimited Champion Rule: S29 and S31 (10 people)
  • The least season of producing 5-time+ champions in Unlimited Champion Rule: S21 (2 people)[34]
  • Most total Coryat score: S36 ($53,200 - 6/4/19)
  • Season with no champions for more than 6 straight wins: S23
  • A season without a five-game winning streak: S32
  • Co-champion's highest-paid season: S31 ($36,400 - 9/26/14)[35]

ToC Record[]

  • ToC Top Seed Most prize recipients
    • James Holzhauer: $2,462,216 (32x, S36)
    • Based on the most consecutive wins: Amy Schneider: $1,382,800 (40x, S39)
  • ToC Top Seed Minimum Prize Winner: Paul Boymel $56,200x2 (5x, S1)
  • ToC Lowest Seed Largest Prize Recipient
    • Mark Japinga: $112,600 (4x, S31)
    • Jon Eisenman: $103,902 (5x, S34)
  • ToC Minimum Seed Minimum Prize Winner
    • Gary Palmer: $18,400x2 (4x, S3)
    • Aaron Thompson: $57,899 (3x, S22)
  • Among the ToC winners, the most prize recipients and the most consecutive winners
    • James Holzhauer: $2,462,216 (32x, S36)
  • Least prize winner and shortest consecutive winner among ToC winners
    • Michael Falk: $59,403 (3x, S22)
  • Highest first WC semifinalist score
    • Peggy Kennedy: $27,600 (S5)
    • Veronica Vichit-Vadakan: $22,460 (S37) - not adjust
  • Lowest first WC score
    • Steve Rogitz: $14,000x2 (S1)
  • Highest last WC score
    • Kate Waits: $20,800 (S5)
    • Dan Feitel: $14,000 (S32)
  • Lowest Last WC score
    • Max Levaren: $0 (pre $7,600) (S19)

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References[]

  1. Like Roger Craig, he's a challenger who scored $100K+ in just two hits ($103K).
  2. Calculation method: (Champ's achieved episode number)-(First champ loss's episode number)-(other event episodes)-1(If it is 5-time champ in the 5-time system, excluded)
  3. Exclusions: 1998 ToC (10 times), 1998 Teen tournament (10 times) and 1998 Celebrity Jeopardy! (5 times)
  4. Exclusions: 2006 Teen Tournament (10 times)
  5. Exclusions: 2002 Back to School Week (5 times)
  6. 1991 College Championship (10 times)
  7. The exact result cannot be known because #1545~1549 are omitted from the J! Archive. If there are no champions who have won 3-time champ in this episodes, it will be tied for second place from without 3-time champ gap.
  8. Exclusions: 2021 ToC (10 times)
  9. Exclusions: 2006 Teen Tournament (10 times) and 2006 ToC (10 times)
  10. Bob Mesko won 5 games during this drought in two different spans: January 23~25 and April 17~18, 2006. He was brought back after a poorly worded Daily Double on a penultimate clue likely cost him his fourth win.
  11. Exclusions: 2007 Teen Tournament (10 times) and 2007 College Championship (10 times)
  12. Exclusions: 2015 ToC (10 times)
  13. Exclusions: 1998 ToC (10 times), 1998 Teen tournament (10 times), and 1998 Celebrity Jeopardy! (7 times)
  14. Exclusions: 2015 ToC (10 times), 2016 College Championship (10 times)
  15. Exclusions: 2001 College Championship (10 times), 2001 Holiday Kids (5 times), 2002 Teen Tournament (10 times), and 2002 Million Dollar Masters (10 times)
  16. Longest gap between 5-time champs under the "5-time Champ Rule".
  17. Exclusions: 2021 ToC (10 times)
  18. Exclusions: 2014 Teen Tournament (10 times), 2014 ToC (10 times), and 2014 Kids week (5 times)
  19. Exclusions: 2018 Teen Tournament (10 times) and 2019 All-Star Games (10 times)
  20. Exclusions: 2006 Teen Tournament (10 times), 2006 ToC (10 times), All Special Events of S23 (45 times), 2007 Kids week (5 times), and 2007 ToC (10 times)
  21. Exclusions: 2020 College Championship (10 times) and 2020 Teachers Tournament (10 times)
  22. Zach Newkirk won 6 games during this drought in two different spans: June 6~9, 2020 and January 28~Feburary 1, 2021. Fifth appearance was postponed in the aftermath of travel bans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  23. Exclusions: 2014 Teen Tournament (10 times), 2014 ToC (10 times), 2014 Kids week (5 times), and 2015 Teachers Tournament (10 times)
  24. Exclusions: 2018 Teen Tournament (10 times) and 2019 All-Star Games (10 times)
  25. Exclusions: 2015 ToC (10 times), 2016 College Championship (10 times)
  26. However, here, we do not call everyone a loser, but rank them based on their pre-FJ! scores.
  27. The first case was on May 18, 1992.
  28. It is the only family here that has produced two or more champions with five consecutive wins or more.
  29. He is also the only player to have played in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-player Final Jeopardy! Rounds.
  30. Like Jeff, She is also the only player to have played in 1-, 2-, and 3-player Final Jeopardy! Rounds.
  31. As a way to satisfy this condition, it cannot be established if you sit in position 3 at the time of your first appearance, then win jointly with the champion, and then win the championship and sit in position 1 (however, if you graduate with honors with 5 consecutive championships), when re-challenging, sit in positions 2 and 3, then win unconditionally and sit in position 1. It is unknown due to lack of data, but India Cooper and Tom Nichols may also meet this requirement.
  32. What these previous two cases have in common is that their active period was from mid-December to early January (12/16/11~1/12/12 and 12/26/14~1/15/15).
  33. This is the most difficult case to come by. For this condition to be met, both the winner and wild card qualifier of the group must advance to the finals, and the opponent they competed against in regular playing must advance to at least the semi-finals and be in the same group, which is very difficult.
  34. However, since this season had few regular games due to UToC, other various events and Ken Jennings's 74-day run, the season with the least number of episodes was S18 (only 3 players).
  35. If count the tiebreaker, the S37's $37,600 is the best (1/22/21).
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