Trivia whiz (and GO Woman We Love 2022) Amy Schneider has won the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions.
Schneider was the first to win three games in the final round, besting opponents Andrew He and Sam Buttery on Monday night. She had previously faced off against He a year ago in the show’s regular season, ending his five-day winning streak and beginning her own historic run as a Jeopardy! champion.
“I was both wanting to and afraid of facing him again,” Schneider said of He in a statement posted on the gameshow’s website. “He was definitely somebody I knew was one of the top competitors in the field,” she continued, adding, “He was someone I thought could beat me because he very nearly did before, and then did a couple of times here [in the ToC finals] as well.”
Schneider made history during her first appearance on the popular trivia show, winning a total of 40 games and earning $1,382,800 – making her the winningest woman in the show’s history and the fourth highest champion in total earnings.
She continued her dominance in the Tournament of Champions, leading Buttery and He with the most buzzes and most correct answers; she also had the highest earnings after both Jeopardy! and Double Jeopardy! rounds, according to statistics provided by the gameshow.
Schneider’s triumphant return to Jeopardy! wasn’t the only big news for her this year. In February, she announced that she was engaged to girlfriend, Genevieve Davis. The couple later married in a private ceremony in September.