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A spinoff statistics page for Jeopardy!/Returning Champions/5-time Champ Rule and Jeopardy!/Records.

  • TW = Total Winnings
  • ★/☆ = Last playing has Second/Third place
  • Winning 5 games makes your standings green; for 6 or 7 games, it's in bronze; for 8 or 9 games, it's in silver; and for winning 10 or more games, it's in gold.

Season 20[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Sean Ryan October 8~16, 2003 6 $123,797 First 5-time champion with Unlimited Rule in place.
First Ever 6-day champ.
Tom Walsh January 5~14, 2004 7 $184,900 First Ever 7-day champ.
7th game has co-champion.
First unlimited champion to win one game as co-champion.
Chris Miller April 1~8, 2004 5 $123,597
Ken Jennings June 2~July 23, September 6~November 30, 2004 74 $2,522,700 Highest Regular Total Winnings.
Longest winning streak.
38th game sets a new one-day record with $75,000.
Competed in other game shows like Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, Grand Slam, 1 vs. 100, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Won 38 games in Season 20 and 36 games in Season 21.
Competed with Brad Rutter and Watson in IBM Challenge.
2020 Greatest of All-Time winner.

Season 21[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Kerry Breitenbach December 31, 2004~January 7, 2005 5 $90,400 First Female 5-time champion with Unlimited Rule in place.
First female 5-time Champ After clue values were doubled on 11/26/2001.
David Madden July 5~22, September 12~19, 2005 19 $430,400 2019 All-Star Games winner (with Brad Rutter & Larissa Kelly).
Won 14 games in Season 21 and 5 games in Season 22.

Season 22[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Maria Wenglinsky October 31~November 4, 21, 2005 5 $122,300
Tom Kavanaugh December 29, 2005~January 10, 2006 8 $142,602
Kevin Marshall January 10~18, 2006 6 $98,201 First player to become a 5-time+ champion after defeating a 5-time+ champion.
Bob Mesko January 23~26, April 17~19, 2006 5 $68,599 First lost at 4th game playing on January 26, 2006 (third place), invited back because of "clue discrepancy" on April 17, 2006.
Died from cancer on November 16, 2012, at age 49.
Craig Westphal June 9~16, 2006 $114,601
Celeste DiNucci July 20~27, 2006 $83,601 2007 Tournament of Champions winner.
Sister of Season 8 contestant Dennis DiNucci.

Season 23[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Jeff Spoeri November 6~7, 22~27, 2006 5 $104,103 After two victories, he had to wait two weeks due to the Celebrity Tournament.
Steve Unite December 18~25, 2006 $107,605
Andrew Rostan April 26~27, May 14~17, 2007 $124,500 After two victories, he had to wait two weeks due to the College Tournament.
Mehrun Etebari May 24~31, 2007 $128,100
Cathy Lanctot June 26~July 3, 2007 $116,102

Season 24[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Paul Glaser October 26~November 2, 2007 5 $121,802 Husband of Season 25 contestant Amanda Glaser.
Lisa Klink November 26~December 3, 2007 $70,150
Cora Peck December 19~26, 2007 $116,803
Dan Pawson December 27, 2007~January 9, 2008 9 $170,902 Longest gap between 6-time+ champions in Jeopardy! history (370 regular play games).
2nd game has a co-champion.
2009 Tournament of Champions winner.
Larissa Kelly May 20~28, 2008 6 $222,597 First female 6-day champion.
Wife of Season 21 contestant Jeff Hoppes.
Sister of Arianna Kelly.
2019 All-Star Games winner (with Brad Rutter & David Madden).
Aaron Schroeder July 4~11, 2008 5 $127,902 5th game has co-champion.
Mark Wales July 18~25, 2008 $141,804

Season 25[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Jim Stevens December 22~30, 2008 6 $140,600
Matt Kohlstedt January 19~26, 2009 5 $77,803 First game did not have a returning champion from the previous show.
Liz Murphy April 23~30, 2009 $121,302
Justin Bernbach May 21~June 1, 2009 7 $155,001
Stefan Goodreau July 20~24, September 14, 2009 5 $84,870

Season 26[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Terry Linwood October 8~14, 16, 2009 5 $122,705 3rd game has an ineligible challenger (Jeff Kirby).
After five victories, he had to wait one day due to a Celebrity Jeopardy! Invitational quarterfinal game.
Dave Belote December 2~9, 2009 $134,801
Jason Zollinger January 12~20, 2010 6 $148,404
Paul Kursky June 16~23, 2010 5 $109,411

Season 27[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Roger Craig September 13~21, 2010 6 $230,200 The second game sets a new one-day record with $77,000 surpassing Ken Jennings.
2011 Tournament of Champions winner.
Kara Spak September 23~30, 2010 5 $83,401
Tom Nissley December 14~24, 2010 8 $235,405
Tom Kunzen March 15~22, 2011 5 $133,402 Second game has single-player Final Jeopardy!
Christopher Short April 1~11, 2011 6 $94,752
Jay Rhee June 20~27, 2011 5 $107,203
Justin Sausville July 28~29, September 19~23, 2011 6 $134,000 Husband of Season 31 5-time champion Kristin Sausville.
Won two games in Season 27 and won four games in Season 28.

