Trans contestant Amy Schneider continues dominant win streak on ‘Jeopardy!’

On Wednesday, contestant Amy Schneider continued her dominant win streak on “Jeopardy!,” and no one appreciated it more than the greatest contestant of all time and new co-host, Ken Jennings.

“I don't know about you, but as a "Jeopardy!" diehard myself, there is nothing I like more than watching a great champion play the game at such a high level of excellence as we've seen from our champion, Amy Schneider,” Jennings said. “She's so impressive out here.”

Early on her win streak she made history as the first trans contestant to qualify for the tournament of champions, but as she continued to win she has proven to be so much more than just a champion of the LGBTQ+ community. According to the Jeopardy! Hall of Fame she is already fourth in highest winnings. And even though she had a rare miss on Wednesday’s Final Jeopardy!, she continues to be a fan favorite and dominant champion.

“You are still a 16-day champion with $631,400,” Jennings said. “Congrats to you. Not very many 16-day champions in ‘Jeopardy!’ History.”

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Our returning champion and engineering manager from Oakland, California, Amy Schneider, whose 15-day cash winnings total $606,200.

[APPLAUSE]

KYLIE MAR: On Wednesday, contestant Amy Schneider continued her dominant win streak on "Jeopardy!", and no one appreciated it more than the greatest contestant of all time and new co-host, Ken Jennings.

KEN JENNINGS: I don't know about you, but as a "Jeopardy!" die hard myself, there is nothing I like more than watching a great champion play the game at such a high level of excellence as we've seen from our champion, Amy Schneider. She's so impressive out here.

KYLIE MAR: Early into her win streak, she made history as the first trans contestant to qualify for the tournament of champions. But as she continued to win, she has proven to be so much more than just a champion of the LGBTQ+ community.

According to "Jeopardy!" Hall of Fame, she is already fourth in highest winnings. And even though she had a rare miss on Wednesday's "Final Jeopardy!" she continues to be a fan favorite and dominant champion.

KEN JENNINGS: You are still a 16-day champion with $631,400. Congrats to you. Not very many 16-day champions in "Jeopardy!" history.