‘Jeopardy!’ Notebook: On Day 32, Dayton native ties record for most consecutive wins

Amy Schneider, an Oakland, California engineering manager with roots in Dayton, is the reigning "Jeopardy!" champion.

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Amy Schneider, an Oakland, California engineering manager with roots in Dayton, is the reigning "Jeopardy!" champion.

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Dayton native Amy Schneider scored another “Jeopardy!” milestone Jan. 13 tying James Holzhauer’s 2019 record for the most consecutive wins. Her 32-day total stands at $1,101,600.

In the interview segment, host Ken Jennings asked Schneider what she planned to do with her big winnings.

“Going to Ireland,” she said. “Both of my parents are half-Irish and half-German. The Irish part is a lot more fun so that is what I grew up with a lot more. I remember being in bars on St. Patrick’s Day when I was 6.”

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At the end of Double Jeopardy!, in which she correctly answered both Daily Doubles, Schneider led with $28,800, a $17,600 lead over her nearest competitor.

In Final Jeopardy!, the clue in the category of The Words of Victor Hugo: “This object ‘Is the ultimate expression of law and its name is vengeance; it is not neutral, nor does it allow us to remain neutral.” In her first correct Final Jeopardy! response of the week, Schneider answered guillotine, referenced in Hugo’s “Les Misérables.” She wagered $4,000, raising her total to $32,800 for the episode.

“Exactly as many wins as one of the scariest ‘Jeopardy!’ champions of them all, James Holzhauer,” Jennings noted. “She’s scary herself on that buzzer.”

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Tune in tomorrow to see if the Chaminade-Julienne graduate makes history again.

She can be seen on “Jeopardy!” weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on WDTN Channel 2.

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