Season 28[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Joon Pahk October 3~12, 2011 7 $199,000
Jason Keller December 16~29, 2011 9 $213,900
Dave Leach December 29, 2011~January 6, 2012 6 $98,504 4th game has co-champion.
Joel Pool May 21~29, 2012 $116,800
David Menchaca June 14~21, 2012 5 $115,503

Season 29[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Stephanie Jass October 8~17, 2012 7 $147,570 First-Ever female 7-day champ.
Wife of Season 33 contestant Doug Baker.
Keith Whitener October 24~November 2, 2012 $147,597 first person to have a rematch twice in the same ToC.
Paul Nelson November 2~6, 21~23, 2012 5 $54,900 After three victories, he had to wait two weeks due to the Teachers Tournament.
Only player to win 5 regular games despite all incorrect from Final Jeopardy!
Kristin Morgan January 9~16, 2013 $69,098 The second and fourth games have Co-champ.
Fourth and last of only four Jeopardy! contestants to win two games as co-champ (other two: Dane Garrett, Sara Cox).
Last female 5-time champion to win one game as co-champ.
Joshua Brakhage January 23~29, February 27, 2013 $103,205 After 5 victories, he had to wait four weeks due to the Teen Tournament and the Tournament of Champions.
Drew Horwood March 5~15, 2013 8 $138,100
Rebecca Rider March 28~April 4, 2013 5 $101,600
Andrew Moore June 17~25, 2013 6 $137,803
Ben Ingram July 1~11, 2013 8 $176,534 The third game has Co-champ.
2014 Tournament of Champions winner.
Jared Hall July 25~26, September 16~20, 2013 6 $181,001 Won two games in Season 29 and four games in Season 30.

Season 30[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Rani Peffer November 5~8, 25~26, 2013 5 $68,701 After three victories, she had to wait for two weeks due to a Teacher's Tournament.
Jerry Slowik December 26, 2013~January 2, 2014 $121,800 Charged with child sex assault on a 15-year-old girl. Episodes were never rerun and were banned due to legal issues.
Sarah McNitt January 14~21, 2014 $89,398 Sister of Season 35 contestant Rebecca McNitt.
Arthur Chu January 28~31, February 24~28, March 10~12, 2014 11 $297,200 The second game has Co-champ.
Had to wait three weeks due to the first five games of Battle of the Decades and the College Championship, and then one additional week for the next five games of Battle of the Decades.
Last male 5-time champion with ties allowed.
Last 5-time champion to win one game as co-champion.
Sandie Baker April 9~17, 2014 6 $140,200
Julia Collins April 21~May 2, 19~June 2, 2014 20 $428,100 First female champion to win 10+ games.
After 10 wins in a row, she had to wait for two weeks for The Battle of the Decades tournament to finish.

Last 5-time champion with ties allowed.

Season 31[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Vaughn Winchell December 26, 2014~January 2, 2015 5 $103,103 First 5-time champion with tiebreaker rule in place.
John Schultz January 8~15, 2015 $104,500
Kristin Sausville March 11~18, 2015 $94,201 Second game has single-player Final Jeopardy!
Wife of Season 27/28 6-time champion Justin Sausville.
First female 5-time champion with tiebreaker rule in place.
Kerry Greene April 1~9, 2015 6 $146,598
Alex Jacob April 10~20, 2015 $149,802 2015 Tournament of Champions winner.
Greg Seroka April 23~May 4, 2015 7 $180,401
Andrew Haringer May 7~8, 18~21, 2015 5 $96,599 After two victories, he had to wait for one week due to a Celebrity Jeopardy! special.
Only player to win four consecutive games when trailing entering Final Jeopardy!
Dan Feitel May 26~June 2, 2015 $127,998
Brennan Bushee June 15~22, 2015 $126,404
Scott Lord July 20~27, 2015 $108,002

Season 32[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Matt Jackson September 25~October 14, 2015 13 $411,612
Andrew Pau April 15~25, 2016 6 $170,202 Longest gap between 5-time champions in Jeopardy! history (115 regular play games).
Buzzy Cohen April 25~29, May 23~27, 2016 9 $164,603 After five games, he had to wait for three weeks because of a Teacher's Tournament and the Power Players Edition.
2017 Tournament of Champions winner.
Guest host for the 2021 Tournament of Champions for the charity, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission Trebek Center For The Homeless.
Hunter Appler June 8~16, 2016 6 $145,603
Pranjal Vachaspati July 19~27, 2016 $137,088

