Mattea Roach has won the longest field in Canadian competition in Jeopardy! history, but her accomplishments go further than the land of Rush and Timbits.
Julia Collins, a 23-year-old Toronto tutor, is tied for the fifth time on the list of consecutive games won with 20. Ken Jennings (74), Amy Schneider (40), Matt Amodio (38) and James Holzhauer (32) are the only contestants ahead of her, but Roach is also in sixth place for (non-tournament) earnings with $532,496. Next up: Jason Zuffranieri
Roach has recently spoken with GLAAD about her winning streak, which she highlighted in a Twitter thread. I''m not really talking about being a lesbian in any of my contestant anecdotes on the show, so I appreciated the opportunity to speculate on what my sexual orientation should (or didn''t) be a concern to me. So I wanted to throw my two cents into the equation.
She continued to say that she would continue to do so.
I believe it does matter, but it is in a limited way. I am also aware that since I am a listener who is seen as queer in real life, because of my appearance in my Twitter account and elsewhere, I wanted to show LGBTQ+ Jeopardy viewers who saw something of themselves that what they were seeing was true, as well as take control from people who would say hi.
You may watch the interview here, and also the following thread.
I wanted to highlight this interview I had with @glaad earlier this week, because I don''t really talk about being a lesbian in any of my contestant anecdotes on the show, so I appreciated the opportunity to discuss what being a queer person on Jeopardy means to me https://t.co/naRL8ocBbp
Mattea Roach (@mattearoach) May 2, 2022