Mattea Roach was on fire Thursday night as she locked in her 18th win on Jeopardy! and extended her current winning streak on the show.
Although the competition got closer towards the end of last night’s show, Roach’s large Final Jeopardy wager secured her the win with a total of $42,001.
Her new total earnings on the show have risen to $438,183, which is now the sixth-highest amount in the Jeopardy! record books.
Mattea’s fans cheer her on for her Jeopardy! winning streak
As the show’s current dominator at such a young age, many have taken to social media to cheer on Roach from the sidelines and say how much they are enjoying watching her.
One fan tweeted, “Mattea Roach is the best #jeopardy champion. We all love her free spirit & intelligence. She has the best reactions. Go all the way Mattea!”
“How can you not love Mattea Roach. At 22 winning #jeopardy one after another. Not like IQ tests where you get choices. She is too fun and that time frame when realizing yeah am so smart #Mattea #mattearoach,” one Jeopardy! viewer wrote.
“#Jeopardy Mattea Roach is a #GOAT in my book, when she is surprised each night when they announce her total winnings, her smile, well it even makes me want to be smarter!!!”
One fan posted a caricature of Roach with the caption, “Im watching the #MatteaRoach run on #Jeopardy. So amazing. How does someone know so much??? Keep going! #RealJeopardyChampion.”
User @iheartedmonton also chimed in to ask her followers a question – “Anyone else enjoying watching Canadian Mattea Roach kick a** on ‘Jeopardy?’!? #Jeopardy.”
Mattea Roach on being the most successful Canadian contestant
Recently, Mattea Roach was interviewed on Good Morning America to share her winning experience on the show thus far – especially as the most successful Canadian contestant in history.
“To get to represent Canada on the Alex Trebek stage means a lot. As Canadians, we’re so proud of our home-grown celebrities who’ve made it big in the US,” she said in regards to the show’s former host.
Trebek, an Ontario native, became the face of Jeopardy! in 1984 for 37 seasons before sadly passing away in 2020.
“It didn’t occur to me as I was taping these shows that I had become the longest-running Canadian, but I’m really honored by the support that everyone across the country has shown me. It’s so meaningful and it fills me with so much joy,” Roach continued.
Roach also said that her life has surely changed since being a contestant on Jeopardy!. As a recent college graduate, she plans to one day go back to school for her Master’s Degree but is taking life as it comes at the moment.
“Jeopardy! has shown me unexpected things can happen so I’m trying to be open-minded about what might come next,” she said.
Fans can tune in to Jeopardy! to see if Mattea Roach will continue to move up on the show’s leader board and carry on her current winning streak.