Season 33[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Seth Wilson September 19~October 5, 2016 12 $265,002
Tim Aten December 2~13, 2016 7 $107,499
Cindy Stowell December 13~21, 2016 6 $103,803 She died from cancer a week before her first episode aired.
Lisa Schlitt January 27~February 6, 2017 $139,100
Alan Lin April 24~May 2, 2017 $123,600
Jon Eisenman June 30~July 7, 2017 5 $103,902
Justin Vossler July 20~27, 2017 $110,000

Season 34[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Austin Rogers September 26~October 12, 2017 12 $411,000 First player with multiple $60K+ wins in regular play.
Gilbert Collins January 10~17, 2018 5 $84,201
Rachel Lindgren January 19~26, 2018 $75,999
Rob Worman February 14~22, 2018 6 $133,900
Josh Hill May 2~4, 21~25, 2018 7 $163,721 After three victories, he had to wait for two weeks due to a Teacher's Tournament.
Ryan Fenster January 29~February 2, July 17~20, 2018 $156,497 First lost at 5th game on February 2, 2018 (third place), invited back because of "clue discrepancy" on July 17, 2018.

Season 35[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Kyle Jones September 12~21, 2018 7 $145,403
Alan Dunn October 12~19, 2018 5 $120,802
Steven Grade March 27~April 3, 2019 $115,501
James Holzhauer April 4~May 3, May 20~June 3, 2019 32 $2,462,216 4th game sets a new one-day record with $110,914 surpassing Roger Craig.
10th game sets another one-day record with $131,127 breaking his own record.
Second Highest Regular Total Winnings.
The first player with multiple $100K+ wins in regular play.
Biggest 5-day Jeopardy! regular play winnings leader ($298,687).
Appeared on The Chase (USA) on September 2, 2014.
2019 Tournament of Champions winner.
After 22 wins, he had to wait two weeks due to the Teachers Tournament.
Competed in Greatest of All-Time with Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
Sam Kavanaugh July 10~17, 2019 5 $156,202 2021 Tournament of Champions winner.
Jason Zuffranieri July 19~26, September 9~26, 2019 19 $532,496 Won six games in Season 35 and 13 games in Season 36.

Season 36[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Jennifer Quail December 4~16, 2019 8 $228,800
Karen Farrell December 26, 2019~January 7, 2020 $159,603
MacKenzie Jones February 17~27, 2020 $204,808 Last female 5-time champion in the Alex Trebek era.
Paul Trifiletti March 4~11, 2020 5 $106,801
Zach Newkirk June 9~12, 2020, January 28~February 1, 2021 6 $124,871 Won four games in Season 36 and two games in Season 37.
Fifth appearance was postponed due to travel bans in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Season 37[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Kevin Walsh October 8~15, 2020 5 $111,301 Fourth game has single-player Final Jeopardy!
Last 5-time champion whose streak aired during Alex Trebek's lifetime.
Brayden Smith December 15~18, 2020, January 4~5, 2021 $115,798 Last 5-time champion in the Alex Trebek era.
Died February 5, 2021 at age 24.
Brian Chang January 19~28, 2021 7 $163,904 First 5-time+ champion in the post-Trebek era.
Fourth game has regular-play Tiebreaker Round.
First 5-time champion where one game ends in a Tiebreaker Round.
Courtney Shah June 28~July 7, 2021 $118,558 First female 5-time champion in the post-Trebek era.
Matt Amodio July 21~August 13, September 13~October 11, 2021 38 $1,518,601 3rd Highest Regular Total Winnings.
Third longest winning streak.
Won 18 games in Season 37 and 20 games in Season 38.

Season 38[]

Name Aired date TW LP Notes
Jonathan Fisher October 11~26, 2021 11 $246,100 First player to become a 5-time champion after unseating a long-standing champion.
Tyler Rhode October 27~November 3, 2021 5 $105,901
Andrew He November 10~17, 2021 $157,365 Highest regular first-game winning ($52,001).
Amy Schneider November 17~December 3, December 20, 2021~present 40 $1,382,800 After 13 wins, she had to wait two weeks due to the Professors Tournament.
Second female champion to win 10+ games.
Highest Regular Female Champ Total Winnings.
All-time female highest total winning.
Second longest winning streak.
Longest winning streak for a female.

Each Season Winning Streaks Record[]

S/WS 5 6 7 8 9 10+ T
20 1 1 1 0 0 1 4
21 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
22 4 1 0 1 0 0 6
23 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
24 5 1 0 0 1 0 7
25 3 1 1 0 0 0 5
26 3 1 0 0 0 0 4
27 3 3 0 1 0 0 7
28 1 2 1 0 1 0 5
29 4 2 2 2 0 0 10
30 3 1 0 0 0 2 6
31 7 2 1 0 0 0 10
32 0 3 0 0 1 1 5
33 2 3 1 0 0 1 7
34 2 1 2 0 0 1 6
35 3 0 1 0 0 2 6
36 1 1 0 3 0 0 5
37 2 0 2 0 0 1 5
38 2 0 0 0 0 2 4
T 54 24 12 9 3 12 112
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